Indian Health Service Health Technician (EMT) (ES/MP) in Belcourt, North Dakota

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

This position is located in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department at the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, Belcourt, North Dakota. The primary purpose of this position is to supervise the ambulance program and the secondary purpose is to perform advanced technical health care extender functions within the emergency medical arena in response to various accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness. This position will report to the Supervisory Health Technician (Paramedic).

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-17-GP-1980381-DEU++ vacancy announcement; for eligibility requirements.

NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Duties

Performs EMT-B duties by identifying and treating trauma and/or medical emergencies using knowledge and skill in emergency medicine techniques. Performs a range of diagnostic support duties using acquired knowledge of the major body systems to provide patient care and ensure appropriate patient handling. Assists with moving, lifting, and carrying patients to emergency vehicles and appropriate treatment facility. Performs safety and maintenance inspection on emergency and patient transport vehicles and equipment. Independently conducts a complete assessment using advance knowledge of topographic anatomy. Knowledge of major body systems. Knowledge of emergency medical techniques. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

06

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will be referred as vacancies occur. Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority (ESEP); All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible or Schedule A or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
  • Will include rotating shifts, weekends, evenings and holidays.
Qualifications

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.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Basic Requirements GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (for positions at GS-04 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. OR EDUCATION AND TRAINING: GS-03: Successful completion of one (1) year of study that included study in medical, health or related fields. GS-04: Successful completion of two (2) years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in subjects related to the position. GS-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. OR EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: GS-03: Six (6) months of general experience or one (1) year above high school with courses related to the occupation; GS-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; EXAMPLE OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-04: Perform basic technical health care extender functions within the emergency medical arena in response to various accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness. Independently conducts a complete assessment, using knowledge of topographic anatomy, major body systems, emergency medicine techniques, and ability to sufficiently understand the legal considerations of emergency care. Assigned emergency or patient transport runs by the supervisor. Uses initiative in carrying out routine assessments independently without specific instructions, but refers problems or unfamiliar situations, when unusual situations beyond the scope of the EMT's training are encountered to the supervisor for decision or help. GS-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; EXAMPLE OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-05: Perform basic technical health care extender functions within the emergency medical arena in response to various accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness. Independently conducts a complete assessment, using knowledge of topographic anatomy, major body systems, emergency medicine techniques, and ability to sufficiently understand the legal considerations of emergency care. Uses initiative in carrying out routine assessments independently without specific instructions, but refers problems or unfamiliar situations, when unusual situations beyond the scope of the EMT's training are encountered to the supervisor for decision or help. After the initial assessment and selection of the appropriate treatment protocols, proceeds to administer medical treatment in accordance with prescribed and pre-established protocols. For GS-06: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-05 grade level. EXAMPLE OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-06: Performs basic technical health care extender functions within the emergency medical arena in response to various accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness. Independently conducts a complete assessment, using knowledge of topographic anatomy, major body systems, emergency medicine techniques, and ability to sufficiently understand the legal considerations of emergency care. Plans and carries out the successive steps and handles problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, or previous training but refers problems or unfamiliar situations, when unusual situations beyond the scope of the EMT's training are encountered, supervisor is notified. Work is usually evaluated for technical soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements. Methods used in arriving at the end results are not usually reviewed in detail. Training: Completion 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. 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).

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All documents above MUST be received by the issuance date of the selection roster, to be considered.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BENEFITS

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Other Information

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

Full-Time/Permanent:

A copy of Current EMT Certification is required (Submit a Photo-Copy). Will include rotational on-call schedule in accordance with EMS Department needs, which may include days of unscheduled days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and callback/overtime for emergency situations.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Drug testing is not required. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment. A two-year trial period is required upon selection/placement.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476684600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-10 to 2017-12-29

Salary: $26,150 to $47,598 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 03 - 06

Series: 0640 Health Aid And Technician

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: IHS-17-GP-1980386-ESEP/MP

Control number: 476684600