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Job Title Athletic Trainer Certified Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Rehabilitation Services Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Northeast Region Sports Medicine Division Date posted 02/12/2024 Job ID R-58254

Job Summary

This position is 80% in the traditional Athletic Trainer setting such as a school/university/community setting and 20% in the clinics assisting Physicians with care. Provides care to athletes/patients in a preventive, emergency, and rehabilitative manner in accordance with Physician's orders, and documents such care and treatment. Assists in the development and presentation of educational and community programs that support the Orthopaedics service line. Acts as a physician extender to the supervising physician within the Orthopaedics clinics.

Job Duties

  • Provides Athletic Training Services to patients and contracted organizations as assigned.
  • Assists with the development, implementation, and staffing for community events and related programming.
  • Provides support by covering other contracted schools or changing assignments.
  • Establishes and maintains community relations and provides educational programs for coaches, athletes and community members.
  • Establishes and updates contracted organization Policy and Procedure manual with annual reviews.
  • Performs initial patient assessments and screens, develops and distributes ongoing patient education information.
  • Distributes Home Exercise Programs (HEP) and educates patient and family as directed by supervising physician.
  • Prepares injections for physicians and physician assistants.
  • Performs splinting and casting under physicians orders.
  • Performs cast and suture removal.
  • Performs scribing duties for a physician during a patient’s physical exam, as needed.


Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

*$5,000 sign on bonus for Eligible Candidates*

We’re proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 

Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage 

Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support) 

Employer contribution to your retirement plan 

Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only) 

Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family. 

Professional opportunities for growth and advancement  

Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders 

Paid Military Leave 

Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups  

Education

Bachelor's Degree- (Required), Master's Degree- (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Certified Athletic Trainer - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Athletic Trainer - State of Pennsylvania

Skills

Rehabilitation Practices/Programs; Rehab Assessment And Care; Therapeutic Treatment; Physiotherapy; Teamwork; Interpersonal Communication; Health Care Policy And Ethics Compliance

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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