Job: Athletic Trainer

Job Title

Athletic Trainer

Job Category

Athletic Training


Sanford Health
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

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Job Description and Requirements

Evaluates, plans, instructs, and monitors athletic training programs to help athletes prevent damage, restore function, and reach maximum level of independence. Evaluating athletes sports related injuries, physical conditions, and needs; recommending a scientific care plan to include schedule, treatment programs, and related education based on their capabilities and limitations. Utilizing appropriate assistive devices to protect athletes from injury; Explaining and updating safety rules governing daily training, recreational activities, and the use of professional exercise equipment. Implementing and monitoring athletic training programs for rehabilitation and reconditioning according to athlete's diagnosis and real-time condition. Documenting and interpreting appropriate information gathered from a variety of sources, including the medical record, physician, and family. Utilize appropriate testing/evaluation techniques to assess injuries (including concussions). May perform concussion testing (neurocognitive, balance,vestibular/oculomotor).

Adapts interaction style to situations and people. Adjusts to new or changing assignments, processes, and people. Uses active listening skills and probing techniques to understand cause of a conflict. Examines a specific problem and understands the perspective of each involved stakeholder. Recognizes, clarifies, and prioritizes concerns. Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it for own communication effectiveness. Implements programs to improve the flexibility of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Administers appropriate first aid and follows emergency procedures. Identifies the key concepts of the physiology of health, fitness and performance. Keeps patients/clients informed of therapeutic progress as well as any barriers to achievement. Initiates rehabilitation program plans according to clients' situations. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from HIPAA.

Must be certified as an Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification and be licensed and/or registered in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position. Appropriate education level required in accordance with state licensure.

About Sanford Health:
At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

Employment Type

Full Time


Sanford Health

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[posted Oct 11, 2018]

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