University of Miami Clinic Athletic Trainer 2 in Coral Gables, Florida
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The Department of Sports Medicine is currently seeking a full time Clinic Athletic Trainer 2 to work in Coral Gables, FL. The Clinic Athletic Trainer 2 works as an athletic trainer in a physician practice and may be assigned to various locations and providers within the Department of Orthopedics to assist with the care of patients. The Clinic Athletic Trainer 2 has direct patient contact under the supervision of attending physicians to evaluate and treat medical and musculoskeletal pathology. The Clinical Athletic Trainer 2 possesses the clinical evaluation and educational skills expected of an athletic trainer to effectively provide patient-centered care.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Conducts comprehensive or episodic health history and physical assessment of patients with acute, chronic, or potential injuries and illnesses.
Takes a thorough history, including but not limited to: chief complaint, vitals, pain score, mechanism of injury, past medical history, and review of systems.
Performs an appropriate physical examination, including but not limited to: range of motion testing, strength/manual muscle testing, neurovascular and sensation testing, palpation, special and ligamentous testing, and functional testing. Presents cases to attending physicians including any available imaging results.
Accurately and appropriately transcribes, enters, and executes standing orders at the direction of the supervising physician within the limits of the practice agreement/scope of practice, including but not limited to radiographs, MRIs, EMGs, CT scans, ultrasounds, physical therapy, injection procedures, braces, lab work, medication, and physician referrals.
Provides patient education including answering questions and instructing on rehabilitation exercises.
Fits patients with splints, crutches, braces, wraps, and other orthopedic appliances/DMEs and educates on proper use. Provide proper information to brace the company for billing.
Performs wound care, gait training, and casting application and removal. Removes sutures and provides dressing changes to post-operative patients.
Aids the supervising physician in preparing for and administering injections including but not limited to timeouts, preparing, and securing signatures on patient informed consents, and preparing supplies.
Completes surgical booking sheets prior to surgery at the attending surgeon’s direction and serves as a liaison between patient, surgeon, and surgical coordinator. Communicates with patients, other staff, and providers regarding patient care and questions and document in the electronic medical record.
Assists attending physicians with paperwork for patients such as medical leave forms or worker's compensation documentation.
Assists in maintaining an orderly and professional appearance of the clinic. Filters clinic schedules based on provider-specific criteria.
Assists physicians and clinic staff with filing charges, billing, and insurance authorizations including pre-authorization and retro-authorization and appeals as needed. Assists with scheduling patient appointments.
Assists with clinic closures and reschedules by contacting patients and rescheduling appointments
Answers patient questions regarding outpatient procedures, post-operative recovery, and rehabilitation protocols
Serves as a Preceptor, mentor, and/or supervisor for students observing, shadowing, and obtaining clinical experience in sports medicine.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Certification and Licensing:
Certification in relevant specialty or field
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Commitment to the University’s core values.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
Ability to understand and follow instructions.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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