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

    This is an episodic, intermittent appointment with irregular and occasional hours and you are only compensated for time worked. You may not hold dual Federal employment.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located with the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). NDMS supports state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) authorities following disasters and emergencies by supplementing health and medical systems and response capabilities. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, in its role as Coordinator of Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF-8), Public Health and Medical Services, of the National Response Framework, employs the NDMS to provide patient care, patient movement, and definitive care, as well as veterinary services, and fatality management support when requested by authorities from states, localities, tribes and territories, or other federal departments. In a disease outbreak, they may provide mass prophylaxis. During a special event, they stand ready to serve in case of an emergency. But no matter what the specific mission is, NDMS teams provide expert patient care that protects individual health and promotes national health security.

    Perform comprehensive or focused physical exams on patients.

    Provide diagnostic and therapeutic medical care.

    Evaluate and treat ill or injured patients following established medical protocols or standards of care, including procedures for emergencies (e.g., cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, hemorrhage, injuries, etc.)

    Assist with minor surgical interventions as required by the physician or practice guidelines.

    Deliver comprehensive patient management services that may include prescribing medications, discharging, transferring to a higher level of care, ordering and interpreting laboratory, and diagnostic studies.

    Administer lifesaving procedures and medications following established guidelines.

    Review the health records of patients being evaluated and make preliminary diagnoses concerning a patient's injury or illness.

    Order and interpret diagnostic tests.

    Document patient data and care plans in an electronic medical record.

    Provide teaching and coordination with patients and family on the treatment plan.

    Work closely with clinical staff in training and preparedness.

    Ensure effective safety procedures are implemented in the field.

    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"

    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/590400800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.