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Baseball Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Athletic Trainer - Bridgeport Bluefish (Bridgeport, CT)

The Head Athletic Trainer will manage all day-to-day sports medicine operations. They will provide injury prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for players’ medical problems. The Head Athletic Trainer will work closely with the Field Manager and Front Office staff, and attend all training, practices, and home and away games.

**This position has a start date of August 1, 2017 and will go through the end of September 2017, with the potential to be re-hired for the 2018 season (April-September).**

I.          General Responsibilities
· Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care, and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
· Care for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication.
· Evaluate athletes' readiness to play, and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted.
· Apply protective or injury preventive devices such as tape, bandages, or braces to body parts such as ankles, fingers, or wrists.
· Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches, management, and physicians.
· Collaborate with physicians in order to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries.
· Advise athletes on the proper use of equipment.
· Plan and implement comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs.
· Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete.
· Develop training programs and routines designed to improve athletic performance.
· Travel with the team in order to be available for all games.
· Instruct coaches and athletes in the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
· Inspect playing fields in order to locate any items that could injure players.
· Recommend special diets in order to improve athletes' health, increase their stamina, and/or alter their weight.
· Massage body parts in order to relieve soreness, strains, and bruises.
· Confer with coaches in order to select protective equipment.
· Accompany injured athletes to hospitals.
· Perform team-support duties such as running errands, maintaining equipment, and stocking supplies.
· Lead stretching exercises for team members prior to games and practices.

II.         Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and 4 – 5 years professional experience. Master’s degree preferred, 2 – 3 years professional experience
  • Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • Current CPR certification

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