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    Summary

    This is a term position not to exceed two years and may be extended two years.

    This is an episodic, intermittent position, on an irregular or occasional basis with hours and days of work not on a prearranged schedule and with compensation for the actual time employed or for service rendered.


    This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

    Applicants must understand that the work performed is primarily related to readiness for and deployment for response during the aftermath of a disaster or public health emergency, where work may be field-based, that may be remote and austere, caring for sick, injured, dying, or deceased persons. This work requires above average health, physical, and mental conditioning with routine long periods of repetitive walking, bending, lifting, and carrying, such as carrying national disaster medical system equipment or heavy patients on litters. Incumbent must be capable of working in a high stress, high-security, remote, austere, and uncharacterized environment, void of infrastructure and vital services, requiring specific physical demands, such as the ability to lift 50 pounds, and work characteristics that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. For these reasons, employees are required to complete a physical and health screening process to meet and maintain certain physical standards, as well as mental, behavioral, and cognitive competencies.

    NOTE: This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire authority. Veterans' Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. Please click here for more information on OPM's Authorization of Direct Hire authority.
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/

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    Responsibilities

    1. Provides care for victims during a mission or other assignment such as providing supplemental staffing to the local medical infrastructure during mass casualty incidents.
    2. Assess acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities and recommends options to address the issues.
    3. Predicts and analyzes trends in patient conditions and develops a patient management plan in response to the data obtained.
    4. Delivers comprehensive patient management services when appropriate such as writing admission, transfer, and discharge orders; ordering and interpreting appropriate laboratory and diagnosis studies; ordering appropriate medication and treatments and performing emergency management procedures on unstable patients exercising sound judgment in initiating emergency measures and interpreting observations to physicians.
    5. Participates in formal debriefing sessions at the conclusion of disaster service

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - 95% Domestic and 5% international travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496706400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.