Department: Baseball Operations
Supervisor: Medical Coordinator
Status: Full-Time/ Exempt
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.
The Houston Astros are seeking an individual to serve as a Minor League Athletic Trainer at our Dominican Republic Complex. This position will require daily interaction with field staff, team physicians, the Minor League Medical Coordinator, the Dominican Republic Medical Coordinator, as well as other staff and front office members in addition to the daily player care responsibilities. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, pre-season camps, coverage of the Dominican Summer League season, and post-season camps. Additional off-season coverage and off-season player monitoring will be required as needed. The reporting date would begin January 2023 through the completion of the Dominican Summer League season, plus other assigned off-season duties.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The prevention and care of athletic injuries and illnesses
- Coordinating and facilitating physician appointments and imaging
- Daily game and work out coverage including pre/post treatments and field set up
- Thorough documentation of all injuries/illnesses including daily notes, physician notes, and other required documentation and reporting. Use of the MLB EMR system will be necessary.
- Ability to demonstrate professionalism in high stress situations
- Administrative duties including:
- Ordering Daily Training Room Supplies
- Assisting with Capital Equipment Planning/Ordering
- Daily training room cleaning duties
- Travel and Logistics duties
- Travel Trunk inventory/packing for road trips
- Hydrotherapy Room Maintenance
- Daily communication with First Responder staff to ensure emergency equipment, medical cart & supplies are prepared and safely secured.
- Will include significant travel during the season.
- High level of collaboration with colleagues from Sports Medicine & Performance staff (S&C, Nutrition, Mental Health & Performance) and other departments (e.g., Player Development)
- Other duties as assigned
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) strongly preferred
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or related field
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.
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.
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.