ATHLETIC TRAINER / PER DIEM / DAY / BWH ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Athletic Trainer will be assigned to local school systems to provide medical coverage of student athletes. He/she will be responsible for assessing injured athletes and provide appropriate medical treatment. The Athletic Trainer will collaborate with the Team Physician and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and any BWH Orthopedic Technician that may be assigned on a part-time basis to assist the Athletic Trainer.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
GENERALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Employees in this position work in a clinical capacity that will include high school athletic training room coverage and athletic event coverage on an as needed basis. The hours for this position will vary based on the demands of the fall, winter, and spring athletic season.
SPECIFICALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Athletic Training/Outreach Functions:
1. Represents BWH Department of Orthopedics through the provision of contracted athletic trainer services, event coverage or at other athletic functions by:
Responding appropriately to emergency medical situations as an athletic trainer providing injury recognition and management in a timely fashion.
Plan, implement, evaluate and modify appropriate preconditioning, conditioning and reconditioning programs for athletes as defined in MGL c. 112, s. 23A.
Design, construct and apply appropriate supportive and/or protective devices for the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.
Educating athletes, coaches and parents in methods of managing and preventing athletic injuries.
Responsibilities as a BWH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Employee:
1. Accurately documents objective information in medical record. Appropriately communicates verbally or in writing using correct medical terminology. Demonstrates tact, good judgment, and timeliness in communications.
2. Maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment for athletes, coworkers and self by cleaning equipment and work area, storing supplies appropriately, handling equipment using appropriate body mechanics, and reporting any issues that require further maintenance or inspection to supervisor. Compliant with hospital regulations and athletic departmental procedures for infection control, electrical equipment safety, confidentiality, fire and disaster plans.
3. Appropriately uses equipment and supplies for the efficient and cost- effective operation of the athletic department and hospital.
4. Establishes effective working relationships with coworkers, athletic departmental staff, orthopedic personnel including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, medical assistants and secretaries and other pertinent personnel.
5. Attends and participates in departmental meetings.
6. Records and submits information required such as orientation and competency data, education log, yearly mandatory information etc
1. Graduate of accredited program in athletic training
2. Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an athletic trainer
3. Clinical orientation to the BWH environment, with documented record of clinical competencies for the service within three months of employment
1. Exceptional interpersonal, communication and customer service skills are essential.
2. Strong clinical and assessment skills are essential.
3. Good organizational skills are required to prioritize tasks effectively
4. Ability to work successfully as a team player.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of varied medical procedures, such as phlebotomy, EKGs, vital signs, etc.
1. Must be able to assist with or transfer athletes of various weight/heights.
2. Must be able to push carts with athletic equipment on them.
3. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility skills and be able to walk long distances.
4. Must demonstrate ability to communicate to give adequate directions and instructions to subordinates.
5. Must be able to carry training kit and coolers for long distance
The Athletic Trainer will provide on the field medical coverage of pre-determined sporting events, to include but not limited to football and ice hockey games.
Must report monthly statistics to the Chief of Shoulder / Sports Medicine and Practice Administrator for the purpose of ongoing assessment of program, events attended, referrals to specialists etc. Works within established budget for program.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL I CARE STANDARDS
The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C. I WILL COMMUNICATE MY COMMITMENT TO HIGH QUALITY PERFORMANCE
A. I WILL APPEAR AND ACT AS A PROFESSIONAL
R. I WILL RESPECT ALL INDIVIDUALS
E. I WILL EXTEND MYSELF