KBR Athletic Trainer in Tacoma, Washington
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The Primary focus of this Military Program is to optimize individual and unit physical readiness and ability to perform warrior tasks and battle drills. Physical readiness is defined as availability for deployment and task-specific performance. Soldiers perform repetitive physical tasks, such as foot marching, drill and ceremony, rifle marksmanship, and repeated obstacle course circuits, resulting in a high number of overuse-type injuries. The types of injuries are very similar to those commonly seen in athletics, including sprains, strains, tendonitis, and stress fractures. The Athletic Trainer will work as part of a broader Performance Team to develop a comprehensive, periodized education and services program integrated and synchronized with the training calendar. Most work will be performed in a military training environment (i.e. fitness centers, gyms or administrative areas, outdoors, ranges, field training environments)
Locations: Project duration will support military installations across the majority of U.S. States
Year 1: Initial Assignments to be based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA / Fort Bragg, NC / Fort Drum, NY.
Duration: Opportunities are for ongoing, long term assignments between 3 – 5 years.
Basis: Positions are contingent, upon contract and position award.
Provide forward Musculoskeletal (MSK) care, early medical intervention, Injury Prevention (IP) and performance optimization services.
Screen target population for conditions related to readiness and deployment, within scope of practice as defined by the NATA and refer to the clinical supervisor as appropriate and in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Apply, evaluate and modify prophylactic and protective equipment and techniques for Soldiers to minimize the risk of injury or re-injury per unit requisitioning procedures.
Provide medical screening, assessments and treatment services at designated locations. ATs shall provide emergency first aid and immediate treatment for soft-tissue injury, acute inflammation/edema, and pain related to musculoskeletal injury or trauma.
Prepare physical profile to document functional limitations up to 7 days, with no more than an additional 7-day extension.
Participate in a peer review of ATs documentation in the health care records in accordance with H2F Peer Review Process and Exhibit G, Peer Review Form
Assist with the proper execution of special conditioning programs, such as, reconditioning of injured Soldiers and enhanced conditioning of low-fit, high-risk Soldiers IAW FM 7-22.
In coordination with the BDE PD and/or the Injury Control Director/clinical supervisor, participate in meetings with the assigned clinical supervisor and or oversight physician to review and evaluate the injury control services provided to Soldiers, discuss medical issues of concern that affect safe and appropriate Soldier care, identify existing problems, identify opportunities to improve delivered care, and provide recommendations for corrective action.
Provide services within the AT’s scope of practice as defined by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
Minimum Required Skills, Education, Experience & Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree or higher from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
A passing score from the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer examination and hold credentials of Athletic Trainer, Certified (ATC)
An unrestricted state license/registration/certification in any of the 49 regulated states; the District of Colombia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands to provide health care within the scope of practice for ATs per state practice acts.
2 years relevant AT work experience within last 5 years. Relevant experience is defined as developing and executing task and environment specific functional injury control and health/well-being programs for groups of athletes or Department of Defense/Department of Homeland Security/Department of Justice entities focused on a common sport or mission performance goal.
National Provider Identifier (NPI).
Have a current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross with Automated External Defibrillators (AED) certification.
Have U.S. Citizenship (copy of birth certificate or naturalization papers required). ATs performing under this contract must be US citizens.
Must be physically able to hike uneven terrain in an austere environment while carrying a backpack with necessary supplies on occasion (<20% of the time). Be physically able to lift and manipulate loads and weight plates up to 45 pounds.
Background/Security Clearance Requirements:
Individuals in this position will be subject to government-sponsored background checks and are subject to a government security investigation.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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