Major League ATC & Infection Prevention Control Apprentice

Houston Astros

Major League ATC & Infection Prevention Control Apprentice

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Department: Baseball Operations

Supervisor: Medical Coordinator

Classification: Full-Time / Non-Exempt (Temp)

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.

A critical element of each Club’s infection control efforts is an effective and empowered ATC / Infection Control Prevention Coordinator (“ICPC”), who will implement MLB-mandated health and safety protocols. This role directly assists the ATC/ICPC for the Houston Astros in Houston, Texas.

The ATC/ICPC will be responsible for coordinating these protocols, ensuring that players and Club staff are aware of and following the protocols, and participating in programs to educate players and staff about infection control and prevention. The presence of the ICPC & ATC/ICP Apprentice will be a visible reminder to players and staff of the paramount importance of infection control and safety practices.

The ATC/ICP Apprentice should be well versed in areas of infection control, public health practices, and proper hygiene, and be provided access to training and implementation resources.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The ATC/ICP Apprentice will play a key role in ensuring player and staff safety and coordinating the requirements of the Major League Baseball Operations Manual. The specific duties and responsibilities of the ATC/ICP Apprentice may vary slightly by Club and facility, but will include the following:

  • Working with the Club Compliance Officer to monitor and enforce compliance within MLB’s and the Club’s infection control and prevention policies through regular audits, observation, checklists, logs, and other methods.
  • Meeting with players and staff to reinforce the Club’s commitment to infection control.
  • With the assistance of other Club staff, establishing, monitoring, and periodically updating policies and procedures on proper hygiene, regular cleaning, and disinfection of Restricted Areas (and the equipment therein), and disseminating written materials and updates on the protocols.
  • Ensuring the proper screening of players and Club staff granted access to Restricted Areas.
  • Creating open lines of communication with all players and Club staff, as well as with expert advisors and local public health officials, and seeking comments and feedback from all members of the organization.
  • Serving as a resource on infection control and prevention for all players and Club staff.
  • Participating in the development and execution of training and education programs related to infection control and prevention and ensuring compliance with the training and education efforts by all players and staff.
  • Confirming the availability and supply of cleaning supplies and PPE throughout Restricted Areas.
  • Maintaining Minimum Standards consistent with the Houston Astros and Major League Baseball with medical record documentation.

Other responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Organize and assist with COVID-19 family testing while the team is on a road trip
  • Gather and collect COVID-19 samples from team physicians and players while team is at home and on a road trip
  • Administer screening questionnaire to all individuals tested for COVID-19 and those entering the facility
  • Transport COVID-19 test kits to courier for shipment
  • Monitor and track all test kits.
  • Inventory assessment of all PPE
  • Complete all documentation associated with testing into the Major League Baseball electronic medical records documentation system.
  • Assist in the implementation of educational programs and informational documents to players, coaches and staff
  • Updating COVID-19 log for the front office
  • Assist with the packing and unpacking of PPE and travel trunks for the team prior to and post travel

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 master’s 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.