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University of Utah Health Athletic Trainer, Clinic in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for assisting the physician and providing medical care through preventing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating all injuries sustained by patients and athletes who receive injuries while participating in various events or athletic events. The Athletic Trainer will work under the direction of the attending physician to ensure proper care and optimum outcomes in a cost effective manner consistent with professional standards of practice.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Coordinates the work of an area in the department in mission, vision, and values.

  • Drives the operation in alignment of goals and strategy of the department.

  • Drives operations in alignment with policies and procedures.

  • May be responsible for the training and education of staff and may be required to lead and participate in clinical program development.

  • Assists physicians in research with an emphasis on a post-operative database and follow-up with post-operative patients, as needed.

  • Obtains patient history, performs physical exams, educates patients and answers questions, organize notes and radiographs, casting/splinting.

  • Reviews patient records, perform patient assessment, establish functional goals and design rehabilitative treatment plans in collaboration with the physician, patient and family.

  • Applies, adjusts and removes orthopaedic devices and instructs patients in their use.

  • Records in patient's chart, condition, progress and assessment for review by the orthopaedic surgeon.

  • Provides physical therapy treatments, prescribes exercise, and administers various therapeutic techniques including: electrotherapy, heat therapy and cryotherapy.

  • Provides intervention in accordance with the physician's orders and established plan of care, and assess effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.

  • Assesses educational needs of the patient, family or caregiver, and provides education to meet those needs, and develops plans for discharge. Instructs patients and families in procedures to be continued at home.

  • Communicates with patient, family, caregivers, and members of the multidisciplinary team to promote the maximum benefit of care and rehabilitation.

  • Prepares for therapeutic and diagnostic injection.

  • Applies skin, skeletal, and manual traction.

  • Assures all documentation is kept up to date and in a professional manner, according to clinic and hospital protocols. May obtain preoperative consents and research informed consents.

  • Works within scope of both athletic trainer and orthopeadic technologist according to NATA and NBCOT guidelines.

  • May be required to participate in outreach activities including athletic event coverage, health and fitness exhibitions, presentations, and lectures.

  • Helps support the clinical and didactic education of the University's CAATE approved Athletic Training Education Program students and graduate staff and participate as an approved clinical instructor. Responsibilities may include instructional lectures as adjunct faculty within the College of Health.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment; excellent critical thinking skills, ability to work independently, and manage time effectively.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to be energetic, quality driven and able to be a productive member of cohesive team of peers dedicated to providing optimum patient care.

  • Ability to maintain professional attitude towards patients and an excellent and collegial working relationship with other coworkers.


Qualifications Required

  • Three years of experience as an ATC.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Certification as an Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association issued by the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

  • Current licensure to practice as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Athletic Training Fellowship/Residency.

  • Three years of related experience as an athletic trainer in a University setting.

  • Experience as ATC in clinical setting.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently requiring lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 46284
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Variable
Location Name Orthopaedic Center
Patient Care? Yes
State UT
Category Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.