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Clinical Athletic Trainer - SRMC

Job ID
Clinical Care
Orthopaedics Clinic - SRMC
Rio Rancho, NM
Date posted
Pay Rate
$25.44 - $34.90 Hourly

Department: Orthopaedics Clinic - SRMC

FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
The Clinical Athletic Trainer SRMC (Clinical ATc) will perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a provider and/or clinic nurse in the Orthopaedic clinic. . They will work in a team approach to provide patient care within an Orthopaedic Sports Clinic. The duties will involve, coordinating patient care with scheduling of surgery, peri-operative visits, and physical therapy, provide patient education, rehabilitation exercises, and develop home exercise programs. Removal of sutures/staples and application of bandages and dressings. Application of braces, casts, and other durable medical equipment. Contribute to system-based improvements to improve patient care and efficiency. Taking and recording vital signs, medical / family / social histories, preparing patients for examinations, preparing and administering injections. Scheduling visits as needed, receiving and documenting telephonic messages from patients for health care concerns, medication refill requests and follow up needs in the Electronic Health Record. Serve as a point of patient contact alongside the Orthopaedic Surgeon to trouble shoot peri-operative questions. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
* POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs
* PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* EQUIPMENT - Maintain equipment, stock supplies and transport patients as needed
* PATIENT CARE - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they do not understand or may “Not seem right”
* TRAINING - Participate in orientation, and having successfully completed preceptor training, assume precepting, orientation and evaluation responsibilities of new personnel
* PATIENT SAFETY - Use emergency resuscitation equipment, maintain crash cart, etc
* PREWORK - Completes pre-work for each clinic day 4 days out – to include validating patient readiness for visit with lab/rad/referral completion, authorizations, coordinating interpretive services, etc. Discussed in daily huddle with team
* PREWORK - Prepare treatment rooms for patient exam, keeping rooms neat, clean and stocked
* PATIENT CARE - Prepare and administer medication as directed / ordered by a provider, according to policy
* PATIENT CARE - Assist provider by setting up for diagnostic procedures such as biopsies, sutures, tissue collection, etc. and proper labeling and transport of specimens to the lab
* PATIENT CARE - Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and provider instructions to patients as indicated
* PATIENT CARE - Assist patients needing ambulatory assistance as necessary to the exam room and in prep for visit
* SUPPLIES - Dispose of contaminated supplies and bio-hazardous waste according to hospital policy and safe transport of instrumentation to/from Central Sterile per policy
* COMMUNICATION - Responsible for reviewing: message pool communications and responding as needed to complete medication refills, prior authorizations, reminder notice updates, as well as to facilitate communications between providers and patients via the EMR
* ADMIN SUPPORT - Provide administrative and clerical support as needed such as: data collection/chart audits, schedule appointments (as needed), verify medical coverage, receive and send faxes, print / mail lab results to patients, and take incoming clinic calls escalated from Central Scheduling to the clinics document action taken or message sent to provider for review in the EMR
* PATIENT SAFETY - Report potential and actual patient safety, concerns, medical errors and or near misses in a timely manner thru the chain of command and document within the PSN system
* PATIENT CARE - Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional psychological and spiritual support to patient, friends and families
* PATIENT CARE - Promote patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, identified ley caregiver and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
* TEAMWORK - Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams and resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
* COMPLIANCE - Active participation in hospital strategic initiatives such as quality improvement and monitoring TJC compliance


* Bachelor's Degree
* Master's Degree
Education specialization:
* Related Discipline
* Related Discipline

2 years directly related experience

Orthopedic care experience

* Certified Athletic Trainer
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days

Physical Conditions:
Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Working conditions:
* Sig Haz: Physical risk/injuries due to combative patients

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