The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
GS-04: Applicants must have at least six months of general experience equivalent to the GS-3 level and at least six months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-3 level. Specialized experience is experience as a nursing assistant in one of several areas of a medical treatment facility such as a hospital clinic or ward, emergency room or similar location
Education: Two years above high school with courses related to the occupation.
GS-05: Applicants must have at one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level.? Specialized experience is experience as a nursing assistant in one of several areas of a medical treatment facility such as a hospital clinic or ward, emergency room or similar location performing a variety of personal patient duties, technical nursing procedures, patient charting and patient teaching
Education: Four-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.
Combination of Education and Experience: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Education must include courses directly related to the work of the position.
GS-06: Applicants must have at one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level.? Specialized experience is experience in assisting providers with performing physical examinations. Provides explanations and instructions in preparing for laboratory work, and specimen collection. Sets up and performs intravenous fluid therapy, oxygen therapy, urinary catheterization and venipuncture. Observes patients in active labor, blood pressure, post-partum and post-operative periods, checks dressing and symptoms.
Combination of Education and Experience: Graduate education in excess of 9 semester hours or an internship meets the specialized experience required where such education is in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room techniques.
GS-07: Applicants must have at one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level. Specialized experience is experience to assist surgeons or nurses by performing technical support duties for surgical procedures ranging from routine to complex high risk. Maintain a current knowledge and answer questions of other employees on procedures, policies, directives, etc and obtain needed information or decisions from supervisors on problems that come up. Selects, assembles, and organizes supplies, equipment, and instrument to the surgeon during procedures by anticipating needs.
Combination of Education and Experience: One Year of Graduate education meets the specialized experience required where such education is in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room techniques.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of common rules and procedures typically required to perform basic treatment, diagnostic and emergency procedures, personal patient care, charting and teaching duties in order to resolve common problems.
2. Knowledge of commonly used medical terminology, structures and functions of the human body as well as an understanding of illnesses and diseases.
3. Knowledge of medical equipment, materials, instruments and supplies used in diagnostic and treatment procedures.
4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance
- Position will require a Physical Exam
- Position may require a Basic Life Support Certification
- Prevent and/or control infections; provides a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for patients.
- Establish therapeutic relationships with residents and providing an emotionally supportive environment to promote the residents' optimal level of independent functioning, conducts ongoing observation for changes in residents' behavior and/or physical condition and reporting of same.
- Participate in and/or performs the role of facilitator in group settings such as re-motivation group, exercise group, current events, socialization, dining, etc.
- Carry out nursing care activities such as suctioning, traction care, changing complex sterile dressings, applying orthotic and adaptive equipment, ileostomy care, charting, etc.
- Instruct patients in their role in various procedures and assists in admissions and participates in resident care planning.