Certified Athletic Trainer

 DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES 

This effort includes tasks and activities to be performed by the personal ATC services as described within this PWS. The work is performed in coordination with the SRT2P team at 16 designated FORSCOM locations and in the local MTF. The ATC shall work under the clinical supervision of the SRT2P physical therapist or designated privileged provider with oversight by the Brigade (BDE) Surgeon or designated medical provider. 

Please specify what location you are applying to:
 
1. Camp Atterbury, Indiana 
 
2. Fort Riley, Kansas 
 
3. Fort Knox, Kentucky 
 
4. Fort Polk, Louisiana 
 
5. Fort Bragg, North Carolina 
 
6. Fort Drum, New York 
 
7. Fort Bliss, Texas 
 
8. Fort Hood, Texas 
 
9. Joint Base - Lewis-McChord, Washington 


DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with four years of experience or Master’s Degree with two years of experience from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Relevant experience must have been performed within the last 5 years. Employment related to internships or graduate work is not considered as relevant experience

  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support (BLS) (5.2.3): ATCs shall have and maintain BLS with automated external defibrillators (AED) certification. The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BSL) for Healthcare Providers is the only program accepted. BLS recertification shall be maintained in a current status at all times while performing under this contract.

  • Board Certification (5.2.6.4.4): National Athletic Trainer Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).

  • Licensure/Registration: The ATC shall possess and maintain a current, active, valid unrestricted license in any of the 50 Unites States, the District of Colombia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and be able to obtain clinical approval to provide health care within the scope of practice for ATCs.

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS

  • The ATC will be required to observe BN specific training events (e.g., shooting ranges, obstacle courses, combatives training). Be physically able to hike in austere environment and terrain (i.e. rocky, no running water, no shelter, no bathroom, no climate control, inclement weather, loud, smoky) while carrying their own backpack with necessary supplies. Be physically able to lift and manipulate loads and weight plates up to 45 pounds.

  • Function as an integrated member of a BN-based multi-disciplinary team focused on optimizing military mission readiness and performance through medical availability and task specific performance by providing and facilitating injury prevention education and services, basic acute care, effective injury control, and contributing to performance optimization.

“Bridging” Services (i.e., services that transition individuals from injury and illness recovery/rehabilitation to full task-specific performance optimization): The contractor, as an integrated member of the SRT2P team, shall:

  • Screen target population for conditions related to readiness and deployability, within scope of practice as defined by the NATA and refer as appropriate and in accordance with standard operating procedures.

  • Provide services within scope of practice that do not require privileging and/or as stipulated by MEDCOM policies. Examples of services limited to privileged providers include, but are not limited to, dry needling/acupuncture, cupping, blood flow restriction, prescribing medications, and ordering laboratory and radiology imaging studies and would therefore not be authorized services to be performed by the ATC.

  • Provide education, instruction, and guidance to Soldiers and BN leadership, within scope of practice and as determined by team leadership that is integrated with SRT2P team efforts and synchronized with BN training calendar, to include generating training materials to support the BN mission requirements and the Commander’s intent.

  • Provide ATC supplies and equipment recommendations to the SRT2P team for approval by BN SRT2P Coordinator. Apply, evaluate and modify prophylactic and protective equipment and techniques for Soldiers to minimize the risk of injury or re-injury per BN requisitioning procedures. Provide feedback to SRT2P team regarding ATC supplies and equipment utilization and needs.

  •  ATC shall use the electronic DA Form 3349, Physical Profile (i.e. eProfile system) to document functional limitations up to 7 days, with no more than an additional 7 day extension. Paper profiling may only be used if the eProfile system is non-functional. Conditions requiring more than 14 days of physical limitations for the same condition require a referral to a privileged provider.

  • Coordinate with SRT2P team to develop and execute approved training programs for Soldiers with and without physical limitations.

  • Attend BN physical training sessions in order to assess safety, optimize injury control, improve physical performance and provide feedback to SRT2P team.

  • Readiness Focused Healthcare Delivery. The ATC shall:

  • At discretion of BN Physical Therapist, perform limited evaluations (e.g., all regions except for spine). ATC shall possess the skills to pass competency checklist as listed in Exhibit 5.

  • Coordinate injury control programs as prescribed by SRT2P Physical Therapist and/or in accordance with MEDCOM/Defense Health Agency (DHA) policies, standard operating procedures, and clinical practice guidelines.

  • ATCs shall participate in periodic and routine meetings with the assigned SRT2P Physical Therapist 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.

  • ATCs shall in accordance with Army Regulation 40-66, Medical Records Administration and Health Care Documentation, document in the Soldier’s official electronic health record any encounter involving the observation, treatment or care of a medical condition. A medical condition is defined as any condition that has a corresponding International Classification of Disease (ICD) code (e.g. joint pain, blisters, difficulty in walking, etc.). The documentation shall occur on a daily basis and includes subjective history, objective findings, assessment, and plan of care with short-term and long-term goals for all encounters. The documentation shall also include the appropriate ICD codes and current procedural terminology (CPT) codes for the services provided. At minimum each ATC shall document at least 10 encounters in the electronic health records each month.

  • The ATC shall furnish data and reports, and make all records available for contract surveillance review upon request as requested by the BN SRT2P Coordinator. The reports/data are considered government property and shall be maintained at the local site. The report formats shall include, at a minimum: non-clinical data encounter count, data summaries, education briefs, and logs and/or incident reports. The reports and/or data shall be provided on format required at the local site.

  • Administrative and Team Member Services. The contractor, as an integrated SRT2P team member, shall:

  • Participate as a contributing member of the SRT2P team on issues related to injury control, sport medicine, and bridging individuals between injury and illness recovery/rehabilitation.

  • Conduct ATC-specific equipment, product, and literature reviews to assist SRT2P team in incorporating emerging best practices.

  • Participate in quarterly peer review of ATCs documentation in the health care records.

  • Attend and participate (i.e. answer questions, provide updates/presentations, receive Commander’s intent) in meetings with other SRT2P team members and BN leadership as requested and/or required. It is the ATC’s responsibility to review meeting notes/information from the meeting if not present.

  • Ensure safe and effective operation of equipment used for patient care and contribute to a safe working environment.

  • Attend and follow mandatory Government training in accordance with Army regulations, MTFs and BN policies.

  • Perform clinical, administrative, and other tasks, within the scope of the ATC position description or as assigned by the SRT2P Physical Therapist or BN SRT2P Coordinator.

  • Collect and report data as requested/required by the SRT2P Physical Therapist or BN SRT2P Coordinator.

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