Health Technician (EMT)

Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Harlem, MT - Jun 19, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position is located at the Fort Belknap Service Unit in Harlem, MT.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide advanced pre-hospital Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) services.

Incumbent reports to the Supervisory EMT.nThis position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSnYour resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:nGS-03: Six (6) months of general experience or one (1) year above high school with courses related to the occupation.nGS-04: Six (6) months of general and six (6) months of specialized experience to required or two (2) years above high school with courses related to the occupation.nGS-05: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level or four (4) year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.nGS-06: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-05 grade level.

General Experiencen(l) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above): 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.

Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.

Education and TrainingnGS-03: Successful completion of l year of study that included study in medical, health, or related fields.nGS-04: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in subjects related to the position.nGS-05: 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.

TrainingnCompletion of appropriate training such as in-service training programs, training acquired while serving in the Armed Forces, and government-sponsored developmental training programs will be allowed credit on a month for-month basis, generally through the GS-5 level.

Such training meets general or specialized experience requirements depending upon its applicability.

Completion of an intensive, specialized course of study of lessnthan 1 year may meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3.

Courses of this type normally require completion of up to 40 hours per week of instruction rather than the usual 20 hours per week, and are usually of at least 3 months duration.

Such courses may have been obtained through a variety of programs such as those offered by technical schools and military training programs.

To be creditable, such a course must have been designed specifically as career preparation for the work of the position being filled, and must have provided the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work.

Examples of specialized experience at the GS-04 Level: Non-professional work of a technical or support nature in the field of health and medicine, i.e., recording height, weight, applying sterile dressings, preparing patients for evaluation and treatment, restocking medical supplies, ensuring medical equipment is in proper operating condition.

Examples of specialized experience at the GS-05 Level: Taking vital signs, determining what the provider needs to treat the patient, performing catheterizations, providing instructions to patient, assisting the provider in medical treatments, collecting a wide variety of specimens.

Examples of specialized experience at the GS-06 Level: Independently conducts a complete assessment, using knowledge of topographic anatomy, major body systems, emergency medicine techniques, ability to sufficiently understand the legal considerations of emergency care.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORSnSelective factors are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE FOLLOWING SELECTIVE FACTORS ARE INELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION: Verification and maintenance of a current, valid, active, unrestricted license/certification as a emergency medical technician from any state in the United States.

Time In GradenFederal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.

Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


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