As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Deptford Location ATC
Nemours Sports Medicine is seeking a certified athletic trainer to support the Sports Medicine program in Deptford, New Jersey. The Deptford athletic trainer will be a hardworking individual who will assist the physician and/or physician assistant in providing the highest level of health care in the Orthopaedic clinic setting. The responsibilities of the ATC will include, but are not limited to, obtaining histories, performing evaluations, diagnosing injuries, maintaining documentation, and providing injury prevention education. The athletic trainer will be in contact with athletes, parents, staff members, and other departments within the Nemours health care system.
Primary Function -
The Orthopedic ATC will have direct patient contact primarily for the evaluation and treatment of medical and musculoskeletal pathology consistent with the scope and practice of athletic training clinical competencies as defined by the NATABOC and the State of Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New Jersey Athletic Training Affiliated Credentialing Board. They will be asked to assist in performing the physical exam, basic splinting, and casting as needed.
The Orthopedic ATC will provide treatment to those individuals who have musculoskeletal injuries occurring during participation or training for scholastic, professional, or sanctioned amateur athletics. Within this program the ATC will administer and perform appropriate techniques and methods in the prevention on injuries and demonstrate knowledge and use of protective bracing/splinting, safety equipment, education of students, coaches, and parents. The associate in the position will demonstrate clinical competency in direct patient care and complete the ATC clinical competencies. This associate will also assume primary responsibility to prepare and maintain patient care areas within the safety and infection control guidelines.
Essential Functions –
Direct Patient Care Responsibilities Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all pediatric and adolescent sports medicine patients.
Provides on the field/ side line coverage for night and weekend pediatric sporting events.
May be asked to assist physician and/or physician assistant in orthopedic clinics.
Maintains patient confidentiality related to conversation, medical records, treatment plans, etc.
Follows basic medical precautions for each patient (for eating, drinking, mobility) and refers appropriately to health care team/nursing unit.
Assists physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, with clinical, administrative duties, and where physical support is needed (such as transfers, ambulation practice, etc.)
Be able to discuss treatment plans, education, and patient status to team members and families. Act as liaison with school ATC staff or coaches following discharge.
Development, organization, and implementation of home exercise programs to support the patients’ needs. Provides orientation, supervision, and guidance to volunteers and students serving in assigned program area. May be asked to perform DME/cast application/removal and suture removal.
Indirect Patient Care Responsibilities
May participate in program, discipline, specialty, and hospital-wide CQI projects. Participates in activities to increase program use, awareness, and marketability. Attends program meetings when requested. May participate in single discipline, multi-disciplinary, and specialty teams. Completes mandatory in service training yearly, which may include, but is not limited to safety, infection control, HIPAA, Bioterrorism, corporate compliance training, CPR, and program specific respiratory training. Checks crash cart per hospital policy. Regular attendance is required.
Non-Essential Functions -
To perform related assignments as directed by the Program Directors. Assist in the development of programs that meet hospital and community needs such as injury prevention; and skill development/enhancement. May be asked to present this information to parents/ coaches. Manage time, set and respond to personal and departmental priorities, use resources prudently, work independently for routine tasks. Take direction and think proactively.
Ensures written communications are focused to the reader’s understanding. Builds and fosters professional relationships. Consistently demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Stays current on technological aspects of position. Willingness to accept change. Ability to take direction, accept feedback, and make suggestions. Uses Listening skills (non-verbal communications, rephrasing, etc.) Maintains professional boundaries. Makes decisions as appropriate for patient safety/department system flow etc. Adheres to the Nemours Standards of Behavior at all times
Knowledge, Formal Education, and Training
Baccalaureate ( up to 3-4 years of formal training/education beyond high school; eg Bachelor's Degree)
License and Certification :
Must have BOC ATC certification and be eligible for Delaware, Pennsylvania, and/or New Jersey ATC licensure. CPR/ AED certification
Job Related Experience and On-The-Job Training:
More than 1 year and up to 3 years
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Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.