Senior Athletic Trainer - Orthopedic Surgery - West Campus (8a - 5p)

Position: Senior Athletic Trainer - Orthopedic Surgery - West Campus (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 147577

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


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.


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Responsibilities :

  • 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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