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San Jose Barracuda Head Athletic Trainer - Sharks Sports and Entertainment (San Jose, CA)

The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for the prevention of athletic injuries; the maintenance of the health and well-being; and the recuperation and rehabilitation following illness, injury, or surgery of all players under contract to the San Jose Barracuda.

The Head Athletic Trainer works under the supervision and in direct contact with the SJ Sharks Head Trainer and team physicians employed by the Club, with the aim of fielding a healthy squad of players for the SJ Barracuda pre-season, regular season and post-season practices, exhibitions and games.

Major Responsibilities and Representative Tasks
Oversee all health care of the players and staff
-First point of contact for all medical issues for players, coaching staff and management
-Direct and/or provide medical care as needed from the first report of the condition/injury to complete return to health
-Work in conjunction with the Team physician

Oversee Daily treatment of players and coordination of all health care through team doctors and medical support staff
-Conduct pre and post-game/practice rehab and treatment
-Implement and conduct daily treatment protocols as directed by team physician
-coordinate all doctor appointments (i.e., X ray, MRI, CT, etc…) to fit the needs of the athlete and organization
-Communication with all “specialty” doctors (dental, physical medicine, ENT, dermatology, etc…)

Oversee budget for athletic training department
-Meet periodically with management to review current budgetary issues and discuss further budget concerns
-Research new and innovative ways to improve the quality of care without increasing costs
-Research different companies to compete for cost effectiveness
-When appropriate, utilize player personal insurance to offset any expenses to the organization

Oversee game day medical needs
-Meet with paramedic supervisor prior to the season to review schedule and access (per AHL guidelines, when applicable)
-Meet with paramedic crew on game days/nights to discuss emergency action plan

Maintain all medical records per AHL guidelines. Maintain and develop, when applicable, database of injuries, training and medical related information (inclusion of outside source medical providers)
-Maintain daily treatment records and rehab notes for each player and their respective injuries
-Maintain medication usage for all prescription medication and review with team physician

Maintain Athletic Training room
-Overall cleaning- reduce risk of infection and viruses (MRSA, etc…)
-Ensure a safe and clean working environment for players and staff
-Stock and organize all necessary medical supplies

Daily Communication of player health status with coaching staff, management and physicians
-Communicate with the players daily on their health status
-Discuss progressions and medical updates with injured player
-Discuss updates daily with coaching staff and management staff regarding the health of the players
-If injuries, include updates on progress and potential return to play parameters
-Communicate player medical updates with team physicians for continued medical attention, until the player has returned to full play

Direct contact for the AHL Drug Testing program
-Liaison between AHL security rep, the independent testing company and the player(s) being tested
-Upon notification from the independent testing company, the AHL Head Athletic trainer shall secure space for the testing to be held and ensure that it is set up according to AHL requirements
-Assist player(s) in completing the test (notifications, documentation, hydration, etc…)

Assist with Workman’s Compensation
-File “first report of injury” upon player(s) becoming injured (on line available)
-Communicate with medical facilities regarding work comp information for the player
-Follow up with insurance company of players’ status and return to play
-Assist with any billing issues for further clarification and prompt payment or reimbursement

Coordinate all off season medical programs
-Work with strength and conditioning coordinator to implement and execute off season rehabilitation programs
-Coordinate any post-season surgeries needed with the team physicians, therapists, management and player
-Coordinate any post-season rehabilitation assignments with team physicians, management and player
-Continually update off season medical condition of players with team physicians and management team

Assist with community development department
-Assist, when appropriate, in contacting players
-Assist, when appropriate, in obtaining CDD requests for autographs
-Being available for any needs with CDD

Remain updated on AHL communication
-Read and file all AHL emails regarding medical standards of practice
-Liaison with the AHL league office regarding the compliance and implementation of medical standards as directed by the AHL legal department

Qualifications and Experience Needed

• Must maintain active certification as an Athletic Trainer (must be in good standing with NATA or CATA)
• Proficient in equipment use and knowledge of OSHA standard including blood borne pathogens
• Demonstrate exceptional ability on treatment routines; injury assessment, athletic tape application and use of rehab equipment
• Maintain current CPR certification
• Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills

  Corporate Values:


All Employees


We focus on the needs of customers, co-workers and community

·         We contribute to the well-being of the greater community through involvement

·         We look for opportunities to deliver Plus One service contribute to the well-being of greater community

·         We exhibit humility and compassion for the needs, interests and thoughts of others.

·         We deliver a wide range of events that appeal to our community in a safe and friendly environment.

·         We consistently deliver experiences and solutions that exceed expectations.


We have a strong sense of passion for what we do, our workplace and our brand.

·         We know our business

·         We are great at what we do

·         We wear, display and respect the logo

·         We overcome challenges and are resilient

·         We continuously improve and maintain our facilities and services

·         We create positive experiences for others

·         We enjoy what we do


We consistently hold ourselves to a high standard through trust, honesty and loyalty, always doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

·         We are always direct, open and honest

·         We are transparent and effective in our communications

·         We are accountable for our actions and decisions

·         We earn the trust of each other

·         We do what we say and say what we mean

·         We give credit where credit is due


We treat others the way that we want to be treated.

·         We recognize that all our roles are important to the success of the organization

·         We show up on time

·         We consider how our actions affect others

·         We honor work life balance

·         We  act through differences directly with people involved

·         We are humble in victory, gracious in defeat

·         We appreciate the diversity each person brings

I Am Dedicated

We are committed to making our organization the best in sports and entertainment

·         We do what it takes to get the job done

·         We go above and beyond our regular job duties

·         We maintain a positive attitude

·         We rise to the challenge

·         We strive to achieve and exceed our goals

·         We are fearless in the pursuit of excellence

·         We operate with a sense of urgency and accountability to deliver results

·         We are proactive and innovative


We are cooperative and selflessly work toward achieving common goals

·         We share tools, information, skills and ideas with others to create success

·         We actively listen

·         We motivate others through example, positive energy and positive reinforcement

·         We participate in activities that build camaraderie

·         We have each other’s back

No Visa Sponsorship Available.
No relocation services provided-local candidates preferred.

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