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Athletic Trainer (ATC)/Orthopaedic Tech (OTC)- Part Time

Overview

Peachtree Orthopedics in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking a part time (2 days/week)  Athletic Trainer (ATC)/Orthopaedic Tech (OTC) to support a very busy orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery who also manages general orthopedic trauma on call.  This position would be 100% clinic based with a very strong emphasis on collaborative patient management and development of a close working relationship with the surgeon and other mid-level provider.  Experience in orthopedics and hand/upper extremity care is preferred.

The travel locations required are Sandy Springs and Buckhead on each Tuesday and Wednesday.

JOB DUTIES

  • Escort patients to exam area and prepare for exam.
  • Obtain patient history and or x-rays.
  • Schedule diagnostic studies/surgery and obtain pre-certs for same.
  • Prepare and assist/administer injections/aspirations.
  • Obtain specimen for laboratory and complete required forms.
  • Application/removal of casts, splints, braces.
  • Perform dressing changes and remove sutures/staples.
  • Perform minor office procedures.
  • Complete superbill, DME charge, and/or Physical Therapy referral.
  • Complete return to work slips and distribute appropriately.
  • Complete applications for Handicap Parking permits.
  • Provide patients with educational materials regarding surgery/diagnostic studies or equipment/casts.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA standards regarding blood borne pathogens.
  • Write prescriptions.
  • Coordinate work-in appointments.
  • Obtain x-ray and diagnostic results from appropriate source
  • Serve as liaison between patient and physician.
  • Coordinate consultations with other physicians.
  • Order laboratory/diagnostic procedures
  • Establish differential diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Dictate all records of patient encounter
  • Triage/Provide care in the Emergency Room when assigned
  • Provide call coverage when requested
  • Provide OR assistance when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • May direct the activities of medical assistant in all of the above when appropriate and when in keeping with medical assistant’s area of expertise.
  • See and assess patient, review chart, write progress note and orders when needed
  • Discuss plan of care with all team members
  • Perform procedures as needed — pull drains, dressing changes, etc.
  • Assist with discharge planning.
  • Attends meetings and performs related work as required.
  •  Employee has the responsibility and is expected to adhere to all Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic policies and procedures, to strictly comply with all laws, rules, and regulations, and to consistently engage in ethical patient care and business practices.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education  Requirements: Graduate of an accredited Athletic Trainer and Orthopaedic Tech program.

Work Experience: Two years experience working as a ATC/OTC or OTC/Surgical First Assist

Licensing and/or Certifications:  Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC); Certified Orthopaedic Tech

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for prolonged periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Requires exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids. Requires working under stress in emergency situations or during irregular hours.

 

 

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