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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Health Tech (Paramedic)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:SWAU12265287791132D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0640-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Richmond, KY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Employee works varying hours to include,nights,weekends and Holidays. Responds on-site to accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illnesses, and sometimes encounters situations which may be life threatening. Upon arrival at the scene, makes an independent preliminary assessment of the patient's condition and selects from a variety of prescribed protocols the one, which he considers appropriate under the given circumstances. Proceeds to provide the treatment as prescribed in the protocol. Makes modifications to the protocol, if necessary, within prescribed limits. Conducts a complete examination of the patient to determine the nature, extent, and seriousness of his condition and searches for medical alert symbols. Determines, with due regard to the patient's condition, if and how he can be moved and to which medical facility he should be transported. Prioritizes treatments for patient having multiple problems and employs a variety of established emergency medicine techniques, methods and equipment to the appropriate medical facility.

Who May Apply:

  • United States Citizens
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position.
  • This position required a CPR certification.
  • This position has direct patient contact or performs diagnostic.
  • This position extracts or works with patients body fluids.
  • This position maintains, stores, safeguards, inputs and fills medicines.
  • This position requires a minimum 2 year training program certification.

DUTIES:

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  • Attends patients during medical evacuation, ground and helicopter.
  • Performs the following procedures, as required, in strict compliance with standing orders and protocols:Airway Obstruction and Respiratory Arrest. Based on the patient's condition, opens and maintains the airway (using the head-tilt maneuver, jaw thrust maneuver, face down modified jaw thrust maneuver, and esophageal obturator airway technique). Performs pulmonary resuscitation if breathing fails to start spontaneously upon the opening of the airway, using such techniques as mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-nose, etc.
  • Cardiac Arrest. Provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including advanced life support techniques, such as IV insertion, intubation, administration of drugs, etc., varying the approach for small children/infants. Defibrillates cardiac arrest victims.
  • Mechanical Breathing Aids. Determines the need and equipment to provide appropriate life support, e.g., oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways, etc.
  • Shock and Fluid Therapy. Accurately determines blood pressure readings to be used in conjunction with a variety of symptoms to identify the nature of the shock. Assesses the state of dehydration and overhydration, coordinates with the physician, considers hypovolemic shock or other variations of shock when administering IV fluids. Applies MAST according to protocol when MAST criteria are met.
  • Wounds. Recognizes and determines the causes and basic medical implications of closed and open soft tissue wounds and treats appropriately. Applies appropriate bandages.
  • Fractures of Torso and Extremities. Recognizes fractures, dislocations and sprains. Determines the proper method and takes steps to immobilize the patient for transport.
  • Head, Face, Neck, and Spine Injuries. Identifies the symptoms of potential life threatening dangers and provides appropriate immobilization for injuries, Eye, Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia. Treats a variety of eye injuries, e.g., impaled objects, chemical, heat, and light buns, etc. Recognizes and treats chest trauma/lung collapse symptoms, caused by various chest intrusions. Recognizes. treats, and immobilizes for transport, injuries to the abdomen and genitalia by preventing shock, monitoring/evaluating vital signs, control of bleeding, etc.
  • Child Birth. Assists in childbirth. Responds to pre-delivery complications, e.g., convulsions, heart/lung hemorrhaging, etc., as well as normal deliveries, newborn resuscitation, breech delivery, prolapsed cord, miscarriage, and premature infant birth.
  • Miscellaneous Medical Emergencies. Recognizes, stabilizes and treats a wide variety of medical emergencies, e.g., bites/stings, heart attacks, strokes. Employs communicable disease control and containment measures.
  • Environmental Emergencies. Assesses the seriousness of and treats heat, electrical, and radiation burns, heat exhaustion/stroke, etc.
  • Pharmacology. When treatment of an injury or illness requires the administration of drugs, verifies the medication to be administered with the designated physician (over the radio), calculates the dosage required, and administers the drug through an IV bottle, IV insertion, or intra-muscular injection.
  • Extrication and Packaging of Victims. Uses a variety of light rescue tools and equipment for removal of victims/patients.
  • Telemetry and Communication. Uses radio equipment and follows FCC procedures to communicate with and transmit EKG information to the emergency service physician.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-05Specialized experience is defined as:  1. Conduct work in a clinical setting. 2. Interprets and implements procedures under the direction of the clinical providers. 3. Perform multiple roles (i.e. eye exam technician, audiologist technician, first responder) in a diverse clinical environment. 4. Compiles and submits reports or presentations on program activities and outcomes. 5.Patient education in occupational health 6. Educate non-clinical staff (i.e. Buddy Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS)

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: Knowledge of Emergency Medicine/Occupational Health

Ability to Educate Staff and Patients

Ability to Perform Administrative Duties

 


 

 

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position.
This position required a CPR certification.
This position has direct patient contact or performs diagnostic.
This position extracts or works with patients body fluids.
This position maintains, stores, safeguards, inputs and fills medicines.
This position requires a minimum 2 year training program certification.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.  Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).   The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

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    Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.


    The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at  http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDI140025-V300.pdf

    In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 791132.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
     

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category

    • You MUST submit all transcripts and certificates if required
    • If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA SWR Blue Grass
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
    ATTN PECH SWR H
    431 Battlefield Memorial Hwy
    Richmond, KY
    40475-5009
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

     

    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    SWAU12265287791132D

    Control Number:

    331694700