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Allied Health
095363 Requisition #

Upper Valley Medical Center

Athletic Performance Specialist

  • Full-Time

Premier Health Mission, Vision, and Values

The Premier Health Mission

We will improve the health of the communities we serve with others who share our commitment to provide high-quality, cost-competitive health care services.

The Premier Health Vision

People will choose Premier Health over any health system in Southwestern Ohio. We will earn their choice, and grow our market leadership by anticipating their needs and exceeding their expectations.

  • Patients and their families will choose us for our quality outcomes and compassionate care at a competitive price.
  • Physicians will choose us as collaborative partners for our easy, efficient practice environment and with a shared passion for high-quality medical outcomes.
  • Our employees will choose us as a great place to work, learn and build a career.

The Premier Health Values

  • RESPECT each person’s dignity.
  • Act with INTEGRITY to do the right thing in all aspects of our responsibilities.
  • Serve with COMPASSION that embraces each individual’s concerns and hopes.
  • Commit to EXCELLENCE as measured to the highest level of performance.

Position Summary

General Summary/Responsibilities:

The Athletic Performance Specialist assumes a collaborative role on the interdisciplinary sports medicine team. The Athletic Performance Specialist will work as an Athletic Trainer and will be responsible for sports and human performance programs. The individual will be responsible for day to day operations to ensure maximum efficiency. The Athletic Performance Specialist will provide testing and evaluation of physical performance factors for each client, athletic conditioning program design, instruction, and supervision of clients.

This individual will provide on-site athletic training coverage at designated schools and community events as directed. The Athletic Performance Specialist will provide prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation, re-conditioning, organization and administration under the direction of a physician. The Athletic Performance Specialist will be responsible for documentation per Premier Health standards, professional practice activities, public speaking, and cost management. This individual is professionally responsible for demonstrating excellent customer service and contributing to the overall effectiveness of the sports medicine team.

Population Served - Age of Population Served:

☐ Infant (birth – less than 1 year)

☒ Pediatric (1 – less than 9 years)

☒ Adolescent (9 – less than 18 years)

☒ Adult (18 – less than 65 years)

☒ Geriatric (65 years & older)

☐ All Age Groups (Birth & Above)

☐ Not Applicable


  • Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelor's degree

Additional requirements:

  • Type of degree: N/A
  • Area of study or major: Athletic Training
  • Preferred educational qualifications: Master’s degree in related field
  • Position specific testing requirement: N/A


  • Current Athletic Trainer license in State of Ohio.
  • Current BLS certification required at the time of hire.
  • National Athletic Trainers Association certification
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification as Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist 12 months upon hire.


  • Minimum Level of Experience Required: No prior job-related work experience
  • Prior job title or occupational experience: N/A
  • Prior specific functional responsibilities: N/A
  • Preferred experience: 1-3 year’s job-related experience
  • Other experience requirements: N/A


  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with constant interruptions while maintaining a pleasant and empathetic demeanor.
  • Dependable, flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Teamwork oriented.
  • Effective decision-making, creates efficient workflows and process, and assigns resources properly.
  • Display tact, diplomacy, professionalism, and an ability to interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to significantly increase the visibility and viability of Premier Health, its subsidiaries and to facilitate achievement of organizational goals that respond to market opportunities and organizational needs.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Effective listening, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills.
  • Decision-making assessment skills regarding testing and evaluation of physical performance factors for each client, athletic conditioning program design, instruction, supervision, injury evaluation and outcome goals of active individuals.
  • Demonstrates facilitation and mentoring skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including but not limited to evenings, weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and holidays.
  • May be exposed to loud noises.
  • May be exposed to aggressive, violent behavior from patients, family members and/or visitors.
  • May be exposed to bodily fluids, blood and/or airborne pathogens.
  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions which may occur in emergency situations or with a heavy workload.
  • Must be able to travel to multiple locations daily.
  • May be exposed to extreme heat and cold.
  • Exposure to various outdoor weather conditions.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials.

Organizational Standards

  • Possess skills, knowledge, and abilities to reach the mission, vision, and values of Premier Health.
  • Demonstrates traits and behaviors including, but not limited to, Focusing on Patients/Customers, Walking the Talk, Being a Partner, Adding Skills/Abilities, Working Independently for all staff and Managing in a Changing Environment, Engaging the Workforce, and Managing & Improving Individual Performance for Management Staff.
  • Performs in such a way to honor our values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence.
  • Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
  • Promotes a culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
  • Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
  • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
  • Adheres to infection prevention policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
  • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
  • Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
  • Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
  • Reports to work as required.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • The Athletic Performance Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the Sports Performance and Strength Management programs in conjunction with the AT managers, Sports and Human Performance Coordinator, Medical Directors, physicians, physical therapists, and orthopedic consultants.
  • Properly assess, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries under the direction of a physician and standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for registration, billing and scheduling of clients.
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: program coordination, protocol development, service promotion and outreach, and the quality and productivity of the program for the integrated network.
  • State and health system compliance with the completion and maintenance of all documentation is expected for the incumbent and those employees operating within the program.
  • The Athletic Performance Specialist is responsible for his/her own professional development, staying abreast of new and evolving technologies, passing all required hospital/department competencies and related testing, and for creating an environment that projects a positive and healthy image.
  • Provide exemplary customer service to all customers, family members, and other visitors.
  • Treat customers, family members, healthcare providers, and co-workers with courtesy and respect.
  • Provides community, customers, and family education.
  • Engages in interdisciplinary, collaborative communication with sports medicine team.
  • Participates in programs/service performance improvement activities.

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