Licensed Athletic Trainer (POOL/Staff Relief, Day Shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 22779
Plays an essential role within the sports health program by assisting the physicians in orthopaedic clinics, providing game/event coverage, and ensuring injury prevention. Reports to the leader of the Ortho Sports Health program.
Job Specific Duties
Demonstrates the use of proper verbal and tactile cuing to modify technique to reduce injury risk throughout strength and conditioning programs.
Collaborates and assists with development implementation and modification of strength training and conditioning programs under the direction of the leader of the sports medicine program.
Delivers competent age appropriate patient care to patients from newborn to 21 years of age.
Integrates infection control, patient safety, body mechanics, and knowledge of growth & development into provision of patient care.
Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to supervisor.
Delivers clinically competent, appropriate & effective service to patient's specific needs through on-field assessment and care & prevention of injuries (by taping, bracing, & preventive exercises).
Communicates with parents/guardians, coaches, and administrators regarding athletes.
Completes daily documentation, identifies patient need for services from ancillary departments, and provides follow-up and referral as necessary.
Assists Sports Medicine staff with marketing and presenting services to community.
Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with system and departmental policies and procedures.
Provides excellent service in interactions with all customers, i.e. coworkers, patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, etc.
Effectively communicates with physicians and members of the sports medicine team.
Effectively and safely removes fiberglass cast, cleans appendage after cast removal and ensure proper disposal of soiled materials.
Safely applies basic fiberglass cast application (short arm and leg, long arm and leg) without manipulation. Ensures patient comfort and safety. Educates patient on proper cast care and gives clear and precise home instructions.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree Athletic Training or related field (Required)
AL - Athletic Trainer - current licensure by the state of Florida - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
BACKGRD - Level II Background Check
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist preferred.
Certified by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATABOC) preferred.
Able to read, comprehend, and assist with implementing injury prevention and return to sport programs.
Able to develop and modify strength and conditioning programs to meet individualized needs.
Able to provide proper instructions/cuing to patients during programs.
Ability to carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions.
Ability to properly educate and/or communicate to participants in a small group setting.
Ability to effectively convert current evidenced based/best practice techniques into care of the athlete.
Ability to efficiently and effectively problem solve.
Responsible for setup and cleanup of programs.
Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.