• Athletic Trainer - Glendale

    Job ID 2018-1266
  • Overview

    At Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, we believe that we have a unique opportunity to impact and improve the lives of our patients and clients through an innovative spirit, empowerment and hands-on, personalized care. In doing so, Foothills staff work together with our vision in mind—to be passionate and dedicated champions for our patients and their health.


    Born in 2000 with one small location and the initiative to “do things differently” in the world of physical therapy, Foothills is now changing the landscape of outpatient physical therapy providers in the southwestern US. Staying true to our roots, we are physical therapist operated and believe in keeping the profession in the hands of physical therapists. We are not successful without a dedicated team of individuals that serve the needs of our customers. Recently awarded a “Best in Arizona” ranking for the second consecutive year as well as honorable mention winner in ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine’s annual “Practice of the Year”, Foothills is looking for passionate, caring and goal-oriented individuals to join our team.


    Based in beautiful Phoenix, AZ which boasts 299 days of sunshine annually, Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy employees embody the adventurous and active spirit of the region. When not helping our patients regain their active lifestyles, our employees are often found pounding the pavement or grinding their gears on the thousands of local hiking and biking trails. If relaxation is your thing, sit back and enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunsets with family or friends or hit the links at our world-famous golf courses.


    Full-time Employee Benefits:

    • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
    • Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance
    • CEU opportunities and reimbursement
    • 401K program with company match
    • Paid time off and six observed holidays

    Think you’ve found your fit? See what we’re looking for and apply today.

    Brief Description

    Foothills is seeking Athletic Trainers to administer athletic training services in both a clinic and non-clinical settings under the supervision of a supervising physician or physical therapist. These services include, but are not limited to, injury prevention programs, athletic consults, injury assessment, and treatment and case management of injured athletes/clients undergoing rehabilitation.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Facilitate staff development and training on exercise techniques.
    • Responsible for gait training, manual resisted exercises and other treatment modalities consistent with their scope of practice.
    • Facilitation of Home Exercise Programs.
    • Responsible for updating, collecting and educating post-operative protocols.
    • Ancillary duties may include, but are not limited to, tending to wound care dressings, taking vital signs, concussion management, taping modalities, and chart progressions for appropriate patients.
    • Evaluate injuries and develop treatment and exercise plans within scope of practice. Re-evaluate treatment plans, as needed, to ensure maximum patient benefit.
    • Implement individualized therapeutic interventions and monitor responses to therapy to ensure client safety. Report progress and medical changes to physical therapist.
    • Educate clients, families, and coaches regarding injuries, risk factor modification, and exercise programs.
    • Conduct injury screening clinics, educational programs, and workshops to promote safety and injury prevention.
    • Document patient treatment according to professional and regulatory standards.
    • May assist Clinic Director with supervision of PT Tech staff.
    • May be responsible for scheduling of PT Tech staff, oversight and/or direct involvement of clinic flow, appearance and/or ordering of supplies for the clinic.


    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills dealing with a diverse range of people.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems anddeal with a variety of situations.
    • Ability to act with integrity in regards to all matters of confidentiality.
    • Ability to build relationships within the community and with clientele.
    • Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients
    • Ability to work flexible work hours as patient care and administrative programs changes develop.

    Minimum Education/Experience

    • Completion of a CAATE approved athletic training education program or educational equivalent required.
    • Post-certification Master’s degree in athletic training or related field preferred.
    • Certified by the Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainers
    • Association required.
    • Licensed by the Arizona Board of Athletic Training required.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a certified athletic trainer is preferred.
    • Efficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

    Position requires flexible schedule to meet event demad on weekends and evenings, travel is required.


    Work Environment:
    This job operates in a professional work environment. Travel between locations and to meetings will be necessary. Environment can be moderate to noisy at times.

    Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk; hear; stand; walk; sit; bend; use hands to type; handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The position is subject to lifting objects up to 100 pounds occasionally.


    Travel Required:
    Travel between locations, out of town competitions, and to meetings will be necessary as needed.


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