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Milwaukee Brewers – Minor League Rehab Coordinator

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Updated: October 4, 2017

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Overview

Supervise Minor League Physical Therapist and to provide rehabilitative treatment and services across the Brewer’s minor/major league system for both operative and non-operative patients located in Phoenix, Arizona (Maryvale Baseball Park). These services include but are not limited to therapeutic exercise prescription, manual therapy, patient education, development and management of player throwing programs, and management of return to play progressions. The rehab coordinator will oversee the minor league physical therapist, clinical affiliation agreements with colleges/universities that provide physical therapy clinical interns to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The minor league rehab coordinator will also work alongside the entire medical staff (certified athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists) to develop and implement programs related to and including all aspects of rehabilitation of players and staff within the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.  The minor league rehab coordinator will be responsible for developing treatment/rehab protocols with the minor league physical therapist, team physician, and outside physicians, as well as integrating with the rehab pitching coach and the remainder of the medical staff to return the player to competition. The minor league rehab coordinator will document all services provided in Major League Baseball’s online EMR system. The minor league rehab coordinator will assist in coordinating and performing pre and post-season physicals for both major and minor league players.

Responsibilities

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

  • Assist with supervision and education of the minor league medical staff, which includes athletic trainers, strength & conditioning personnel.
  • Treat injured players with attention to injury prevention, medical treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.
  • Coordinate all physical therapy internship programs with accredited college/university programs. Maintain accurate records of all interns at the Maryvale Baseball Park.   Ensure that all internship candidates meet the requirements and continue the educational requirements of the physical therapy program of the college/university.
  • Maintain all records and evaluations of physical therapy internship students. Ensure proper communication with the physical therapy internship students’ academic advisor.
  • Keep accurate medical records in the MLB EMR as it pertains to major and minor league player’s injuries and rehabilitation.
  • Work in conjunction with/supervise strength & conditioning specialists on developing comprehensive programs for all rehabilitation players.
  • May be required to be involved in an interval-throwing program with rehabilitation players.
    • Design and implement various return to play program for all rehab players including but not limited to Interval Throwing Programs, Bullpens, Simulated Games (Pitchers), as well as position specific drills/progressions.
  • Coordinate the transition of players from formal physical therapy to functional field activities.
  • Assist with general athletic training room duties, such as, but not limited to:  administrative duties, transportation of players to and from physician visits.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) and/or Master’s degree (M.A.), Athletic Training

Doctorate degree (DPT) from four-year College or university preferred, Masters of Physical Therapy Highly recommended

Three (3)-Four (4) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Athletic Trainer Certification—NATA and State Licensure Required.

Computer Skills 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.

Other Skills and Abilities 

  • Must be readily available on 24-hour basis for emergencies.

Language Skills 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, which may include heat, cold and various forms of precipitation.

The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Hours

During Spring Training and during the baseball season, this position requires 80-90 hours per week; off-season it requires 40-50 hours per week.

Off Season: Mid October – Beginning of February: Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm

Beginning of Spring Camp (usually beginning of February) till end of Spring Training (usually beginning of April) – Sunday to Sunday 6am – 6pm.

Extended Spring Training – Beginning of April to Mid June – Monday through Saturday (Sundays generally off) – 6am to 4pm.

Arizona Summer League – Mid June to beginning of September – Every 5th day off – 9am – midnight depending on game coverage

Instructional League: Mid September to mid October – 6am to 4pm

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