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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

The Houston Astros is currently seeking a Medical Liaison residing in Houston, TX in the Sports Medicine & Performance Department.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities

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

Assist with Injury Management – Major League & Minor League

  • Oversee travel logistics for players

  • Scheduling of appropriate medical appointments

  • Oversee Houston Methodist Platinum Services & Security to assist as needed for player medical appointments

  • Accompany players to medical appointments

  • Maintain high level of communication with Major League Head ATC/PT, Minor League Medical Coordinator, and MiLB Rehab Coordinator

Management of Spring Training Physicals - Major League & Minor League

  • Coordination of MD Schedules

    • MD Travel Logistics

  • Coordination of Outside Medical Vendors

    • Responsible for vendor quotes and appropriate billing

      • Lab Company

      • Additional Diagnostics PRN

    • Maintain high level of communication with Major League Head ATC/PT, Minor League Medical Coordinator, and MiLB Rehab Coordinator

Management of Domestic Amateur Draft Physicals

  • Oversee travel logistics for players

  • Scheduling of appropriate medical appointments

  • Oversee Houston Methodist Platinum Services/Security to assist as needed for player medical appointments

  • Accompany players to medical appointments

  • Maintain high level of communication with Minor League Medical Coordinator and Head Athletic Trainer as deemed appropriate.

Management of International Player Physicals

  • Oversee travel logistics for player

  • Scheduling of appropriate medical appointments

  • Oversee Houston Methodist Platinum Services/Security to assist as needed for player medical appointments

  • Accompanies player to medical appointments

  • Maintain high level of communication with Minor League Medical Coordinator and Head Athletic Trainer as deemed appropriate.

Assist with Player Treatment/Rehab

  • Assist with 40-man player treatments/rehab as directed by the Major League Head ATC/PT

    • Spring Training – West Palm Beach

    • Home Games – Minute Maid Park

    • Home Games – Sugar Land

    • Player Rehabs at Minute Maid Park while Major League Team is on the Road

  • Assist with Major League player IL rehab assignments as directed by the Major League Head ATC/PT

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Management

  • Oversee appropriate documentation as required by MLB through the MLB EMR system

  • Supervise medical doctor dictation and approval of dictations

  • Maintain appropriate communication with applicable medical practice coordinators to obtain player medical documentation in a timely manner

  • Ensure that MLB EMR Guidelines are uphold by the Houston Astros medical staff

  • Major League Trade Deadline Preparation

    • EMR Medical Documentation Reviews

  • Rule 5 Draft Preparation

    • EMR Medical Documentation Reviews

Workers Compensation Management

  • Opening workers compensation claims

  • Informing risk management when player is scheduled for MD visit or imaging. Advises risk management on personal vs work related incidents.

  • Maintain internal record keeping of all open workers compensation claims

  • Monthly updates with Monica, etc., on the status of current open claims

  • Management of billing for Minor League medical visits with Monica

  • Providing appropriate documentation to Monica in the event an ex-player attempts to open a claim, etc.

  • Updates risk management team on work related physical therapy appointments.

TUE Management

  • Working with appropriate physicians when a player wants to apply for a TUE

    • MLB certified clinicians

    • Clinical psychologists

  • TUE renewals

  • Temporary TUE’s for drafted players when appropriate

  • Provide all appropriate documentation to MLB personnel when players are going through the TUE application process

    • Previous testing regarding diagnosis

    • Appropriate follow-ups with treating physicians

    • Previous pharmacy records

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 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 Masters Degree in Athletic Training or related field

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.

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 this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as well as bending, reaching, throwing, and swinging a bat.

  • Visual acuity to distinguish pitches and facilitate instruction.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Travel

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.