Serves as a physician extender to increase patient throughput and overall RVU production. Assists assigned Orthopedic Surgeon in both hospital and clinic settings. Performs administrative duties and follow up patient care during non-clinic hours. Aids in fulfilling contractual agreements with area high schools through weekly visits to evaluate athletic injuries, and covering high school athletic events. Promotes excellent relationships between physicians and area high schools in all endeavors.
Education:Master's degree in kinesiology, physical therapy, or related field required.
Experience:Athletic Training ResidencyMedical Billing (Professional)Electronic Medical Record/Clinical Documentation OR First Assist
Licensure/Certification:Current State of Texas Athletic Trainer license.Current BLS certification.
Required Skills:Demonstrated ability to perform skills required to extend the services of the assigned provider in a clinical setting.Demonstrated ability to independently rehab patients and athletes.Desire to work with a comprehensive healthcare delivery team.
Communication Skills:Able to read, write and speak English.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Proficient in the use of relevant Medical Terminology.
Work is medium demand. Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Medium strength is required to position patients for examination. May assist patients as needed, helping them on and off the exam table and/or bed. Hearing to communicate with patients. Near-visual acuity to read gauges and dials on equipment. Color vision for perceiving changes in condition. Works inside hospital and clinic settings, schools, and athletic facilities (inside and outside).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Clinic/Hospital SettingPatient Interview – Medical HistoryInitiate Focused Physical ExamPerforms Therapeutic Procedures Assigned by MD Wound CareInjectionsCast ApplicationGait TrainingTherapeutic ExerciseCrutch FittingStaple and/or Suture RemovalDME ApplicationAssists Physician with Hospital Level Services/Patient Care/Rounds as AssignedClinical Documentation in EHRWorks Outstanding Physician Task Buckets in EHR DatabaseScheduling Surgical Visits, Diagnostic Tests, and Facilitates ReferralsAccurately Assigns Diagnosis CodesAccurate Assignment of Procedure Codes and ModifiersProvides Clinical Justification to Payers as Required in Advance of Procedures; Correctly Documents Outcome in EHR.Surgical ProceduresMRI/Nuclear MedViscosupplementation InjectionsServes as Liaison Between Physician and Contracted EntitiesMaintains Detailed Records of Care ProvidedStocks Exam Rooms; Maintains Par LevelsAssists with Other Miscellaneous Clinic Duties as AssignedAthletic Training Outreach ServicesCoordinates Athletic Training Coverage w/Director of Sports MedicineProvides Coverage for a Minimum of 1 Event Per WeekWeekly School Visits to Perform Injury Evaluations and Rehabilitation of Athletes based on Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers and the Texas Occupations Code for Health Professions, and Scope of Practice.Collaborate with Physical Therapist in Center for Rehabilitation as Needed to Prepare Athletes for Return to PlayMiscellaneous Duties to Establish New Referrals