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This National Guard position is for a Health Technician, Position Description Number D2077P00 and is part of the Idaho Army National Guard.
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As a Health Technician, GS-0640-08, your duties will include but are not limited to:
This position is located in the Office of the State Surgeon in the Army National Guard (ARNG). The purpose of this position is to manage and accomplish work in the area of personnel medical readiness management and reporting; provide quality assurance and advisory services to subordinate units.
b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Serves as the subject matter expert and advisor to the Deputy State Surgeon on the Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) program. Interprets policy and provides procedural guidance to the commander, staff members and individual military members. Keeps current on and ensures the implementation of regulations and directives. Develops guidelines and operational procedures to implement changes to policies and programs directed by higher headquarters. Researches and resolves the most difficult problems and questions, including those where guidance is only partially relevant or is incomplete. Accomplishes a variety of statistical data/reports, analyzes the information, identifies trends, and makes recommendations to assist in management decisions. Conducts unit visits and provides training, guidance and assistance to Soldiers.
(2) Responsible for the organization's medical readiness programs. Monitors the status of health assessments within the organization and ensures appropriate scheduling and completion. Provide technical guidance to unit administrative personnel on medical readiness. Assists IDARNG units in coordinating with civilian and military medical authorities for required supporting documentation. Provides technical guidance to subordinate unit personnel in scheduling PHAs, dental exams, dental treatment, and immunizations. Supports case management and HSS in the preparation and submission of incapacitation pay packets and medical board packets.
(3) Responsible for collection, input, and management of medical readiness information for IDARNG units. Coordinates and ensures the timely and accurate input of data regarding physicals, dental, immunizations, HIV/DNA, and profiling into the automated medical records and management systems. Organizes and researches patient records, extract needed information, and review records and medical modules for completeness, accuracy, and consistency within established guidelines.
(4) Generates medical management information reports for the Deputy State Surgeon. Reviews IDARNG's medical readiness prior to submission to the Deputy State Surgeon for quality and completion. Reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations for assessing and meeting the unit's medical and dental readiness requirements. Provides detailed information regarding the processes and procedures needed to develop action plans to increase medical readiness.
(5) Develops and provides IMR reports to subordinate units to support the scheduling of annual medical readiness requirements. Consolidates and forwards subordinate units' requests for funding and medical resources, both military and civilian, to accomplish annual and recurring medical readiness requirements.
(6) Reviews, validates, and forwards requests for temporary and/or permanent medical actions to include profile determination and medical boards (e.g. fitness for duty evaluation (FFDE), military occupational skills/medical retention board (MMRB), medical evaluation board/physical evaluation board (MEB/PEB)). Provides asssitance to prepare, review, schedule, monitor, and submit line of duty investigations and packets for required medical review and/or action.
(7) Monitors the execution of all medical readiness events (military and civilian) to ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual obligations and that required documentation is submitted to facilitate payment.
(8) Monitors the posting of updated information derived from annual and recurring medical requirements (e.g. periodic health assessments (PHA), required immunizations, dental exams, physicals exams, profiling requirements) and other directed medical readiness requirements. Ensures subordinate elements comply with directed follow-up actions (i.e. sprint hearing test, over 40 cardiovascular screenings, additional blood draw, etc).
(9) Is the subject matter expert for continuing education/certification requirements for enlisted medical personnel and combat lifesavers. Maintains records and analyzes data from the medical occupational data system (MODS). Provides reports identifying enlisted medical personnel sustainment training requirements to the training specialist. Provides assistance and guidance to subordinate units on medical records management. Maintains consolidated reports regarding the status of sustainment training and qualification of all medical personnel.