Houston Astros

Houston Astros

Minor League Athletic Trainer - FCL (West Palm Beach, FL)

Houston Astros - Manager
Houston · TX
Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
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Department:                      Baseball Operations

Supervisor:                         Asst MiLB Medical Coordinator and Lead MiLB Medical Coordinator

Status:                                 Full-Time/ Exempt


The Houston Astros are seeking an individual to serve as a Minor League Athletic Trainer. This position will require daily interaction with field staff, team physicians, the Minor League Medical Coordinator, Minor League Athletic Training staff, as well as other staff and front office members in addition to the daily player care responsibilities.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, coverage throughout Spring Training and the FCL season in West Palm Beach, FL.  Additional off-season coverage and off-season player monitoring will be required as needed (Instructs, Offseason Camps, etc).


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The prevention and care of athletic injuries and illnesses
  • Coordinating and facilitating physician appointments and imaging
  • Daily game and work out coverage including pre/post treatments and field set up
  • Thorough documentation of all injuries/illnesses including daily notes, physician notes, and other required documentation and reporting.  Use of the MLB EMR system will be necessary.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism in high stress situations
  • Administrative duties including:
    • Ordering Daily Training Room Supplies
    • Assisting with Capital Equipment Planning/Ordering
    • Daily training room cleaning duties
    • Travel and Logistics duties
    • Travel Trunk inventory/packing for road trips
    • Hydrotherapy Room Maintenance
    • Daily communication with First Responder staff to ensure emergency equipment, medical cart & supplies are prepared and safely secured.
  • Will include travel during Spring Training and in-season.
  • High level of collaboration with colleagues from Sports Medicine & Performance staff (S&C, Nutrition, Mental Health & Performance) and other departments (e.g., Player Development)
  • Adhere to the organization’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Astros Handbook, SM&P Handbook, Medical Department Handbook, and direct communication from the Director of Sports Medicine and Performance
  • Other duties assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine and Performance


Education and/or Experience and Skills

  • NATA-BOC Certified and in good standing
  • Eligible for FL, TX, and assigned Affiliate state licensure
  • CPR/AED certification required
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, but not required
  • Degree in Athletic Training or related field


Work Environment

Position will work in an office and stadium environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  The noise level is usually moderate but can be loud within the stadium environment. 


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and focused vision. Work is medium physical demand. Lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects. Medium strength is required to position patients for examination. May assist patients as needed, helping them on and off the exam table.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work will vary with the season.  Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.



Travel is expected in this role.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.



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