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Athletic Trainer - Orthopaedic Institute-Hand (ATH TRAINER 3)

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 1/8/2017

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Job Title

Athletic Trainer - Orthopaedic Institute-Hand (ATH TRAINER 3)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Professional Support Staff


Mission Bay

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Orthopaedic Institute-Hand


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is not represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The Orthopaedic Institute offers world-class orthopedic care, including state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Our experts, who are some of the nation's most experienced orthopedic specialists, treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. They provide care to relieve pain and improve mobility so patients can return to their highest level of performance and enjoy a healthy, active life.

Job Summary

The Athletic Trainer (AT) will work primary out of the Orthopaedic Institute on the Mission Bay Campus of UCSF. The position entails a clinical component of physician support, an outreach component of on-site athletic trainer coverage, and an administrative component of assisting with projects and events.

Clinically, the employee will spend time in a specialty clinic or pod assisting with the day to day operations. The AT will be asked to room patients, assist in the patient intake process, and pull up any necessary records relevant to the patient visit. The AT will also provide physician support by assisting with patient education and post-operative procedures as requested. Other responsibilities include assisting with the daily administration of clinic duties, and other tasks as assigned.

Outreach for the AT consists of providing on-site care for high school athletes. They will work independently as assigned, or in collaboration with Staff Athletic Trainers, attending physicians, and other staff in delivering sports medicine services for patients and athletes. They will be expected establish or continue to facilitate a working relationship with the assigned school in delivering sports medicine care to the athletes. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing on-site sports medicine care, sport event coverage, athlete health and safety education, and additional administrative duties.

Administratively, the athletic trainer will be asked to assist with program and department projects and events. Our athletic trainers provide admin and planning support for various high schools screening exams as well as support for educational conferences and community event coverage.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* Demonstration of recent experience with sports medicine/event coverage/first responder care of the high school athlete or beyond

* Current certification and in good standing with the BOC

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Bachelor s degree or equivalent

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Master s degree or equivalent

* Two years experience working as a Certified Athletic Trainer in a competitive environment (graduate assistant years applicable)

* Excellent time management and organizational skills

* Strong written and oral communication

* Previous experience working in a clinical setting with physicians and office assistants

* Exercise Physiology, research, and performance testing skills and interests

* Strong familiarity of all Microsoft Office programs

* Previous experience with HTML, website, and database entry


* Current certification and in good standing with the BOC

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.