Emergency Medical Technician (Ambulance)
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.
For EHA Positions:
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-05: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 grade level or higher in the Federal service). Examples of this experience include: providing emergency medical assistance and transport that included conducting triage and basic assessment of patient trauma and medical emergencies; stabilizing and administering treatment to patients; and operating an ambulance and ancillary emergency medical equipment.
Education and Training: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position OR Combination of Education and Experience.
GS-06: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or higher in the Federal service). Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. Examples of this experience include: to serve as a mental health technician to support services in psychiatry, psychology, social work, substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation Family Advocate, and mental health programs.
GS-07: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-06 grade level or higher in the Federal service). Examples of this experience include: Implements the health providers credentials to meet AF standards. Primary source verifies medical, dental and allied healthcare professional credentials documents and information. Monitors all information and documentation submitted for clinical privileges.
GS-08: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or higher in the Federal service). Examples of this experience includes: performing pulmonary resuscitation when breathing fails to start upon the opening of the airway; obtaining and recording vital signs and other pertinent medical history; transferring patients to the emergency department, reporting observations and care given and assist in providing emergency treatment.
GS-09: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-08 grade level or higher in the Federal service). Examples of this experience include: performing paramedic level emergency medical treatment to provide the most extensive pre-hospital care; performing routine medical technician duties in the Emergency Room, acute care clinic, primary care clinic, or similar type location; calculating dosages considering such factors as potential interaction with other medications, concentration of drugs immediately available, patient weight, etc.; obtaining information from patient required to check-in and screen patient and completes required documentation to include computer data inputs and obtaining and recording vital signs and other pertinent medical history and preparing patient as appropriate for a nurse or physician; assisting a physician in treating emergency patients within the scope of practice as a licensed EMT-Paramedic. (NOTE: Your resume must support this statement).
GS-10: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or higher in the Federal service). Examples of this experience include:?to provide clinical and surgical care to all eligible DOD individuals authorized medical care; directly assists surgeons and operate surgical equipment; performs task such as handling instruments, performing retraction, holding and cutting sutures; assists with cleaning up of the OR.
GS-11: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-10 grade level or higher in the Federal service). Examples of this experience include: determines patient conditions, performs a variety of less complex techniques at emergency site including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, positive pressure ventilation, control of hemorrhage, treatment of shock, fractures, bandaging, mentally disturbed patients, and initial care of poison and burn patients.
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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 basic and commonly used medical terminology, medical equipment, supplies, procedures and the major body systems to perform duties such as taking vital signs, medical assessments, trauma assessments and emergency first response.?
2. Knowledge of the legal considerations of medical care to gather, report and protect patient information in accordance with Privacy Act Laws, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and local guidelines.
3. Ability to respond to patient emergencies using resuscitative techniques and first aid procedures.
4. Ability to drive, operate and maintain an ambulance or other emergency vehicle.
5. Skill in advanced emergency medicine techniques to determine based on the diagnosis of the patient, the approach that will most effectively sustain the patient's life.
6. Ability to prioritize treatments for patients having multiple problems.
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
- Provide prompt initial care to significantly increase patient survivability and reduce the possibility of long-term serious injury.
- Responds to accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness which sometimes may be life-threatening.
- Performs basic emergency medical treatment
- Provides transportation of patients to medical treatment facilities as deemed necessary by physicians.
- Operates emergency or patient transport vehicles.
- Assists in lifting and carrying patients out of the ambulance and into the emergency treatment facility.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-11).