HEALTH AID And TECHNICIAN (Various Specialties)

U.S. Navy - Agency Wide | Beaufort, SC

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Posted Date 5/19/2020
Description You will serve as a HEALTH AID And TECHNICIAN (Various Specialties) in the Department of Navy, Naval Medical Command.

This announcement uses the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.

*** Salary will be predicated based on the work location/locality*******Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists.***

This position has a SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR needed in order to qualify. The actual Selective Placement Factor is: Current and active Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Registered Medical Assistant certification (RMA) from the American Medical Technologists (AMT), National Certified Medical Assistant certification (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) or certification from the Armed Forces of the United States trained medical assistants who have completed medical service training that provides clinical proficiency in these necessary scope of knowledge and clinical skills. Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating; the factor must be verifiable with submission of a copy of the certification with your application.

In addition to possessing the SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

For the GS-0640-04: GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Your resume must demonstrate at least 6 months of general experience such as progressively responsible clerical office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the GS-04 position to be filled and at least six months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-03 level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Obtaining vital signs for patients; Assisting providers during patient exams; Assisting health care professionals with patient education; AND scheduling patients for appointments. Or Successful completion of two (2) years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in subjects related to the position.

For the GS-0640-05, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Taking vital signs; Determining what the provider needs to treat the patient; Performing catheterizations; Providing instructions to patients; AND Assisting the provider in medical treatments; collecting a wide variety of specimens. Or Successful completion of four-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position.

For the GS-0640-06, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Conducting a complete assessment, using knowledge of topographic anatomy, major body systems, or emergency medicine techniques AND adhering to the legal considerations of emergency care. Or Successful completion of one half year (9 semester hours) of graduate level education that is directly related to the position being filled.

For the GS-0640-07, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-06 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Providing complex health care to high risk patients, using specialized equipment such as cardiac monitors, EKG & IV fluid pumps; AND Interpreting examination requests accurately and recognizing a need for additional tests, and establishing a patient care plan, typical of experienced or senior medical assistant or health technician positions. Or Successful completion of one full year of graduate level education that is directly related to the position being filled.

For the GS-0640-08, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Performing pulmonary resuscitation when breathing fails to start upon the opening of the airway; Obtaining and recording vital signs and other pertinent medical history; AND Transferring patients to the emergency department, reporting observations, care given and assist in providing emergency treatment. Or Successful completion of one and a half years (27 semester hours) of graduate level education that is directly related to the position being filled.

For the GS-0640-09, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-08 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Performing paramedic level emergency medical treatment to provide the most extensive pre-hospital care; Carrying out 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; AND Assisting physician(s) in treating emergency patients within the scope of practice as a licensed EMT-Paramedic. Or Successful completion of two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements directly related to the position.

For the GS-0640-10, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Providing clinical and surgical care to all eligible individuals authorized medical care; Assisting surgeons and operate surgical equipment; Performing task such as handling instruments, performing retraction, holding and cutting sutures; AND Assisting with cleaning up of the operating room.

For the GS-0640-11, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-10 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Determining patient conditions, performing 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.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-TECH.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/health-aid-and-technician-series-0640/

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

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