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. Supervises student trainers.
Designs and implements basic fitness, nutrition, and conditioning programs for student-athletes; may design customized plans to meet individual needs. Operates therapeutic devices and equipment; fits braces, guards, mouth pieces, and other similar devices. Administers first aid to injured players such as giving artificial respiration, cleaning and bandaging wounds, and applying heat and cold to promote healing. Wraps ankles, fingers, or wrists in synthetic skin, protective gauze, and adhesive tape to support muscles and ligaments. Oversees the daily management of training room, including ordering and storage of supplies and equipment. Calls physician for seriously injured athletes. Supervises safety factors of athletic competition by ensuring elimination of undue hazards. May assist injured athletes in completing and submitting insurance claims. May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate to the area of operation. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Ability to evaluate therapeutic requirements for student-athletes, and to fit and modify therapeutic and/or protective equipment. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to design and implement fitness, nutrition and/or conditioning programs. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
BOC National Certification Eligible for NM Athletic Training License Current CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications.
Closing date is 9/15/18
NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 1800977S
About New Mexico State University
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.
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