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Job Posting – Head Athletic Therapist

 

The Kitchener Rangers are seeking a full-time Head Athletic Therapist to join their team.

This individual will be responsible for the overall health and welfare of players with a particular emphasis on First-Aid and the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. This role also requires the provision of emergency, on-ice and clinical care of musculoskeletal injuries and a thorough knowledge of therapeutic techniques.

The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct physical examinations
  • Recognize, assess, manage, and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries
  • Initiate, design, and implement specialized therapy programs
  • Observe and analyze players during treatment sessions
  • Use physical therapy techniques and therapeutic modalities to recondition musculoskeletal injuries
  • Refer injured patients to the appropriate specialized medical personnel as required
  • Consult with medical professionals on patients’ progress and treatment plans
  • Provide basic emergency life support and First-Aid as required
  • Create, update, and maintain electronic and hard copy of players’ medical history, injury, and treatment records
  • Gather and compile information required to write, update and maintain a variety of documents
  • Develop and deliver presentations and information seminars to players
  • Advise players on appropriate exercise and rehabilitation programs
  • Provide recommendations regarding the selection and fitting of equipment
  • Assist with the fitting of standard and custom sport injury braces
  • Act as a liaison between student athletes (players) and general manager, coaches
  • Exchange technical and medical information with colleagues, athletes and coaches
  • Consult with coaches regarding problems of physical conditioning to prevent injury occurrence
  • Respond to inquiries from our student athletes (players), their parents, team management and coaches
  • Train temporary and casual employees in First-Aid and preventative strapping and taping techniques
  • Attendance for coverage at all games and practices
  • Monitor inventory and order supplies as required
  • Liaison with administrative support staff regarding insurance claims
  • On-going communication with Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Direct contact with visiting teams regarding emergency protocol, medical team support services, etc.
  • Remain current with frequent advances in medical care and therapeutic techniques
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and procedures for short-term staff and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Therapy or related field
  • Certified Athletic Therapist
  • Requires a minimum of three years of relevant experience

APPLICATIONS

Email your resume and qualifications summary to Mike McKenzie; General Manager, Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club at mmckenzie@kitchenerrangers.com
-OR-
Drop off in person to Treena Hennessey during regular business hours (M-F 9:30am – 1pm and 2-5pm*) at the Kitchener Rangers business office, main reception (entrance off of Parking Lot A; 1963 Eugene George Way, Kitchener, ON N2H 0B8).

*The Kitchener Rangers business office will be closed at 1pm on Friday, July 6.

Deadline to apply is Friday, July 6.

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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