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Head of Sports Medicine

Nashville SC

Head of Sports Medicine | Nashville SC

Head of Sports Medicine

Nashville SC

Apply by 4/14/2023

Posted 11 days ago

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Nashville, TN, USA

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 Job Description

The Head of Sports Medicine will manage the day-to-day sports medicine operations for Nashville Soccer Club. In this capacity, the Head of Sports Medicine will oversee the sports medicine department and staff, provide injury prevention strategies, and act as the Head Athletic Trainer to directly evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate player medical problems. The performance of duties will be under the direction and supervision of the MLS Medical Director and the designated Team Chief Medical Officer.
The Head of Sports Medicine will work closely with the Head Coach, Head of Performance, and General Manager on a daily basis. A year-round employee, the Head of Sports Medicine will attend all training, scrimmages, and home and away games, and ensure two vetted (2) Athletic Trainers are present at all matches.


  • Manages the health care of players including, but not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, developing rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals
  • Comply with OSHA standards regarding blood born pathogens
  • Order, maintain and inventory supplies and clinical equipment
  • Keep training room and clinic area safe, clean and organized
  • Maintain a complete and up to date roster of player health and participation records in the League-provided electronic medical record (EMR) system
  • Electronically document first report of injury, player treatments, and return to play dates for various purposes (e.g. workers compensation claims, research)
  • Initiate insurance/worker's compensation claims for players
  • Compile reports as required by MLS
  • Provide medical assistance to the Team Medical Staff regarding players health and safety
  • Under the direction of the supervising Physician, assist the organization and maintenance of pharmaceutical inventory and records
  • Organize physical examinations as required by MLS regulations
  • Supervise assistant athletic trainers, aides and volunteers as applicable
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills required to work effectively with players, coaches, other team personnel and MLS staff
  • Comply with all MLS medical policies, protocol and Game Operations Manual
  • Counsel players regarding dietary needs, nutritional supplements and League/FIFA banned substances
  • Participate in community service/educational programs related to sports medicine
  • Participate in activities/meetings/programs as required by MLS
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer
  • In good standing with NATABOC and a member of the NATA (or CATA)
  • State License in the state in which the team calls home
  • CPR certification for Health Care Provider
  • Possess personal professional liability insurance
  • Strongly recommend personal professional liability insurance
  • Strongly prefer certification: CSCS, PES, LMT, NREMT

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