Athletic Trainer Job at Emory, Lithonia, GA

  • Emory
  • Lithonia, GA

Job Description

Be inspired. Be rewarded. Belong. At Emory Healthcare.


At Emory Healthcare we fuel your professional journey with better benefits, valuable resources, ongoing mentorship and leadership programs for all types of jobs, and a supportive environment that enables you to reach new heights in your career and be what you want to be. We provide:


  • Comprehensive health benefits that start day 1
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Reimbursement Programs
  • Family-focused benefits
  • Wellness incentives
  • Ongoing mentorship, development, and leadership programs...and more!

This is an experienced athletic training position with clinical responsibilities to one or more orthopedic physicians under the direction of the Sports Medicine or Orthopedic Clinic Manager.

  • Provide athletic training services for Emory Orthopedics or Sports Medicine under the direction of a designated orthopedic physician.
  • The incumbent has direct patient contact primarily for the evaluation and treatment of medical and musculoskeletal pathology consistent with the scope and practice of athletic training clinical competencies as defined by the NATABOC and the State of Georgia Athletic Training Credentialing Board.
  • Identifies, documents, and resolves complex patient problems related to musculoskeletal care and patient service.
  • Coordination of patient and/or athlete care services with other health care providers is essential.
  • Performance of a thorough medical history and appropriate physical examination on each patient.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic studies under the direction of a physician.
  • Performance of educational responsibilities specific to the needs of each patient.
  • Assist with physician research projects and demonstrate progression on specific projects.
  • Serve as a mentor for the Athletic Training Residency program with involvement in teaching and educational sessions.
  • Performance of a thorough medical history on each patient, including; a thorough history of the injury or condition, primary complaint, pain level assessment, past medical history, review of medications and allergies, and how quality of life is affected.
  • Performance of an appropriate physical examination on each patient seen, including; range of motion testing, strength testing, sensation testing, palpation, functional testing, ligamentous testing, and special tests as needed.
  • Performance of educational responsibilities in specific to the needs of each individual patient, including; exercise instruction and demonstration and answering patient questions in regards to the treatment plan, surgery, rehabilitation and future care.
  • Prepare and assist the physician with injection procedures done in the office.
  • Provides proper post operative wound care and education, removal of sutures and dressing changes to post-surgical patients as directed by the attending physician.
  • Attendance at greater than 75% of the educational programming offered by Emory Sports Medicine (i.e. Journal Club, Case Studies, Emory/SEATA annual symposium).


  • Nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC);
  • Georgia state licensure.
  • Bachelor's degree in a health related profession.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the use of relevant medical terminology, are essential.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association is required.


Supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or veteran's status. EHC does not discriminate on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. EHC respects, values, and celebrates the unique perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals. EHC aspires to create an environment of collaboration and true belonging for all our patients and team members. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.


ACCOMODATIONS: EHC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs., 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs., 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs., 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs. max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs.; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Job Tags

Full time, Outdoor, Shift work,

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