Moody AFB Athletic Trainer
Venesco LLC is looking for an experienced Athletic Trainer to work at the Warrior Athlete Center of Excellence (WACoE), Moody Air Force Base (MAFB) GA.
Certified Athletic Trainers shall assist in the training of tactical athletes to enhance and optimize human performance by focusing on the full integration of human performance capabilities in the delivery of athletic training/physical therapy. The Athletic Trainer under the direction and supervision of the 23d Medical Group (MDG) Physical Therapist (PT) Officer in Charge (OIC) shall collaborate with the medical team to treat, screen, optimize human performance, prevent injuries and rehabilitate injuries.
- Assist Squadron Medical Elements (SMEs) assigned to Moody Air Force Base (MAFB) units, with integrated Warrior Athlete Center of Excellence (WACoE) with the full spectrum of human performance optimization and rehabilitation.
- Perform physical therapy modalities under the direction and supervision of the OIC modalities include, but are not limited to: warm and cold whirlpools, electrical stimulation, ultra-sound, iontophoresis, phonophoresis, therapeutic massage, cryotherapies, thermotherapies, manual therapies, and exercise protocols as well as employing proper sterile techniques and universal precautions in the care of open wounds.
- Provide athletic training services to patients including on/off site emergency evaluation, triage and treatment in accordance with local MDG policies MGI 44-1 and MGI 44-2.
- Assess patients to screen for risk factors that would increase their risk of injury/illness. These screening procedures may include, but are not limited to: musculoskeletal flexibility assessment, muscular strength and endurance assessment, cardiovascular fitness assessment, postural and ergonomic assessment and body composition assessment.
- Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates emergency care for patients of all ages. Workload includes the evaluation and treatment of emergent, urgent, and non-emergent patients ranging from infants to the elderly.
- Design and implement strength training and/or conditioning programs to reduce the risk of injury and illness.
- Instruct and counsel patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, human performance and rehabilitation maintenance.
- Coordinate and supervise fitness of assigned patients.
- Ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition, and conditioning programs customized to meeting individual patient needs.
- Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefits of the sports medicine program for MAFB personnel.
- Facilitate and instruct patients to enhance their general knowledge of sports medicine concepts, injury prevention strategies, self-rehabilitative techniques and functional movement assessment in order to develop independence of action and allow participation in their own fitness prescriptions.
- Select, apply and evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions using best evidence to guide those decisions. Interventions used by Athletic Trainers include but are not limited to: techniques to restore joint range of motion and muscle extensibility; exercises to improve strength, endurance, speed, and power; activities to improve balance; neuromuscular control and coordination; agility training; exercises to improve cardiorespiratory fitness; sports specific and/or functional exercises.
- Provide neuromuscular control and corrective exercises.
- Provide postural functional exercises and self-corrective movements.
- Provide appropriate reevaluation of targeted population.
- Provide preventative taping, bracing and orthotic use for the prevention and treatment of injuries and for the protection of the athlete during practice or competition.
- Provide mentor and preceptorship to Athletic Training, Exercise Physiologist, and/or Physical Therapy Interns under MDG approved Training Affiliation Agreements and Official Memorandums of Understanding (MOU).
- Documents all patient encounters using mandated government systems in accordance with guidance and direction.
- Contractor personnel may be required to travel when authorized to provide injury prevention and therapeutic support during exercises/TDY’s and customer business line related meetings to fulfill respective mission goals. Such travel will only be as directed and coordinated through the Contract Officer Representative within 30 days in advance of all contractor travel in order to obtain proper authorizations. The specific travel locations, duration, number of trips, etc. will be upon direction of the Contracting Office and/or in accordance with the resulting task order. Contractor shall bill government as reimbursable expense in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) applicable for the appropriate geographical area for no-local travel costs incurred as a result of a request by the government to execute the task requirements.
- Education:A Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from an accredited institution.
- Experience:1) Have at least three (3) years of professional experience working with college level or higher athletes and/or tactical military personnel of which one (1) year of full-time experience must be within the last three (3) years. 2) Candidates with Master’s degrees require only a minimum of two (2) years professional experience working with college level or higher athletes and/or tactical military personnel.
- Certification/Licensure: 1) Certified by the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer and 2) State licensed or eligible for state license in any US State, District or Territory.
- Certifications: 1) Certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Some examples of certification could be Graston, ASTM, SASTM. 2) Shall be able to obtain certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling within 90 days of contract start date. 3) Possess and maintain a current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Healthcare Provider (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association.
- Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.