Athletic Training services are provided to reduce medical attrition and increase military m Work includes providing forward MSK care, early medical intervention, injury prevention (IP) and performance optimization services.
- Screen target population for conditions related to readiness and deploy ability, within scope of practice as defined by the NATA and refer to the clinical supervisor as appropriate and in accordance with standard operating procedures.
- Apply, evaluate and modify prophylactic and protective equipment and techniques for Soldiers/Trainees to minimize the risk of injury or re-injury per BDE requisitioning procedures.
- Provide medical screening, assessments and treatment services following established protocols to prevent serious injury from occurring.
- ATs shall provide emergency first aid and immediate treatment for soft-tissue injury, acute inflammation/edema, and pain related to musculoskeletal injury or trauma.
- Document functional limitations up to 7 days, with no more than an additional 7-day extension. Conditions requiring more than 14-days of physical limitations for the same condition require a referral to a clinical supervisor.
- If needed, may communicate with the clinical supervisor or privileged provider through virtual health if that is the best method of communication for their location.
- Document in the Trainee’s official electronic health record (EHR) any encounter involving the observation, treatment, or care of a medical condition.
- Participate in a peer review of ATs documentation in the health care records in accordance with local procedures
- Provide education, instruction, and guidance to Soldiers/Trainees and leadership, to include generating training materials to support mission requirements.
- Coordinate with unit Master Fitness Trainers, Master Resilience Trainers, and Senior Drill Sergeant as requested/needed to support unit development and execution of training programs in the physical domain for Soldiers/Trainees with and without physical limitations.
- Observe Soldier physical training sessions and identify Soldiers who may be at risk for injury and provide recommendations to the Soldiers and leadership regarding observations.
- Provide intervention/education to improve Soldier performance and reduce/mitigate the risk of injury.
- ATs shall ensure proper execution of special conditioning programs, such as, reconditioning of injured Soldiers/Trainees and enhanced conditioning of low-fit, high-risk Soldiers/Trainees.
- Provide an AT orientation overview brief to each new class of Soldiers/Trainees.
- Participate in meetings with the assigned clinical supervisor to review and evaluate the injury control services provided to Soldiers/Trainees, discuss medical issues of concern that affect safe and appropriate Soldier care, identify existing problems, identify opportunities to improve delivered care, and provide recommendations for corrective action.
- Share best practices and lessons learned among all ATs in an internal, professional venue and reported on in the monthly report.
- Attend and participate in meetings with leadership as requested and/or required.
- AT’s shall prepare and submit reports as requested.
- Attend and follow mandatory Government training in accordance with Army regulations. Maintain copies of all training, certificates, licenses, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
- A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
- Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer examination and hold credentials of Athletic Trainer, Certified (ATC).
- A current, active, valid unrestricted license in any of the 50 Unites States, the District of Colombia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands.
- Two years of relevant AT work experience within the last five years.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross with Automated External Defibrillators (AED) certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Have the ability to read, write, and speak English well enough and enunciate with sufficient clarity to effectively communicate with Soldiers/Trainees, staff and other ATs.
- Demonstrate sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that they can relate to a variety of Soldiers/Trainees from diverse backgrounds.
- Have the ability to operate a computer utilizing Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel and EHR System.
- Must be physically able to hike in an austere environment and terrain (e.g., rocky, no running water, no shelter, no bathroom, no climate control, inclement weather, loud, smoky, etc.) while carrying their own backpack with necessary supplies on occasion (<30% of the time).
- Be physically able to lift and manipulate loads and weight plates up to 45 pounds.