UofL Health

Athletic Trainer, UofL Physicians, Shea Orthopedics, Multiple Locations, Full-Time, days

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville | US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
Clinical Support
CMG - Shea Orthopaedic Gr [205842]
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


This position will function in a fast paced medical setting, specializing in one or more areas of medical care. The ideal candidate will demonstrate professionalism and excellent communication skills to foster and contribute to a collegial environment, with the primary focus of providing outstanding care to our patients and their families.



    • Facilitate effective clinical operations for Advanced Practice Provider or Physician, which includes but is not limited to: clinical charting/ scribing, pre-operative patient education with patient, coordinating care between providers, securing necessary DME for patient, patient records maintenance, communication with surgeon and families pre-op and intra-operatively, and brace fitting/ education to the patient post operatively.
    • Work with community partners in regional sports settings and exceed partner expectations.
    • Onsite care and management of injuries and illnesses including: prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation.
    • Assess risk of injury, perform ergonomic evaluation and coaching, self-care implementation and overall wellness promotion.
    • Electronic documentation of all patient encounters.
    • Coordinate and implement injury prevention programs and customized preventative strategies and programs to each patient.
    • Minimize risk of injury through awareness, education and prevention strategies.
    • Provide accommodation recommendations, related to sport, for student athletes with restrictions or limitations.
    • Communicate with physicians and coaching staff regarding the injury status of athletes.
    • Carry out medical care for assigned student-athletes per the sports medicine standard operating procedures.
    • Responsible for administrative and other duties as assigned by supervisor.



    • Certified Athletic Trainer (required), Residency (preferred), Masters (preferred)
    • Active State License and Certifications
    • Experience working with D-1 athletics/ professional athletic programs(preferred)
    • Experience in Surgical/Clinical practice setting(preferred)
    • Experience working with community members(preferred)
    • General knowledge of the healthcare system, clinical procedures, and previous interaction with physicians
    • Exposure to an academic environment (preferred)



    • Applied Knowledge: must have knowledge of a large range of medical problems. Assessment, evaluation skills and working with other healthcare professionals will be required.
    • Decision-Making Skills: Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions per state licensure guidelines.
    • Attention to Detail: Athletic trainers should be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation.
    • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in high stress/pressure situation when talking to patients, medical professionals, staff and families.
    • Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks with little or no supervision.
    • Initiative, communicator, problem solver
    • Proactive - anticipates and plans for problems before they arise
    • Service Excellence – responsive, informs constituents of process, pleasant to work with, educates and provides timely, accurate information
    • Organized – manages time effectively, keeps tasks appropriately prioritized
    • Flexible – ability to change directions as needed for the good of the department or organization
    • Critical Thinking – ability to think through issues and identify appropriate options
    • Work Ethics – motivated, diligent, industrious and persistent in the workplace, stays on tasks to completion, works at a fast pace to ensure optimal efficiency
    • Understands and can formulate process flow relative to HR policy and procedures
    • Team – ability to work with others, serve others, help others, lead others, mentor others, take directions from others in the interest of moving process and programs forward to the desired outcome.
    • Emotional Intelligence – ability to not take issues personal, see the big picture in emotionally charged situations and respond in a mature, professional, composed manner
    • Self-Awareness – ability to reflect, understand limitations, and seek appropriate assistance and guidance
    • Judgment – exercises discretion and due diligence when making decisions and recommendations



    Working conditions are normal for a health care environment.


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