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.
Under physician supervision administers prescribed medications and treatments. Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician.
Remove sutures, stiches and staples as directed by physician. Remove and/or apply dressings, casts, slings, splints and braces as directed by physician.
Reviews pre-operative instructions and explains the surgical process to patients who are about to have surgery.
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. See post-op patients for wound checks and post-op care and notify physician of findings if abnormal.
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).
Works with Surgical Scheduling Unit to ensure all proposed surgical cases are contacted and scheduled.
Rounds on all in-house post-operative patients with or without physician.
Chart preparation and placing x-rays orders according to protocol for office hours using EHR/CROWN system.
Acts as a scribe to physician and completes encounter forms.
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).