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    IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

    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. Assesses patient health problems and needs, develops and implements nursing care plans, and maintains medical records.
    3. Performs primary care assessments to include medical histories and implements nursing care plans according to standardized medical protocols for emergency preparedness and response.
    4. Prepares and administers medications and intravenous therapy, and monitors and documents patient response.
    5. Observes, interprets, and reports changes in patient condition, medical data, or
      diagnostic test results, and takes necessary corrective actions or reports to physician.
    6. Provides acute care services that include medical emergencies to prevent loss of life or limb to relieve suffering until patients can be transferred to a treatment facility.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496724600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.