Job opening: Health Technician (Title 32) (Permanent)
Salary: $48 652 - 63 246 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a Health Technician (Title 32) (Permanent), Position Description Number D2061000 and is part of the VA JFHQ DET HQ, National Guard.
As a Health Technician, GS-0640-07, you will perform the below duties:
Serves as the subject matter expert on Individual Medical Readiness (IMR). Responsible for collection, input, and management of medical readiness information for the Battalion/Squadron and subordinate units. Coordinates and ensures the timely and accurate input of data regarding physicals, dental, immunizations, HIV/DNA, and profiling into the automated medical records and management systems. Requires the ability to organize and research patient records, extract needed information, and review records for completeness, accuracy, and consistency within established guidelines.
Generates medical management information reports for the Battalion/Squadron and staff. Reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations for assessing and meeting the unit's medical and dental readiness requirements. Provides detailed information regarding the processes and procedures needed to develop action plans to increase medical readiness.
Develops and provides regular/recurring IMR reports to subordinate units to support the scheduling of annual medical readiness requirements. Consolidates and forwards subordinate units' requests for funding and medical resources, both military and civilian, to accomplish annual and recurring medical readiness requirements.
Reviews, validates, and forwards requests for temporary and/or permanent medical actions to include profile determination and medical boards (e.g. fitness for duty evaluation (FFDE), military occupational skills/medical retention board (MMRB), medical evaluation board/physical evaluation board (MEB/PEB)). Prepares, reviews, schedules, monitors, and submits line of duty investigations and packets for required medical review and/or action.
Monitors the execution of all medical readiness events (military and civilian) to ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual obligations and that required documentation is submitted to facilitate payment.
Monitors the posting of updated information derived from annual and recurring medical requirements (e.g. periodic health assessments (PHA), required immunizations, dental exams, physicals exams, profiling requirements) and other directed medical readiness requirements. Ensures subordinate elements comply with directed follow-up actions (i.e. sprint hearing test, over 40 cardiovascular screenings, additional blood draw, etc).
Is the subject matter expert for continuing education/certification requirements for enlisted medical personnel and combat lifesavers. Maintains records and analyzes data from the medical occupational data system (MODS). Provides reports identifying enlisted medical personnel sustainment training requirements to the training specialist. Provides assistance and guidance to subordinate units on medical records management. Maintains consolidated reports regarding the status of sustainment training and qualification of all medical personnel.
As a member of the command readiness inspection team, collects data and/or information used in the evaluation of individual medical readiness. Consolidates medical data for the preparation of the organizational readiness report.
Ensures subordinate unit personnel maintain medical records in accordance with Army regulations/instructions and other established guidelines. Adheres to and provides guidance to subordinate units concerning regulations, policies, directives, and standards pursuant to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and the release of medical information/records.
Provides guidance and assistance to subordinate unit personnel in the completion and maintenance of medical readiness information required for individual mobilization packets. Monitors and tracks the status of mobilized personnel with pending medical actions.
Advises the Battalion/Squadron staff on manual and automated medical record management programs relative to documentation, regulations, directives, and organizational readiness reporting requirements. Assists in processing, documenting, storing, and retrieving medical records information IAW laws and regulations.
Assists in the recruiting and retention activities of the organization.
May assist with a variety of administrative/clerical support functions to ensure the effective operation of the office. Maintains a variety of files, records, and forms; prepares special and recurring reports; receives and distributes mail and composes replies to routine military and non-military correspondence; maintains suspense records of items requiring action or replies and notifies staff members when action is required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- 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.
- This position is not located at a bargaining unit.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.
WHO CAN APPLY:
GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E1/PVT - E9/SGM) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E1/PVT - E9/SGM), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Army National Guard.
Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E1/PVT - E9/SGM)
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have experience or training which demonstrates that you have the ability to organize assignments for subordinates, estimate material and manpower needed for specific jobs; the ability to explain manuals and work procedures; and to prepare production records, work records and reports.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have at least 12 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-06 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government? This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the WG grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
Experience in a variety of administrative/clerical support functions to ensure the effective operation of the office.
Experience in developing and providing regular/recurring IMR reports to subordinate units to support the scheduling of annual medical readiness requirements.
Experience providing guidance and assistance to subordinate unit personnel in the completion and maintenance of medical readiness information required for individual mobilization packets.
Experienced in collection, input, and management of medical readiness information.
- Address VA JFHQ DET HQ
8000 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY
Richmond, VA 23297
- Name: VaARNG Tech Jobs HRO
- Phone: 000000000
- Email: [email protected]