Houston Dash

Houston Dash

Head Athletic Trainer


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Posting Date

Dec 7, 2022

Role description

POSITION SUMMARY:Houston Dynamo FC is seeking candidates for the Head Athletic Trainer for the Houston Dash. This role is responsible for overseeing all care provided to the Houston Dash players. The Head Athletic Trainer should set the standard of care and professionalism and make sure the culture of the medical program extends to all medical staff. They will attend all Houston Dash training sessions, treatment sessions, matches, and events.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Manage Houston Dash players evaluation, treatment and prevention of injuries as well as all general health needs.Communicate daily with Team Physicians, General Manager, and Director of Sports Medicine on the status of all Houston Dash players.Communicate with opposing Head Athletic Trainer to plan proper medical coverage for each match.Travel with the Houston Dash for all away training or competitions.Monitor Houston Dash injury trends with the Director of Sports Medicine, and work with the Performance Staff to focus on injury prevention and continuous evaluation of the program effectiveness.Develop staff education opportunities to continually develop clinical expertise.Represent the Dash within the NWSL as a leader of clinical excellence in the league.Embody professional excellence to lead the training room culture and function.Document player treatments and status daily.Communicate with worker’s compensation contacts to ensure all players are covered properly, with assistance of the Director of Sports Medicine.Communicate daily with the coaching staff and medical staff on the injury status of players to help plan for training the next day.Communicate the injury report with communications staff for proper league notification.Perform annual reviews of the Assistant Athletic Trainers.Annual review and update of athletic training policies and procedures with assistance with the Director of Sports Medicine.Maintain a positive attitude to help the players succeed in their goals.Communicate supply needs to the Director of Sports MedicineMonitor a daily and monthly cleaning list for the athletic training room.Assist with transportation of players to physician appointments as necessary.Maintain certifications with Texas Licensure, NATABOC, and BLS and update the Director of Sports Medicine on any changesMaintain personal liability insuranceOther duties as assigned QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:Minimum of 5 years of relevant athletic training experience Master’s degree in athletic training or performance related fieldExperience in NWSL or National Team Soccer preferredMust be NATABOC certified and licensed in the State of Texas to practice Athletic TrainingKnowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word and Excel SKILLS, ABILITIES & OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Excellent team member, who always puts the Club firstDedicated to the pursuit of excellence with high standards of accountabilityRespect in all communication with a focus on empathy, and inclusivenessAbility to work in a high stress and competitive environment with confidenceAvailable to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by team and event schedulesAbility to travel as needed, including international travelFluency in Spanish is a strong plus, but not a requirement  *We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. **Houston Dynamo FC has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.  Please note that reasonable accommodations will be considered if you have a qualifying medical condition that is a contraindication to vaccination or you object to vaccination on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs and practices.

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