Athletic Trainer, Orthopedics
Req #: 40786
Full Time
Shift: Days
United Health Services Hospitals
Vestal, NY
Weekly hours: 40

United Health Services is seeking an Athletic Trainer to join our Orthopedic Center in Vestal, NY. Our Athletic Trainers offer an unparalleled continuum of care and are a strong part of the UHS Sports Medicine and Orthopedics teams.

Shift: Days
Hours per week: 40
Salary range: $22.13 - $33.21/hour, depending on experience

Athletic Trainer Position Overview

Working in a clinical setting, the successful Athletic Trainer candidate will work collaboratively with orthopedic and sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and other Orthopedic Center team members to treat bone and joint injuries with therapeutic exercise and other courses of treatment.

United Health Services’ comprehensive Orthopedic Center helps patients with musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, often treating them before and after orthopedic surgery. Our providers and staff specialize in joint replacement, hand and wrist surgery, shoulder surgery, sports medicine, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. The UHS Orthopedic team is consistently recognized as the area’s top provider for joint replacement, performing more than 500 cases each year.

Athletic Trainer Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • In the Orthopedics office, document routine patient care activities including office intake, vital signs, patient history, and physical exams
  • Together with a physician or physical therapist, develop and implement care plans for bone and joint injuries that incorporate therapeutic exercise
  • Educate patients and families on treatment plans and health promotion including home exercise programs and gait training
  • Collaborate with patients and families to coordinate care with other ancillary offices and providers
  • Properly fit patients for durable medical equipment and provide education
  • Apply, remove, or adjust casts, splints, braces, and sutures/staples
  • Participate in management of the Sports Medicine Hotline, answering calls and communicating with field Athletic Trainers and providers to schedule timely appointments for patients
  • Maintain continuing education requirements as determined by guidelines from the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
  • Demonstrate commitment to organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree and completion of a CAATE-accredited athletic training program
  • ATC credential, or eligibility, from the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer
  • Holder of, or eligibility for, a New York State Athletic Training License to practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Orthopaedic Technologist Certified (OTC) credential from the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT)
  • CPR certification within three months of hire


  • New York State EMS (or NREMT) Certification
  • Orthopaedic Technologist - Surgery Certified (OT-SC) credential from the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT)
  • Completion of an ATC as physician extender residency program
  • Previous experience working in an orthopedic office or operating room setting

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream
  • Tuition reimbursement to further your education, particularly in the areas of sports medicine, physical therapy, or orthopedics

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.

United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.