Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S0064 / Licensed Massage Therapist
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Performs physical evaluations of assigned patients or clients and applies a range of appropriate therapeutic treatments, to include manual massage therapy. Develops and implements therapeutic massage treatments and individual treatment plans.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Applies appropriate physical evaluation techniques to determine posture, gait, range of motion, muscle strength and joint stability.
  2. Develops a wide range of treatment plans, as appropriate to clinical data, physician prescribed protocol, and/or subjects' medical history.
  3. Performs manual therapy techniques, including such techniques as St John's Neuromuscular therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and joint placement.
  4. Operates therapeutic devices, to include devices for the application of electrotherapy, ultrasound, heat, cold, iontophorisis, biofeedback, and compression.
  5. Designs and implements a variety of therapeutic exercises and conditioning programs to be performed in the clinic, the home, and/or the gym.
  6. Documents therapy in accordance with policies and procedures regarding medical records; implements and adheres to policies which ensure patient confidentiality.
  7. Attends orthopaedic clinics, as appropriate.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED and successful completion of Therapeutic Massage school plus 180 hours of post-graduation practicum; at least 2 years of post-licensure experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certifications/Licensure Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
  • Ability to analyze medical records and prescribed protocol to formulate effective therapeutic treatment plans.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to design and implement fitness, nutrition and/or conditioning programs.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.
  • Skill in applying evaluative techniques to orthopaedic and associated physical problems.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the application of neuromuscular therapy techniques.
  • Current knowledge of the application of a wide range of therapeutic devices used in the treatment of neuromuscular conditions.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status if required by third party payers or accrediting agencies.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017