Certified Athletic Trainer

Sports MedicineSports Medicine Dalton, Georgia


Description

Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

  Title: Athletic Trainer, Certified   554486800

 Department:  Hamilton Sports Medicine

 Reports To:  Head Athletic Trainer/Sports Medicine Manager

 Shift:  Day shift, Monday-Friday with occasional weekends

 Status:  PRN

JOB SUMMARY

The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) assists in the operations of the Sports Medicine Program. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing athletic training services to the local community college and/or area high schools The ATC works with team physicians, coaches, parents, athletes as well as other allied health professionals to prevent, evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate all sports related injuries. He/she will promote Hamilton Sports Medicine throughout the community as a quality service of Hamilton Medical Center. The ATC strives to achieve the goals and mission of Hamilton Sports Medicine and Hamilton Medical Center in all daily responsibilities.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from a CAATE program.  Master’s Degree preferred.

Licensure:  American Heart Association BLS CPR & AED for Healthcare provider required. Georgia State Licensed for Athletic Training.   Nationally Certified by the NATA Board of Certification.  Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage in accordance with Hamilton Health Care System Driver Requirements policy.

Experience:  One (1) year of experience in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training preferred.  Comprehensive knowledge of sports related injuries and advanced application of therapy intervention.

Skills:  AHA BLS CPR Healthcare Provider technique.  Ability to render prevention, injury recognition, modalities treatment, and rehabilitation that progresses the recovery of injury at an accelerated rate.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Work environment will vary depending on the athletic season. Time will be spent on the playing fields for practice/event coverage, i.e. football, baseball, etc., as well as working with indoor sports i.e. basketball, cheer leading. Outside of covering high school athletics the ATC may spend time inside a wellness/therapy setting. The schedule of the ATC is required to be flexible in nature as evening and weekends are required. The ATC is required to display characteristics and ethics consistent with licensure/certification requirements. Frequent lilting, bending and reaching are required. Substantial amount of walking and standing are required. Moderate amount of stress associated with a busy schedule during peak athletic seasons. Good communication skills are required.