Emergency Medical Technician (Ambulance)
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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.
These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Health Care Occupations for all grades. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to s certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
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) . There may be promotion potential up to the GS-11 or equivalent.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.