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Minor League Physical Therapist - Chicago Cubs (Chicago · IL)

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Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
CHICAGO CUBS POSITION DESCRIPTION 
 
JOB TITLE:    Minor League Physical Therapist  
DEPARTMENT:   High Performance – Player Development   
REPORTS TO:   Director, High Performance 
FLSA STATUS:     Exempt  
LOCATION: Mesa, AZ 
 ROLE 
The successful applicant will assist in delivering the rehabilitation services to the Chicago Cubs Minor League players. Working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary High Performance support team and technical baseball coaches, this position will underpin strategies to optimize athlete health and wellbeing to minimize time-loss and maximize performance in training and competition. 
 RESPONSIBILITIES 
Medical Records and injury surveillance 
  • Time-loss and non-time loss injuries recorded, appropriate notes recorded  
  • All athlete’s injury status and availability noted in athlete health management system 
  • HIPAA compliance and athlete medical record privacy, de- identification of athlete records 
Injury Analysis 
  • All recorded injury, illness, and prevalence data analysis 
  • Identification of associated risk factors 
  • Cross referenced with other departments 
Injury Risk Reduction 
  • Discussion and communication of individual injury reduction plans with athletes and coaches 
  • Demonstration of an intervention for an individual athlete (case study – example) 
  • Integration and discussion of plan with HP staff and coach / coordinator 
  • Demonstration of regular reviews of injury reduction objectives at established timeframes 
  • Review and update of strategies following ongoing analysis of injuries and workload, and review of clinical evaluations, MSK screening and fitness testing results 
Monitoring 
  • Daily input of workload and availability status 
  • Player readiness 
  • Return to play status 
Communication 
  • Cross referenced with other departments & within ATC, HP, Athletes, Coaches and Front Office 
Off-season - Influencing and Tracking Athletes Remotely 
  • Established communication platforms that facilitate remote coaching and programming 
  • Plan-do-review. Goal setting and longitudinal monitoring of remote impact 
  • Visiting targeted players, calendar plan of visits prior to season ending 
Innovation 
  • Innovative approaches to service delivery aligned to 'best practice' 
  • Novel research ideas and initiatives 
  • Reaching out to experts in the field to exchange ideas 
Management 
  • Manage emergency care utilizing appropriate OSHA guidelines and make medical referrals, if necessary, on a daily, uninterrupted on-site basis to include off-hours, nights, and weekends. 
  • Manage medical attention and follow-up for those players who require doctor’s appointments, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy on a daily on-site, uninterrupted basis to include off-hours, nights, and weekends. 
  • Adhere to the guidelines of administrative documentation including, but not limited to, AHMS. 
  • Conduct educational sessions with selected Player Development and Scouting personnel during Organizational Meetings when appropriate. 
  • Manage and maintain quality assurance amongst minor league affiliates as it pertains to Athletic Training daily and standard operating procedures. 
Other Duties 
  • Assist in maintaining the Athletic Training facility. 
  • The Chicago Cubs are committed to providing CPD for the successful candidate. We expect the successful candidate to undertake available training courses and research to enhance personal knowledge, skills and experience. 
  • Attend relevant training courses/seminars/workshops as required to assist with CPD as directed by the Head Athletic Trainer and Director of High Performance. 
 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Minimum of 3 years full-time experience as a high-level Physical Therapist  
  • Experience in Physical Therapy in professional &/or  collegiate level sports 
  • Eligible for Arizona and Illinois PT Licensure 
  • Certification in CPR/AED and First Aid. 
  • Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy 
 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Board Certification in Orthopedics and/or Sports Medicine 
  • Pursuit of best practice and innovation 
  • Open and transparent communication 
  • Accountability – self and others 
  • Growth mindset 
  • Vision, Mission, Values to Drive Culture 
  • Shared beliefs will create trust in the process 
  • Expectations of everyone’s role within the team 
  • Uphold the High-Performance Standard of Practice 
  • Understanding of Injury and Baseball Analytics 
  • Bilingual (Spanish 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.