Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Under the general supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer, provides physical therapy and assists in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Provides trainer coverage of athletic activities, organizes orthopedic clinics, advises on prevention and care of athletic injuries, and team-teaches athletic training classes. May supervise student trainers. Classification Standard Duties
Supervise, direct, delegate, and evaluate work of assigned staff; Prevention of athletic injuries and illness; perform physical exams, equipment fittings, physical conditioning screenings, control environmental risks, and health hazards, etc; Injury recognition, assessment and immediate care; determine severity and course of action of care including medical referral; Treatment and rehabilitation of injuries; individual plan for medical care and rehabilitation with goal to return to sport participation in optimal time; Counseling and guidance; provide health care information and referral to student-athletes, parents , and athletic and medical staffs; Emergency situation assessment and management; prepare and execute plans for life-threatening or life-changing situations; Organization and administration of athletic training program; maintain records, daily operation of facilities, follow safety and sanitation standards; Clinical supervision of athletic training students; Perform related duties as required Knowledge
Knowledge of university and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; knowledge of information specific to sports medicine; knowledge of federal, state, conference, and NCAA regulations, legalities, standards, and liabilities; knowledge of current practices and latest research in the field of sports medicine. Skills
Skills in short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication. Abilities
Ability to direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information.
Posting closes October 10, 2018.
NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Required Experience
Three (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined. Equivalency None Preferred Qualifications Required Certification/License
TA certified or working towards certification
Internal Number: 1801181S
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New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico's Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $ 140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state's NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.