Vesa Health & Technology is seeking an Athletic Trainer to provides and facilitates injury prevention, basic acute care, preventive maintenance and referrals to the MTF for follow-on care, as well as performance enhancement (pre-habilitation). The Contractor shall evaluate and provide pre-habilitative maintenance to individual GA/rescue operators and HH-60 personnel with or without referrals. The Athletic Trainer functions across the spectrum of human performance and may perform duties within the Performance or Rehabilitation domains
This job will give the opportunity to provide medial care to our Soldiers and family members at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ
The contractor shall possess the following qualities:
- Possess a master degree in Athletic Training and must be a current licensed Athletic Trainer by the OATA process. No other degree will be accepted for this position
- Possess at least four (4) years’ of demonstrated experience as an Athletic Trainer.
- Possess a certification through the National Athletic Trainers Association as a certified Athletic Trainer.
- Demonstrate experience working with professional and/or elite level athletes.
- Possess experience and certification in the field of strength and conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (or equivalent) is strongly recommended, but not required.
- Possess and maintain current certification by the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), or shall obtain the certification within the first year of employment.
- Ability to meet physical demands of training with TACP/GA/HH-60 personnel including the ability to hike over rough terrain and function in austere environments to observe training evolutions and the ability to assist with strength and conditioning testing and training protocols, and lift and manipulate loads or weights up to 55 pounds.
- Shall provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
The contractor will perform the following duties:
- Provide services for rescue operators within the AT’s scope of practice as defined by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
- Evaluate and provide pre-habilitation for all affected 1T2/13D/11H/1A9personnel. Fully communicate with referring provider (if necessary) in a fully HIPAA compliant fashion during the full duration of sessions with regards to personnel’s progress and return to duty status.
- Provide instruction and guidance to help prevent injuries and maximize physical conditioning and performance.
- Participate in periodic meetings to review the preventative maintenance provided to 1T2/13D/11H/ 1A9 personnel and identify opportunities for improvement.
- Advise unit commanders on matters related to injury prevention, sports medicine, and rehabilitation.
- Advise unit commanders on administrative matters, purchasing of supplies and equipment, and supplemental fiscal requests as well as matters related to injury prevention and pre-habilitation.
- Provide all forms of “primary” injury (acute and/or duty-limiting) prevention services; to include but not limited to: physical capacity as well as new member assessments, personnel health education, nutrition advising.
- Provide Individual Training Plans at the contract start date and include individual fitness assessment results, feedback sessions, unique training plans, and any modifications to the plan based on the physical performance status of the 1T2/13D/11H/1A9 personnel.
- Participate in the collection and reporting of workload data as requested.
- Ensure safe and effective operation of all equipment used for patient maintenance and contribute to a safe working environment.
- Attend annual required training IAW guiding instructions. Commands will allow for attendance at necessary conferences or courses to complete continuing education units required to maintain certification.
- If directed by COR, will assist in documenting care in AHLTA.
- Provide Human Performance and Pre-habilitative Trending metrics report to include: musculoskeletal pain, duration of pain, origin of pain, types of pain, deployed vs. non- deployed pain, cost analysis of pain pre-habilitation sessions, comparative billing of each pre-habilitation session, pain that requires surgery, and trends of musculoskeletal pain over periods of time. Metrics will also capture lost duty time due to aeromedical disposition of DNIF and DNIC as well as personal removal from training status/duties (i.e. # days). Human Performance metrics shall also be gathered to assess 1T2/13D/11H/1A9 compliance with the preventative maintenance program. The factors for the Human Performance metrics will be low back strength, neck strength, and spine strength measured at varying weights and angles as well as number of missions able to execute at a subjective 100% (i.e. not limited by pain). However, these metrics may be adjusted with concurrence of the contractor and Government.
Vesa Health & Technology is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. We are a successful federal contracting company that provides all types of professional, scientific, research, administrative and healthcare staffing to government clients, worldwide.
Role: Athletic Trainer
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