Application of Principles measures and procedures for managing injuries. Including but not limited to preconditioning, conditioning and reconditioning of an individual who has suffered an athletic injury, through the use of appropriate preventative and supportive devices under the supervision of a physician; Provide support to the Intercollegiate athletes at Columbia University as well as our Orthopedic practice during office hours.
Works part time with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletes and Physical Education at Columbia University on behalf of Columbia Orthopaedics to provide athletic services to their students for all practices/games, home and away
Develops and promotes contacts with referring physicians, schools, coaches and other referral sources. Strong communication with physician/athletic director regarding patients’ conditions, treatments and protocols. OPA/ATC works within the scope of practice as defined by his/her supervising physician.
Coordinates pre- and post-participation exams and acquires protective equipment for athletes as needed. Maintaining charts and other equivalent paperwork
Prepares and updates the electronic medical record for office hours with appropriate information such as diagnosis information, medications, clinical orders
Formulates and updates patient care plans. Generating and implementing in-home exercise programs. Coverage of home scheduled athletic events
Conducting injury screenings for student athletes. Injections, splint and cast application, gait training and crutch fitting.
Provides athletic training services to patients and athletes as required. Communicating with athletes, parents, athletic director, coaches and physicians regarding athletes’ playing status and ability to return to competition.
Educational and Experience Requirements:
Minimum bachelor’s degree in health related field with current NATA certification
Masters Degree Preferred
Current licensure ATC and or RSA-O maintained
BLS AND ACLS certification required
Experience of one to two years in athletic training//OPA setting preferred
Entry level graduates with NATA certification will be considered
Strong written and verbal communication skills with staff, physicians and patients
Excellent Interpersonal and customer service skills
Neat, professional appearance, pleasant speaking voice and demeanor
Computer literate- knowledge of applicable software used in the medical center, word processing software, internet applications, email, Electronic Medical Records
Ability to prioritize workflow in a fast passed environment
Ability to work with patients and make them feel comfortable
Decision making skills to make treatment assessments based on quick injury evaluation