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Athletic Trainer

Reef Systems

This is a Full-time position in El Paso, TX posted June 16, 2021.

Assistant/Associate Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) for H2F Fort Bliss, Texas

Reef Systems is seeking an Assistant/Associate Certified Athletic Trainer to join a multidisciplinary team to optimize soldier readiness and performance in the Armys new Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) System.

The H2F System focuses on soldier readiness and lethality, optimal physical and non-physical performance, reduced injury rates, and improved rehabilitation after injury. The system empowers and equips soldiers to take charge of their health, fitness, and well-being to optimize individual performance, while preventing injury and disease. H2F Performance Teams generally include a Physical Therapist (PT), Registered Dietitian (RD), Occupational Therapist (OT), Cognitive Enhancement Specialist (CES), Athletic Trainer (ATC), and Strength and Conditioning Coach (SCC).

The ATC position is a fulltime position and will be at one of five sites: Fort Bliss, Texas; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Fort Drum, New York; Fort Polk, Louisiana; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The ATC will be assigned to a unit(s) and typically will work in fitness centers/gyms, brigade or administrative areas, outdoors, ranges and field training environments, but they may be required to travel locally to provide early medical intervention when the unit is in training.

Duties:

  • Provide medical screening, assessments, and treatment services to assigned units/teams.
  • Serve as advisor on basic acute care, injury control, reconditioning, and performance optimization.
  • Provide education and guidance to soldiers and unit leadership, within scope of practice that is synchronized with all unit training calendars, to include generating training materials to support the units requirements and the commanders intent.
  • Perform patient evaluations.
  • Screen soldiers for conditions related to readiness and deployability.
  • Provide emergency first aid and immediate treatment for soft-tissue injury, acute inflammation/edema, and pain related to musculoskeletal injury or trauma.
  • Coordinate with Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Master Fitness Trainers, Master Resilience Trainers, and Battalion Command Sergeant Majors and Company 1st Sergeants to support unit development and execution of physical readiness training for soldiers.
  • Apply, evaluate, and modify prophylactic and protective equipment and techniques for soldiers to minimize the risk of injury.
  • Assist with execution of special conditioning programs, such as reconditioning of injured soldiers and enhanced conditioning of low-fit, high-risk soldiers.
  • Document in the soldiers official Electronic Health Record (EHR) any encounter involving the observation, treatment, or care of a medical condition.
  • Prepare physical profile to document functional limitations up to seven days.
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Follow government and professional standards and protocols.
  • Share best practices, awareness of emerging technology and equipment.

Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (Masters Degree Preferred).
  • Must have a passing score from the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer examination and hold credentials of Athletic Trainer, Certified (ATC) from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Have two years of relevant AT work experience within the last three years. Relevant experience is defined as developing and executing task and environment specific functional injury control and health/well-being programs for groups of athletes or Department of Defense/Department of Homeland Security/Department of Justice entities focused on a common sport or mission performance goal.
  • Must have certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross with Automated External Defibrillators (AED) certification. Web-based classes do not meet required standards.
  • Must be able to hike austere environments and terrain (i.e., rocky, no running water, no shelter, no bathroom, no climate control, inclement weather, loud, smoky) while carrying a backpack with necessary supplies on occasion (less than 20% of the time).
  • Must be able to pass background check to receive government credentials.
  • Must have or be in the process of obtaining residential state license to practice as ATC (dependent on base location see job description for specific locations).
  • Must have an unrestricted state license/registration/certification in any of the 49 regulated states; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands to provide health care within the scope of practice for ATs per state practice acts.
  • Must have a National Provider Identifier.
  • Must be able to operate a computer using Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and work with systems including the Composite Healthcare Computer System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), Ambulatory Data System (ADS), MHS Genesis, Clinical Information System (CIS), and Medical Readiness Portal.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with soldiers, staff, and others on team.
  • Must have skills and social sensitivity to a variety of soldiers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Athletic Training or related field.
  • Have two years of relevant AT work experience within the last three years. Relevant experience is defined as developing and executing task and environment specific functional injury control and health/well-being programs for groups of athletes or Department of Defense/Department of Homeland Security/Department of Justice entities focused on a common sport or mission performance goal.
  • Advanced or post-graduate certification (e.g., FMS, PES, CES, ART, YBT or another relevant cert).
  • SFMA certification.

Locations of Work:

  • Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
  • Fort Drum, New York
  • Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Point of Contact:
Art Mata
amata@reef-sys.com

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