The School of Medicine – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a highly motivated, engaged, and committed Certified Athletic Trainer who is interested in joining a fast-paced, highly productive clinical team.
Our Orthopaedic service talent teams includes: Attending Physicians, Fellow/Resident Physicians, Extender Practitioners, Nurses, ATC/OTCs, Clinical Administrative Coordinators, Research Faculty, Research Technical Teams, and Students. Our providers have clinical locations in Columbia, Jefferson City, Boonville, Liberty, and Springfield. The ideal candidate will play an instrumental role in the success of sustaining our department’s mission: advance the clinical, research and teaching components of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri.
This position will partner with departmental staff to support the overall culture and advancement of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and C3 Orthopaedics Initiative (Comprehensive, Cutting Edge, Caring Culture), which fosters a fast learning and continuously improving organization to further our mission.
We are looking for someone with the following characteristics, which complement our culture and work environment:
1. Highly engaged and described as proactive and self-determined.
2. Positive attitude, personable with a desire for close and collaborative working relationships.
3. Thrive in a fast-paced environment and who will be flexible and problem-solve in real time.
4. Highly organized who is detail-oriented.
- Provide clinical care within the scope of your license(s) and certification(s).
- Provide medical information, direct patient care, and emotional support to patients and families.
- Supervise patient flow, make scheduling decisions, and assist with patient questions.
- Accompany and assist physician with patient care management during patient clinic appointments. Collaborate with ancillary services and other health care professionals to ensure high quality of patient care.
- Triage patients: includes employing orthopaedic and general medical knowledge to acquire patient history, perform physical exam, take necessary measurements (i.e., grip strength, leg lengths) and use special testing to form a tentative assessment and present to supervising physician
- Obtain Orthopaedic Technologist Certification (OTC) in order to serve as first or second assist as needed on surgical cases.
- Organize and schedule all service line surgeries.
- Coordinate surgical needs between patients, operating room staff, physicians, and vendors to ensure all necessary components are in place for operative procedures.
- Render follow up care and services commensurate with education, experience and standard departmental office policy and protocol.
- Support physician’s research efforts: assist with the recruitment and evaluation of potential research subjects into clinical trials.
- Academic, teaching, research, and clinical care administrative support.