TAOS COUNTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: EMT-Paramedic Temporary

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

JOB TITLE: EMT-Paramedic Temporary

SALARY:$14.09-$17.14 per hour DOE

CLASSIFICATION: This is a Temporary/Non-Exempt/FLSA

DESCRIPTION: Performs a variety of advanced emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene and in-transport medical care and advanced emergency life support (ALS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education:

A. Graduation from high school, or equivalent: plus, New Mexico State Licensed Paramedic

2. Experince:

A. Two (2) years of full time work experience performing above and related duties


3. Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:

Considerable 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 effects of medications or the lack of the same leading to life threatening conditions; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of basic supervision

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

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Driver’s License

Must be E.M.T.-Paramedic licensed after completing 1500 hours of service and maintain required certifications.

Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) Certification may be required.

Must be ACLS, PALS and CPR certified

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, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY. 

Open Until Filled

Please Note: This posting gives only a brief description of the position.  For copy of application and complete job description, contact Taos County Human Resources Department at 105 Albright Street, Taos, NM 87571; or 575-737-6312.


Taos County Job Description



Job Title:EMT- Paramedic

Division:Operations

Department: Emergency Medical Services

FLSA:Non-Exempt
 
Pay Grade: E1

Job Code: 823

Effective Date: 11/30/10

Last Revised:10/09

Paygrade: 13

General Purpose

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

Supervision Received

Works under the close to general supervision of the EMS Director and under the general supervision of the Medical Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs various lead worker duties; assists to coordinate and schedule continuing education programs, workshops and seminars consistent with EMT licensing requirements; coordinates with state regulatory agencies as needed; provides mentoring supervision to less experienced EMT personnel; may assist to evaluate EMT-B and EMT-I performance; may make recommendations affecting employment status, i.e., retention, advancement, discipline or discharge; performs facility transfers as required.

Responds to emergency medical calls; utilizes radio communications and “10-codes” as needed 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 advanced life support as needed until transported to hospital.

Performs advanced life support procedures such as direct larynogoscopy, endocracheal intubation (orotrachael & nasotracheal), endotrachael suctioning, surgical cricothyrotomy, needle thoracostomy, ECG interpretation, synchronized cardioversion, defibrillation, transcutaneous cardiac placing and use of infusion pumps; administers advanced medications i.e., adenosine, albuterol, atrophine, dextrose (oral and injectabel), nitroglyucerine, dopamine HCI, diazepam, etc.; utilizes various advanced routes for medication administration, i.e., endotrachael, intrademal, intradermal, intramuscular, intraosseous, intravenous, nebulized aerosol, parenteral, rectal, subcutaneous, sublingual, topical, etc.; monitors special medications, i.e., aminophylline, antibiotics, blood products, fibrolytic drugs, insulin, mannitol, etc.; may perform rapid sequence intubation and ipratroprium bromide inhalation therapy as directed.

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

Operates resuscitation and suction devices during cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 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, CPAP, blood glucometry, oxygen administration, ventilator applications, splinting, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway placement, combi tube placement, king airway placement, semi-automatic/manual defibrillation, oral glucose administration, and approved chemical/medication administrations, etc.; assists with emergency child birth.

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.

MINIMUM MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education & Experience:

A.Graduation from high school, or equivalent; plus New Mexico State Licensed Paramedic

B.Two (2) years of full time work experience performing above and related duties

or

C. an equivalent combination of education and experience

Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Considerable 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. Some knowledge of basic supervision

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

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.

Must be E.M.T.-Paramedic licensed after completing 1500 hours of service and maintain required certifications.

Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) Certification may be required.

Must be ACLS, PALS and CPR certified

Must be willing to participate in random drug screening.

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. Must work in confined spaces periodically.

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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