Surgical Athletic Trainer Job at Emory Health Care, Atlanta, GA

  • Emory Health Care
  • Atlanta, GA

Job Description

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At Emory Healthcare we fuel your professional journey with better benefits, valuable resources, ongoing mentorship and leadership programs for all types of jobs, and a supportive environment that enables you to reach new heights in your career and be what you want to be. We provide:


  • Comprehensive health benefits that start day 1
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Reimbursement Programs
  • Family-focused benefits
  • Wellness incentives
  • Ongoing mentorship, development, and leadership programs...and more!

The Surgical Athletic Trainer is an experienced athletic training position with clinical and/or operating room responsibilities to one or more orthopedic physicians and/or surgeons under the direction of the Sports Medicine or Orthopedic Clinic Manager. Provide athletic training services for Emory Orthopedics or Sports Medicine under the direction of a designated orthopedic physician. The incumbent has direct patient contact primarily for the evaluation and treatment of medical and musculoskeletal pathology consistent with the scope and practice of athletic training clinical competencies as defined by the NATABOC and the State of Georgia Athletic Training Credentialing Board.


Surgical Assist in the Operating Room:

  • Assists surgeon with patient positioning, preparation and draping.
  • Maintains sterile operating field, cuts sutures, assists MD with tissue retraction, exposure of the operative area, suctioning, sizing and preparation of previously harvested graft-tissue, position of arthroscopic camera, and suturing skin and wound closure under supervision of the physician.


Patient Care:

  • Performance of a thorough medical history on each patient, including; a thorough history of the injury or condition, primary complaint, pain level assessment, past medical history, review of medications and allergies, and how quality of life is affected.
  • Performance of an appropriate physical examination on each patient seen, including; range of motion testing, strength testing, sensation testing, palpation, functional testing, ligamentous testing, and special tests as needed.


Therapeutic Procedures:

  • Prepare and assist the physician with injection procedures done in the office.
  • Provides proper post-operative wound care and education, removal of sutures and dressing changes to post-surgical patients as directed by the attending physician.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, assists in provision of continuity of care from offices visits through surgery if necessary as well as therapy needs.
  • Perform cast and/or durable medical equipment (DME) application and removal.


Patient Education:

  • Serves as a link between patient and physician during patient care.
  • Performance of educational responsibilities in specific to the needs of each individual patient, including; exercise instruction and demonstration and answering patient questions in regards to the treatment plan, surgery, rehabilitation and future care.


Additional Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with physician research projects and demonstrate progression on specific projects and/or serve as a mentor for the Athletic Training Residency program with involvement in teaching and educational sessions as well as supervising students in a learning environment.


  • Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or a Healthcare related field and graduate of an Athletic Training Residency Program (Accredited program preferred) that includes one (1) year of experience working in an Orthopedic Physician practice setting.
  • A Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or a Healthcare related field with an OTC and 2 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of completion of a residency program.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association is required.

Supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or veteran's status. EHC does not discriminate on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. EHC respects, values, and celebrates the unique perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals. EHC aspires to create an environment of collaboration and true belonging for all our patients and team members. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.


ACCOMODATIONS: EHC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs., 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs., 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs., 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs. max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs.; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Outdoor, Shift work,

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