Assist the physician in providing quality care to patients by accurately determining and communicating the patient’s current and previous medical condition, utilizing triage skills, taking patient histories, performing initial evaluations, providing instruction on exercise prescriptions and general patient education while helping to maintain patient flow.
Acts as a liaison between the patients and physician. Obtains initial history and takes vital sign. Assists physician in preparing for examinations and minor procedures such as corticosteroid and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.
Sets up examination/consultation/treatment rooms at the start of each day including but not limited to setting up doctor specific supplies and paperwork.
Cleans rooms in-between patients and at the end of the day. Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA guidelines.
Ensures patient has completed all paperwork; enters data into CROWN system; complies with Meaningful Use.
Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician.
Maintains and coordinates with other teams the doctors’ prescribed treatments and surgical cases for the patients.
Performs patient education duties; shows surgical videos, hands out brochures, and directs patients to specific Internet sites for more information.
Collects pre-operative clearance data to be shared with residents and physician with attention to possible medical complications and necessary additional work ups.
Acts as a liaison in recovery room setting on surgical days in combination with recovery staff and physician, providing prescriptions and post op and discharge education and instructions.
See post-op patients for wound checks and post-op care and notify physician of findings if abnormal.
Formulates, coordinates, and updates patient care plans from pre-operative to post-operative and follow-up care throughout the patient’s management within orthopedic surgery. Reviews post-operative discharge instructions with patients including regarding wound care and pain management.
Ensures that all pre-operative patients have had all pre-surgical radiological and nuclear medicine exams within a reasonable time period (including, but not limited to, x-ray, MRI, CT, PET, bone scan). Ensures all post-operative patients have a scheduled first post op appointment with physician and orders for post op x-rays have been placed if needed.
Chart preparation and placing x-rays orders using EHR/CROWN system.
Ensures that pertinent laboratory and radiology results are reviewed by the physician and communicated to patients
NY State ATC License.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in Athletic Training from an Accredited Institution.
Certification through NATABOC required.
Current licensure maintained.
Entry level graduates with NATA certification will be considered.
Prior experience working in orthopedic practice preferred.
Must be a member in good standing with the National Athletic Training Association (NATA).