PRN Athletic Trainer
Job ID: R-28865
Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.
Under the direction of the Head Team Physicians, responsible for the athletic training needs of the student-athletes of the designated sport(s). Work closely with sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, other health care providers and athletic administrators concerning the health and wellness of student athletes.
- Serve as the primary athletic trainer for assigned teams
- Assist with the organization and supervision of health care delivery to student-athletes under the supervision of Head Team Physicians
- Prepare timely and accurate documents, e.g., injury/illness reports, care and reconditioning updates, daily athletic training records, injury/illness summaries for coaches, medical and other correspondence
- Properly document injuries as well as treatment and rehabilitation sessions of injured athletes
- Utilize evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation techniques when providing health care for student-athletes
- Follow prescribed rehabilitation and treatment protocols of team physicians when providing health care for injured or sick athletes
- Communicate effectively with team physicians, coaches regarding injured or sick athletes
- Communicate effectively with strength and conditioning coaches regarding the injured student-athletes strength and conditioning parameters and limitations associated with injury rehabilitation
- Coordinate student-athletes evaluations and treatment follow-ups to physicians
- Coordinate athletic training services for athletic summer camps
- Maintain NATA-BOC certification and the State of Kansas licensure
- When requested, supervise student-athletes in the Athletic Training program
Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine.
Selected Athletic Trainers:
Mentor students within the undergraduate athletic training major and serve as a classroom and/or laboratory instructor;
Participate in the athletic training major curriculum as a Preceptor in cooperation with the Program Director and the Clinical Coordinator. Provide direct supervision of athletic training students completing clinical experience practicum in the Kansas Athletics’ athletic training clinics;
When requested, supervise Graduate Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer assigned by Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine.
- Adhere to Health System, University, Big 12 Conference, Kansas Athletics, and NCAA policies and procedures; Maintain knowledge of Health System, departmental activities, sports schedules and procedures; Foster cooperative working relationships with immediate supervisor and staff members who work within or outside the work unit;
- Maintain a positive attitude toward performing job duties and in working with other staff members; Exhibit professional decorum at all times.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required
- Master’s Degree in Athletic Training, Physical Education, Health or related field from an accredited college or university
- Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) with NATABOC
- Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) with State of Kansas Board of Healing Arts (eligible)
- CPR/First Aid/AED
- Experience working with collegiate or national level
- Licensed Physical Therapist
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products
- Experience with Manual Therapy
- Experience with PRI
- MO Licensure
We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.
The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital.– Riley Ferree, RN
Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.
In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.
At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.
Support and Resources
We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.
We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.
We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.
What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.
- Acccountable to Team
- Takes Initiative
- Possesses Integrity
- Desire to Grow & Develop
- Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
- Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
- Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
- We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
- Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
- Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
- We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
- We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
- We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
- We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.
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