Licensed Athletic Trainer - Pediatric Orthopedics (Sugarland, with travel to Katy)

Sugar Land, TX

Licensed Athletic Trainer - Pediatric Orthopedics (Sugarland, with travel to Katy)

Location: Sugar Land, Texas

Category: Facilities/Operations

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001FO

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides athletic training services on an ongoing basis. Performs a wide variety of duties requiring specific knowledge of the clinic’s policies and procedures.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts patient’s post-operative appointments and performs post-operative procedures such as dressing changes and removal of sutures.

  2. Monitors patient’s care such as incisions and signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis.

  3. Conducts and educates patients on surgical procedures.

  4. Provide personal fitting and education on the use and care of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) with patients.

  5. Maintains clinical supplies for the department.

  6. Responsible for providing patient documentation.

  7. Liaison with Physical Therapy providers.

  8. Monitors patient’s physical therapy and evaluates further treatment as needed.

  9. Coordinates with Athletic Trainers and Coaching staff with area high schools, colleges, and universities regarding athlete care and rehabilitation.

  10. Responsible for updating the Department’s web site.

  11. Monitors and takes appropriate actions to maintain the department’s data base.

  12. Collects appropriate research documentation and assists with presenting the information to Athletic Trainers and Coaches.

  13. Maintains and assists in transporting patient charts.

  14. Responsible for providing technology based information for educational purposes.

  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


Must have State of Texas Athletic Training Licensure.

Must have current certification in adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and/or certification for emergency medical services (EMS).

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Proficient in PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, athletic training or related field.

Minimum Experience:

Two years of experience as a Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or over 50 pounds frequently and /or over 20 pounds of force constantly to move object.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.