PRN Industrial Wellness Specialist - Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist Assistant Welcome to Apply

Job Locations US-IL-Oak Brook
Post Date 4 days ago(5/27/2020 3:35 PM)
Job Function
Physical Therapy
Metropolitan Area
Dwight, IL
Employment Type
Requisition #
Zip Code


Greater Purpose and Core Values
Athletico empowers people, inspires hope and transforms lives. This is accomplished through
demonstrating our core values of one team, understanding our business, recognition, people-focus,
accountability, continuous innovation and trust & integrity.

Position Summary
Athletico’s Industrial Wellness Specialist/PTAs are providers who specialize in the prevention,
assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and they consult with employees, management,
supervisors, and safety directors. Our providers use their background and expertise in musculoskeletal
disorders to educate, recommend exercise, and perform ergonomic assessments and intervention
strategies to reduce the chances of these disorders developing. In addition, our providers may provide
first aid services under the guidelines of OSHA which may include heat/cold application, use of non-rigid
supports, and massage to manage symptoms that may develop. Our goal is to keep the body and tissues
healthy to maintain the work load. Our providers may work one on one with an employee or in a group
setting. They also consult with the employer’s safety director and/or HR manager regarding the status
of their visit and to debrief after each onsite visit. It is very important to understand that our providers
do not provide treatment services in this setting.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 Specialists may perform the following services onsite in a group setting (note that these services
may also be performed one on one with an employee as well):
o Instruction in group stretching/warm-up activities, and other wellness activities.
o Education in proper nutrition, hydration, weight control, and exercise programs.
o Consult with employees and managers regarding ergonomics, work station set up,
postural awareness, body mechanics/lifting best practices
 Specialists may perform the following services onsite one on one with an employee:
o Consult one one on with employees when they present to the Wellness Specialist with
subjective reports of fatigue and/or soreness. The Specialist may provide first aid
intervention based on the Specialists’ screening of the employee’s subjective reports.

 Each specialist that performs massage, first aid services onsite will attain an IASTYM certification
through an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization program such as Hawkgrips, ASTYM, Graston,
o This first aid intervention is restricted to the following and is within OSHA’s guidelines
for first aid: application of heat/cold, use of non-rigid supports, and use of massage.
o The Industrial Wellness Specialist will document their interaction with the employee
through use of the attached sign in sheet, and employee weekly tracking sheet or at a
minimum a version thereof.
o The Industrial Wellness Specialist will keep a log of these documents onsite and and also
maintain a copy in the designated H Drive folder.
 Consults with the Safety Manager and/or HR Manager at least once each time they are onsite
which includes consultation at the end of the onsite visit. Consultation includes a synopsis of
the day’s intervention activities and consultation with specific employees.
 Utilize knowledge and education to make the rationale, professional judgements during the
employee screening process.
 May work in a clinic setting performing patient care responsibilities


Education and Experience:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required.
 Active current Physical Therapist Assistant license
 Current CPR/AED certification
 Excellent communication and Interpersonal and organizational skills
 Strong attention to detail and commitment to Customer Service and Quality Improvement
 Qualified to practice within 6 major domains: Prevention, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis,
Immediate Care, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Reconditioning, Organization and Administration,
Professional Responsibility
 MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) experience preferred
 Strong Problem Solving ability/High Degree of Initiative; works well independently.
 Familiarity with rehabilitation/medical terminology preferred

Essential Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
 Ability to consistently communicate a clear understanding of patients/clients expectations and
adapt as appropriate to exceed their needs
 Ability to focus attention on determining what can be done to make progress
 Ability to develop personally and professionally
 Ability to foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation while working with others

 Ability to understand and determine priorities, effectively manage time and develop work plans in
order to accomplish tasks and/or projects
 Ability to motivate, develop, and mentor staff in order to optimize their performance
 Ability to clearly organize and effectively convey information

Language Skills:
 Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently

Physical Demands:

The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
 Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
 Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include,
but not limited to: remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work,
participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
 Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
 Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-25 pounds
 Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)
 Requires the ability to perform duties for all work shifts
 Travel required

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Internal office
 The noise level in the work environment is usually low


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