Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.
Primary responsibilities will occur in a university setting providing health care for club sports participants and orthopedic consults in a student health & wellness center. Additional setting's may include youth sports, community athletic events, and health care clinics. This position requires the evaluation and management of patients with acute and chronic conditions, including triaging conditions that are life threatening or otherwise emergent. Practicing health care in a manner that is compliant with the BOC Standards of Professional Practice and applicable institutional/organizational, local, state, and federal laws, regulations, rules, and guidelines. Performing examinations, including appropriate diagnostic or laboratory tests, to formulate a diagnosis and plan of care for patients with health conditions commonly seen in athletic training practice. Selecting and incorporating treatment and rehabilitation interventions that align with the care plan. Performing administrative duties related to the management of physical, human, and financial resources in the delivery of health care services.
Under the direction of the Athletic Trainer Coordinator this position provides athletic training services to include but not limited to High School, Middle School, youth sports, club sports and community events. Performs within the athletic trainer scope of practice as defined by Colorado DORA.
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training or closely related field from accredited college.
High School diploma or GED.
Minimum Experience Requirements
Previous athletic training or related experience, preferred.
Current NATA BOC certification.
Eligible for CO Athletic Trainer Registration to be obtained prior to start of athletic coverage.
American Heart Association BLS certification required within 90 day orientation period.
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Under the direction of the Athletic Trainer Coordinator or Contract Athletic Trainer assists with High School and/or Middle School Training Room, injury clinics and event coverage as assigned and per contract obligations with Mercy Sports Medicine.*
Covers events for youth sports, club sports or special activities as assigned.*
Performs assessments and treatment of injured athletes acutely or post acutely.*
Determines the level of functional capacity , decreased range of motion or muscular weakness of an injured athlete to establish the extent of the injury.*
Utilizes exercises, modalities and other treatments for which the athletic trainer has received formal training, not including drugs, to restore an injured athlete to normal function.*
Refers an athlete to appropriate medical personnel as needed.*
Performs first aid and emergency procedures as appropriate to training.*
Maintains athletic training records of athlete assessments and treatments.*
Manages Emergency Action Plans appropriate for location and event.*
Performs education and counseling of athletes on sports health related topics.*
Manages and administers ImPACT concussion testing for HS, Middle School and community teams, leagues and individuals not part of regular contract.*
Implements and supervises concussion protocols.*
Coordinates care with primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and others as needed.*
Communicates with parents, coaches, school administrators and others as appropriate about athletes conditions.*
Coordinate annual supply orders as necessary.*
With input from Athletic Trainer Coordinator create and modify protocols, EAPs, and other documents as needed.*
Other duties as assigned.*
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Heavy Work - exert/lift up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs. constantly
Very Heavy Work - exert/lift over 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or over 50 lbs. frequently, and/or over 20 lbs. constantly
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