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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, and 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.
The National Medical Disaster System (NDMS) Division supports the federal, medical, mortuary, and veterinary response to natural or manmade disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes and floods, transportation accidents, and terrorist acts involving weapons of mass destruction. The NDMS is a coordinated partnership of the HHS, DOD, VA, and DHS. NDMS Division is comprised of a headquarters with full-time federal employees, as well as intermittent federal employees drawn from the private sector and organized into a variety of emergency response teams who provide disaster medical, mortuary and veterinary care to the nation. NDMS, in coordination with the DOD and the VA, also provide patient movement support including evacuation of patients from disaster areas to designated areas to designated locations throughout the United States. the NDMS Division continuously evaluates the effectiveness of its systems and programs based on stakeholder feedback, to improve services and operations.
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- Perform diagnostic procedures, X-ray examination of human remains, and x-ray examination of material accessioned by the morgue/mortuary operation, to establish identity of deceased, identify material of evidentiary value, support investigations into incidents and establish cause and manner of death for death certification.
- Assist the Pathologist/Medical Examiner, Dentist and Forensic Anthropologist with victim identification, establishing the cause and manner of death and supporting investigations involving examination of the deceased.
- Receive and interpret radiological requests to assure all anatomical views are provided for visualization and medical interpretation by medical officers. Inputs pertinent radiological information into electronic medical record (e.g., EMR, VIP) system.
- Assure effective safety and blood borne pathogen procedures are used during the collection and processing of specimens to minimize chemical agent exposure within acceptable OSHA requirements per 29 CFR 1910.1030 to themselves and team personnel.
76% or greater - 95% Domestic and 5% international travel.
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