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St. Luke's University Health Network Athletic Trainer in Physician Practice, Tamaqua in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Clinical Athletic Trainer will work under the direction of the Practitioner and support their documentation of patient information into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Duties are to be performed in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing the legal scope of medical practice. They will be responsible for ensuring the well-being of patients and for providing a positive, supportive environment for patients and other staff while working in conjunction with physicians, advanced practitioners, front office and clinical staff.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates competency in the orthopedic assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.

  • Collaborate with the attending physician to provide quality patient care that falls within the Athletic Trainer's scope of practice.

  • Perform clinical intake of patients to include taking and recording, vital signs, allergies, patient medical/surgical history and medications.

  • Obtain a thorough history included but not limited to: chief compliant, pain score, mechanism of injury and review of systems.

  • Perform an orthopedic physical examination and concisely present case to attending physician including proficient interpretation of imaging studies and their official readings under direct supervision of attending physician

  • Remove sutures/staples, drains, perform basic wound care and apply dressings as directed by the provider.

  • Assist with and prep in-office injections per department protocol. Assist with surgical consent paperwork and prep for procedure documentation.

  • Scribe provider documentation of patient information, following all guidelines for documentation and billing following department protocol and SLPG guidelines.

  • Demonstrates skill in documenting and maintaining patient care records in a complete, thorough, and timely manner. Completes all documentation in real time and within the same date of service. Clarifies and corrects any documentation under the direction of the provider.

  • Enter provider orders in EMR per physician instruction accurately.

  • Provide and review after visit patient education as directed by provider

  • Perform gait training with gait aides and patient education regarding rehabilitation exercises

  • Apply and remove casts /splints as directed/supervised by the provider.

  • Apply, instruct, and dispense DME per provider orders.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Requires sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time. Continually uses fingers for patient care, and data entry into EMR. Routinely uses upper extremities. Occasionally lift items up to 25 pounds. Occasionally push cart with supplies up to 30 pounds. Occasionally push wheelchair with patient weighing up to 325 pounds. Stoop, bend and reach above shoulder level regularly. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation and taking blood pressure readings. General vision, near vision, peripheral are all required.

EDUCATION:

Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training – required, Master Degree – preferred

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Current ATC

State licensure by the Board of Medicine in PA and NJ

BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

Basic computer skills

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (http://www.slhn.org/EOE)

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