- Assess and provide appropriate injury prevention, management and rehabilitation to athletes within the guidelines of the NATA and state licensing board regulations.
- Evaluate athletes and initiate appropriate treatment using accepted techniques in the school(s) setting.
- Communicate and advise frequently and effectively with others involved in athlete's care regarding scheduling, treatment plans, progress and participation status.
- Provide and maintain accurate, thorough, legible and timely patient and non-patient related documentation, handwritten and/or computerized, in accordance with department and school district policies and procedure.
- Keep informed of health care issues, changing department procedures, and other department information by attending staff/team meetings and/or reading staff meeting minutes, e-mails, and newsletters.
- Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to adjust daily schedule to meet service area demands and cover special events as requested.
- Provide acomfortable, orderly, clean, and safe work environment, securing appropriate supplies as necessary. Promote injury prevention by communicating with coaches and school personnel in identification of potential concerns.
- Aware of any dynamic psychosocial dysfunctioning occurring within the patient or within his/her environment and takes appropriate steps to correct them.
- Determine a need for adaptive equipment and instructs the patient’s family in its use including safety measures.
- Discuss goals and treatment plans with patient and family.
- Bachelor's Degree in health-related field or equivalent educ/experience
- Current Athletic Trainer license through the State of Montana
- Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) within 30 days of hire
- 2 years experience working in school/college environment as an athletic trainer
- NATA (National Athletic Training Association) Certification
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations, and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.