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D.C. United

D.C. United

Head Athletic Trainer


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Posting Date

Aug 22, 2023

Role description

Job OverviewThe Head Athletic Trainer will manage the day-to-day sports medicine operations for an MLS Club. In this capacity, the Head Athletic Trainer 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 Chief Medical Officer and the designated Club Chief Medical Officer.The Head Athletic Trainer will work closely with the Head Coach and President of Soccer Operations daily. A year-round employee, the Athletic Trainer will attend all training, scrimmages and home games and ensure two vetted (2) Athletic Trainers are present at all matches.Licenses or CertificationsNATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer/TherapistIn good standing with NATABOCState or Province License in the state/province in which the Club calls home, if required by the state/provinceCPR certification for Health Care ProviderMaintain professional liability insurancePrefer 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 ExperienceMinimum four (4) year college/university bachelor’s degree master’s degree or higher in related healthcare fieldWork ExperiencesMinimum six (6) years certified athletic trainer/therapist experienceExperience with elite level athletesExperience working in a high tempo, high stress environmentSoccer experience preferredPreferred Proficiency in Microsoft applications and knowledge of current technologiesHead Athletic Trainer/Therapist Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesManages 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 pathogensOrder, maintain, and inventory supplies and clinical equipmentKeep athletic training room and clinic area safe, clean, and organizedMaintain a complete and up to date roster of Player health and participation records in the League-provided electronic medical record (EMR) systemElectronically document accurate first report of injury, physician diagnosis, Player assessments, Player treatments, and return to play datesInitiate insurance/worker’s compensation claims for PlayersCompile reports as required by the LeagueHelp the Club Medical Staff regarding Player health and safetyUnder the direction of the Club physicians, assist with the organization and maintenance of pharmaceutical inventory and recordsOrganize physical examinations as required by League regulationsSupervise Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist (s), Medical Interns, and volunteers as applicable and/as outlined in MLS Medical ManualDemonstrate interpersonal skills required to work effectively with Players, coaches, other Club personnel and League staffManage all incoming medical data streams (eg physiological, injury prevention) in the League provided EMRCollaborate with Strength and Conditioning/Performance on data collected for athlete health and safety measuresComply with all League medical policies and protocolsConsult with Players regarding dietary needs, nutritional supplements, and League/FIFA banned substancesAttend all activities/meetings/programs as required by the LeaguePerform other duties as assigned or required by the LeagueD.C. United is committed to uplifting our community, staff, and club. We are seeking candidates to be a part of our journey in our quest for continued organizational growth and another MLS Cup.D.C. United will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.D.C. United is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). D.C. United reaffirms its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. D.C. United is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. D.C. United is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, pregnancy, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws. Employment decisions can include hiring, termination, compensation, benefits, promotion, training selection, or other statuses or conditions of employment. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance, and other appropriate qualifications.

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