TITLE: Athletic Trainer
LOCATION: Columbus, OHIO
Are you considering a career change?
Looking for a smaller community(25K population), that offers a low cost of living(18% lower than US average) and
plenty of activities in the area but is within an hour of a large city. If so, an opportunity to work with an integrated health care system based in east central Ohio is looking for someone to join their team.
The system is a not-for-profit and has over 300 physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the area.
The system is the largest provider in a six county region and a primary referral center.
It offers a higher level of service than what is typically found in a community of its size including open-heart surgery,
trauma care, a Level II neonatal intermediate care unit, neurosurgery and comprehensive cancer services.
They are proud of their rich history of serving the community and vow to continue the tradition of healing and caring
with compassion, trust, innovation and excellence.
Here are the details:
This position is responsible for providing support and treatment (within the scope of license) for individuals at school
athletic functions, and within the rehabilitation facilities as needed.
Works closely and communicates effectively with team or treating physician regarding athlete’s injury and treatment
Understands and performs proper evaluation and assessment of injured athlete, including underlying trauma. Treats
athletes within the scope of the NATA board of certification license.
Demonstrates proper taping, strapping, bracing and fitting of athletic equipment.
Carries out all prescribed treatments and recommendations by the team/event physician.
Provides coverage for assigned sports games or matches and related events under the supervision of the event
Provides pre-season physicals as needed.
Maintains knowledge of: normal anatomical structure and function; physiological/biomechanical demand and response to exercise; nutritional demands for athletes; and absorption, dissipation and transmission of energy of various materials (i.e. protective padding).
Presents educational programs for healthy and injured athletes.
Develops treatment programs in accordance with findings/evaluations/goals established by the injury assessment
and/or by the treating physician.
Fully understands and uses athletic training equipment safely and efficiently.
Assesses athlete’s status in response to treatment and modifies programs as appropriate, and makes determination
on physical readiness to participate.
Instructs athlete in therapeutic exercise, and strength and conditioning programs.
Informs athlete/families of important aspects of athlete’s present condition, including concussion, wound care, first-aid and follow-up care.
Informs physician and program manager of any necessary documentation or observable signs that need investigation.
Maintains awareness of, and prevents/corrects problems or unsafe conditions.
Assists in preparing athletic training equipment for use. Recommends new equipment and supplies to ensure optimum quality of athlete’s care.
Attends/participates in athletic training program meetings and in-services, specifically related to new techniques of
athletic health care.
Properly documents injury status and rehabilitation. Communicates as necessary with appropriate health care provider.
Assist with the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures.
Maintains ongoing evaluation of athlete’s progress through various stages of treatment and rehabilitation.
Maintains level of skill and expertise consistent with the latest theory and techniques.
Bachelor’s degree in health related field.
Must have current NATA certification and current Ohio Athletic Training license.
Attention to detail with ability to perform duties in an efficient and independent manner with minimal supervision.
Ability to assess situational needs and problem solve.
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Valid driver’s license and proof of auto liability insurance.
These are new positions due to growth. Person will be part of the hospital’s new Sports Health department.
Position reports to the Clinical Manager.
Positions are full time with 40 hrs/week. Positions are salaried position so no shift or overtime paid.
The Athletic Trainer will be working at sporting events/games in the evenings and weekends. They will primarily be
based in the schools during school time hours but will be at practices and games after school as well.
The pay depends on experience but the range is $18hr-$25hr. They have an excellent benefit package and will offer