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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: T0034 / Emergency Med Tech/Paramedic
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 11

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.

Summary

Under general supervision, provides basic to advanced emergency rescue and paramedical care to the ill and injured. Guides and supports EMT Intermediate and/or EMT Basic techs and/or students in the application of appropriate EMS techniques, as required. Performs direct illness/injury assessment and management, preparation for transport, transfer of information, and patient care. Typically works on an on-call basis as per schedule or as otherwise required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Attends emergency medical requests as they arise, and renders advanced paramedical assistance to seriously ill or injured patients as required.
  2. Performs initial assessment and management of illness or injury to emergency patients in accordance with specified protocol and procedure.
  3. Prepares or assists in the preparation of patients for transport, ensuring compliance with emergency medical transport regulations, protocol, and procedure.
  4. Provides direct paramedical and comprehensive patient care as required in each individual case.
  5. Leads, guides, and/or assists in the training of lower level techs and/or students, as specifically assigned.
  6. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  7. Inspects emergency medical equipment to ensure serviceability and compliance with safety and infection control regulations and standards.
  8. Completes and transfers patient care information and records as per established procedures.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure NM licensure as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic.
  • 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

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • At least 1 year of experience in the field of pre-hospital EMS.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the application of advanced paramedic protocol and procedures.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the application of basic on-site emergency medical protocol and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the use of emergency medical transport procedures, facilities, and equipment.
  • Ability to provide guidance and support to lower level EMT staff and/or students.
  • Knowledge of emergency medical equipment maintenance regulations and policy standards.

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.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.

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

Revised Date: 03/20/2017