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Minor League Athletic Trainer - Florida Complex - Houston Astros (Houston · TX)

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Department: Baseball Operations
Supervisor: Medical Coordinator
Status: Full-Time/ Exempt

Please note, as a condition of employment, COVID-19 vaccination (at least the initiation of the process) is required prior to start date. Accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be considered. 

The Houston Astros are seeking an individual to serve as a Minor League Athletic Trainer for the Florida Complex League based in West Palm Beach, Florida.  This position will require daily interaction with field staff, team physicians, the Minor League Medical Coordinator, the Major 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, Spring Training in West Palm Beach, FL as well as coverage of the Florida Complex League.  Additional off-season coverage and off-season player monitoring will be required as needed. The reporting date would begin Spring Training 2022 through completion of the Minor League season.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • The prevention and care of athletic injuries and illnesses
  • Implementation and enforcement of COVID-19 health and safety protocols
  • 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 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 significant travel during Spring Training and in-season.
    • Spring Training
      • Dates: ~February 16th through ~April 30th
      • Location: West Palm Beach, FL
    • Florida Complex League Regular Season
      • Dates: April through September
      • Location: West Palm Beach, Florida & League Opponent Locations
    • Travel will include the following but not limited to:
Education and/or Experience and Skills:
  • NATA-BOC Certified and in good standing
  • Eligible for FL and TX state licensure
  • CPR/AED certification required
  • Previous baseball experience preferred, but not required
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, but not required
  • Bachelors or Masters 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
Work is medium 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
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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