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Academy Athletic Trainer with Portland Timbers in Portland · OR

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Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Care and prevention of athletic injuries for the Portland Timbers FC Academy.  They will attend all academy team training sessions and matches.  They will also assist with first team and/or thorns  training sessions and home matches based on the academy schedule, planned with the Head and/or Assistant Athletic Trainer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Treat all academy players appropriately and promptly
  • Actively collaborate with the director of player health & wellness, director of sports science, academy performance staff, team physician, and coaching staff to plan, execute and monitor return to play protocols. 
  • Comply with all Portland Timbers FC medical policies, protocols and game operations manual
  • Manage Portland Timbers FC Academy player injury status and maintain communication with the director of player health & wellness/head ATC, performance director, academy director, academy coaches, and players parents or guardian.
  • Present at all academy training sessions and home matches and organize coverage if there are any schedule conflicts.
  • Assist with first team and/or thorns training sessions and home matches based on the academy schedule.
  • Travel with the academy team for away matches as indicated.
  • Maintain daily cleaning of coolers, squeeze bottles and academy team medical supplies.
  • Maintain proper documentation for all academy treatment and rehabilitation needs with the Kitman Labs electronic medical record system.
  • Promote Portland Timbers FC athletic training/sports medicine culture to the academy players.
  • Maintain a positive attitude to help the players succeed in their goals.
  • NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer
  • In good standing with NATABOC and a member of the NATA (or CATA)
  • State License in the state in which the team calls home, if required by the state
  • Current professional CPR certification
  • FMS certification preferred
  • SFMA certification preferred
  • Display superb organizational skills
  • Possess personal professional liability insurance
  • Minimum four (4) year college/university Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training or Health-Related Field
  • Master’s Degree in related health care field preferred
  • Minimum three (3) years certified athletic trainer experience in a sports environment, preferably with soccer
  • Strong communication skills 
This position is considered exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.
The Timbers organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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