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Athletic Trainer

Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health System and discover your future today! This job assumes responsibility for and plans, organizes and conducts the athletic trainer program based upon management direction and physician's evaluation and assessment The Athletic Trainer I maintains injury logs and communicates response to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation to the advanced practice clinician or physician and participates in the development of clinic and community based rehabilitation and training in conjunction with the physicians in the Sports Medicine Institute. The Athletic Trainer I participates in in-services and continuing education programs on athletic training procedures as well as in clinical education, research, and professional paper writing.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at Ochsner's discretion.
Education Required - Bachelor's degree in Athletic TrainingPreferred - Master's degree in Athletic Training
Work ExperienceRequired - None.
CertificationsRequired - Current Athletic Trainer License in state of practice
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart AssociationPreferred - Dual license in Louisiana and Mississippi.Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must be able to tolerate temperature of 100 degrees or more for three hours during outdoor events
    Job Duties
    • Prepares age and prognosis appropriate prevention, treatment and rehabilitation under the supervision of the physician/advanced practice clinician.
    • Performs on-field immediate care for injury, recommending physician or therapy follow up.
    • Maintains injury log per contractual agreement and documents per policy and procedure manual.
    • Maintains state license and certification.
    • Assists in the day-to-day operations.
    • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
      Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
      Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
      Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

      Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
      Physical and Environmental Demands
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      Very Heavy Work - Exerting 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 constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy Work. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible. Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
      Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
      Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. more than 8 hours a day).
      Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.

      Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

      There is no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.Are you ready to make a difference at Ochsner and live our values of Patient's First, Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, & Teamwork? Ochsner Health System endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Service Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or careers@ochsner.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.---EEO is the Law links in English or Spanish. Affirmative Action Policy Statement

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