The Certified Athletic Trainer is responsible for evaluating, treating and managing the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and disorders for the purpose of promoting and enhancing human functional performance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
a) provide services directed toward achieving increased functional independence, decreasing functional limitations, and prevention of injuries to the physically active individual/athlete.
b) upon the advice and consent of a physician, carry out the practice of prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of injuries.
c) use physical modalities, such as heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to treatment of the injured individual.
d) provide education in the prevention of injuries, conditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries is an integral part of their scope of practice.
e) direct and supervise athletic training services under the direction of physicians and in accordance with individual state practice acts.
f) interact and practice in collaboration with a variety of professionals, including physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
g) consult, educate, engage in research, and administrate.
h) document evaluative findings, treatments administered, the assessment of patient response to treatment and treatment plan.
i) communicate with the referring physician regarding patient progress.
j) attend required meetings and participate as requested.
k) clean and maintain treatment area and work space.
l) participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited university athletic training program. Experience as an athletic trainer or supervised internship.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association, Licensure by the Georgia State Board of Athletic Training
Other Skills and Knowledge
Knowledge and skills in athletic training and orthopedic rehabilitation. Knowledge and skills in rehab equipment and safety regulations. Customer relations and patient care skills. Basic computer skills.