Physician Practice Athletic Trainer- Sports Medicine (Orthopedics)
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seeking an Athletic Trainer to provide services to our UI Sports Medicine Clinic. The position will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team and provide direct assistance to other medical providers such as physicians, advanced practice providers, physical therapists, medical assistants, and registered nurses in providing care for our patients at the UI Sports Medicine Clinic.

Duties to include:

  • Perform initial patient assessment including medical history and physical examination
  • Present patient to supervising provider including history, physical exam, pertinent test results, and working diagnosis
  • Collaborate with attending provider to determine appropriate treatment plan, communicate with patient, and provide further home exercise/rehabilitation instruction as needed
  • Collaborate with attending provider to apply or remove splints/casts/braces and fit crutches; provide produce education
  • Remove sutures and provide appropriate wound care and dressing changes
  • Assist physician in procedures as needed including preparing materials for pre- and post-injections and sutures, and preparation of patient treatment site
  • Document clinic patient visit according to documentation policies. Collect data and transcribe in the electronic medical record for LIP with appropriate cosign
  • Develop and distribute ongoing patient centered educational information including exercise instruction, gait training, wound care and concussion management per the treating provider
  • Coordinate and prepare patient medical records and imaging from outside providers prior to appointments to expedite clinic efficiency
  • Communicate via compliant phone/electronic means with patient, family, and their medical staff to follow up and enhance continuity of care
  • Serve as a preceptor for the University of Iowa Athletic Training Residency Program
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 100%

Pay Grade: 4A

Pay Structure A:

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
  • For more information about Why Iowa?, click here

We strive for an environment where everyone has a voice that is heard, that promotes the dignity of our patients, trainees, and employees, and allows all to thrive in their health, work, research, and education.


We aim to achieve and deliver our personal and collective best in the pursuit of quality and accessible healthcare, education, and research.


We encourage collaboration with healthcare systems, providers, and communities across Iowa and the region, as well as within our UI community. We believe teamwork - guided by compassion - is the best way to work.


We behave ethically, act with fairness and integrity, take responsibility for our own actions, and respond when errors in behavior or judgement occur.


We are committed to ensuring the UI Health Care is an inclusive environment where individuals from the full spectrum of diversity - which includes identity, backgrounds, cultures, ability, and perspective - feel safe, seen and valued.


We dedicate ourselves to equity and fairness in research, health care, education, and health.

Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and Master's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-3 years of experience as an Athletic Trainer
  • Working knowledge of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Experience working in the physician practice setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Board Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Iowa Athletic Trainer License, or license eligible
  • CPR/BLS certification
Desirable Qualifications
  • Completion of an Athletic Training Residency Program
  • 3-5 years of experience as a certified Athletic Trainer
  • OTC certification
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted 14 days from the date of posting.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for university sponsorship for employment authorization. For questions, contact Kate Sharp

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Clinical/Technical Specialist
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 4A
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Kate Sharp
  • Contact Email:

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