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Sanford Health Athletic Trainer - Physical Therapy in Sheldon, Iowa

Job Title: Athletic Trainer | Physical Therapy | Sheldon, IA

City: Sheldon

State: IA

Department : Hospital Physical Therapy - Sheldon

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other

JOB SUMMARY

Evaluates, plans, instructs, and monitors athletic training programs to help athletes prevent damage, restore function, and reach maximum level of independence. Evaluating athletes’ sports related injuries, physical conditions, and needs; recommending a scientific care plan to include schedule, treatment programs, and related education based on their capabilities and limitations.

Utilizing appropriate assistive devices to protect athletes from injury; Explaining and updating safety rules governing daily training, recreational activities, and the use of professional exercise equipment. Implementing and monitoring athletic training programs for rehabilitation and reconditioning according to athlete's diagnosis and real-time condition. Documenting and interpreting appropriate information gathered from a variety of sources, including the medical record, physician, and family. Utilize appropriate testing/evaluation techniques to assess injuries (including concussions). May perform concussion testing (neurocognitive, balance, vestibular/oculomotor).

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it for own communication effectiveness.;Recognizes, clarifies, and prioritizes concerns.;Examines a specific problem and understands the perspective of each involved stakeholder.;Uses active listening skills and probing techniques to understand cause of a conflict.;Adjusts to new or changing assignments, processes, and people.;Adapts interaction style to situations and people.;Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from HIPAA.;Initiates rehabilitation program plans according to clients' situations.;Keeps patients/clients informed of therapeutic progress as well as any barriers to achievement.;Identifies the key concepts of the physiology of health, fitness and performance.;Administers appropriate first aid and follows emergency procedures.;Implements programs to improve the flexibility of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems.;

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

This person would be responsible for outreach at Sheldon Community Schools including Sports Enhancement programs (summer and winter), pre-season concussion testing, on-site injury assessment and post-concussion testing management, taping, home event coverage, and development of strength and conditioning programs for off-season athletes.

Would also help develop outreach to 2 other area schools on a more limited basis, and would have the opportunity to utilize Blood Flow Restriction Training with appropriate patients/athletes as part of post-injury Rehab at the Sanford Sheldon Rehab Department.

Would facilitate appropriate treatment of injured athletes through referral to Sanford Sheldon Rehab, local physician and/or orthopedic specialist.

QUALIFICATIONS

Appropriate education level required in accordance with state licensure.

Must be certified as an Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification and be licensed and/or registered in state(s) of practice

and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position.

Based on facility needs, driver's license may be required, including good driving record.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sheldon

State: IA

Job Function: Sports Medicine and Wellness

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD04215

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