As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Works 20-29 hrs/week in a regular permanent schedule. The Athletic Trainer (AT) provides treatment to individuals who have, or seek to avoid, musculoskeletal injuries during participation or training for athletics or physical activity. Administers and performs appropriate techniques and method for Pre/Post rehabilitation programs and in the prevention of injuries; providing appropriate supervision of clients enrolled in these programs. Demonstrates knowledge and use of protective bracing/splinting, safety equipment, education of students, coaches and parents, and coordinates care with medical/clinical staff. Maintains core competencies and any additional competencies determined to be necessary by the management team to ensure patient care needs are met.
Based on programmatic need and licensure requirements may be required to provide inpatient/outpatient coverage at various locations associated with Nemours.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, and adults.
Follows basic medical precautions for each patient (for eating, drinking, mobility) and refers appropriately to health care team.
Organizes and implements Pre/Post rehabilitation programs, injury prevention and skill enhancement programs with recognition of his/her own limitations while seeking appropriate mentorship as needed.
Demonstrates use of treatment activities that are functional and relevant to the patient's established goals utilizing creativity, variety and integration of new treatment techniques and modalities.
Monitors patients during exercise programs and makes adjustments and modifications to programs as necessary.
The ATC may assist Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants in implementing a plan of care for patients with musculoskeletal injuries under the supervision of a Physical Therapist in accordance with the Physical Therapy State Examining Board rules and regulations and departments/hospital policies and procedures
Uses machines and tools in a responsible manner adhering to safety practices as outlined by the manufacturer and OSHA standards.
At satellite locations assumes primary responsibility to maintain equipment to manufacturer specifications and manage maintenance schedule in conjunction with clinical engineering and facilities departments.
Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy, Joint Commission, and CARF standards.
Participates in triage and coverage planning as necessary to meet patient care and departmental needs.
Provides orientation, supervision and guidance to volunteers and students serving in assigned program area.
Works cooperatively on multidisciplinary, single discipline, program specific and specialty teams.
Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.
May provide input on new treatment intervention strategies to ensure evidenced-based and current practices.
At satellite locations, the AT assumes primary responsibility to prepare and maintain therapeutic treatment and patient care areas within the safety and infection control guidelines.
The AT will organize, prepare and assist in the delivery of Therapeutic and Rehabilitative patient care services at a satellite location.
Bachelor's degree required
Must have BOC ATC Certification and be eligible for Delaware State Athletic Training License and appropriate state licensure for primary clinic site; must be eligible for DE licensure
Must hold a primary license (DE, PA, or NJ) A second license will be required for all clinical positions
i. Must submit license or proof of application submission within 2 weeks of job
acceptance, but this second license is not required to be active at the start of
All clinical staff will maintain dual licensure (DE, PA, or NJ)
BLS certification Basic Life Support (within 6 months of date of hire) and must be maintained for
duration of employment
Member of professional specialty organizations (National Athletic Trainers Association, state and regional athletic trainer's societies) preferred.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.