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Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
TITLE:                                     San Jose Barracuda Head Athletic Trainer (ATC)
POSITION TYPE:                  Full Time, Non-Exempt
COMPANY:                           Sharks Sports and Entertainment, LLC
LOCATION:                           San Jose, CA
REPORTS TO:                        Head Athletic Trainer
POSTING DATED:                 June 17th 2022

Team Teal
Born in 1991by emerging from a shark’s mouth, Sharks Sports and Entertainment (“SSE”) has grown into a multi-faceted organization that includes the SAP Center, the NHL San Jose Sharks, the AHL San Jose Barracuda, three Sharks Ice facilities, and the non-profit Sharks Foundation. Additionally, we are growing our organization through expansion in the Bay Area and surrounding communities in Northern California.
We work and play in the Bay Area, and are deeply influenced by the technology, innovation, diversity, and commitment to excellence that surrounds us. Our culture is transforming to reflect those values, with an eye towards a pioneering, forward- thinking, and inclusive environment in sports and entertainment.
We live, work, and innovate by a set of Pioneering Principles:
T – Team success is more important than individual success
E – Exceptional experience is non-negotiable in everything we do
A – Appreciate others for their diversity and opinions
M – More risk leads to more rewards and expands our comfort zones
T – Trust that all teammates have the best intentions
E – Empower all teammates to make informed decisions
A – Always say what you really mean and do what you say
L – Lead by showing the respect to others you expect from them
We strive to unite people through a shared love of ice sports, entertainment, and our hometown. We are Teal Together; we are Team Teal.
Position Overview:
  • Develop and oversee the athletic training program, including injury prevention, injury evaluations, injury management and rehabilitation
  • Provide and maintain a high standard of care regarding injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses
  • Communicate, develop, and support effective working relationships with players, coaches, management, and team physicians
  • Collaborate closely with team physicians and specialists regarding rehabilitation programs for injured players
  • Provide up to date injury reports to necessary team coaches and personnel
  • Maintain complete and up-to-date medical files on players.
  • Assure confidentiality and follow HIPAA guidelines regarding player medical records
  • Coordinate PPME’s and medical referrals
  • Provide game and practice coverage
  • Ensure emergency readiness for all practices and games
  • Maintain and upkeep of the Athletic Training Room and team facilities, to an exceptional standard befitting a professional athletic organization
  • Oversee and all activities of Assistant Athletic Trainer and medical support staff
  • Supervise and mentor Athletic Training Students/ interns, etc, as applicable
  • Adhere and comply to all policies and procedures as established by the League and organization
  • Assist Equipment staff, as needed
  • Assist in the movement and organizing of all equipment and supplies while traveling with the team
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or related field
  • NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification
  • Ability to skillfully assess injuries, develop rehabilitation protocols and administer return to play decision making
  • Ability to work long hours with irregular schedules is required.
  • Role requires heavy travel, an frequent evening and weekend work is expected
  • Ability to utilize a computer for extended periods of time, communicate via phone and email with a variety of individuals, lift up to 15 lb., physically navigate to and through SSE facilities during events.
Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in administration of rehab exercise and prescription and strength and conditioning methods
  • Experience working full time in ice hockey at the professional level, collegiate or major junior level for 3 or more years
  • advanced knowledge and experience in manual therapy
  • Knowledge of movement screenings and assessments
  • Expertise in Emergency response skills with valid CPR and First Aid
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to work with other staff members in a collaborative team environment
  • Possess progressive leadership skills, and a comfort in decision-making with a successful track record
  • Have a positive, energetic, and accountable personality
  • Willingness and ability to positively mentor assistant athletic trainer
At this time, all SSE employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to working onsite at any SSE facility, unless the individual is able to telework or is otherwise eligible for an exemption in accordance with applicable law.
If on-site services are to be performed, SSE will require you to certify your vaccination status as part of the onboarding process.
What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A robust package of healthcare benefits; 401(k) retirement.
  • Central office location in downtown San Jose at the heart of Silicon Valley; convenient access to Caltrain, VTA, major freeways and free parking.
  • The opportunity to work with a variety of passionate individuals, committed to innovating exceptional sports and entertainment opportunities in our hometown.
  • An inclusive culture which values diversity of background and a passion to improve our SSE’s commitment to change with impact on our community and industry.
  • Potential for flexible scheduling and telework opportunities.
This position is not eligible for U.S. work authorization sponsorship.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Here at Team Teal, we recognize and celebrate that individuals come with a wealth of experience and talent well beyond any list of required skills and qualifications – in fact, we believe diversity of backgrounds and skills, combined with passion, are the most important keys to meaningful innovation and excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.
Sharks Sports and Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veterans’ status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
Notice to Recruiters and Agencies

SSE recruits candidates directly, rather than through third-party recruiters or agencies. Under no circumstances will SSE pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented without a signed recruiting agreement in place between SSE and the recruiter or agency prior to the submittal; any submittal must be for requisition specifically and individually assigned in writing by SSE’s HR department. In the case of candidate(s) submitted or presented to SSE by a recruiter or agency without a signed agreement AND written assignment by SSE Human Resources, SSE explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) with no financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Job Questions:

  1. Do you now, or will you in the future require sponsorship for U.S. work authorization?

  2. If you are not currently located in the San Jose area, would you consider relocating?

  3. Were you referred to this position by anyone?