Duke Health Integrated Practice is an exceptional, multi-specialty physician practice encompassing 140 clinics across North Carolina. We attract and retain premier medical professionals with competitive compensation, benefits, and a nurturing work atmosphere that unites passion and purpose.
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - 401 Irving Pkwy, Holly Springs, NC
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - 3700 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - 8300 Health Park, Raleigh, NC
We are seeking an Athletic Trainer to provide direct and indirect care to patients at our Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine Clinic.
Clinic location will either be in Raleigh, Cary, or Holly Springs.
The Certified Athletic Trainer in the Duke University Health System serves as a physician extender in the primary care, primary care sports medicine, and/or orthopaedic clinical setting. The Certified Athletic Trainer specializes in the delivery of high quality health care to patients of all ages and athletes of all skill levels. The Certified Athletic Trainer is certified by the Board of Certification (NATA BOC) and is licensed to practice athletic training in the state of North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Athletic Training Examiners (NCBATE). The Certified Athletic Trainer promotes the Duke University Health System within his/her own entity as well as through community outreach initiatives. The Certified Athletic Trainer within the health system serves as an integral part of the healthcare delivery team. The Duke University Health System Values of excellence, safety, integrity, diversity, and teamwork will guide the daily responsibilities and outreach efforts put forth by the Certified Athletic Trainer.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support physician and other clinical / ancillary staff in daily patient care.
Complies with all OSHA and JHACO-issued policies and procedures.
Performs appropriate patient intake for a variety of medical and musculoskeletal conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, thorough history of condition or injury, chief complaint, assessment of pain level, completion and / or review of past medical history, family history, and social history, and medication reconciliation.
At direction of supervising physician, performs appropriate point of care testing. This includes but is not limited to: UA, upreg, mono spot, rapid flu, etc.
At direction of supervising physician, orders appropriate diagnostic testing or follow-up care that includes but is not limited to: xrays, MRI, CT scan, EMG, diagnostic ultrasound, rehabilitation referrals, specialty referrals, and prescription medications.
Documents all aspects of evaluation, testing appropriately within the EMR.
Based on patient diagnosis, current activity level and patient care plan goal, collaborates with supervising physician to:
Develop and teach an appropriate home exercise program
Appropriately choose and fit durable medical equipment
Fabricate and apply custom splint or cast
Educate patient as to why any of the above or combination of the above is included in the plan of care
Uses current best practices for concussion evaluation, which includes but is not limited to:
Symptom scoring via detailed clinical interview
ImPACT neurocognitive test
Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen
Recognition of symptom clusters, clinical trajectories based on symptom presentation
Collaborates with supervising physician to develop a specific concussion care plan for each patient that includes academic and physical recommendations based on clinical assessment
Prepares for and assists physician with minor procedures.
Uses excellent written and verbal communication in all aspects of interactions with patients, patients' families, staff, internal and external physicians and guests of the department
Maintains confidentiality (HIPAA, FERPA, etc) in matters relating to employees, community members, patients, families, and visitors.
Triages patient messages, phone calls and questions appropriately, whether it is resolving issue within the scope of practice or utilizing physician, nurse triage, other ancillary staff as needed to resolve question.
Manages referrals to specialists, diagnostics tests in a timely manner and communicates both delays, and results/subsequent plan of care in a courteous, efficient, and patient-appropriate manner
Initiates problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution to foster sound working relationships with peers/colleagues
Attends mandatory full staff and clinical meetings and acknowledges receipt of and reviews minutes if absent
JOB ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in athletic training or equivalent from a CAATE accredited program required.
NATABOC Certification (National Athletic Trainers Association-Board of Certification) is required.
The schedule for this position is day shifts, Monday-Friday, with no weekends or holidays.
Some roles within our organization may encompass essential job functions requiring distinct physical and/or mental capabilities. Further details and accommodation requests will be addressed by individual hiring departments.
Duke Health Integrated Practice is dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment, fostering a diverse workforce without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
We aspire to build a community grounded in collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our shared achievements rely on a dynamic exchange of ideas, flourishing best when a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences thrive. Upholding these values is a collective responsibility within our community.
This job description aims to outline representative responsibilities for this title, not an exhaustive account of specific duties. Employees may be assigned job-related tasks beyond those explicitly outlined here.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.