SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.'
Clinical judgment: Collect and interpret complex patient data; makes clinical judgments based on an immediate grasp of the whole picture; recognizes patterns and trends by focusing on key elements while eliminating extraneous details. Documents and teaches others to document the plan of care; care delivered; and patient/family outcomes. Responds to subtle patient/family changes; engages with each unique patient/family in a compassionate manner; tailors caring practices to the individuality of patient/family; recognizes the importance of a healing environment and tailors the environment to meet the needs of the patient/family; promotes safety throughout patient/family transitions along the healthcare continuum. Using self-mgmt. support; develops care goals and actions through partnerships with patients/families. Adapts educational programs to meet the learning needs and styles of the patient/family; uses teach back strategies to evaluate effectiveness. Coordinates education with other members of the health care team.
???Plan of Care To function as a professional athletic trainer under the direct supervision of a Physician, and to provide a comprehensive treatment approach to assigned athletes/patients demonstrated by incorporation of appropriate evaluation techniques; implementation of thorough, functionally based treatment programs, and appropriate discharge planning including patient education/training. Makes appropriate referrals to other resources. Facilitates coordination and communication between patient from physician to physical therapist. Perform procedures, collect data, analyze data and make decisions regarding patient care, including initial screening, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, care, reassessment and discontinuation of care. Formulate, maintain, support, monitor and modify a patient-specific plan for care, treatment and rehabilitation based on the patient's assessment. Plan and coordinate care, treatment and rehabilitation for discharged patients. To serve as a department-based role model and resource for policies, procedures, and patient care. To assist others in setting patient care and department priorities, keeping in mind the education of self and others while maintaining a cohesive environment.
???Patient Care Collects clinical data; follow algorithms, decision trees, and protocols. Matches formal knowledge with clinical events to make appropriate decisions; uses available resources as needed. Documents plan of care, care delivered, and patient and family outcomes. Focuses on the usual and customary needs of the patient and family; anticipates future needs; bases care on standards and protocols; maintains a safe physical environment; acknowledges death as a potential outcome. Consistently integrates age specific concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning. Using self-management support, develops care goals and actions through partnerships with patients and families. Facilitates patient and family learning by providing structured education based on the plan of care goals, and the needs of the patient and family; uses teach back to evaluate effectiveness. Recognizes routine or obvious changing patient situation; in unusual care situations, seeks help with needed to identify patient problem. Sees the pieces or components; sees patient and family within the isolated environment of the unit; sees self as key resource to support the family through the healthcare experience through care coordination.
???Compliance Sustains a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Supports leadership in efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Monitors and complies with safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensures individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Is mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicates safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
???Education & Outreach In the clinical setting, will assist a physician in providing concussion education to patients and families and perform delegated clinical/clerical/administrative tasks. Contributes to department/center program development through involvement in special projects. May coordinate communication and ATC assignments for sporting events for professional/amateur teams. Demonstrates consistent integration of the Interprofessional Practice Model (IPM) in all aspects of practice.
???Training & Development Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature and seminars, implement this knowledge into Sports Med clinical area, Uses self-appraisal performance review and peer review. Demonstrates openness to coaching and mentoring from others. Facilitates learning by assisting with peer and student learning experiences. Works with dept managers, interprofessional councils, and magnet reps to identify, share, implement and evaluate safety best practices.
??? Bachelor degree in related field. May require clinical license, certification or training ??? 0 - 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline
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