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UPMC Athletic Trainer - UPMC in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Purpose of the Athletic Trainer:

Provide athletic training services for UPMC contractual organizations. Involved in various programs coordinated and/or sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine.

Responsibilities of the Athletic Trainer:

  • Assists in providing treatment to patients at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services as needed.

  • Participates in athletic training services at special events sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine .

  • Assists in maintaining efficient flow of patients, provides educational services, and selects and fits prescribed soft goods items in the physician offices associated with UPMC Sports Medicine as needed.

  • Participates in community education programming approved by UPMC Sports Medicine.

  • Provides evaluations, establishes plans of care, and selects appropriate treatment and rehabilitation interventions.

  • Provides athletic training services following the rules and regulations of the National Athletic Trainers? Association Code of Ethics, BOC Standards of Professional Practice, Pennsylvania State Practice Act and Pennsylvania Rules & Regulations for Licensed Athletic Trainers, and UPMC system-wide and Athletic Training & Development department-specific Policies and Procedures.

  • Presents one in-service education program annually according to established departmental guidelines.

  • Maintains, completes and submits appropriate electronic and written incident documentation for the contracted organization per departmental policies and procedures.

  • Proactive in building relationships with UPMC services (CRS facilities, neuropsychologists, physicians, etc)

  • Participates in professional growth and development related to the field of sports medicine to further his/her knowledge

  • Coordinates, conducts a/o assists in pre-season assessments for contracted athletic organizations.

  • Follows established departmental communication standards for athletic training staff

  • Provides athletic training services within contractual guidelines utilizing UPMC and site-specific Written Protocol and adhering to Written Physician Agreements

  • Maintains, completes and submits department-specific electronic and written documentation to supervisory staff at UPMC as per departmental policies and procedures.


Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Art degree.

Ability to quickly establish rapport with students, physicians, staff and co-workers. Highly organized and able to prioritize assignments. Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to worksites within local area required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Certification as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC). Certified as an athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.Emergency Cardiac Care that covers the following areas: adult & pediatric CPR, AED, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR and barrier devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask).CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

Clearances must be dated within 90 days.

  • Athletic Trainer

  • Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Act 114 PDE FBI Clearance with renewal

  • Act 168 with renewal

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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