Covenant Health

Job Title
Athletic Trainer
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name
Ripken Pigeon Forge


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Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine

PRN/OCC, Varied shifts


LeConte Medical Center Overview:

LeConte Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network and is a 79-bed community hospital located in the heart of Sevier County. We’re a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. Learn more about our amazing facility at


Position Summary:

Provide athletic training coverage on behalf of LeConte Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Outreach program. Ideal candidate possesses the experience, and the decision-making and clinical skills to make treatment assessments based on quick injury evaluation.


Recruiter: Sandra Simmons || || 865-374-5368



  • Provides athletic training services for area high schools as part of a community outreach programs.
  • Utilizes appropriate, evidence based clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat athletic injuries.
  • Maintains accurate recordkeeping of injuries and treatment of injuries, and works with school officials to complete insurance claim forms for sports injuries.
  • Must be an effective communicator and develop professional contacts within community. This includes area physicians, mid-level providers, and other health care professionals. Integrates within the local medical community to improve sports medicine services. Must have the ability to communicate at all levels, to include Physicians, Surgeons, Mid-level providers, Parents, Coaches, & Administrators.
  • Participates in annual education presentations to athletes and parents about sports injury prevention and care.
  • Assists in the coordination of pre-participation health screenings. Assists school administration in the collection, and review of medical health related conditions. Reviews medical conditions, their treatment, and care with Parents, Coaches, and Administrators.
  • Works with clinicians at local therapy clinics to transition athletes back to play, and implements on-site treatment plans at school when possible.
  • Administers baseline and post injury concussion testing. Must be familiar with TN State law as it relates to concussions. Must follow and complete all return to play protocols for concussions. Consults with the treating provider. Completes all documentation and reports in a timely manner.
  • If required by individual high school – provides instruction for career and technical education class.
  • Reviews standard operating procedures for the sports medicine program. Consults with Director and Medical Directors for guidance if indicated.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.


Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.


Minimum Experience:

One (1) year of experience. Three (3) years preferred.


Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State licensure as an athletic trainer and Board of Certification (BOC) certification for the Athletic Trainer.


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