Athletic Trainer-Orthopedic Specialty Assoc

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Location:
Dallas, TX US
Job ID:
96836
Department:
Orthopedic Speciality Assoc
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Physicians Group

Qualifications/Duties:
Orthopedic Specialty Associates
800 5th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree Kinesiology, Sports Medicine
or related field, required.

6 Months Team sports or related experience, preferred.

LAT - Licensed Athletic Trainer Licensed by State of Texas, required.
National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC), preferred.

Assists with patient's rehabilitation activities to maximize physical fitness or treat or prevent injury. Assists in exercise instruction and demonstration, patient evaluation and testing.

Essential Functions
Assists with intake of patients including medical history, initial testing, and any other intake requirements relating to office visit. Communicates results of testing to physician.
Collaborates with physicians, physical therapists and other applicable providers to evaluate the patient’s physical condition and advise and treat athletes to maintain maximum physical fitness or to treat or prevent injury for participation in athletic competition. May prescribe routine and corrective exercises as need.
Assists in the treatment and/or prevention of injuries by treating chronic or minor injuries and related disabilities to maintain athletes' performance.
Provides discharge instructions and release paperwork, instructions for home and ongoing care, schedules follow-up visits, and makes referrals to other healthcare providers as prescribed by physician or physician’s assistant.
Follows-up with patients and ensures ongoing communication with patients, school personnel, etc. as required.
May assist with facilitating communication sessions as needed.
Participates in special projects or completes other duties as assigned.


Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to effectively communicate to staff and patients.
• Demonstrates sound judgment and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in
questionable or emergency situations.
• Maintains a positive, caring attitude towards patients.
• Good computer skills using a medical management application.
• Possesses a strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism.


Entity Information:
Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG) includes more than 800 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants dedicated to providing quality, patient-safe care at more than 240 offices located throughout the DFW Metroplex.  THPG members are active in group governance and serve on multiple committees and councils.    Ongoing Texas Health initiatives, like the Diversity Action Council and Living the Promise, have helped to create an inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture and workplace, making THPG a great place to work
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