The Athletic Trainer - Field is responsible for serving as a community outreach athletic trainer providing injury evaluation and treatment to area athletes at local schools and community events. Responsible for serving as a clinical and educational resource for staff, students, area coaches, athletic directors and physicians while providing quality care to patients of all ages through the proper utilization of assessment, planning, implementation and instruction.
Job Relationships Reports to the Sports Medicine Supervisor
Demonstrate the ability to perform injury prevention, assessment, treatment (including first aide) and reconditioning as set forth by the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification and Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Serve as liaison between athlete, parent / guardian and the clinic healthcare team.
Provide school and/or community access to healthcare services outside of the traditional hours of clinic operation (evening and weekend coverage).
Demonstrates proper taping, strapping, bracing and fitting of athletic equipment.
When a physician has prescribed treatments, the athletic trainer will carry out the treatments as prescribed.
Cover assigned pre-season physicals, sports games, matches and related events under the coordination of the Director.
Participate in special projects for athletic programs and/or the community to promote the growth of the Springfield Clinic Sports Medicine Program and its associated functions.
Plan, conduct, and/or coordinate educational programming consistent with constituent need and community desire.
Demonstrate appropriate delegation of duties, judgment, safety, initiative and flexibility in scheduling, organizational skills, and appropriate time management.
Promote public relations and make presentations upon request.
Maintain professional mannerism.
Maintain clean, neat, orderly work environment.
Attempt to provide for patient comfort and modesty.
Communicate tactfully in person or by telephone.
Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
Provide excellent customer service and adhere to SC Way customer service philosophy.
Perform other job duties as assigned.
Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training
Licensed by the State of Illinois
Certification through the athletic trainers Board of Certification (BOC) preferred.
Preferred to be a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association,
Current CPR certification per AHA guidelines.
Must maintain valid Illinois driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility skills and be able to walk long distances.
Physical agility, strength, and endurance in a variety of settings.
The individual must be able to transport medical and/or treatment equipment.
Occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials may result from the performance of the employee's duties. Skin, eye, mucous membrane, and/or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials is reasonable.