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Athletic Trainer/Rehabilitation Specialist

Athletic Trainer/Rehabilitation Specialist

Evaluates, assesses, and treats musculoskeletal injuries and sports concussions that present in the practice, in consultation with and oversight from the Doctor of Chiropractic. Provides on-site home exercise instruction, gait modification training, etc. in accordance with The Ohio Athletic Training Practice Act policy, procedures and protocols. Assists Doctors with completing required documentation, statistics and other administrative paperwork per office policy and at the request of the department/supervisor; Provides patient education on the care of injuries, home exercise instructions, monitoring of symptoms, next steps, etc. Assists with special events and additional coverage as needed. In addition, some social media posts and educational videos.

Provides excellent patient care through the special skill set of an athletic trainer that augments and supports the services of the physicians and other health care providers; Provides efficient care to the patient by utilizing a team approach that insures timely and effective diagnosis and treatments, including immediate home exercise instruction for the musculoskeletally injured patient;

Minimum Qualifications:
Formal Education Required: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in athletic training
  • Current license issued by the Ohio OTPTAT Training Board to practice Athletic Training in the State of Ohio
  • Certified by the Board of Certification, Inc. for athletic trainers
  • Maintains AT license in good standing
  • CPR through the American Heart Association for the Healthcare Provide

Experience & Training Required: 
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with physicians, patients, parents, administrators, other staff and external publics
  • Competent in computers as it relates to Microsoft Office, electronic medical records, etc.
  • Ability to make effective presentations in front of groups

Other Skills, Competencies and Qualifications: 
  • Past experience in a sports medicine/rehabilitions/athletic training a plus
  • Must be willing to travel and perform services at various locations
  • Must be willing to work with persons with disabilities
  • Independent, requiring minimal direction or requests to assist while also seeking out opportunities to advance patient care
  • Motivated, self starter – always looking to be productive and helpful; always looking for avenues to expand the role of the athletic trainer to better serve the patient
  • Critical thinking, problem solver
  • Flexible to respond to change in environment, schedule, patient type, processes.
  • Demonstrates flexibility/adaptability in meeting environmental constraints and demands placed on our service
  • Must be willing to acquire additional training/certifications which will improve the operations of the practice; such examples: FMT, taping, etc.

Population Specific Competency: 
  • Ability to effectively interact with populations of patients/customers with an understanding of their needs for self-respect and dignity

Level of Physical Demands: 
  • Very Heavy: Exerts in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force continuously to move objects.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate specialized equipment and , preventative taping/bracing, etc.
  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination
  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time
  • Requires adequate vision and hearing to normal range
  • Must be able to continuously stand and walk; frequently squat, climb stairs, bend to the floor, reach over the shoulder, kneel, twist, sit, stand and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time.

Other Options

Certified by the National Athletic Trainer's Association, or ability to sit for certification test. Current licensure in the State of Ohio as an Athletic Trainer. Ability to learn therapy treatment modalities/protocols. Ability to act as a liaison between area schools, physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, and patients/clients.