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JOB TITLE: EMT - Basic   

SALARY: $12.55 - $15.28 per hour DOE

This is a Classified/Full Time/Non-Exempt /Union Eligible/FLSA 

DESCRIPTION:  

Performs a variety of working level emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene medical care and basic life support (BLS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent; plus, New Mexico State Licensed EMT-Basic

 

One (1) year of emergency medical experience as a trainee or first responder;

Read, write, speak and comprehend the English language.

Some knowledge of first-aid and emergency medical techniques and procedures; interpersonal communication skills; emergency vehicle operation; various medical procedures necessary to sustain and prolong life in the absence of a medical doctor; medical terminology; various effects of medications or the lack of the same leading to life threatening conditions.

Ability tofollow detailed verbal or written work instructions; work in dangerous emergency situations; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; assimilate modern fire prevention and firefighting skills; perform under extreme weather conditions; work on call and on shift work; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Must be Licensed as a New Mexico State EMT-Basic

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Driver’s License.

Must be CPR certified. 

Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) Certification may be required.

Must be willing to participate in random drug screening.

 

 

The last day to apply for this position is Friday, May 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Job Description

Job Title: EMT- Basic

Job Code:821    

Division: Operations

Effective Date:11/30/10

Department: Emergency Medical Services

Last Revised: 10/09

FLSA:Non-Exempt

Paygrade: 10

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene medical care and basic life support (BLS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the EMS Director, Medical Director or Paramedic.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responds to emergency medical calls; utilizes radio communications and ì10-codesî to receive and transmit communications; operates ambulance under emergency conditions and normal conditions to transport accident victims and emergency medical patients to health care facilities, hospitals or other institutions.

Evaluates patient's condition and/or injuries and accident scenes and/or medical emergencies and administers aid as per protocol; monitors patient's vital signs and provides basic life support until transported to hospital.

Operates resuscitation and suction devices during cardiopulmonary resuscitation; applies CPAP, applies vacuum splints, cervical collars, backboards, and various other medical devices used to immobilize patients during transport and extrication.

Applies bandages and dressing on soft tissue injuries as needed to stop bleeding; applies pneumatic anti-shock pants on patients as per protocol to maintain profusion of patient's vital signs; lifts and carries patients from scene to ambulance according to established procedures; performs various basic life saving procedures such as pulse oximetry, cardiac monitoring, blood glucometry, oxygen administration, ventilator applications, splinting, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway placement, combi tube placement,   king airway placement, semi-automatic defibrillation, oral glucose administration, and approved chemical/medication administrations, intranasal drug administration, nebulized medication administration. etc.; assists with emergency childbirth.

Performs preventative maintenance on assigned ambulance; performs daily inspection; cleans exterior and interior of vehicle; assures ambulance is properly stocked with necessary supplies; apprises supervisor as needed to purchase replacement materials or schedule complex repairs.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

 

A.Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent; plus New Mexico State Licensed EMT-Basic;

AND

B.One (1) year of emergency medical experience as a trainee or first responder;

OR

C.An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of first-aid and emergency medical techniques and procedures;  interpersonal communication skills; emergency vehicle operation; various medical procedures necessary to sustain and prolong life in the absence of a medical doctor; medical terminology; various affects of medications or the lack of  the same leading to life threatening conditions.

Ability to follow detailed verbal or written work instructions; work in dangerous emergency situations; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; assimilate modern fire prevention and fire fighting skills; perform under extreme weather conditions; work on call and on shift work; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be licensed as a New Mexico State EMT-Basic

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.

Must be CPR certified. 

Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) Certification may be required.

Must be willing to participate in random drug screening.

 

4. Work Environment:

Functions of the position periodically performed in an uncontrolled, hazardous environment, subject to all seasonal and weather extremes.  Emergency response travel expected in normal course of performing duties.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty. Exposure to blood borne pathogens. Potential exposure to hazardous materials and chemicals at accident sites. Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention. Must be able to lift at least 100 lbs.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving. Continuous use of motor skills.

 

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