Taos County Employment Opportunity: Intermediate - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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JOB TITLE: Intermediate - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 

ENTRY LEVEL: $13.04 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Temporary or Casual /Non - Exempt (FLSA) 

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of full performance emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene medical care and Intermediate life support (ILS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

1. Education and Experience: 

A. Graduation from high school, or equivalent; plus New Mexico Licensed EMT-Intermediate 

AND 

B. One (1) year of full time work experience performing above and related duties; 

OR 

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Working knowledge of first-aid and emergency medical techniques and procedures; 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; interpersonal communication skills.

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 possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.
Must be New Mexico State Licensed EMT-Intermediate after completing 220 hours of service.
Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) Certification may be required. 
Must be willing to participate in random drug screening. 

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY. 

Open till filled. 

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position. A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6309. 


 

Taos County Job Description 

Job Title: EMT- Intermediate Job Code: 822 
Division: Operations Effective Date:11/30/10 
Department: Emergency Medical Services Last Revised: 10/09 
FLSA: Non-Exempt Paygrade: 11  

GENERAL PURPOSE 

Performs a variety of full performance emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene medical care and Intermediate life support (ILS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport.  

SUPERVISION RECEIVED 

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED 

May provide immediate to close supervision to EMT-Basic while in training or on a project-by-project basis. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Responds to emergency medical calls; utilizes radio communications and “10-codes” 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. 

Performs intermediate level emergency medical procedures such as blood drawing, external jugular access, subcutaneous injections, intravenous injections, adult intraosseous procedures, nebulized inhalations, intradermal biological testing, immunological vaccination administrations; administers various advanced levels of medications, i.e., epinephrine, NTG7, morphine 6, fentanyl citrate, glucagons 8, diphenhydramine 9, etc.; monitors potassium IV drips 4. 

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, 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, etc.; assists with emergency child birth. 

Performs preventive 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 high school, or equivalent; plus New Mexico Licensed EMT-Intermediate 

AND 

B. One (1) year of full time work experience performing above and related duties; 

OR 

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Working knowledge of first-aid and emergency medical techniques and procedures; 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; interpersonal communication skills.

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 possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License. 
Must be New Mexico State Licensed EMT-Intermediate after completing 220 hours of service.
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. Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving. Continuous use of motor skills. May be required to lift up to 100 lbs during emergency operations. 

 

Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice. This job description supersedes earlier versions. 

 

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