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Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston, opened its doors in April 2017. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in north Houston, the hospital, which has a staff of over 600, has already provided thousands of patients with specialty care closer to home. The outpatient building, which opened in October 2016, includes 72 exam rooms and clinics for major pediatric specialties including cancer, cardiology, allergy/immunology/rheumatology and diabetes/endocrinology. The hospital’s inpatient building features the area’s only dedicated pediatric emergency center with 25 patient rooms, 32 acute care beds, four operating rooms, 12 radiology suites and 28 critical care rooms.
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We are searching for a Senior Athletic Trainer – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll provide high quality Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Services and act as a liaison to the community coaches, athletic trainers and school nurses. In this position you will function effectively as a member of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team. You will be responsible to proactively support efforts that ensure the delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment. Lastly, you will provide family centered care to a culturally diverse population in a manner that is age and developmentally appropriate.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Ensures that the assessment includes a systematic approach, patient's condition, developmental age current practice standards of the specialty unit, and adherence to clinic scope
- Collaborates with the patient, family and members of the health care team to establish desired outcomes and to meet immediate and future health care needs
- Implements therapeutic physician, Nurse, or Athletic Trainer initiated interventions. Responsible for Home exercise program for patients per Providers request
- Instructs/educates patient and family on appropriate exercise behaviors including modality, intensity frequency, duration, and progression
- Evaluates and documents patient responses to care provided and recognizes the patient's progress towards meeting desired outcomes
- Promotes continuity of patient care throughout the education of patients, families and health care team in self-care, health promotion and disease prevention
- Formulates, implements, and documents an individual teaching plan for patients
- Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patents, families, visitors, peers and other healthcare team members to generate a feeling of trust and caring
- Maintains accurate accounting of time worked, location and activity
- Evaluates need for staffing and workload levels in a proactive manner
- Maintains professional development of self and participates in development of others
- Speak with patients, family, community and health care providers about Sports Medicine services, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Health Plan and all facets of our organization
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Four years of licensed athletic training experience (A Master’s degree may substitute for two years of the required experience.)
- Athletic Trainer License (LAT) issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
- Athletic Trainer Certification (ATC) issued by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association
- Knowledge of athletic trainer functions, basic anatomy and physiology, and diagnostic procedures
- Ability to demonstrate and perform generic and unit-based/critical competencies
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