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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Assc Athl Trainer
Position Classification Code: D3030
Job Family: Athletics
Pay Level: 08
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
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.
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, Skills and Abilities:
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 in short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication.
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.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- TA certified or working towards certification
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-