Licensed Sports Med Athletic Trainer - Orthopaedics - Melrose Park
Loyola University Health System

Maywood, Illinois

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Employment Type:
Full time

**Must hold an Athletic Trainer License with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation***
Provides athletic training services primarily in the clinical setting as a physician extender to a sports medicine physician as part of a University Sports Medicine Program. Trainer will utilize athletic training skills of initial evaluation of patients, patient education, rehabilitation plans, and education of students and residents. Development of sports medicine program and outreach activities with coverage is also an essential part of this position.

Rooms patients, performs vitals, performs phlebotomy service, prepares injections. Provides athletic training services, injury prevention and rehabilitation to sport medicine patients. Supports the physician a various outreach activities. Provides prevention, assessment, treatment, reconditioning, taping, bracing and fitting of athletic equipment. Provides athletic training services, injury prevention and rehabilitation to affiliated schools in accordance with National Athletic Trainers Association Practice guidelines. A. Designs and administers first aid and rehabilitation programs for injured patients in conjunction with the physician during clinic and at outreach activities B. Documents injury and treatment interventions in EPIC and completes necessary paperwork for communication. C. Fosters a collaborative approach by communicating progress with patients, parents, coaches, physician, etc.. D. Maintains supplies and equipment. E. Determines patients physical readiness to return to full daily activities or participate in sports. F. Assists in supervising student and residents. G. Coordinates outreach activities.

Facilitates the development of the sports medicine program by assisting in marketing activities. A. Participates in outreach activities, identifying potential contacts for sports medicine services or partner in program/project development. B. Assists with development of marketing strategies by securing potential contacts, generating ideas and implementing project or securing potential contacts, generating ideas and implementing project or program plan. C. Establishes a productive working relationship with physicians, athletic directors, coaches, community contacts, etc. and provides education on services and program. D. Promotes prevention of injuries by providing educational programs to the community.

Assures customer satisfaction by exhibiting service excellence skills. A. Exhibits customer service by responding to inquiries, complaints, greeting patients warmly, politely, and fostering a positive attitude; displaying care, concern, cooperation and respect for patients and their families. B. When providing coverage at outreach activities, represents Loyola positively and works to meet the needs of participants. C. Uses proper telephone etiquette by answering telephone calls identifying self and department and offering assistance. D. Ensures patient's rights by maintaining confidentiality and privacy during treatments.

Directs phone calls from patients and seeks input from sports medicine physicians to assist with access for injury treatment. Coordinates physician activities for easy access for patients. Monitors and tracks data on referrals into the system. Assists with scheduling appointments in EPIC.

III. Position Requirements:

Minimum Education:

Required: Bachelors Degree

Preferred: Masters Degree OR equivalent training acquired via work experience or education

Specify Degree(s): Athletic Training and Certification

Residency: N/A

Minimum Experience:

Required: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

Preferred: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience

Managerial Experience: N/A



CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

Licensed/Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

Preferred: N/A

Other: First Aid Athletic Training and Certification Phlebotomy Certification (will train if necessary)

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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