Description: BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Provide athletic training services to local high schools and within Performance Therapies, P.C.. In addition, the person holding this position will assist with strength and conditioning services and physical therapy front desk responsibilities.
CHARACTERISTICS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Athletic Training
Provide professional, dependable and consistent athletic training coverage for athletic events and training room hours at local high schools (mostly nights and weekend hours)
Assess an athlete's injury or illness, provide appropriate treatment and, if necessary, refer the athlete to a physician for further care
Evaluate an athlete's ability to return to his or her sport and communicate instructions effectively to the athlete, coach and parents
Instruct athletes, parents and coaches in the prevention of injuries
Apply tape, bandages, or braces to athlete's body parts when necessary in order to prevent injuries
Collaborate on treatment plans with physicians and other healthcare professionals
Provide free injury screens to health club members.
2. Strength and Conditioning
Build relationships with athletes
Give coaching cues during training
Administer weight workouts and numbers
Collaborate with peers on new training ideas
Communicate with parents on concerns of they have expressed
Seek to understand individual athletes goals
Use personal experience to give relevance of training
Give ideas on injury prevention and muscle care
Create an enjoyable but productive atmosphere
3. Service Desk Associate
Perform reception duties such as, but not limited to, greeting and assisting visitors; answering phone promptly in a professional and courteous manner; receiving and conveying messages to appropriate individuals in writing, electronically and verbally; assigning and monitoring patients flow into treatment rooms
Assist with and make sure all inpatient admissions and outpatient forms are accurately completed and entered in the computer. Locate and obtain any missing information to complete the patient data
Act as a liaison between patients and physical therapists, health care professionals and insurance carriers
Contact insurance companies to check each patients coverage and restrictions for physical therapy services
Scan, file and fax documents as required
Invoice/bill patients. Provide receipt of money and undertake any necessary banking procedures thereafter
Maintain a clean, safe, and well organized reception and work area
Actively promote the organizations services, as well as programs, promotions and/or discounts available
Maintain a positive attitude and contribute toward a quality work environment
NOTE: All duties and requirements stated above are essential functions. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the staff occupying this position. Staff members may be required to perform other job-related duties by their supervisor.
Requirements: - A Bachelors degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- At least 3 years of athletic training and/or coaching experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer software applications, especially excel and access
- Must be detail-oriented
- Must be a team player
- Must be a self-starter who works responsibly and independently without constant supervision.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with diverse individuals.
BOC certified athletic trainer (ATC)
Licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Iowa (LAT)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Current CPR Certification