Albuquerque Ambulance Service
Ambulance Service (AAS) is the largest provider of emergency medical
services in the state of New Mexico. Our organization is non-profit
and tax-exempt. Our Board of Directors is composed of representatives
of all the local hospitals, the local physician association, and
the University of New Mexico Medical School. We provide an all ALS
(paramedic/EMT) emergency and non-emergency service to the citizens
of Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo County responding to approximately
80,000 + calls per year. The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance
Services (CAAS) accredits AAS.
utilizes the finest emergency vehicle manufactured, the Horton 2000.
Each unit is a Type III, with exterior compartmentalization and
a Ford chassis powered by a Ford Power Stroke diesel engine. Each
is equipped with a full compliment of ALS equipment including a
Physio-Control LP-12 to perform 12-lead ECG's, hands free defibrillation
and pacing. The AAS Medical Director, Philip J. Froman, MD, FACEP
is well known and respected throughout New Mexico for his progressive
leadership in prehospital medicine. Our medical protocols are some
of the most progressive in the country. We also fund a research
position at the University of New Mexico Medical School for EMS
paramedics are highly respected for their knowledge and expertise
throughout the state of New Mexico. We provide the best ambulances,
the best equipment and the best dispatching system in the country
enabling our employees to provide the highest quality prehospital
patient care possible. AAS paramedics benefit from an intensive
quality improvement program, which focuses on teaching, not discipline,
to insure quality patient care. Our employees help lead our organization
through change by participation on Quality Improvement Teams and
by utilizing the Deming Principle of employee inclusion.
offers a competitive salary with a complete benefits package, which
includes a 403-B annuity program for retirement, health, dental
and life insurance, long and short term disability, sick leave and
the standard two week vacation. Additionally, because AAS is non-profit,
we offer healthcare and dependent care spending accounts which allows
you to pay for any health or dependent costs with pre-taxed dollars.
utilizes a combination of System Status Management post assignments
and fixed substations to provide our citizens a rapid ALS response.
There are 67 different shifts offered to our employee. These shifts
are made possible because we utilize peak load staffing. As the
number of calls increase during the day a corresponding number of
ambulances are added, as the number of calls decrease during the
night a corresponding number of ambulances are taken off. AAS utilizes
GPS (Global Positioning Satellite System) to track units. All units
have an on-board computer and mapping system for navigation and
the ChartWriter patient information system for documentation of
4500 Montbel Place, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
you have plan to inquire about a job with this professional organization,
contact Patty Sanchez at 505-449-5702 or go online to www.phs.org/PHS/careers/opportunities/index.htm.
new source for Web CEs is EMCert.com.
You can get CEs for $4 per unit. There are also bundles: 10 units
for $30, 24 units for $60, 40 units for $80, or an unlimited bundle.
Dana is the contact person at 1-877-367-4376 if you have questions.
I have done some of the cases and it appears to be a good source
for CEs. At the current time only 10 CEs per year are valid in NM
for remote learning. This is consistent with the National Registry
paramedic level stipulation of 10 units for remote or distant learning.