POSITION SUMMARY

The Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist will manage the day-to-day sports medicine operations for an MLS NEXT Pro club. In this capacity, the Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist will provide injury prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for players’ medical problems. The performance of duties will be under the direction and supervision of the MLS NEXT Pro Chief Medical Officer and the designated Club Chief Medical Officer. The Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist will work closely with the Head Coach and/or Chief Soccer Officer/General Manager/Director of Soccer Operations daily. A year-round employee, the Athletic Trainer/Therapist will attend all training, scrimmages and home games. The Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist must be dedicated to MLS NEXT Pro team activities full-time. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working in collaboration with the Medical Staff and under the supervision of the CMO: 
    • Manages the healthcare of Players including, but not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, development of rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals 
    • Comply with OSHA standards regarding blood borne pathogens 
    • Order, maintain, and inventory supplies and clinical equipment 
    • Keep athletic training room and clinic area safe, clean, and organized 
    • Maintain a complete and up to date roster of Player health and participation records in the Club electronic medical record (EMR) system 
    • Electronically document accurate first report of injury, physician diagnosis, Player assessments, Player treatments, and return to play dates 
    • Initiate insurance/worker’s compensation claims for Players 
    • Compile reports as required by the League 
    • Help the Club Medical Staff regarding Player health and safety 
    • Under the direction of the Club physicians, assist with the organization and maintenance of pharmaceutical inventory and records 
    • Organize physical examinations as required by League regulations 
    • Supervise Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist (s), Medical Interns, and volunteers as applicable and/as outlined in MLS NEXT Pro Medical Manual 
    • Demonstrate interpersonal skills required to work effectively with Players, coaches, other Club personnel and League staff 
    • Manage all incoming medical data streams (e.g., physiological, injury prevention) in the League provided EMR 
    • Collaborate with Strength and Conditioning/Performance on data collected for athlete health and safety measures 
    • Comply with all League medical policies and protocols 
    • Consult with Players regarding dietary needs, nutritional supplements, and League/FIFA banned substances 
    • Attend all activities/meetings/programs as required by the League 
    • Perform other duties as assigned or required by the League

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • • NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer/Therapist 
    • In good standing with NATABOC 
    • State or Province License in the state/province in which the Club calls home, if required by the state/province 
    • CPR certification for Health Care Provider 
    • Maintain professional liability insurance
     • Prefer certification: CSCS, PES, LMT, and/or NREMT. Certified Performance Sport Specialist (CPSS), 
    • Preferred HIPAA compliant Course and Health Information Certification. PIPEDA compliance training preferred for Canadian Clubs. GDPR compliance recommended for all Clubs. Educational Experience 
    • Minimum four (4) year college/university bachelor’s degree 
    • Preferred Master’s degree or higher in related healthcare field Work Experiences 
    • Minimum two (2) years certified athletic trainer/therapist experience 
    • Experience working in a high tempo, high stress environment 
    • Soccer experience preferred 
    • Preferred Proficiency in Microsoft applications and knowledge of current technologies 

Interested candidates are to email resumes/CV to Rhonda@bench-builders.com.