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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S0039 / Emerg Med Nurse Trainer
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

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.


Provides didactic education and clinical training in emergency preparedness and response to terrorism and other public health threats for healthcare professionals across the State of New Mexico. Performs education in the primary areas of acute and critical patient care preparedness in hospital and community settings, and identification and treatment of a wide range of specific medical conditions related to weapons of mass destruction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assesses educational needs, and coordinates and collaborates with UNM faculty and staff, as well as external agency representatives, in the development and delivery of educational programs and training workshops to health care providers statewide.
  2. Creates, develops, and prepares a wide range of specialized education materials and presentations for providers and instructors.
  3. Leads and coordinates the development of Telehealth educational courses and other distance learning programs related to the primary objectives.
  4. Participates in State committees and advisory boards, and contributes to the development of policies and program initiatives related to statewide education within area of professional specialty.
  5. Provides specialized training and instruction for various National training curricula, to include FEMA courses and the National Disaster Life Support system.
  6. Participates in the establishment and execution of community and Statewide emergency and disaster recovery drills and exercises.
  7. Participates in educational research activities, to include data collection, analysis and reporting, and preparation of manuscripts based on research findings.
  8. Participates in the identification and development of funding sources for the program, to include searches for grants and other funding, and in the preparation and submission of proposals.
  9. Provides independent technical advice, consultation, and individualized assistance to health care providers within area of professional specialty.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure Credentialed in Emergency Medicine or ICU (Trauma or Medical); State of New Mexico Licensed Registered Nurse or licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the multistate privilege to practice compact with New Mexico.
  • 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

  • Specific clinical skills, to include patient assessment/mass triage, airway management, venous access, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilator setup/management, and defibrillation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of hospital and community emergency planning and response principles and practices.
  • Ability to provide independent advice and guidance to health care professionals within area of expertise.
  • Ability to administer a wide range of critical care drugs, to include knowledge of indications, contraindications, and side effects.
  • Proficiency in conducting internet-based literature and information searches.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information effectively to groups.
  • Ability to identify alternative funding/revenue sources within area of specialty.
  • Working knowledge of emergency preparedness gained at a management or supervisory level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Disaster Life Support System and of relevant FEMA regulations, protocols, and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of distance education and training concepts, principles, systems, and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office computer applications, to include Powerpoint and Excel.
  • Certification as an instructor for disaster medical care.
  • Ability to develop and present course curriculum, educational programs, lectures, and workshops.
  • Knowledge of specialized education and training programs for emergency/disaster-based patient assessment and care.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Must obtain certification as a trainer or instructor for various National training curricula, to include FEMA courses and the National Disaster Life Support System, within 12 months of hire date.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
  • Light physical activity. Work may involve occasional assistance of others in the manipulation of heavy objects and some standing or walking, usually for not more than 2 hours a day.
  • Work may involve some exposure to operating circumstances that require following standard or prescribed safety precautions.

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

Revised Date: 03/20/2017