HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Middle River, Maryland
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 20, 2021
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.

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Responsibilities

Develops and plans in support of the Aerospace Medicine and
Force Health Management Programs using 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.
Advises and makes recommendations to senior officials on force health issues. Determines requirements,
requests funding and administers accounts for procurement of supplies, equipment, and medical
assessment in support of the physical exam process, flight medicine activities and related
programs.
Maintains the information management systems utilized for aerospace
medicine and force health protection programs. Compiles various special
and recurring reports utilizing these systems. Develops and implements training programs which support mission
essential aerospace medicine and force health management requirements.
Administers the Physical Examinations and Standards (PES) program. Develops procedures to evaluate
the effectiveness of the PES program and implements processes to ensure individual medical readiness
and deployability. 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,
validates physical examinations to determine qualifications for initial or continued military
service. Conducts paraprofessional evaluations 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.
Addresses issues using independent judgment.
Monitors the medical status of military personnel. Identifies and profiles personnel with medical
conditions impacting duty performance. Reviews and validates profiles
disqualified for worldwide duty. Notifies and advises commanders, supervisors and unit deployment
managers when a member's medical/dental condition or duty restriction affects deployable status.
Determines the need for and initiates Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) actions for duty related
medical conditions. Coordinates with military and civilian providers for required medical
tests, studies and medical evaluation board proceedings. Uses applicable medical references to code
medical conditions and treatments; consolidates medical information and forwards to higher
headquarters as required.
Coordinates, prepares and/or processes actions for higher headquarters review. Advises individuals
and commanders on appropriate procedures and responsibilities. Coordinates with civilian providers
for required medical tests/studies. Develops and maintains waiver tracking system.
Administers policies and procedures for the flight medicine and grounding
management programs. Assesses abnormal medical findings in flying and special operations personnel, and initiates grounding
actions in accordance with directives and local policies. Maintains direct and frequent
communication with the flight surgeon and the flying unit on status of grounding actions and return
to flying duties to maintain the highest state of aircrew readiness. Coordinates and monitors care of
aircrew members found medically disqualified for flying duty until returned to flying status.
Reviews, prepares and processes flying initial/renewal waivers for higher headquarters.
Prepares, revokes, amends, reproduces, and distributes logs and maintains orders for all Medical Group personnel.
Provides prescreening for medical/dental/mental health and evaluation of personnel eligibility
for deployment. Reviews preventative health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness
(PIMR) data and health/dental records to determine medical deployability. Schedules members to
complete any medical requirement that is necessary to meet and maintain eligibility for deployment
status.
Administers the medical records program and acts as the medical records custodian.
Reviews incoming records and performs administrative quality assurance checks to ensure
that the record contains accurate and complete data in
accordance with current directives. Makes recommendations to improve procedures
for compiling and retrieving medical records information.
Determines eligibility for release of confidential medical information within
established guidelines and abstracts information from medical record. Trains new employees and
resolves problems encountered. Conducts annual audit of medical records to include monthly
monitoring to ensure accountability.
Must possess a working knowledge of other DOD component medical requirements.
Performs additional duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
8

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. 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 who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. 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: E7 and below

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, Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9

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. 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.
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 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.
Ability to compile various special and recurring reports utilizing these systems.
Knowledge of DOD, OSHA, Military Health Services Systems, USAF, ANG, Federal, state, and local
policies and directives to administer medical unit programs. Knowledge of aerospace medicine in
order to administer the related programs of occupational/physical examinations and flight medicine
to ensure personnel readiness and mission effectiveness.
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 for corrective action.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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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