U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Training and Education Command (TECOM) Athletic Trainer (AT)
Leidos is seeking candidates for the US Marine Corps Human Performance Branch (HPB) Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention (SMIP) program. The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Training and Education Command (TECOM) Athletic Trainer (AT) serves as an Athletic Trainer to support worldwide Athletic Training services within Marine Operating Forces OPFOR Formations as part of the Sports Medicine Injury Program (SMIP) to reduce injuries and lost workdays associated with musculoskeletal injuries. This position will use evidence-based training methods as well as best practice injury recovery techniques to enable the Marine Corps to establish effective physical training (PT) regimes, mitigate injuries, and assess/treat injuries when they occur.
Participate in periodic meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist. Should a meeting occur outside of regular working hours, the Certified Athletic Trainer shall be required to read and initial the minutes of the meeting.
Participate in the provision of periodic in-service training to healthcare and non-healthcare-practitioner members of the clinical and administrative staff on subjects germane to care and attend annual renewal of annual training requirements provided by the associated clinics and facilities as approved by the COR.
Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinical directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. An assessment may be a factor in light duty or limited duty determinations where there is a question of physical ability or potential for injury.
Ensure safe and effective operation of equipment used for service member care and contributes to a safe working environment.
Assist with the tracking of inventory of medical supplies and notify government when replenishment is required. Notify government when maintenance of medical equipment is necessary. Recommend new rehabilitation equipment that would benefit the program for purchase consideration.
Document all assessments, treatments and follow-up care rendered through either written reports or through computerized means on a daily basis. Treatment and follow-up records on each individual requiring services shall document cause, contributing factors, duration, diagnosis and follow-up for use in research and analysis to improve treatment and develop methods for injury prevention.
Injury Prevention and Physical Training Program Design:
In cooperation with the assigned Marine command and Physician assist the Commanding Officer in efforts to design effective physical readiness programs.
In collaboration with supported commanders and assigned Force Fitness Instructors (where assigned), assist in the design of evidence-based physical training plans that optimizes performance and mitigates injuries. Participate in regular meetings to remain cognizant of the unit training schedules. Remain aware of service and unit policies/directives/orders that pertain to physical standards, training, and injury treatment.
Provide coaching and guidance to service members on subjects related to applied anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics, physical conditioning, injury prevention and recognition, pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation, stretching, and posture and body mechanics.
Injury Evaluation and Treatment:
Provide consultation both to and from the Physician, attending physician/other physicians and other privileged and credentialed providers.
Provide evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries incurred, including, but not limited to, the following: Progressive Resistance Exercise (PRE), Open and Closed Chain Kinetic Exercises, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), manual therapy, hydrotherapy, hydrocollator, cryotherapy, ultrasound, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, and all varieties of muscle stimulation.
Appropriately apply use of the following equipment: Biodex Isokinetic elevation and stimulation, ski machines, stair machines, treadmill exercisers, gravitron, free weights and universal machines, Biomechanical Ankle Platform System (BAPS) board, Back System, Anodyne, aquatic therapeutic devices, and instruction in therapeutic, corrective and rehabilitative exercises using specific equipment and strength training devices.
Provide post injury treatment in collaboration with the patient’s overseeing physician. This includes but is not limited to treatment for soft tissue damage, acute and chronic edema, post-surgical edema, muscle atrophy, pain, overuse injuries, decreased circulation and loss of strength due to injury or biomechanical imbalance.
Design and fabricate protective pads, equipment and braces for the prevention and treatment of injuries including the use of proper taping techniques.
Provide emergency first aid and evaluation and treatment of injuries, rendering initial treatment and performing initial examination.
Provide training and guidance, as necessary, to supporting workers assigned by the Physician during the performance of rehabilitative procedures. Such direction and interaction will adhere to government and professional clinical standards and accepted athletic trainer treatment protocols.
Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or similar degree.
Possess at least 5 years of demonstrated experience and must possess experience of at least 12 months within the preceding 36 months as a Certified Athletic Trainer with collegiate athletes, professional/Olympic athletes, or military personnel.
Possess demonstrated strength and conditioning experience.
Possess and maintain National Athletic Trainer Association Board of Certification.
Possess and maintain the ability to assist with Strength and Conditioning testing and training protocols.
Possess and maintain the ability to lift and manipulate loads or weights up to 20 kilograms/45 Lbs.
Possess and maintain a level of fitness sufficient to participate in various Marine Corps physical training activities (obstacle courses, calisthenics, etc.) and the ability to hike over rough terrain and function in austere environments to observe Marine training evolutions.
Possess knowledge of the application of the following equipment: Biodex Isokinetic elevation and stimulation, ski machines, stair machines, treadmill exercisers, gravitron, free weights and universal machines, Biomechanical Ankle Platform System (BAPS) board, aquatic therapeutic devices and instruction in therapeutic, corrective, and rehabilitative exercises using specific equipment and strength training devices.
Possess and maintain a valid government Secret security clearance, if required by the performance location
Have U.S. Citizenship.
Master’s degree in Athletic Training or similar degree
Prior military experience
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.