Health Systems Specialist
Department of the Air Force - Charlotte, NC

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your State and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Air National Guard .

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE . Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Air National Guard.

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-time Excepted Service (Indefinite)

POSITION LOCATION: 156th AES

MD #: 0088310934

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.

No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.

Rank Requirement: Enlisted

Compatibility Requirement: AFSC: 4N0XX

DUTIES:
This position is located in an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The purpose of this position is to assist the Senior Health System Specialist in planning, controlling, conducting, and administering the operational and medical activities with direct responsibility for assigned programs, to train and evaluate traditional Aeromedical Evacuation Specialist proficiency and competency, and provide ground and flight instruction for developing and upgrading the skills of traditional Aeromedical Evacuation Specialists. Performs a variety of duties associated with nursing services/patient care on Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) flights, and on the ground the incumbent administers AE
activities and reviews and coordinates projects and activities on behalf of the Squadron Commander and the Operations Group Commander. Incumbent insures that command medical and operational policies are applied and carried out in the day-to-day operation of an Air National Guard (ANG) Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. Plans, organizes, and implements programs, policies, and procedures designed to ensure unit readiness for wartime tasking capability. Develops and implements training plans/opportunities. Initiates training waivers as required and forwards them to appropriate agency/office in accordance with applicable directives. Interprets and complies with all applicable directives. Flying duties include flight examiner and flight instructor assignments as the mission may dictate. Assists in planning, controlling, directing, organizing, and implementing all medical administrative, operational, training, and personnel activities designed to ensure medical readiness of the unit. This includes, recruiting, retention, resource management, quality improvement, mobility, status and adequacy of equipment, medical readiness, disaster preparedness plans, deployments, exercises, security, safety, mass casualty, antiterrorism, logistics, War Readiness Material (WRM), medical aircrew standardization/evaluation, supply services, public information services, vehicle control, and initiating supplements to existing regulations regarding unit requirements. Plays a key role in creating and executing unit policies. Manages medical service personnel in planning, providing, and evaluating patient care activities and related training programs, both on the aircraft and on the ground. Organizes and directs administrative and operational duties. Coordinates with the Executive
Management Team and participates in managing medical and operational services. Maintains functional control of enlisted medical service personnel, ensures effective use of manpower, materiel, and money, and coordinates clinical activities with medical and base agencies. Plans, directs, and implements AE procedures. Inspects activities and procedures, interprets findings, and recommends/implements corrective action. Assists the Executive Management Team with developing, interpreting, and evaluating regulations, policies, and procedures. Oversees and participates in the implementation of continual quality improvement plans and programs. Collects and analyzes data and manages the unit‘s Quality Improvement/Risk Management program. Reviews and determines medical care, as related to aeromedical evacuation procedures, ensuring the highest level of care is provided. Conducts statistical analysis and identifies trends in core competencies, crew currencies, and proficiencies. Develops,
consolidates, and compiles data, evaluates program effectiveness, prepares reports, and briefs Executive Management team at Squadron, Group, and Wing level, as well as higher headquarters. Recommends and implements actions and processes to enhance overall unit and personnel readiness, and/or to correct deficiencies in existing programs. Interprets directives and applies standards to various unrelated programs. Utilizing various
methods and studies, evaluates command directed medical and flight programs and provides information on their effectiveness and status. Directs activities by assuring that work and program goals are being met and are consistent with higher headquarters policies and requirements. Advises on impact of policy changes on unit mission
capabilities and operations. Liaison for community and state support activities. Provides guidance for subordinates based on mission requirements. Recommends selection of subordinates, develops performance goals, evaluates performance, and provides training and counseling. Performs analysis of manning documents and individual skills possessed to determine training needs, adverse trends, and unit readiness/effectiveness. Collects and provides data for input to the Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS). Establishes and is responsible for on-the-job (OJT) training, the sustainment training program for enlisted personnel, proficiency training, and acts as trainer and certifying official. Determines training needs, schedules personnel for appropriate training, and conducts follow-up review to ensure appropriate training has been accomplished. Maintains related records on training received. Closely monitors progress of personnel in upgrade training. Advises Health Systems Specialist when any trainee is approaching overtime training status and recommends corrective action(s) to be taken. Ensures sufficient time is made available during training periods for unit OJT Supervisors and trainees to document appropriate training. Coordinates with host medical facilities for providing appropriate training during Annual Tour (AT) activity, and in support of plan objectives. Performs analysis of manning documents and individual skills possessed to determine unit readiness. Performs as flight instructor/examiner to ensure operational readiness of medical specialists on actual and/or simulated aeromedical evacuation missions. Serves on the unit Review and Certification Board and conducts initial, re-qualification, and periodic flight standardization/evaluation checks of assigned medical specialists. Serves as Flight Instructor for ground and flight training for initial upgrade as well as re-qualification training. Instructs, evaluates, and examines Flight Instructors and Flight Examiners. Conducts no notice
and spot evaluations. Conducts open book, closed book, Emergency Procedures Examination (EPE), Instructor, Periodic, Bold Face, and other required testing. Monitors flight and ground training participation as well as currency and proficiency of medical crew members. Utilizes trends analysis and crew proficiency data to determine recommendation of assignment of qualification levels of crew members. Monitors mission ready requirements for all crew members, identifies non-mission ready personnel, and implements corrective and/or grounding actions, ensures personnel perform in a supervised status until mission ready status is achieved. Performs quality control on crew training. Ensures that technical orders and/or publications are properly maintained and pertinent changes are implemented into unit training programs. Instructs medical specialists in executing procedures involving egress, emergency lifesaving (i.e. cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR] and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation), crash-landing,
ditching, anti-hijacking, and patient security/deplaning. Training also includes use of operational directives (e.g. Department of Defense [DOD] and Federal Aviation Administration [FAA], etc.). Conducts classroom and hands-on training on new and/or revised publications and provides demonstrations/training on aircraft procedures, systems,
and equipment. Manages, operates, maintains, interprets, and monitors the Air Force Operations Resource Management System (AFORMS) to ensure proper posting of training, requirements for training, effectiveness of the continuation training program, aircrew information at the squadron level. Also required to know applicable directive governing AFORMS. Using that system, ensures compliance with privacy act requirement, inputs and retrieves data, validates and verifies database information, assigns/reassigns individual to various tables, tracks training accomplishment (flying/continuation and ground/additional), analyzes data to determine crew qualification/currency, determines aviation service action, and coordinates with Host Operations Systems Management (HOSM). Prepares formal requests to Flight Records office for initial issue of Aeronautical Orders after ensuring all requisites are completed. Requests changes to Aeronautical Orders and award of flight badges (e.g. Senior Aircrew Badge). Manages and controls the unit flight program (includes scheduling aircraft and missions, scheduling crew positions, establishing mission training objectives, creating mission paperwork and scenarios, preparing cross-country mission packets, arranging billeting, transportation, and meals, and ordering and all other
required logistics for cross country missions). Monitors pay forms and travel vouchers, and tracks and approves authorized pay status and inactive duty flight training authorizations. Tracks currency of physiological training and schedules physiological training with the active duty altitude chamber. Creates flight authorization orders, training sheets, pay forms, and form Air Force Technical Order (AFTO) 781 prior to each mission, ensures all crew members are authorized to participate in training. Attends weekly scheduling meetings at Operation Group level. Obtains approval for members to fly with other AE units to maintain currency. Maintains currency as Crew Resource Management (CRM) instructor, ensures flying personnel are trained and actively integrating CRM principles in mission activity. Documents program effectiveness (e.g., situational awareness; how crew members communicate/interact). Ensures Aeromedical Evacuation Crew Member (AECM) continuation training (Air Force Instruction [AFI] 11-2AE, Vol I, Ch 3) requirements necessary to maintain qualification are accomplished. Assures all AECM’s meet continuation training requirements for each flight. Monitors, observes, and records medical crew activities prior to, during, and after in-flight missions. Briefs simulated patients on their roles during missions. Develops and implements training scenarios and determines tasks to test aircrew knowledge, skills, and abilities, to include but not limited to rapid decompression, fire, hypoxia, and/or medical problems. Evaluates and critiques aircrew performance. May be required to perform as Medical Crew Director in the absence of an in-flight nurse.
Performs as a Charge Medical Technician or Medical Technician on large multi-engine transport aircraft during dedicated aeromedical or combined aeromedical/airlift missions. Participates in medical crew briefings and procures required equipment and/or supplies for the aeromedical mission. Coordinates aeromedical evacuation requirements with the flight crew. Configures aircraft to meet specific aeromedical evacuation mission needs. Performs preflight check of equipment and systems associated with the aeromedical mission. Determines aircraft configuration and directs the loading of medical patients, and briefs on emergency procedures. Ensures patients, equipment, and supplies are secured prior to flight. Assists the flight nurse in providing medical treatment, including administering medications, monitoring vital signs, applying bandages, changing dressings, and operation of medical equipment.
Exercises measures to properly secure patients, medical equipment, supplies, hand carried baggage, and any miscellaneous items in the event of an aircraft emergency. Inspects and operates medical and other life support equipment/systems, air conditioning, oxygen, lighting, intercom, and electrical systems. Directs the deplaning of patients, equipment, and supplies, and completes post-flight checks. Completes records/reports and attends mission critiques/debriefs. Develops, plans, implements, and administers training, disaster response, detailed
mobility plans, emergency disaster plans, operations plans for AT and field training exercises, and other similar plans. Develops, plans, implements, and administers service agreements through coordination and direct contact with external civilian and military agencies to ensure mission readiness/effectiveness. Monitors monthly Unit Training Assembly (UTA) training schedule to ensure required training is being accomplished. Compiles reports of deficiencies and achievements of periodic inspections of unit activities. Recommends corrective actions to Senior Health System Specialist/Squadron Commander, as appropriate, for improving unit operations. Interprets regulations and resolves administrative problems pertaining to the operation of the unit. Executes unit budget, to include preparation and monitoring expenditures, as well as establishment of long range requirements and current year shortfalls. Exercises fiscal management responsibility and reallocates funds based on shifting requirements.
Discusses requirements with appropriate management personnel; obtains complete and accurate information (with cost estimates for inclusion with required justifications); and submits completed estimates to the Senior Health System Specialist/Squadron Commander for review and approval, and for submission to higher echelons of command. May serve as the unit Resource Advisor. May serve on the base Financial Working Group (FWG). Serves as the International Merchant Purchase Authorization Card (IMPAC) purchasing agent or approving official. Manages the IMPAC program for the unit. Manages the unit’s medical and non-medical supply/equipment accounts and may be the equipment custodian for the unit. Responsible for ensuring appropriate levels of supplies and equipment are maintained. Ensures depletion rate of supplies and equipment are monitored and replacement requisition is accomplished as appropriate. Ensures documents are maintained to operate the unit’s medical supply/equipment account. Ensures adequate medical supplies and equipment are available during training periods.
Prepares budgetary requests for needed supplies/equipment to meet training requirements. Ensures controls for maintenance, repair, servicing, inventory, acquisition, storage, compliance with safety directives, and reporting for in-flight, ground, medical and non-medical WRM, and unit owned equipment. Manages the unit deployment program. May serve as Unit Deployment Manager. Manages the Isolated Personnel Report (ISOPREP) program. Manages the unit recall program. Manages the unit mobility equipment program. Monitors and provides day-today
continuity and point of contact for the unit's mobilization, mobility, contingency, and exercise planning function. Develops detailed mobility plans, emergency disaster plans, operations plans for annual tour training, field training exercises, and other similar plans. Serves as an account custodian, maintains inventories, and issues mobility equipment and supplies. Maintains mobility asset storage area, and plans and schedules tasks to be accomplished by unit supply personnel. Operates and manages Logistics Modules (LOGMOD), Command and Control Information Processing System (C2IPS), Micro Based Budget Automated System (MICROBAS), and other required programs. Control munitions and weapons account and inventory. Acts as facility manager. Manages the unit Communications Security (COMSEC) program. Plans, organizes, controls, and implements all required actions for managing COMSEC account, including inventory, destruction, storage, and maintenance of COMSEC material. Provides training on COMSEC procedures and requirements. Schedules physical examinations and immunization of unit members and makes necessary arrangements with the host medical facility for their accomplishment. Trains unit members in the performance of supervisory training duties. Provides guidance/direction to personnel during unit training assemblies in methods, techniques, and procedures as it pertains to aeromedical evacuation. Conducts public relations appearances and speaking programs in support of recruiting activities. Coordinates all aspects of enlistment actions with appropriate base activities to ensure timely accession to the unit. Assists the Senior Health System Technician in the recruiting program to ensure full manning of the unit. Maintains close liaison with recruiting sources in the military/civilian populous to include medical and academic institutions. Promotes the Medical Program by means of new media, personal contacts, and speaking engagements. Coordinates the accomplishment of interviews, arranges for induction physicals and military aptitude testing, and the accomplishment of all related forms for appointment or enlistment. Performs other duties as assigned.

PD: D1472000

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum Requirements: Experience in administrative or technical work which demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge of missions, originations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; ability to analyze problems and present both oral and written recommendations taking into consideration the wide range of factors and requirements which affect the management of the health care delivery system.

Specialized Experience : Must have at least 24 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.

Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.

1. In-depth knowledge of the characteristics of the Worldwide AE systems, policies, and procedures.

2. Knowledge of unit, ANG, Air Material Command (AMC), and U. S. Air Force (USAF) AE missions to analyze, evaluate, and recommend/implement actions to enhance operational readiness and unit effectiveness.

3. In-depth knowledge of emergency medical practice and procedures.

4. In-depth knowledge of altitude physiology and in-flight patient care requirements and procedures.
5. In-depth knowledge of general management policies, principles, and procedures.
6. Knowledge of the AE mission, organization, programs, requirements, and functions is necessary to understand the operational implications of functional element interrelationships and to plan, organize, and implement unit’s programs and health care delivery, both in-flight and on the ground.

7. Skill in applying statistical and accounting-type data analysis tools and techniques to develop and present analytical findings and recommendations in a clear and concise written and/or oral format.

8. Knowledge of presentation skills needed to influence others and deliver briefings, lead discussions, conduct training workshops and seminars, and prepare project reports.

9. In-depth knowledge of passenger/patient transport principles, associated equipment, and aircraft systems (mechanical restraint systems, cargo doors, ramps, hatches, seats, litters, litter rails, lighting, intercom, and aircraft electrical, power, and oxygen systems).

10. Knowledge of aircraft configurations, assigned duties before, during and after flight, aircraft electrical/auxiliary power systems to interface and operate medical and/or life support equipment, preflight checks and inspections,
preparation of equipment/patients for loading, and skill and knowledge to direct crews in loading, applicable emergency procedures, evacuation routes, and use of survival and emergency aircraft and medical equipment.

Quality of Experience : Level of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: A maximum of 6 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate or graduate education: Major study-hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration.

Military Assignment: Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG). Assignment to a compatible Enlisted position in the NCANG is mandatory. ( AFSC : 4N0XX)

Security Clearance: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

BENEFITS:
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

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