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Athletic Trainer - Orthopedics

Allina Health

Location: New Ulm, Minnesota
Type: Part-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: January 8, 2024
Athletic Trainer - Orthopedics
Provides and coordinates care for patients across the continuum in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, podiatrists and other clinical team members. Provides periodic outreach athletic training medical services to the community. As an Athletic trainer at Allina Health, you will be able to use your skills to the fullest, helping deliver exceptional patient care. Work closely with highly skilled physicians, ensuring individuals reach their peak potential recovery, with your expertise at the forefront of their journey to wellness.
Principle Responsibilities
• Provides clinical services.
• Performs rooming and vitals, may include but are not limited to checking all appropriate age-related vitals, reviewing allergy and tobacco history, reviewing medication dose, route and frequency at each visit, documenting reason for visit.
• Gathers detailed history, conducts Review of Systems, review past medical history, surgical history, social history, family history and problem list for each patient.
• Performs initial exam on each patient and summarize findings to the physician, including reviewing test results.
• Documents in electronic medical record system.
• Provide patient care pre/post encounter or procedure, preventative or other health information per provider.
• Coordinates care with other medical providers which will include but is not limited to physicians, physical therapists, qualified rehabilitation consultant, or athletic trainers.
• Coordinate communication of medical information, plan of care, patient education and after visit summary to the patient.
• Assist in the collection, labeling and processing specimens.
• Administer therapies or treatments as directed by provider.
• Follow through to resolve service problems promptly and professionally with the involvement of the appropriate clinic personnel.
• Facilitates communication between physician, patient, family and all health team members to ensure a unified approach to the plan of care, including medical messaging.
• Communicate with physicians and other clinical team members to organize and prioritize work to maximize appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness of patient care.
• Utilization of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Casting/Splinting.
• Applies and removes casts and splints.
• Gives patients instructions on care of their casts or splints.
• Fits and gives instruction for DME application.
• Completes paperwork for billing purposes, including reviewing with the patient.
• Provides injury prevention and coordination to student athletes.
• Provide support and care through attendance at practices and games as outlined by Outreach or Organization contracts.
• Coordinate the clinical access of the injured athlete.
• Supervise the conditioning and/or rehabilitation of the student athlete in the Outreach setting.
• Act as a member of the care team in the athletic clinic setting.
• Develop the plan and assist the athlete in injury rehab process.
• Perform effective assessment, first aid, and rehabilitation of the injured.
• Assess the recovery of the injured athlete and initiate changes based on knowledge and consultation with the care team.
• Maintains records on students treated for injuries.
• Gives concise, effective information to student athletes, parents, patients and family regarding care, self-care and follow-up.
• Cooperation with other clinical areas and agencies focusing on patient centered care.
• Assist with maintaining communication and physical referrals.
• Maintains a safe environment for self and athlete by using equipment properly.
• Assess and reports environmental risks or equipment malfunctions.
• Provides outreach athletic training medical services in addition to standard work week, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays.
• Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training required
• Master's degree in Athletic Training preferred
• Licensed Athletic Trainer - MN Board of Medical Practice required if providing services in MN upon hire
• Certified Athletic Trainer - Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer required upon hire
• Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Upon Hire required
Physical Demands
Medium Work
Lifting weight Up to 50 lbs. occasionally, Up to 25 lbs. frequently
• Clinical Athletic Trainer supporting Orthopedics, potentially assisting with podiatry
• No weekends
• No on call time
• Potential outreach w/ paid mileage
• Previous clinic experience preferred.
• Benefit eligible
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