Academy Athletic Trainer

  • Nashville SC
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • 12 Apr, 2024
Full time Academy MLS Strength & Conditioning Youth

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Academy Athletic Trainer will manage the day-to-day sports medicine operations for Nashville Soccer Club Academy teams. In this capacity, the Academy 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 Head of Sports Medicine and Team Chief Medical Officer.
 
The Academy Athletic Trainer will work closely with the Academy Coaches and/or Academy Director on a daily basis. A year-round employee, the Athletic Trainer will attend all training, scrimmages and home and away games.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manages the health care of players including, but not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on- site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, developing rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals
  • Comply with OSHA standards regarding blood born pathogens
  • Order, maintain and inventory supplies and clinical equipment
  • Keep 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 League-provided electronic medical record system
  • Electronically document first report of injury, player treatments, and return to play dates for various purposes (e.g. workers compensation claims, research)
  • Initiate insurance/worker's compensation claims for players
  • Compile reports as required by MLS/Club
  • Provide medical assistance to the Team Medical Staff regarding players health and safety
  • Under the direction of the supervising Physician, assist the organization and maintenance of pharmaceutical inventory and records
  • Organize physical examinations as required by MLS/Club regulations
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills required to work effectively with players, coaches, other team personnel and Club staff
  • Comply with all MLS/Club medical policies, protocol and Game Operations Manual
  • Counsel players regarding dietary needs, nutritional supplements and League/FIFA banned substances
  • Participate in community service/educational programs related to sports medicine
  • Participate in activities/meetings/programs as required by MLS/Club
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
  • NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer
  • In good standing with NATABOC and a member of the NATA (or CATA)
  • State License in the state in which the team calls home, if required by the state
  • CPR certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association
  • Possess personal professional liability insurance
  • Strongly recommend personal professional liability insurance
  • Strongly prefer certification: CSCS. PES, LMT, NREMT

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, or related field
  • Preferred: Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, or related field
  • Minimum three (3) years certified athletic trainer
  • Experience with high level athletes
  • Experience working in a high tempo/high stress environment
  • Medical soccer experience preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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