HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 19, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a HEALTH TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number D1724000 and is part of the MD 175th ANG, National Guard.

This is an indefinite position.

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Responsibilities

As a Health Technician, GS-0640-08, you will develop plans, procedures, goals and objectives in support of the Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management Programs using an extensive knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD), Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), United States Air Force (USAF) and Air National Guard (ANG) directives, policies and standards. Programs include physical examinations and standards, flight medicine and related aero medical and force health management concerns. Interprets directives and applies standards to determine worldwide deployability of personnel. Advises and makes recommendations to senior officials on force health issues related to physical exams, standards and flight medicine activities to ensure compliance. Implements and maintains the information management systems utilized for aerospace medicine and force health protection programs. Systems include preventive health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness (PIMR), Aero medical Information Management Waiver Tracking System (AIMWTS), Physical Exam Processing Program (PEPP), Grounding Management Information System (GMIS) and other related programs. Compiles and completes various special and recurring reports utilizing these systems. Functions as the health systems program administrator. Identifies, develops and implements training programs which support mission essential aerospace medicine and force health management requirements. Administers the Physical Examinations and Standards (PES) program and serves as a medical expert on related issues. Develops procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of the PES program and implements processes to ensure individual medical readiness and deployability. Reviews and resolves concerns or conflicts made by the member, supervisor, and/or commander. Identifies reports, formulates and recommends solutions to command personnel for resolution of compliance and delinquency trends and patterns which could negatively impact medical readiness. Addresses complex medical issues with members, supervisors, commanders, state staff, and higher headquarters. Identifies and analyzes abnormal findings through research using medical references and professional consultations. Using established guidelines, advises member of findings, determines additional requirements and refers to medical professionals as needed. Edits, reviews and validates physical examinations to determine qualifications for initial or continued military service. Conducts paraprofessional evaluations (an in-depth screening or interview for the purpose of gathering data for the healthcare provider) and interprets results. Manages the Reserve Component Periodic Health Assessment (RCPHA) program. Reviews military unique individual readiness requirements. Identifies documents and ensures member is notified of abnormal laboratory or diagnostic results. Tracks PIMR and reports noncompliance information to leadership. Provides training for unit RCPHA monitors. Acts as the Medical Group customer service expert. Addresses complex issues using independent judgment. Provides technical medical assistance to medical inquiries and responds to inquiry by researching, compiling information, generating response and providing information through written correspondence, telephone, electronic or in-person response. Monitors the medical status of military personnel. Identifies and profiles personnel with medical conditions impacting duty performance or assignment restriction. Determines the need for and initiates Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) actions for duty related medical conditions. Coordinates, prepares and/or processes MEB with active duty facility. Serves as the primary local interface with the Military Personnel Flight (MPF) for MEB/Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) process, issues, and concerns. Determines the need for and initiates worldwide duty evaluations for non-duty related actions. Administers policies and develops procedures for the flight medicine and grounding management programs, which directly affect flying safety and mission readiness. Manages administrative and automated orders system. Provides prescreening for medical/dental/mental health and evaluation of personnel eligibility for deployment. Performs quality assurance studies on medical issues such as: patient satisfaction surveys, review of medical records for content and structure, reviews laboratory results for validity and application, and generates readiness reports for commander review. Administers the medical records program and acts as the medical records custodian. Prepares, safeguards, and maintains medical and dental records. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants must be current members of the Maryland National Guard.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Qualifications

Military Grades: TSgt (E-6) and below

Compatible Military Assignments: 4A0X1, 4N0X1, 4E0X1

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.

Education

If you are using Education to qualify for this position, completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation for GS-5 positions. 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. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Parttime graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of fulltime study at the school attended.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
-- Knowledge of the mission, organization, requirements and procedures of military medicine to provide guidance and assistance on multiple policies and quality assurance relating to health care programs. Extensive knowledge of medical entitlements, civilian and military health care systems, and managed care programs available to traditional guard members and individuals on Active Guard/Reserve status.
-- Detailed knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. Knowledge of, and skill in applying, an extensive body of rules, regulations, procedures and precedents relating to the physical standards program and ability to resolve complex procedural and substantive problems. Knowledge to plan, coordinate, develop facts, and/or resolve support problems. Knowledge of the organization and its functions and programs to answer inquires of a general nature or to refer them to a responsible staff member.
-- Knowledge of physical examination techniques to include taking and recording blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, routine visual acuity testing, interpretation of hearing tests and other related techniques. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, aero medical principles, flight physiology, diagnostic criteria, preventive medicine, routine laboratory and radiological procedures, and other medical procedures to properly evaluate and assess the medical background of members for qualification.
-- Knowledge of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and other specialized references for coding medical conditions from the simple through highly technical and diversified diagnoses, operations, procedures and other medical demographic data and to serve as the resource person for coding problems. Knowledge of available medical services, terminology, and procedures. Ability to record and report medical information such as test results, and give preparatory instructions to patients for a variety of diagnostic procedures.
-- Knowledge of information management systems utilized for aerospace medicine and force health protection programs to include PIMR, AIMWTS, PEPP, GMIS and other related programs and the ability to compile various special and recurring reports utilizing these systems.
-- Knowledge of the medical records program with the ability to maintain medical and dental records, analyze records and audit data, and identify trends and patterns and report results to leadership fro corrective action.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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