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Premium member Presentation Transcript A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer…: A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer… Hospital/Clinic Physician ExtenderSlide 2: Katherine Bagnato, ATC, OT, CEAS, proves that the skills and knowledge of an athletic trainer lend themselves quite nicely to the hospital/clinic setting. Bagnato has cemented herself as an essential part of AtlantiCare’s health care team by learning to be versatile and adaptable in her career. Bagnato is a virtual chameleon. One moment she may be providing outreach athletic training services and the next she is helping provide ergonomic assessments. She is in charge of community education programs, and as if that isn’t enough, she can even be found assisting in the operating room. By becoming a dual-credentialed athletic trainer/orthopedic technologist, Bagnato is able to service the community and really make a difference in her job. Read on to find out what a day is like in the life of Katherine Bagnato. © 2011 National Athletic Trainers’ Association www.nata.org (800)TRY-NATAI am an Athletic Trainer Working in a Hospital/Clinic Setting: I am an Athletic Trainer Working in a Hospital/Clinic Setting NAME Katherine Bagnato, ATC, OTC, CEAS CREDENTIALS Certified Athletic Trainer Certified Orthopaedic Technologist Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist JOB TITLE (s) Community Outreach Coordinator Sport Medicine Manager Ergo Resource Specialist EMPLOYER AtlantiCare Health Systems LOCATION Southeastern New JerseyI am an Athletic Trainer …: I am an Athletic Trainer … Katherine Bagnato, ATC, OTC, CEAS NATA member since 1990 National Association Orthopedic Technologists (NAOT) member since 2001 President of the Tri-Sate Association of Orthopaedic Technologists 2003-Present (Regional State Association for NJ,PA and DE) NAOT - NATA Liaison: 2006- PresentMy Educational Experience: My Educational Experience MY ATHLETIC TRAINING EXPERIENCE LEVEL IS: B.S. in Psychology (St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA) Athletic Training/Sport Medicine Graduate Program (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) Graduate Assistantship (Temple University Sport Medicine Clinics) Certified Orthopaedic Technologist (National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists) Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (Back School of Atlanta)My Employer: AtlantiCare: My Employer: AtlantiCare ATLANTICARE FACILITIES INCLUDE: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare Behavioral Health AtlantiCare Foundation AtlantiCare Health Plans InfoShare – Information TechnologySlide 7: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Centers 567- bed teaching hospitals City Campus – Atlantic City, NJ Mainland Campus – Pomona, NJ Centers of Excellence and specialized services: Heart Institute – cardiac surgery center Level II Regional Trauma Center Center for Childbirth Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness Cancer Care, Ruth Newman Shapiro Regional Cancer Center Joint Institute Spine Institute My Employer: An OverviewSlide 8: ATLANTICARE HEALTH SERVICES: Network of services & programs outside hospital setting: AtlantiCare LifeCenter AtlantiCare Urgent Care Centers AtlantiCare Occupational Medicine AtlantiCare HealthRite AtlantiCare Kids Childcare and Early Learning Centers AtlantiCare Surgery Center AtlantiCare Clinical Labs AtlantiCare Home Medical Equipment AtlantiCare Hospice Kessler/AtlantiCare Home Care My Employer: An OverviewAtlantiCare: Building Healthy Communities: AtlantiCare: Building Healthy Communities More than 60 locations throughout southeastern New Jersey Serves the community as a provider of health and wellness Over 4,000 partners working together to improve the health of our communityAtlantiCare: Building Healthy Communities: ATLANTICARE Region’s largest healthcare organization Region’s largest non-casino employer OUR DEMOGRAPHICS: Patient, athletes, clients, members and customers AtlantiCare: Building Healthy CommunitiesTYPICAL SCHEDULE AtlantiCare Health Services: TYPICAL SCHEDULE AtlantiCare Health Services A TYPICAL SCHEDULE FOR MY JOB: Monday – Friday 8 am - 5 pm Intermittent weekends Some evening and game responsibilitiesSALARY INFORMATION AtlantiCare Health Services: SALARY INFORMATION AtlantiCare Health Services SALARY RANGE: $35,000 – $60,000 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INCLUDE: Full medical and dental coverage Retirement and investment options 2 weeks accrued vacation 10 personal/sick daysSlide 13: “Through the professional years and personal patient experiences, I became engrossed with quality patient care in orthopaedics.” “So many times medical professionals lack the ‘listening skills’ needed to treat. It became my goal to promote excellence in orthopaedics and athletic health care.” Working Outside of the Box… “ When I was an athletic training student I thought I would be working in a secondary school, collegiate or professional setting. I wanted to be the first female athletic trainer working in professional football.” “I ended up working in these settings because of the constant challenges and diversity of my community populations.”Slide 14: Employer Testimonial “Kathe's broad range of skills allows her to cover both complex clinical work such as designing joint replacement rehabilitation and rehabilitation programs, prevention programs like worksite ergonomic assessments and educational lectures on preventing youth sports injuries “There are few, if any, professionals in our AtlantiCare Health System who can gain the professional confidence of their clinical colleagues in such a diverse range of health related responsibilities.” -Don Parker, President AtlantiCare Health Services “Athletic Trainers offer us a degree of skill and diversity that help us meet the ever challenging demands for Health Systems to provide Health Management Services.” -Don Parker, President of AtlantiCare Health ServicesSlide 15: Employer Testimonial “Being part of an integrated health system, the value of athletic trainers is multifaceted. One of our core values is safety. Kathe’s knowledge and expertise has raised the bar with respect to creating a workplace that is ergonomically friendly and safe. In addition, her expertise has allowed us to continue our vision to build healthy communities by creating partnerships and extending our outreach activities within our service area.” - Kevin McDonnell, Administrator Ambulatory Services, AtlantiCare Health Services “Our athletic trainer’s expertise has allowed us to continue our vision to build healthy communities by creating partnerships and extending our outreach activities within our service area.” - Kevin McDonnell, Administrator Ambulatory Services, AtlantiCare Health ServicesDuties: My Athletic Trainer Role AtlantiCare Health Services: Duties: My Athletic Trainer Role AtlantiCare Health Services OUTREACH DUTIES The Sport Institute at AtlantiCare provides sport medicine and athletic training services for: Secondary Schools Recreational/ AAU College/Professional settings Tournaments – College, High School, etc. Special Events – Boxing, Dancing with the Stars, SkateAmerica, MarathonsSlide 17: SERVICES OFFERED AT SPORT INSTITUTE AT ATLANTICARE SportCare Post Rehabilitation/ Conditioning SportCare Human Performance – Sport improvement SportCare Mental Health SportCare Nutrition SWEAT – (Sport Workshops, Education and Teaching) Professional and community education on sport-related injuries and training Duties: My Athletic Trainer Role AtlantiCare Health ServicesSlide 18: MY RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE SPORT INSTITUTE Oversee the production and management of individual contracts for athletic health care Management of outreach athletic health care providers in all settings/venues Clinical treatment of SportCare post-rehabilitation of the athletic population Monthly statistical and return on investment documentation Duties: Athletic Trainer Role AtlantiCare Health ServicesDuties: Athletic Training Outreach AtlantiCare Health Services: Duties: Athletic Training Outreach AtlantiCare Health Services ABOUT OUR OUTREACH REIMBURSEMENT – FEE FOR SERVICES Athletic Health Care Providers Salary contracts for secondary school positions Hourly rate ranging from $22-$35 for recreational/tournament/special events Post- Rehabilitation / Conditioning Hourly rate ranging from $20-$45 per visit Sport Care Human Performance – Sport Improvement Hourly and group rates available starting at $20 per sessionDuties: Ergonomic Assessments AtlantiCare Health Services: Duties: Ergonomic Assessments AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare WorkRite Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Job Site and Work Risk Assessment Injury Prevention and Ergonomic Training Injury Conditioning ProgramsDuties: Ergonomic Assessments AtlantiCare Health Services: Duties: Ergonomic Assessments AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare WorkRite Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Responsible for Performing assessments for Internal – AtlantiCare employees External – Occupational Medicine business clients OSHA documentation and image production for assessments Training for managerial and employee staff to businesses Scheduling of all assessments and WorkRite related business Invoice and billing to clients internally and externally Clinical treatment of WorkRite Post-Rehabilitation of the occupational population. Monthly statistical and return on investment documentationDuties- Ergonomic Assessments AtlantiCare Health Services: Duties- Ergonomic Assessments AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare WorkRite Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Reimbursement – Fee for services Job site and work risk assessment Injury prevention and ergonomic training Injury Conditioning Program Hourly rate ranging from $75-$90- based on proposal of services, amount of staff and detail of project / assessmentMy Role On The Safe Lifting Committee: Ergonomics AtlantiCare Health Services: My Role On The Safe Lifting Committee: Ergonomics AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare Safe Lifting Committee I am responsible for Education of all staff on proper body mechanics and injury prevention within the hospital setting Training course for all nurses and patient care assistants on patient transfers and movements Use of proper equipment provided Use of proper body mechanics Documentation of injuries to patients and employees Safe lifting presentations to management Report of new equipment available for patient movement Policy development for state regulationsDuties Continued- Using my Orthopedic Technologist Credential AtlantiCare Health Services: Duties Continued- Using my Orthopedic Technologist Credential AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare Joint Institute Certified Orthopaedic Technologist Joint pain specialist Joint pre-habilitation and post recovery program Low back pain educatorDuties as AT/OTC AtlantiCare Health Services: Duties as AT/OTC AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare Joint Institute I am responsible for: Assisting orthopaedic physicians with daily treatment of patients for inpatient and outpatient Inpatient – I work on trauma and orthopaedic floors for ADL’s and gait training Outpatient – I work as casting specialist in orthopaedic clinic and offices Performing education in the community on joint pain and treatment options Performing monthly educational workshop on low back pain including flexibility and conditioning exercises Conditioning program for joint replacement patients before and after surgeryMy Role as a Community Educator AtlantiCare Health Services: My Role as a Community Educator AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare Community Education Outreach I am responsible for Educational Lectures Topics on health related topics Health Fairs Discuss various services available within AtlantiCare Marketing and Public RelationsDuties: Community Education AtlantiCare Health Services: Duties: Community Education AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare Community Education Outreach I am responsible for: Coordinating speakers and locations for educational lectures Development of educational programs including PowerPoint Educating the public on health and wellness Monthly reporting of participants and potential markets for local and regional developmentI Am an Athletic Trainer… AtlantiCare Health Services: I Am an Athletic Trainer… AtlantiCare Health Services AtlantiCare ….The Future Specialty Rehabilitation Programs for medical needs Breast Cancer Oncology Stroke Post-Surgical Medically integrated use of qualified medical professional – THE ATHLETIC TRAINER Special Skills and Knowledge Needed : Special Skills and Knowledge Needed Multidisciplinary certifications in allied health relating to orthopaedics Strong knowledge of musculoskeletal disorders/injuries- AT/OTC Orthopaedic & sport medicine training in evaluation and treatment - AT Surgical experience - OTC Casting and splinting specialist – OTC Keen observational skills – AT/OTC/CEAS Documentation and office management skills Time management – must wear “lots” of hats!!!! Excellent customer service techniques Interpersonal skills Goals And Words Of Wisdom:: Goals And Words Of Wisdom: Learn to multi-task – it is crucial. Find a “passion” in what you do and make the most of it. Versatility is important – there are new challenges at every step but nothing is impossible. Take your basic athletic training education and turn it into what your community needs. Always be willing to learn something new!!Slide 31: BETTER YOUR EDUCATION OR CAREER NOW- DOORS WILL OPEN Take a business class - financial and business development Read a marketing and public relations book (I recommend Good to Great by Jim Collins) Self-promote your personal and professional career - multi credentialing in related fields Goals And Words Of Wisdom:Helpful Credentialing/Knowledge:: Helpful Credentialing/Knowledge: OTC – Certified Orthopaedic Technologist National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists NBCOT – National Board of Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists www.naot.org CEAS – Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist Back School of Atlanta www.backschoolofatlanta.com About the OT Credential: About the OT Credential WHAT IS AN ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNOLOGIST? The Orthopaedic Technologist (OT) is a specifically trained allied health care individual who assists the orthopaedic surgeon in the practice of medicine. An OT is an extension of the orthopaedic surgeon and assists in the care of sick and disabled persons. An OT is familiar with routine office and departmental procedures and is able to perform certain basic nursing functions. An expert in plaster and synthetic cast application, an OT is responsible for instructing patients about the dangers of this form of treatment. An OT has the skill to remove casts with care and fragility, is equipped with the general principles of traction techniques, prepares or sets up specific types of traction requested by the orthopaedic surgeon and is able to assess patients in traction, detect deficiencies in the apparatus and make adjustments as necessary. The OT may perform as a first assistant to the orthopaedic surgeon in the operating suite. To do this, OTs must understand medical and surgical asepsis. This would include preparing for surgical procedures, assembling and preparing the fracture table to the specifications of the orthopaedic surgeon. The OT is able to fit and adjust canes, crutches and walkers, as well as giving patient instruction on the use of these walking aids. Other important responsibilities of the OT are the ability to apply simple braces, prosthetics, perform minor adjustments and repairs, as well as fabricate splints for various conditions under the direction of the orthopaedic surgeon. All of these important duties fall under the realm of an Orthopaedic Technologist. NAOT is dedicated to the continued education of these important health professionals.The Major Issues Facing Me Are:: The Major Issues Facing Me Are: Having more time in each day to do what my profession is guiding me toward and wanting to help people with their musculoskeletal injuries Learning to say “No” and knowing life will go on!Quality of Life/Cost of Living Issues:: Quality of Life/Cost of Living Issues: Reimbursement for quality of work/care given In this profession sometimes we have difficulty proving athletic trainers are worth every dollar. Time management I have a very demanding role and it can be pressing to have to fill so many professional roles. “ I am thankful for a supportive family & employer.”Learn more at www.nata.org: Learn more at www.nata.org Visit Career Development Resources on NATA Web site and find: - Videos - Brochures - PowerPoint Presentations - Studies - Marketing Materials - Advisors to assist with your specific questions *NATA members only http://www.nata.org/members1/CareerDevelopment/index.cfm Visit Career Development Resources TODAY © 2011 National Athletic Trainers’ Association www.nata.org (800)TRY-NATAStill need more information about Athletic Trainers as Physician Extenders?: Still need more information about Athletic Trainers as Physician Extenders? Contact the NATA National Office Staff: Kathryn Ayres, PR and Marketing Coordinator KathrynA@nata.org | 800-879-6282 ext. 138 Write to Kathe Bagnato: Katherine.Bagnato@atlanticare.orgSlide 38: Looking for a JOB? Want to hire an athletic trainer? www.nata.org/careercenter Visit the NATA Career Center today and find resources to help you find a job or hire an athletic trainer. © 2011 National Athletic Trainers’ Association www.nata.org (800)TRY-NATA You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.