The Minor League Medical Coordinator is responsible for leading the daily player care and medical systems across the New York Mets Minor League system.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Oversight of the player health and medical practices and services provided by the Minor League Athletic Training staff.
- Collaborate with the MLB Director of Player Health to establish and provide best in class player health and medical practices to minor league players.
- Oversight and execution of the medical process for minor league player acquisitions including trades and free agent signings.
- Work as part of the Player Development team in developing strategies for player improvement during the in-season and off-season within area of expertise.
- Act as primary point person for all physicians and medical consultants regarding minor league player health and medical concerns.
- Communicate with team physicians to determine appropriate treatments and arrange medical visits for injured players.
- As necessary, accompany players to medical appointments.
- As necessary, providing succinct and clear reports to Front Office regarding player health and injury status.
- Organize entrance physicals for spring training, extended spring training and newly drafted/signed players.
- In coordination with the Athletic Training Coordinator, hire, evaluate, oversee, and develop the Minor League Athletic Training staff.
- Document all health services provided and communication with athletes when discussing medical information in team’s injury management system.
- Reporting and management of all minor league player workman’s compensation claims.
- Ensure maintenance of confidential health, medical, and insurance records in accordance with MLB and HIPPA requirements.
- As necessary, provide athletic training coverage during games and practices, including rapid identification of on-field injuries. Provide immediate and accurate decision making following an on-field assessment: determination of severity of injury, ability to continue to play, and/or activate EMS.
- Maintain budget and inventory of medical supplies at the Port St. Lucie Complex and each minor league affiliate.
- Oversight of the purchasing, safe storage, and distribution of prescription medication.
- Advise organization on new technologies, techniques, treatments and modalities for proper care of players and work with and educate staff on incorporating new research into current practice patterns.
- Participate in maintaining a training room environment that engenders trust, professionalism, and respect for diversity at all times.
- Undergraduate degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physiology, or related degree.
- Master’s degree or higher in Athletic Training.
- 5+ years’ full-time experience in professional baseball.
- Extensive experience as an Athletic Trainer in professional baseball.
- Experience reconditioning athletes to return to competition from injury.
- Advanced experience with and understanding of MLB EMR systems.
- Must be able to travel domestically and internationally.
- Must be able to work unconventional hours.
- 8+ years’ experience as an Athletic Trainer in baseball.
- Experience managing a baseball athletic training or medical department.
- Previous experience in a rehabilitation and return to play setting.
- CSCS certification and knowledge of modern strength and conditioning practices as they relate to baseball.
- Advanced manual therapy certifications.
- Familiarity with athlete monitoring systems, force plate systems, athlete positioning systems, and load cell and strain gauge-based testing devices.
- Ability to fluently speak Spanish.
The above information is intended to describe the general nature, type, and level of work to be performed. The information is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The individual selected may perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
The New York Mets recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and value the unique qualities individuals of various backgrounds and experiences can offer to the Organization. Our continued success depends heavily on the quality of our workforce. The Organization is committed to providing employees with the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.
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