Athletic Training Resident
Job Ref # 35923
Category: Physical Therapy
Job Type: Full-Time
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary

The Athletic Trainer-Resident is participating in a specialized program that consists of post-professional clinical and didactic education designed to significantly advance the Athletic Trainer¿s preparation as a provider of patient care services in a specific area of specialty practice (athletic training).The residency program combines opportunities for ongoing clinical and outreach supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry. 

As a participant of the program, the resident performs patient management services including assessment, treatment, and referral, supervises support personnel, and performs related duties such as participation in rounds, clinics, departmental performance improvement, and clinical education in accordance with state practice act, applicable regulations, and departmental policy, procedures and practices.  Demonstrates competence to adapt to work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.  

¿ Not applicable
¿ Neonate (Birth to 28 days)
¿ Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)
¿ Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
¿ Preschooler (3-6 years)
¿ School Age (6-12 years)
¿ Adolescence (12-18 years)
¿ Young Adult (19-40 Years)
¿ Middle Adult (40-65 Years)
¿ Mature Adult (65 years and older)


I.Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

II.Focuses on patient/customer safety
III.Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV.Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V.Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
VI.Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job


PEOPLE (20%)
1.Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one other to achieve optimal department results.(EF) 
2.Collaborates with all members of the health care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent information and data in a comprehensive manner to facilitate efficient and effective accomplishment of patient care.    Works in an integrated manner with the health team in the provision of exercise and treatment of modalities.(EF)
3.Delegates appropriate patient care duties to support personnel, providing oversight to ensure properly performed.

1.Practices prevention, recognition, assessment, management, treatment, and reconditioning of athletic injuries in accordance with athletic training practice act and in collaboration with referring providers.  Documents patient assessments and treatment notes appropriately. (EF) 
2.Effectively communicates with the athlete, family, physician, and coach regarding the athlete¿s ability to return to practice and competition. (EF)

1.Provides safe, effective athletic training appropriate to the athlete¿s ability and injury based       upon the relevant evidence base. (EF)
2.Prepares athletes for practice and competition through the appropriate utilization of braces, bandages, wrapping and taping techniques to prevent injury. (EF)
3.Provides emergency care within the athletic trainer scope of practice.(EF)

1.Uses resources efficiently and effectively. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.

1.Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual process improvements. Remains current on professional issues and clinical skills.
2.Assists in the organization and direction of specific activities of the department as delegated by the Attending Physical Therapist, Residency Director, Senior Physical Therapist, Rehab Manager or Director. Such activities may include research projects, departmental improvement projects, or other special tasks.
3.Presents relevant special topics in professional literature at clinic meetings, grand rounds, conferences, and meetings as delegated or requested by the faculty.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Graduate of an Accredited Athletic Training Education Program.

1 year experience as Athletic Trainer highly preferred; will consider a new grad who has demonstrated exceptional skills and experience in athletic training affiliations.

¿American Heart Association BLS Certification
¿Certified Athletic Trainer through Board of Certification (BOC) National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
¿Licensed as Athletic Trainer through Texas Department of Licensing
¿Eligible for licensure as Athletic Trainer with the Texas Department of Licensing; must obtain license within 30 days of employment and will not provide athletic training services until such license is obtained

¿Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments.
¿Ability to satisfactorily complete the Residency Program and demonstrate competencies within the Program planned curriculum and within the prescribed Program timelines to remain a participant
¿Possess specialized knowledge and skills in the area of athletic injuries.
¿Solid computer skills in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
¿Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
¿Must be organized, flexible and a team player.
¿Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
¿Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Since 1998, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been serving Fort Bend and the surrounding counties. Residents have come to rely on a level of compassionate care and leading-edge technology that was once available only in the Texas Medical Center. With 243 licensed beds, 20 operating rooms and over 1,900 employees, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community.