New Mexico Highlands University, a Division II member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, has an opening for an Assistant Athletic Trainer beginning mid-August 2019. This is a twelve month full time position. This job does require weekends, nights, travel, and observed school holidays. Candidates to be considered for this position must be NATA BOC certified prior to being hired as well as having a current BLS or Professional Rescuer CPR/AED certification. They must also have or be eligible to obtain New Mexico Athletic Trainer licensure within 30 days of employment. Possible sport assignments could include men’s and women’s basketball, softball, volleyball, wrestling, women’s track, softball, or assistance with football. The application process will require a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references.
Duties and Responsibilities: Daily operations for the athletic training room and the following: • Sport team responsibilities/assignments as specified by Head Athletic Trainer communication with coaches and student athletes of assigned teams • Coordinating with physicians/medical personnel on care of student-athletes • Injury reporting, documentation, and maintenance of athlete’s medical records • Taking inventory and restocking medical supplies • Ensuring safety of patients and staff through enforcement of safety procedures • Maintenance and upkeep of the athletic training room as a medical facility • Additional administrative duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer • Continued education in sports medicine and maintaining good standing with NATA Board of Certification • Other duties as specified by the Head Athletic Trainer
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Proven ability to meet multiple demands in a high-volume, fast-paced ATR environment • Proven ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required for working with a diverse group of patients, clinical staff, administrators, athletic staff, and visitors • Strong written communication skills • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion handling sensitive matters involving patients • Computer literacy, including working knowledge of word processing programs • Ability to work with and in a diverse environment • Comfort working in a complex, dynamic, and fast-paced environment • Ability to work independently with multiple team assignments • Advocate for proper health care of student athletes • Experience with rehabilitation of athletic injuries • Demonstrated success in patient confidentiality
Physical Demands: •Lifting 0-50 pounds -Daily •Standing for Long periods of time-Daily •Walking-Frequently •Bending-Frequently •Squatting-Frequently •Kneeling-Frequently •Prolonged use of computer-Occasionally
Working Environment: •Work is in an indoor/outdoor setting •Work with frequent interruptions. •Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception. •Moderate exposure to extreme cold, heat, working outdoors, •Noise level is typically loud
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in athletic training or related field.
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in athletic training or related field.
Experience with administrative & organizational duties.
Experience with advanced manual therapy skills applicable to orthopedics and sports medicine.
Additional related education and training.
About New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico.