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University of Utah Health Athletic Trainer, Field in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for evaluation, care, prevention, and management of athletic injuries to include; rehabilitation, recording of athletic injuries, coordinating care and referral of athletes with other allied health professionals.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Provides outreach athletic training and sports medicine services for the assigned high school and/or athletic program. Coverage includes but is not limited to the attendance at scheduled team practices or workouts and home and away competitions as necessary.

  • Takes preventive measures against potential injuries, maintains complete records of all injuries, recommendations, medications and treatments given to the athletes.

  • Ensures consistent communication and follow-up of athlete's well-being to family, school administrators, and team physician.

  • Assists in coordinating physical examinations and medical referrals.

  • Evaluates and recommends new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medicine program.

  • Helps support the clinical and didactic education of the University's CAATE approved Athletic Training Education Program students and graduate staff and participates as an approved clinical instructor.

  • May be required to participate in outreach activities including athletic event coverage, health and fitness exhibitions, presentations, and lectures.

  • May be required to lead and participate in clinical program development.

  • May be required to present instructional lectures as adjunct faculty within the College of Health.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area, or equivalency.

  • One year of related experience as an athletic trainer.

Licenses Required

  • Current licensure to practice as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Utah.

  • Certification as an Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association issued by the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Master's degree in appropriate area of specialization.

  • Two years of athletic training experience post-Bachelor's degree.

  • Must be able to work off-site at local high schools.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently requiring lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 47059
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type PRN
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Variable
Location Name Off-Campus (Other)
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department UUH OPC 40H SPORTS MEDICINE
Category Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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