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Vice President, Health & Safety with XFL in Stamford, CT

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About the XFL
The new XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off in early 2020. Delivering authentic, high-energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams in markets across the country, 45-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. The XFL is a single entity that owns the league and all teams, employing professionals at the Stamford, CT headquarters as well as in each of the markets that the teams call home.

About the Role
The XFL is looking for a Vice President of Health & Safety who will oversee all health and safety policies, procedures, and protocols as well as direct the various teams’ Athletic Training Departments. We are looking for someone who is a proactive “do-er”, values high-quality work, can juggle multiple tasks with ease and loves to be a team player. This role will report to the VP, Legal and Business. 

What you will do
  • Responsible for all aspects of the League’s Health & Safety Program.
  • Plan, organize, administer and supervise the League’s Workers’ Compensation Program, including the review and processing of claims and legal documents, recommending loss control strategies, instructing team trainers on workers’ compensation issues, and ensuring conformance to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Oversee and ensure an efficient records maintenance system for workers’ compensation claims and related information, data and activities.
  • Complete required reports and records; authorize payment on medical bills, permanent and temporary disability compensation.
  • Interface with physicians, attorneys, team employees and management staff; develop and coordinate return-to-work plans; coordinate and monitor rehabilitation plans for injured athletes; evaluate results of pre-employment and return-to-work medical examinations and make appropriate determinations.
  • Supervise the management of athlete injury cases; investigate or oversee the investigation of claims; develop strategies to handle specific cases in consultation with the appropriate parties.
  • Manage and direct the teams’ Athletic Training Departments.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate teams’ athletic trainers.
  • Main point of contact between clinic/hospital, teams’ physicians and teams’ athletic trainers while also serving as the representative for the League.
  • Develops and fosters continuous learning for members of his/her team.
  • Establishing, building and maintaining strategic relationships between physicians, their office staff, hospital administration, trainers, and athletes.
  • Timely identification and resolution of issues that affect athletes, team trainers, medical staff and the effective delivery of health care.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication procedures with teams, physicians and insurance management team.  
  • Provide education and training to athletic trainers, athletic staff, and coaches.
  • Plan and project budgets for the Health and Safety Program and the medical department.
  • Prepare and maintain, in collaboration with the Medical Advisory Committee, the League’s policies, procedures and protocols and distribute to all staff members and other appropriate offices.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Provide annual and seasonal emergency action preparedness trainings for all appropriate staff.
  • Update department emergency action plans as necessary.

What you will bring
  • Applied Knowledge: Must have knowledge of a large range of medical problems. Assessment, evaluation skills and working with other healthcare professionals will be required.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions per state licensure guidelines.
  • Attention to Detail: Should be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in high stress/pressure situation when talking to athletes, team trainers, coaches, medical professionals, and staff.
  • Must have strong oral communication skills (reading, writing, speaking and comprehension).
  • Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks with little or no supervision
  • Master’s Degree (Required)
  • Athletic trainer license, certification or registration

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The XFL maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits and terminations.

**Only applicants who are legally authorized to work for The XFL will be considered.  The XFL does not provide any work authorization sponsorship, or any assistance in securing, maintaining, or extending work authorization.**  

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