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Major League Medical Rehabilitation Specialist - Tampa Bay Rays (Port Charlotte · FL)

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Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Title: Major League Medical Rehabilitation Specialist



Description: The Major League Rehabilitation Coordinator will be involved in all aspects of player rehabilitations, from date of injury to return to play. This individual will work in close collaboration with the Major League Medical Coordinator, Strength & Conditioning Rehab Specialist, and under the guidance of the Team Orthopedist, and Head Athletic Trainer. In addition to acute post-injury/post-operative care and long-term injuries, this individual will also contribute to other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer or Rays Leadership. 



Department: Major League Medical


Reporting Relationships: Major League Head Athletic Trainer, Major League Field Manager



Responsibilities
  • Assist in the treatment, progression, and care of long-term injuries – including surgical cases – according to appropriate post-operative protocols
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and management of return-to-play progression plans alongside the Major League Medical Coordinator 
  • Prevent, evaluate, care for, and treat athletic injuries that may occur during the care of a long-term injury
  • Document injuries and progress daily, in accordance with Major League Baseball EMR guidelines and the standards set forth by the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Communicate effectively with the Major League Head Athletic Trainer regarding injury updated
  • Demonstrate efficient and regular communication with Strength & Conditioning, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, Major and Minor League Dietitian, and any other staff support member that contributes to the health and wellbeing of all athletes and staff
  • Communicate, as required, with the Major League Field Manager, Major League Field Staff, and Front Office Staff regarding player progress 
  • Coordinate medical appointments for players and staff as needed, including but not limited to rehab athletes
  • Facilitate any off-site needs for player’s continued care, and communicate progress to all parties involved 
  • Contribute to the administration and maintenance of the athletic training room 

Qualifications
  • Either a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) OR a dual-credentialed Certified Athletic Trainer (AT-C) / DPT
  • Completion of Sports Physical Therapy Specialization via APTA preferred but not required
  • If licensed an AT-C, must be licensed by the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification and able to obtain Florida licensure 
  • Current CPR and AED Certifications
  • An understanding of the Major League Baseball Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system (Athlete RMS), or familiarity with other EMR systems and the aptitude to learn
  • Demonstrated professionalism, effective communication, efficient time and energy management, teamwork, adaptability, confidentiality, and critical thinking 

Location: This position will be located in Port Charlotte, FL with occasional travel 



Application Instructions:  
  • The rehabilitation process can be intense for both our athletes and treating professionals. Please share why your particular skills and experience are right for this role? 
  • What do you find rewarding about working specifically with the rehab group? What do you find challenging? 
  • What sports do you have experience working with? If you do not have baseball experience, please comment on how you see your experience translating into the baseball landscape.
  • Do you speak any additional languages besides English? If so, please indicate what language and level of proficiency. 

All offers contingent on a satisfactory background check.



Statement: All applicants for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.



Acknowledgement: (Yes/No) I understand that if offered a role and by accepting a role with the Tampa Bay Rays or Rowdies, I will be participating in COVID-19 community risk mitigation practices including wearing masks in common areas and being vaccinated against the virus.



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.

Job Questions:

  1. The rehabilitation process can be intense for both our athletes and treating professionals. Please share why your particular skills and experience are right for this role?

  2. What do you find rewarding about working specifically with the rehab group? What do you find challenging?

  3. What sports do you have experience working with? If you do not have baseball experience, please comment on how you see your experience translating into the baseball landscape.

  4. Do you speak any languages in addition to English? If yes, please indicate which language and your level of proficiency.