Rehab Coordinator

Houston Astros

Rehab Coordinator

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Department: Sports Medicine and Performance

Reports to: Head MLB ATC and MiLB Medical Coordinator

Classification: 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.

Summary/Objective:

The Houston Astros are seeking an individual to serve as Rehab Coordinator within the Sports Medicine and Performance (SM&P) department. This position will require daily interaction with field staff, team physicians, the Minor League Medical Coordinator, the Major League Athletic Training staff, SM&P colleagues, 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, Spring Training in West Palm Beach, Florida, as well as providing rehab care to injured athletes throughout the minor league season. The individual would be required to relocate to West Palm Beach, Florida, and would be expected to continue appropriate player care throughout the offseason.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ensure that consistent rehab standards and philosophy are maintained for the Houston Astros Sports Medicine & Performance Team (SM&P Staff) across the entire organization
  • Collaborate with organization’s athletic trainers, team physicians, strength and conditioning coaches, mental health & performance coaches, performance scientists, dieticians, front office, and player development staff to care for athletes and implement organizational programs
  • Assist with injury prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of non-40-Man Players
  • Communicate injury and rehab updates to the MLB Head PT/ATC, MiLB Medical Coordinator, Head of S&C, Head of Nutrition, and Mental Health & Performance Coordinator.
  • Help manage post-injury care for players, including designing rehab programs, providing treatments, coordinating rehab assignments, and communicating with athletic trainers and physical therapists regarding athlete care
  • Assist with continued development of Houston Astros rehab philosophies and implementation across the organization
  • Assist with continued development of Houston Astros SM&P Staff Continuing Education Program for ATC’s, PT’s, and S&C.
  • Thorough documentation of all injuries/illnesses including daily notes, physician notes, and other required documentation and reporting.  Needs to be familiar with MLB EMR system.
  • Occasional game and work out coverage including pre/post treatments and field set up
  • Administrative duties including:
    • Ordering Daily Training Room Supplies
    • Assisting with Capital Equipment Planning/Ordering
    • Daily training room cleaning duties
    • Hydrotherapy Room Maintenance
  • Will require relocation to West Palm Beach, FL
    • Occasional travel will include the following but not limited to:
      • Minor League Rehab Assignments
      • Out of State Medical Appointments/Surgery
      • Off Season Travel for Player Check Ups
    • Assist with the continued development of Houston Astros PT & ATC internship program
    • Collaborate with Athletic Training, S&C, and Performance Science staff to create objective measures for rehab and utilize these measures in progressing athlete care
    • Assist with player acquisition risk assessments in conjunction with the SM&P staff
    • Ability to demonstrate professionalism in high stress situations
    • Other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience & Skills:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Bilingual – Spanish and English
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a professional sport setting (internships are acceptable)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a sports medicine setting
  • Willing to relocate to West Palm Beach, FL.

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

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. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear.  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

Occasional 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. 

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability

 

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