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Athletic Trainer

Facility: St. Charles Hospital Location: Melville, NY Department: Rehab-Melville Category: Allied Health / Clinical Professional Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day and Evening shifts- Hours: varies and includes Saturday mornings ReqNum: 6046845

***$5000.00 Sign On Bonus Eligible ***

Athletic Trainer

Responsibilities: 

  • School Contracted ATC Functions
  • Provide evaluation and assessment of injuries sustained by school's students during school athletic events.
  • Provide appropriate first aide and emergency care to injured athletes as appropriate and within the scope of practice of an athletic trainer.
  • Direct students and parents to follow up with appropriate health care providers when necessary.
  • Provide treatment and reconditioning of athletes following injury under the direction of a physician.
  • Ensure coordination and communication is ongoing between injured student athletes, parents, coaching staff, team or family physician or other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of injury.
  • Participate in injury prevention and risk management activities as requested by contracted school or program.
  • Apply wraps, braces, tape and pads to student athletes as necessary and appropriate.
  • Advise contracted school regarding inventory and requisitioning of supplies.
  • Maintain accurate records of all athletic injuries reported by students.
  • Maintain an emergency plan that includes emergency phone numbers for the contracted school or program.

Rehab Network Clinical Functions:

  • Patient Care/ Professional Development
  • Assist in carrying out patient care as directed by therapist or therapy assistant.  This may include but is not limited to assisting with functional mobility, ADL's, exercises etc.
  • Demonstrates awareness of patient's age, growth and development during any patient interaction.
  • Demonstrates safety awareness and proper technique and body mechanics during all patient transfers.
  • Demonstrates ability to properly utilize and assist patients to utilize the exercise equipment in the facility.
  • Demonstrates safe and proper guarding techniques during patient care activities.
  • Correctly positions and prepares patients for treatments as required.
  • Assists patients in carrying out exercise programs and progressions.
  • Reports any significant changes in patients' condition or behavior to PT/OT immediately.

Requirements: 

  • Athletic Trainer certification through NATABOC and Bachelor degree required.
  • Weekends availability
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