Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center's Ortho Sports Medicine Center has a full time opening as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Full time employees are eligible for health benefits, employer matching retirement packages, and paid time off accrual at or within 30 days of hire. A healthy work life balance starts at HRRMC!
Under the direction of the Physician Director of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, delivers Athletic Training services to athletes of area school districts and person associated with the athletic programs of area school districts as described in and not to exceed the “Athletic Trainer Scope of Practice” put forth by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, full text of which is included below. Performs the duties of an Orthopedic Medical Assistant
The Scope of Practice for a Certified Athletic Trainer in Colorado per Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies:
1. The development and implementation of conditioning programs for athletes.
2. The performance of strength testing using mechanical devices or other standard techniques.
3. The application of tape, braces, and protective device to prevent injury.
4. The supervision of maintenance of athletic equipment to assure safety.
5. The assessment, during a screening process, of physical limitation, including those previously diagnosed by a physician, which may pose a risk of injury to an athlete.
6. The determination of the level of functional capacity, decreased range of motion or muscular weakness of an injured athlete in order to establish the extent of an injury.
7. The administration of standard techniques of first aid.
8. The use of emergency care equipment to aid the injured athlete by facilitating safe transportation to an appropriate medical facility.
9. The referral of an athlete to appropriate medical personnel as needed.
10. The use of exercise and other therapies for which the athletic trainer has received formal training, not including drugs, to restore an injured athlete to normal function.
11. The maintenance of athletic training records.
12. The organization of medical care service delivery system for athletes when needed.
13. The establishment of plans to manage an athlete’s medical emergencies.
14. The education and counseling of athletes on sports health related topics.
15. The instruction of student athletic trainers.
16. The education and counseling of the general public with respect to appropriate athletic training programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following functions.
SPECIFIC DUTIES as an ATC for HRRMC:
1. Responsible for Athletic Training Services to area high schools as assigned
2. Development and implementation of the HRRMC Concussion Policy at area schools
3. Provide Concussion Education to area schools, coaching staffs, student athletes, parents and area medical professionals
4. Development and annual review of Emergency Action Plans at each assigned school
5. Coordinate appropriate EMS services at sporting events / schedule annual meeting with local EMS groups
6. Maintain accurate records of injuries and treatments to generate / create reports using the Sportsware software to track the number of evaluations, treatments, referrals to the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center, referrals to primary care physicians / other medical specialist, referrals to HRRMC Physical Therapy, surgeries, MRIs, X-rays, etc performed / referred by HRRMC ATCs
7. Track injury trends using Sportsware and develop appropriate injury prevention protocols
8. Annual bid to various vendors for athletic training supplies to provide the covered schools with the most competitive pricing possible
9. Maintain supply budget and athletic training supply inventory at each covered school
10. Provide Athletic Training coverage in person for all home athletic contests at assigned as scheduling allows and coordinate coverage with both school District’s Athletic Directors. Should a conflict arise between sport schedules, the athletic trainer will determine most appropriate coverage. Additional coverage as assigned by Athletic Training Coordinator and /or Clinic Manager
11. Provide Athletic Training services to junior high students as needed
12. Travel coverage for post season tournament play as deemed necessary (ie football playoffs, soccer playoffs etc)
13. Maintain appropriate general treatment orders to be reviewed annually and approved by the Director of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center.
14. Provide Athletic Training services for all school summer camps as appropriate and determined by the ADs, coaches and athletic trainer.
15. Act as a liaison between family physicians, specialists, the school districts, coaches, athletes and their parents.
16. Organize and utilize a student athletic training program to incorporate high school students from the respective schools to assist in providing appropriate athletic training services for practices and games.
17. Assist as needed with pre-participation sports physicals.
18. Organize and administer the ImPACT test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) for all athletes as specified in HRRMC Concussion Policy.
OTHER DUTIES as needed (in the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center)
Under the supervision of the Director of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, perform the duties of an Orthopedic Medical Assistant, in the HRRMC Orthopedic /Sports Medicine Department, including:
1. Prepare exam rooms to receive patients before patients arrive and after patients leave.
2. Escort patients from the registration lounge to the exam room, cast room, or x-ray waiting area.
3. Provide direct patient care and support during the clinics as necessary.
4. Schedule patient appointments, considering the unique requirements of each clinic and provider
5. Schedule patients for other related activities like MRI, CT, US, EMGs and surgery
6. Prepare, retrieve and maintain appropriate records and other documentation of clinic activities
7. Prepare patient charts prior to clinic visit
8. Provide home exercise protocols for patients per the doctor’s request.
9. Responsible for patient brace/crutch fitting and product education.
10. Take pulse rate, blood pressure, respirations, and/or temperature and determine if any of the above is normal or abnormal
11. Suture or staple removal for a postoperative patient.
12. Aide physician in procedures as needed.
13. Participate in wound care and wound dressing.
14. Draw up injections per doctor protocol.
15. Maintain clinic flow between all areas of clinic.
16. Learn, assist and perform casting functions.
17. Answer phones, schedule appointments, take messages, or transfer patient to appropriate department or area.
18. Participate in stocking and cleaning of all clinic areas. These areas include exam rooms, doctor’s stations, closets, and any area the patient may have access to. Clinic exam rooms are to be thoroughly cleaned biweekly or sooner if needed. If stock is low or missing restock it and let the clinic coordinator know what product needs to be reordered.
OTHER DUTIES (throughout):
1. Attends committee meetings as assigned.
2. Promotes the efficient use of all clinic and hospital resources.
3. Observes all safety rules.
4. Be knowledgeable of and comply with all HIPAA requirements
5. Maintains verifications/education requirements as appropriate.
6. Maintain positive and congenial working relationships with all persons with whom you have