Athletic Trainer ~ Return to Performance
Sanford Health - Sioux Falls, SD

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Full-time. Hours will include working various shifts including day, evening, night and weekend hours.

This exciting full-time athletic training position is responsible for the development and implementation of functional rehabilitation programs for athletes and the active individual. The Return to Performance Program uses movement-based exercises as a foundation for rehabilitation by integrating philosophies of functional rehabilitation with those of sports training. The goal of the program is to restore functional stability and provide a safe return to sport specific activities. This candidate must be a proven team member working in collaboration with physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and performance enhancement specialists to achieve quality outcomes. Must have the ability to speak with multiple constituents to include parents, coaches, and medical providers. Looking for an individual with strong communication skills, passion for athlete/patient care, and experience in the rehabilitation and performance enhancement settings. Must be able to work in a collaborative care model with medical professionals from multiple disciplines. This is a truly unique athletic training opportunity.

The Athletic Trainer is responsible for utilizing their education and training to provide PM&R - Athletic Training services to select area high schools, colleges/universities, professional teams, youth sports organizations and orthopedic physician office. Works closely with the Sports Medicine Outreach Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation staff, POWER staff, physicians, high school/college/professional coaches, athletic directors, and student athletes. Coordinates physician referrals when necessary and cultivates professional relationship with the physicians and staff of Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Serve as a liaison between Sanford USD Medical Center and Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

The athletic trainer functions within the scope and standards of the athletic trainer practice act as outlined in the South Dakota Athletic Trainer Practice Act and Administrative Rules. Sanford recognizes the Board of Certification Standards of Professional Practice and the National Athletic Trainers' Association Code of Ethics.

The athletic trainer is expected to meet the organization's professional, clinical, technical, communication and documentation requirements and standards and to make decisions based on established guidelines. The athletic trainer may be asked to supervise athletic training students as they provide patient care, treatment, or other services.

Required Skills

Bachelor of Science/Arts degree required. Must be BOC certified. Licensed in the state of South Dakota.

Required Experience

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Sanford Health-MeritCare was created from the 2009 merger of two Dakota health care legends: South Dakota's Sanford Health and North...