Summary: Renders specialized care in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and rehabilitation of student athletes and provides a safe environment for all University sponsored practices and competitions.
Statement of Duties and Responsibilities: •Assists in the organizing, managing, and administration of all aspects of the UTEP Athletic Training Program. •Follows the NATA Code of Ethics; remains current on all state and national requirements for license renewal. •Provides injury care and rehabilitation of sixteen men’s and women’s Sports; provides feedback to coaches on a daily basis of injury and rehabilitation progression. •Travels with designated teams as assigned by Director of Sports Medicine; coordinates doctor’s appointments and helps process insurance claims; acts as liaison between medical and coaching staffs. •Supervises undergraduate and graduate student athletic trainers; provides in services and teaches the students the essentials of athletic training. •Assists with the maintenance of training room equipment and apparatus; performs yearly safety inspections; maintains records on student athletes and ensures the accuracy of files maintained in the University’s Training Room; assists with the administration of the drug testing program for student athletes. •Maintains inventory of all supplies and equipment to ensure efficient and economical methods of operations; requisitions purchases to replenish stock. •Must be able to work evenings and weekends. •Knowledge of and adherence to NCAA rules and regulations as they apply to student athletes in this area. •Knowledge of and compliance with NCAA Rules and Regulations including attendance of NCAA Rules Seminars, timely completion of all NCAA forms and requests for information. •Employee agrees to abide by the Code of Ethics as set forth by the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas System. •Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems. •Complies with all State and University policies. •Other duties may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities.
Required Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Education required: Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Experience required: Two years of related experience and/or training to the essential duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Eligible for Texas State Athletic Trainer Licensure. NATA Certified. Working knowledge of therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation techniques. Strong sense of principles and ethics in regard to the welfare of the student-athlete. Ability to work independently in a multi-task environment as well as within a team-oriented work group. Ability to act as a positive role model for student-athletic trainees and student-athletes alike. Occasional traveling required.
Preferred Qualifications: Two years division I college athletic training experience.
Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel and crouch; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 50 pounds. Special vision requirements for this job are distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles.
The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to very loud.