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Job listing closed on 3 Jun 2024
18 May 2024

Assistant Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer

🇺🇸 Newark, NJ, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Assistant Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer, NHL New Jersey Devils

​Overview of Role

Founded by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) includes in its portfolio the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, leading venue Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the Delaware Blue Coats, the Utica Comets, and world-class e-sports franchise Dignitas. Led by some of the most promising and creative minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most groundbreaking, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. HBSE also strives to positively impact the local communities in which it operates through the powerful platform of sports.

HBSE offers an energetic work environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do. Prudential Center in downtown Newark, N.J. hosts more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events annually and is the fourth-ranked sports and entertainment venue in the U.S. by Pollstar and Billboard. It is home to the New Jersey Devils, a renowned NHL franchise with three Stanley Cup championships and a proud, passionate fan base.

The New Jersey Devils are committed to moving the organization in a new and innovative direction. In 2019, the medical and performance departments aligned to optimize the support provided to the athletes within the New Jersey Devils organization, extending the same philosophies and resources through to the AHL affiliate, Utica Comets. The collective New Jersey Devils and Utica Comets Athlete Care departments will treat all of our athletes as “NHLers” delivering the highest quality of medical and performance services to all, fostering deep, caring relationships as we innovate, grow and learn to keep athletes safe transforming talent into excellence.

Health and availability are fundamental to the organization protecting its assets and achieving our goals. With that, movement and function are crucial underpinnings to athletic performance ability. Our performance methodology seeks to maximize athletic development and create a transferrable impact on hockey performance while increasing durability. By applying objective measures within a process-driven system, we will best prepare our athletes for competition and recovery from injury.

This position will be a full-time travel position. This person will assist with providing rehabilitative care to all athletes as well as assisting medical staff with on-ice acute care and coverage. This role will coordinate medical coverage for games, events, and physicals, as well as maintain appropriate medical records. There will be close working collaborations among other departments including sports science and strength and conditioning to ensure proper alignment throughout the medical and performance departments.

Key Responsibilities

Deliver high-quality rehabilitative services for all players

Responsible for on-ice acute management and evaluation/treatment of injury once acute injury is stabilized

Assist with managing and coordinating off-season care for healthy and injured players

Will assist with the management and coordination of medical appointments including imaging, doctor’s visits, and related content

Perform thorough documentation of injury evaluation and management in the medical record.

Will assist with management and coordination of physicals and pre-participation screenings

Responsible for maintaining athletic training room supplies, equipment, and related content

Communicating key steps and milestones to all relevant stakeholders within the organization in a professional, timely and efficient manner.

Establish and maintain close working and professional relationships with the medical, sports performance, NHL, and coaching staff

Integrative Responsibilities

Provide a high quality, professional, and thorough service across all aspects of general responsibilities

Timely and efficient completion of any assigned tasks

Regular contribution towards the development and maintenance of the Medical and Performance Department's ‘Operations Manual’

Provide educational “in-services” as required on topics suggested by management services, including at least one presentation on the views of an external professional in a field of interest to the group (or alternatively bring that expert in to present directly)

Provide regular report outs on journal articles and conference/course subject matter that is of interest to the group

Personal Responsibilities

· Maintain a record of Continuing Professional Development


  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Flexible Spending Accounts (all LGBT friendly)
  • Pretax Transportation Benefit
  • Generous parental leave policies
  • 401K (100% up to 5% is matched, after 1 year of service)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • ½ Day Summer Fridays
  • Complimentary or Discounted Sports & Concert Tickets
  • On Site Fitness Rooms
  • Other League & Partner Discounts

HBSE is an equal opportunities employer and will welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

To be considered, candidates should include the following:

  • Cover Letter highlighting your interest and relevant experience
  • Up to date curriculum vitae