Position Classification Title: EMT,Basic
Position Classification Code: O3007
Job Family: Safety and Security
Pay Level: 04
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under the supervision of the New Mexico State University Fire Department (NMSU FD), the Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) will perform duties associated with providing rescue services and emergency medical care to the sick and injured, on the NMSU Las Cruces campus, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and NMSU FD’s policies and medical protocols.
Standard Duties:
The EMT-B will provide emergency and non -emergency services as requested. The EMT-B will provide medical treatment consistent with the EMT-B Scope of Practice as identified by Title 7 Chapter 27 Part 11 of the New Mexico Administrative Code. They will also ensure completion of incident reports and activity reports, and participate in any NMSU and/or EMS training as identified by the NMSU Fire Chief. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls calmly, efficiently and promptly; Administering basic and restricted advanced life support to patients at the scene in a pre-hospital setting in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. The EMT-B is allowed to administer additional drugs and approved medications through additional routes than is an EMS First Responder (EMSFR). The EMT-B is expected to be familiar with the skills and procedures allowed to be performed with and without medical direction, and the drugs that are permitted to be administered by their classification an the approved routes that may be used regulations and standards; Full details of the classifications may be found in Title 7 Chapter 27 Part 11 of the New Mexico Administrative Code, Section 8, SCOPES OF PRACTICE FOR LICENSED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL, Subsection K: EMS First Responders; Subsection L: EMT-Basic: Subsection M: EMT-Intermediate; and Subsection N: EMT-Paramedic; The EMT-B must perform all job responsibilities in a manner that protects patient privacy
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
EMT-B must have knowledge and ability to perform EMS skills as needed under medical direction per approved arm of the EMS Bureau’s Standard of Care.
EMT-B must have records maintenance experience, computer skills, EMS reporting and EMS software knowledge, and above average technical reading, writing and oral communication. The EMT-B has additional allowable skills with Service Medical Director approval that include items such as wound management;
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands, communicate effectively in verbal and written form; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers; and other firefighting and emergency services agencies. Ability to provide guidance and support to other EMT staff. Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School Diploma, or GED certificate
   Experience- One (1) year of experience as a paid, full-time EMT-B or two (2) years in a volunteer or combination paid/volunteer type EMS service provider or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of training and experience.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-