Texas Health Resources Athletic Trainer-Fort Worth Orthopedics in Dallas, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Fort Worth Orthopedics

6301 Harris Parkway, Suite 200

Fort Worth, TX 76132

Texas Health Physicians Group seeks to hire a full-time ATC, day shift 8am (0800) to 5pm (1700), for Fort Worth Orthopedics. The work schedule for this position includes working injury clinics during Fall and Spring Athletics for college and highschool.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree Kinesiology, Sports Medicine

or related field, required.

6 Months Team sports or related experience, preferred.

LAT - Licensed Athletic Trainer Licensed by State of Texas, required.

National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC), preferred.

Assists with patient's rehabilitation activities to maximize physical fitness or treat or prevent injury. Assists in exercise instruction and demonstration, patient evaluation and testing.

Essential Functions

Assists with intake of patients including medical history, initial testing, and any other intake requirements relating to office visit. Communicates results of testing to physician.

Collaborates with physicians, physical therapists and other applicable providers to evaluate the patient’s physical condition and advise and treat athletes to maintain maximum physical fitness or to treat or prevent injury for participation in athletic competition. May prescribe routine and corrective exercises as need.

Assists in the treatment and/or prevention of injuries by treating chronic or minor injuries and related disabilities to maintain athletes' performance.

Provides discharge instructions and release paperwork, instructions for home and ongoing care, schedules follow-up visits, and makes referrals to other healthcare providers as prescribed by physician or physician’s assistant.

Follows-up with patients and ensures ongoing communication with patients, school personnel, etc. as required.

May assist with facilitating communication sessions as needed.

Assists with brace fittings.

Provide and assist in a seamless movement through the surgical continuum of care. Through each step of the process and guides patients and their families by offering emotional, case management and educational support.

Advocate for the Orthopedic patient and guide them through the healthcare system pre-operatively through post-operatively.

Assist patients and their families with every aspect of care from assisting the patient with last minute questions before and after the day of surgery.

Develops, implements and evaluates clinical practice guidelines/care paths for the patient.

Coordinates patient care across all settings with all healthcare providers.

Welcomes calls from patients and families answering questions concerning care and provides education information and resources to the patients.

Participates in special projects or completes other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of DME and application of Splinting and casting.

• Ability to effectively communicate to staff and patients.

• Demonstrates sound judgment and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in

questionable or emergency situations.

• Maintains a positive, caring attitude towards patients.

• Good computer skills using a medical management application.

• Possesses a strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism.

Entity Information:

Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG) includes more than 800 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants dedicated to providing quality, patient-safe care at more than 240 offices located throughout the DFW Metroplex. THPG members are active in group governance and serve on multiple committees and councils. Ongoing Texas Health initiatives, like the Diversity Action Council and Living the Promise, have helped to create an inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture and workplace, making THPG a great place to work

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.