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11 Jul 2024

Head Athletic Trainer

🇺🇸 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

The Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist is to be available on the bench at all times during games. The Head Athletic Trainer is the liaison between the medical, sports performance, sports science, coaches, and management in the coordinated care of our players health, wellness, and game readiness/performance. Subject to the minimum qualifications listed below, we welcome applicants of all levels of experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Head Athletic Trainers’ duties include each of the following:

  • Availability on the bench at all times during games and practices
  • First line emergency responder for player safety during game and practice injuries including head/spine trauma, airway compromise, hemorrhagic emergencies, and cardiac issues.
  • Daily coordination of player health and wellness within a multi-disciplinary team of the medical director, medical consultants, second opinions, sports performance, physical therapists, coaching staff, and management.
  • Staying current and compliant on all NHL medical standards including turning in required documents to the NHL within deadlines
  • Leading a team of assistant athletic trainers who are focused on providing elite level care of the health, wellness, and safety of the players

Qualifications & Certifications Required:
The Head Athletic Trainer should have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be certified by either the National Athletic Trainers Association - Board of Certification - Athletic Training (NATA-BOC) or the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
  • Hold current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Minimum of 3 years full-time experience (within the past 5 years) in elite hockey, defined as a Head or Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist in professional, major junior or college/university level
  • Maintain the educational and licensure requirements to practice Athletic Training in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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