St. Luke's University Health Network Sports Performance Coach in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Sports Performance Coach is responsible for the development, and implementation of sports performance training programs for individual or group athletes (i.e.: youth, junior high school, high school, collegiate, adult, and elite).
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Produce, conduct, evaluate and update sports performance training programs at school districts and St. Luke’s Sports Performance Centers in compliance with Sports Medicine guidelines
Conduct human performance assessments and interpret results to apply effective program design in which exercise technique principles are taught and implemented
Collaborate with sports medicine personnel and other service providers as necessary to implement injury prevention, rehabilitation, and reconditioning plans and be able to make modifications based on injury status or risk factors
Maintain organization and order in a professional manner of individuals and groups that receive sports performance training by effectively communicating training plan rationale and through coaching technique
Ensure that the training environment and equipment is organized, clean and well-maintained
Recognize signs of medical emergency of participant during training session and understand how to efficiently enact an emergency action plan
Prepare and conduct informal and formal education sessions for individuals and groups on various sports performance topics including strength, conditioning, recovery, injury prevention, and nutrition
Participate in continuing education, including within the department and at outside conferences or symposiums
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Must be physically capable of the potentially strenuous activities typical of someone engaged in leading a sports performance programs. Must be able to effectively listen and communicate with people in-person, via email, over the telephone or via virtual Zoom/ Microsoft Teams conference calls. Must be capable of using a computer keyboard. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive without restriction.
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, Biology, Athletic Training and/or a closely related field required. Master’s degree in related field is preferred.
Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) - Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) preferred. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) preferred. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) accepted. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist Certification (HFS) accepted. BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) Program required within 30 days of hire.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of internship with recognized sports performance organization, high school, collegiate or professional team. One to two years of work experience as a performance coach, working directly with athletes preferred.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (http://www.slhn.org/EOE)
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (http://www.slhn.org/) (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $3.5 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke’s hospitals operate the largest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, with the Bethlehem Campus being home to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.
SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. The Network’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/Merative 11 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2023 when it was identified as THE #4 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. In 2021, St. Luke’s was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.
SLUHN has been named a Top Workplaces 2023 by the Morning Call. In addition, St. Luke’s has been named a Top Workplace nationally, in the Philadelphia region, and in New Jersey. St. Luke’s is the ONLY healthcare institution in Pennsylvania and the third-highest ranked healthcare entity in the nation to be deemed a Top Workplace in 2023. In 2023, St. Luke’s was named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. St. Luke’s was the only employer in the Lehigh Valley to be named to the list and was one of only two healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to receive the designation. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the top-ranked Lehigh Valley-based employer in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of employers in Pennsylvania.
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