Athletic Certified Trainer (ATC) – Orthopedics, Inverness

Description
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine Dean’s Office, Community Practice Division

Athletic Certified Trainer (ATC) – Orthopedics, Inverness

Health Care Professional

Position #00790571 – Requisition #23310

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

School of Medicine Dean’s Office, Community Practice Division has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Health Care Professional, Athletic Certified Trainer (ATC) – Orthopedics, Inverness position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Position Summary:

The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) provides high quality support to physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) in meeting the operational needs of the practice and the medical needs of the patient.  The ATC assesses and evaluates patient conditions, and then plans, implements, provides, monitors, evaluates, and documents patient care in a manner according to ATC scope and standards. 

Position Responsibilities & Essential Duties:

  • Escorts patients to and from exam rooms and readies them for physicians; takes vital signs, records medical history/symptoms, patient progress, physical exam, and any special tests.  Presents information to the physician and ensures documentation is available and complete.
  • Reconciles all patient medications and updates allergies in the medical record.
  • Handles patient calls by recording patient questions, refill requests, and other communications and provides messages to the physicians.  At the direction of the physician, performs patient education, calling in pharmacy refills, assisting with appointments, or arranging for follow-up tests or admissions.
  • Enters patient radiographs per physician standing orders.
  • As instructed by the physician, completes appropriate forms and referral.  Enters patient orders and referrals per physician standing order and scheduling such follow-up appointments.
  • Monitors patient flow to ensure efficient room usage and optimal patient care.
  • Assists patients to x-ray, scheduling desk, waiting room, or to transportation as needed. 
  • Obtains all special study reports and physical therapy progress reports prior to physician visit; as needed, scan reports into Epic.
  • Provides patient care during the initial post-operative period to include dressing changes, wound care, suture removal, and patient education. Records and documents all such activities in the chart.
  • As instructed by the physician, prepares the patient for in-office procedures, such as injections and electromyography.
  • Assists physician with procedures as necessary.
  • As prescribed by the physician, the ATC selects, fabricates, and/or customizes prophylactic, assistive, and restrictive devices, such as casting, bracing and splinting materials. Delivers appropriate teaching on crutch, cane and walker use.
  • Assists in the provision of patient equipment and materials by obtaining insurance authorizations for products and supplies provided; directs patients to proper facilities to obtain the prescribed products and as dictated by their insurance; facilitates patient pick-up of durable medical equipment (DME) at satellite clinics or other locations.
  • Cleans and maintains exam rooms per policy and keep rooms adequately stocked with supplies. 
  • As directed by the physician, provides patient education in the following areas:  Educates pre-operative patients in the areas of surgical procedures and signs and symptoms to monitor during the post-surgical phase.
  • Provides and instructs patients on physician-approved home exercise programs. Performs gait analysis and gait training.
  • Administers minor treatments as prescribed; records and documents all such activities in the chart.
  • Performs ATC Visits; records, documents and performs charge entry activities in the chart.
  • Cleans and stocks all patient examination rooms; cleans and prepares instruments for procedures; keeps list of needed medical supplies.
  • Completes paperwork such as ordering lab tests, x-rays, school/work notes, etc.
  • Clean and sterilize equipment; check and restock medication cabinet as necessary.
  • Respond to patient questions and concerns as liaison between physician and patient.
  • Reports all test results to the patient as directed by the physician.
  • Performs OSHA controls as required.
  • Provides education and technical demonstrations to students, nursing staff, residents and other healthcare professionals. Assists in orienting and mentoring staff.  This includes patient care procedures, and application of bracing, splinting and casting.
  • Performs other projects and duties as related to department objectives.
  • Must be able to get along with others,  be a team player, accept constructive criticism from supervisors and be able to follow work rules.
  • Utilizes current practices to provide patient care while focusing on the needs of the patient and exemplifying service excellence, care, concern, respect and cooperation.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for professional practice and for continued education, professional growth, and self-evaluation.
  • Performs appropriate basic and/or routine regular delegated medical functions as directed and within appropriate scope of practice as inferred by knowledge, skill level, and CU clinic guidelines.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • May travel to other office locations as needed.
Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Serves as a champion for patient safety.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies (CDPHE, CMS, OSHA, etc.)
  • Ensures compliance with all infection control standards.
  • Participates in CU Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives and metrics.
  • Participates in practice’s process and performance improvement activities and initiatives.
  • Ensures that the service expectations of both internal and external customers are met and/or exceeded.
  • Must be able to travel to alternate locations as assigned
Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None
Required Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels, to include physicians, leadership, and staff within the various affiliate organizations (UCH, Children’s Colorado, CU Medicine, CU SOM)
  • Ability to work within large, complex healthcare systems
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to compile complex reports and develop presentations
  • Ability to compose letters and memorandums
  • Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures
  • Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks
  • Ability to lead work teams
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to negotiate, persuade and establish direction
  • Ability to organize workflow
  • Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and develop multiple projects
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
Personal Relationships:

  • Skilled job requiring high level of adaptability and interpersonal skills
Internal Contacts:

  • Within Department
  • Cross-departmental
  • Physicians
  • APPs
  • Students
  • Management
  • Faculty
  • Risk Management
  • Safety & Infection Control
  • Marketing
  • Business Office
 

External Contacts:

  • Patients
  • Families
  • Vendors
  • Insurance Companies
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Media
  • Miscellaneous business partners, utilities, etc.
  • Visitors
  • Other healthcare agencies
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

The physical demands, work environment factors and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequency:

  • N= Not at all
  • R= Rarely:  Less than once an hour
  • O= Occasional:  1-4 times/hour or up to 1/3 of the shift
  • F= Frequent:  5-12 times/hour or up to 2/3 of the shift
  • C= Constant:  More than 2/3 of the shift
Activity

Frequency

Activity

Frequency

Stand

F

Push or pull with hands/arms

F

Walk

F

Lift hands above head

F

Walk on uneven &/or slippery surfaces

O

Climb or balance

O

Sit

F

Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend

F

Use of hands

F

Climb stairs

R

Forceful grip w/ hands

F

Talk

C

Reach w/ arms

F

Hear

C

Lifting up to 10 lbs

F

Work in outdoor weather conditions

R

Lifting up to 25 lbs

F

Awkward postures

O

Lifting up to 50 lbs

F

Close vision (20” or less)

C

Communicate

C

Distance vision (20’+)

C

Interpersonal skills

C

Peripheral vision

C

Ability to adjust focus

C

Depth perception

C

Work in a loud environment

F

 

 

  • Position requires the ability to work in multiples spaces (on and off site)
Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. 



Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Licensure /Certifications:
  • Certification by The Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
  • Licensure with the State of Colorado as an Athletic Trainer
Condition of Employment:

  • Healthcare Provider BLS
Combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • 1 year of experience in an orthopedic setting providing direct patient care
  • Experience working in conjunction with orthopedic/sports medicine physicians
  • Advanced knowledge of the field as it relates to sports medicine
  • Bilingual, Spanish-speaking
  • Nursing certification (ANCC) in specialty area
  • Computer Skills:
  • Basic keyboarding skills
  • MS Office
  • EPIC
  • Kronos
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range (or budgeted range) for this position begins at $51,175 to $68,574 per year.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.



Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 18, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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