Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics & Sports Medicine/Maine Red Claws Atheltic Trainer Position
South Portland, ME
Maine Red Claws duties (during NBA G-League Season)
Athletic Training Duties
Coordinate with team physician and facilitate all player physicals prior to any on court participation, (Cardiac Clearance, blood work, PPE, etc.).
Evaluate and treat all injuries/illnesses and coordinate specialty care if necessary.
File worker's comp claims and coordinate health/dental insurance for all injuries resulting in lost time or specialty care.
Educate athletes on the League's concussion policies and protocols. Administer concussion baseline tests. Document and communicate with the league about all concussions.
Develop and administer rehab plans for athlete injuries.
Communicate with coaches about any limitations that players might have due to injury or illness.
Coordinate with visiting team athletic trainers about any care/needs their team might have.
Coordinate with local EMT for home game coverage and develop emergency action plan.
Act as liaison between league drug testing agents and Red Claw athletes.
Tape and/or brace athletes prior to any practice or game.
Document all injuries in NBA EMR (HealtheAthlete).
Non-Athletic Training Duties
Conduct dynamic warm-up prior to games and practices
Assist with strength and conditioning programming and coaching
Communicate with players and coaches about any travel changes or schedule changes.
Assist with Human Resources for player on-boarding process and background checks.
Plan pre/post-game meals during road games.
Serve as preceptor for athletic training educational program through the University of New England.
Assist in ensuring the overall smoothness of all operations during road trips.
MMP Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (during G-League offseason)
Under general supervision by a physician, the athletic trainer (AT) will provide athletic training and clinical supports services in sports medicine and orthopedic practice. These may include but are not limited to: patient intake and rooming, obtaining a patient history, performing a physical exam, documentation in the electronic health record, patient education, casting and splinting application, durable medical equipment services , providing pre- and post-operative care for patients and assisting manage the clinical in-basket. If the AT also has obtained the Orthopedic Technologist Certification (OTC) he or she may also provide surgical assisting duties as directed by the orthopedic surgeon. These may include but are not limited to: patient positions, draping, using sterile techniques, passing of instruments, tissue retraction, management working portals and arthroscopic devices, graft preparation, skin closure and application of post-operative dressings as well as any other task delineated by the OTC scope of practice.
The AT will also function as a liaison between physician's and local athletes at collegiate, high school youth and professional levels. The AT will work closely with the Physical Therapy department to coordinate and organize post-operative protocols, rehabilitation and return-to-play procedures. In addition, the AT will assist the program manager with strategies related to marketing and program development within the community, such as coordinating athletic training services at youth sporting events and local high schools. Procedures such as wound care, cast application and removal, splinting and brace fitting, crutch and gait training, therapeutic exercise. Orders radiograph tests under physician guidelines. Performs diagnostic examinations and provide physical therapy under physician orders. Assists in surgery center for needs of physicians, will work as an assistant to the surgeon in the OR in any one or more duties including; prepping, draping and positioning of the patient, using suctioning, the arthroscopic camera and retracting tissue, prepping harvested tissues, and suturing/closing wounds under the supervision of the physician, provides proper post-operative care to the patient. Provides care with a "billing center" for ATC's in the clinic within their scope of practice. Helps in learning and teaching anatomy, MRI and x-ray reading, and learning the day to day needs for a medical practice to staff.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Athletic Training Licensure (or eligibility) in the State of Maine
BOC Certification Required
Bachelor's degree required (graduation from CAATE accredited program).
Master's degree preferred (Post-professional masters in athletic training or a health related field).
2-3 years' experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer - experience with basketball or professional sports preferred.
CPR/AED Certification (must be completed through the American Heart Association).
Background in Physical Therapy, sports performance and/or strength and conditioning
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
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