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Athletic Training Residency Program Job Description

It is the overall goal of Connecticut Children’s Elite Sports Medicine athletic training residency to educate and expose the resident to a multitude of settings and disciplines in order to prepare the resident to become the quintessential physician extender and to become a more well-rounded and experienced asset to any athletic training room or sports medicine setting.

The daily demands of the residency are dependent on each individual rotation. It is the resident’s responsibility to be aware of and adhere to all of the specific demands of each rotation. Information on these demands will be set forth by both the residency program director and the rotation preceptor.

For residents to retain their appointments, they must follow these daily demands as well as the following:

  • Must complete 1 full year of full-time appointment.
  • Must be committed to the mission and values set forth by Connecticut Children’s/Elite Sports Medicine.
  • Must show diligence to achieve and successfully complete the educational goals of the program.
  • Must attend all educational opportunities offered (including weekly journal club sessions), with exceptions allowed only as set forth by the Connecticut Children’s/Elite Sports Medicine policy and procedures.
  • Must be responsible for taking a complete history, performing a thorough physical exam, presenting the case and evaluation imaging, and collaborating on a treatment plan with the attending physician or therapist.
  • Must manage and maintain clinic flow, uphold the highest standard of patient education, order additional studies with medical assistant, cast & brace, and have a full understanding of pre- and post-operative care.
  • Must help run weekly post-operative clinic including patient and family education, removing and applying dressings, suture removal, casting and bracing, etc.
  • Must assist in the transitional therapy program by taking patients that have “graduated” from PT and work with them in a sports-specific manner to aid in a successful return to sport and sports injury prevention.
  • Must be willing to take verbal and documented feedback on rotation performance and put the feedback into action to facilitate continued growth.

Education/License/Certification  Requirements

  • Current NATA BOC certification
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Current Connecticut State Licensure, or eligible

Qualification Preferences

  • Master’s Degree, or intent to graduate by the year of application
  • Minimum 2 years of Certified Athletic Training experience (post undergraduate)

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