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SoutheastHEALTH Certified Athletic Trainer in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Certified Athletic Trainer

Service Cape Girardeau, Missouri Sports Medicine Outreach Full-Time



Variable ShiftThe Certified Athletic Trainer provides medical coverage for athletic events and medical care in a clinic office settingBegin

  • Collaborate with Supervising Medical Physician (SMP) and performs duties in accordance with their orders

  • Record patient’s medical history, medications, and review of medical systems in patient chart.

  • Perform and records patient’s vital statistics

  • Prepare injections as ordered by provider

  • Collect tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing

  • Perform blood draw for PRP injections after completion of skill check off

  • Communicate treatment procedures, medications, nutrition, and physician instructions to patients

  • Assist providers during patient exams and treatments, handing them instruments or performing tasks such as dressing changes, suture removal, cast removal, and exam room set up

  • Assess and treat patient’s injury or illness

  • Administer first aid, CPR, and rescue breathing when appropriate

  • Collaborate with emergency personnel in attendance at sporting events

  • Evaluate patient’s readiness to return to activity, work, or sport

  • Applies protective or prophylactic equipment such as tape, bandages, or braces to body parts

  • Provide fracture care by applying splint or cast to body parts

  • Develop and annually evaluate facility’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

  • Evaluate readiness to play following a diagnosed concussion or concussion-like symptoms

  • Instruct patients on wound care, home exercise programs, crutch training, medication compliance, exercise technique, pre-op and post-op care.

  • Communicate patient’s progress and return to activity decisions to coaches, family member, team athletic trainer, team physician, and other treating personnel.

  • Demonstrate ability to lift/ transfer patients or treatment supply items without restriction

  • Administrative duties may include faxing, copying, answering phone calls, returning messages, and collecting patient ID and insurance information for registration.

  • Determine medical supply needs and place order on behalf of the school

  • Maintain inventory list of medical supplies

  • Properly dispose of medical supplies if out-of-date

  • Document patient information, evaluation, treatment plan, and progress notes in Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

  • Plan and implement comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs

  • Perform and instruct preventative exercises, rehabilitation, and functional activities

  • Provide treatment to patients using modalities such as electrical stimulation, heat compress, and ultrasound

  • Present educational topics to enhance knowledge level of community members, patients, coaches, and patient’s families

  • Mentor and supervise Southeast Missouri State University athletic training students

  • Participates in staff meetings

  • Perform other duties assigned by Practice Manager.

  • Perform job duties in such a way to meet the needs of different populations and age groups of

  • Perform duties along with NATA and State of Missouri guidelines.


  • Graduate of a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Education Program

  • Certified and in good standing by the Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Trainers

  • State of Missouri Athletic Trainer License or Eligible

  • Preference given to applicants with athletic training experience and/or additional certifications, i.e. OTC, OPA, OA, CSCS

  • Current CPR certification

  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend shifts

  • Must possess excellent communication skills and have a good healthful appearance that is representative of an employee of a hospital.