Athletic Trainer II (High School Outreach), Full-Time

Nashville, Davidson County
Feb 10, 2014


Provide services to patients and athletes who have impairments, functional
limitations or changes in physical function and health status as a result of
injury, illness or other causes. Actively collaborates with the health
care/educational team which consists of the Director of Sports Medicine,
team physicians, Vanderbilt University Medical Center specialists, athletic
trainers and physical therapists to meet patient care, outcomes and system
treatment, rehabilitation care to athletes using modalities, personnel,
equipment and supply resources.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:
  1. Assessment-Completes assessments using the appropriate testing methods and equipment for the patient/athlete, diagnosis and reason for referral. Demonstrates ability to:
    1. Obtain information pertinent to the assessment including diagnosis, medical history, prior and current level of function.
    2. Administer and score standardized tests and objective measures of deficit areas.
    3. Perform a functional assessment and document patient's status requiring skilled treatment.
    4. Interpret the results of the assessment and their significance to the patient/athlete, family, healthcare team, and appropriate staff.
    5. Complete one year of clinical experience evaluating patients/athletes.
  2. Treatment Planning and Intervention-Formulates functional treatment plan and provides rehabilitation
    interventions for identified objectives/goals for return to play. Demonstrates ability to:
    1. Develop a problem list and plan of care based upon the results of the assessment with input from the patient/athlete focused on meeting objective goals for return to play.
    2. Document patient/athlete focused short and /or long term goals that are functional and measureable.
    3. Incorporate educational needs of the patient/athlete, family, healthcare team, and appropriate staff.
    4. Identify the need for and referral to other services as indicated.
    5. Provide treatment consistent with physician prescription/protocol and established plan of care utilizing evidence based treatments.
    6. Modify treatment plan as needed to demonstrate provision of treatment/rehabilitation including progression of treatment throughout course of care, and revision of treatment interventions of goals not met.
    7. Supervise and direct volunteers and students
    8. Complete one year of clinical experience developing treatment plans and implementation.
  3. Education -Provides education/consultation to patient/athlete, family, team and community.
    Demonstrates ability to:
    1. Communicate functional impact of assessment findings, treatment interventions, treatment planning diagnosis, and disease process.
    2. Adapt communication to needs/level of understanding of audience and shares appropriate information/literature.
    3. May supervise, educate and train students from professional programs of athletic training that have a contractual agreement with VUMC.
    4. Contribute to educational programs to assist team/department with perceived need.
    5. Mentor clinician(s) at appropriate level in developing specialty evaluation/treatment skills.
  4. Compliance and Quality Documentation. Demonstrates ability to:
    1. Consistently choose the appropriate MediServe/Star Panel template.
    2. Utilized only approved abbreviations within patient documentation.
    3. Consistently meet department documentation standards regarding timeliness of documentation.
    4. Consistently meet VUMC documentation standards.
    5. Suggest revisions for MediServe/Star Panel templates to Level III's and Level IV's.
    6. Complete accurate chart audits at manager's discretion.
    7. May become a MediServe Superuser at manager's discretion.
  5. Functions as integral member of team. Demonstrates ability to:
    1. Comply with policies and procedures.
    2. Promote the role of a certified athletic trainer across VUMC and the community
    3. Collaborate with physicians, therapists, coaches, and parents regarding patient/athletes functional therapy goals and return to play plan.
    4. Carry a full patient caseload.
    5. Assist other team members with treatments, practice, game, and tournament coverage when schedule allows.
    6. Provide voluntary coverage of Vanderbilt sponsored community events.
    7. May advocate for team needs within the department.
    8. May participate on a committee or focus group.
    9. Orient new employees assisting with their integration into the team/department.
  6. Provides Coverage of Assigned Team. Demonstrates ability to:
    1. Be available at all team practices and games as required by athletic training room and athletic training
      service commitments including travel.
    2. Provide immediate care to athletic injuries.
    3. Represent VSM/VUMC at all sporting events including in-season, conference, and post-season events.
    4. Provide effective professional relationship between athletic team, department, VSM, and VUMC.
    5. Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for athletes to determine ability to practice and compete.
    6. Work in conjunction with coaching staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition, and conditioning programs.
    7. Investigate educational resources for assigned teams for preventative measures.
    8. Examine continuing educational opportunities that contributes to teams' well being
  7. Professional Development-Demonstrates contributions to the professional development of self and profession:
    1. May participate as required in educational experiences and professional development activities as outlined in the Career Advancement Program guidelines.
    2. Advocate for discipline and profession.
    3. Continue to progress the skills of self and team through attending in-services and continuing educations programs and presenting current trends in area of practice to appropriate staff and or departments.
    4. May provide educational programs to promote awareness of the role or professional and disciple.
    5. Mentor clinician(s) at appropriate level, in developing specialty evaluation/treatment skills.
    6. May participate in continuous quality improvement project annually.
  8. Productivity-Meet the departments productivity standards.

    Basic Qualifications

    Job requires Bachelor's and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.

    Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

    Licensed Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association Certification

    Job Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine

    Primary Location TN-Nashville-Medical Center East (MCE) - South Tower

    Organization SPMC 303530