Air National Guard Units HEALTH TECHNICIAN in Bangor, Maine
Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a HEALTH TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number D1724000 and is part of the ME 101st Medical Group, National Guard. Responsibilities This position is located in the Medical Group at an Air National Guard (ANG) Wing and reports to the Health System Specialist. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the functional expert for issues pertaining to Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management programs. Incumbent manages essential programs, which impact individual medical readiness (IMR) and personnel fitness for continued worldwide deployability. The position occupant serves as a member of or an advisor to, management boards and committees as well as Wing leadership regarding Force Health Management and Aerospace Medicine. b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Develops plans, procedures, goals and objectives in support of the Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management Programs using an extensive knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD), Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), United States Air Force (USAF) and Air National Guard (ANG) directives, policies and standards. Programs include physical examinations and standards, flight medicine and related aero medical and force health management concerns. Interprets directives and applies standards to determine worldwide deployability of personnel. Advises and makes recommendations to senior officials on force health issues related to physical exams, standards and flight medicine activities to ensure compliance. Determines requirements, requests funding and administers accounts for procurement of supplies, equipment, and medical assessment in support of the physical exam process, flight medicine activities and related programs. (2) Implements and maintains the information management systems utilized for aerospace medicine and force health protection programs. Systems include preventive health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness (PIMR), Aero medical Information Management Waiver Tracking System (AIMWTS), Physical Exam Processing Program (PEPP), Grounding Management Information System (GMIS) and other related programs. Compiles and completes various special and recurring reports utilizing these systems. Functions as the health systems program administrator. Identifies, develops and implements training programs which support mission essential aerospace medicine and force health management requirements. (3) Administers the Physical Examinations and Standards (PES) program and serves as a medical expert on related issues. Develops procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of the PES program and implements processes to ensure individual medical readiness and deployability. Reviews and resolves concerns or conflicts made by the member, supervisor, and/or commander. Identifies reports, formulates and recommends solutions to command personnel for resolution of compliance and delinquency trends and patterns which could negatively impact medical readiness. Addresses complex medical issues with members, supervisors, commanders, state staff, and higher headquarters. Identifies and analyzes abnormal findings through research using medical references and professional consultations. Using established guidelines, advises member of findings, determines additional requirements and refers to medical professionals as needed. Edits, reviews and validates physical examinations to determine qualifications for initial or continued military service. Conducts paraprofessional evaluations (an in-depth screening or interview for the purpose of gathering data for the healthcare provider) and interprets results. (4) Manages the Reserve Component Periodic Health Assessment (RCPHA) program. Reviews military unique individual readiness requirements. Identifies documents and ensures member is notified of abnormal laboratory or diagnostic results. Tracks PIMR and reports noncompliance information to leadership. Provides training for unit RCPHA monitors. (5) Acts as the Medical Group customer service expert. Addresses complex issues using independent judgment. Provides technical medical assistance to medical inquiries and responds to inquiry by researching, compiling information, generating response and providing information through written correspondence, telephone, electronic or in-person response. (6) Monitors the medical status of military personnel. Identifies and profiles personnel with medical conditions impacting duty performance or assignment restriction. Reviews and validates profiles disqualified for worldwide duty. Notifies and advises commanders, supervisors and unit deployment managers when a member's medical/dental condition or duty restriction affects deployable status. (7) Determines the need for and initiates Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) actions for duty related medical conditions. Coordinates, prepares and/or processes MEB with active duty facility. Serves as the primary local interface with the Military Personnel Flight (MPF) for MEB/Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) process, issues, and concerns. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Military Grades: Enlisted Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC: 4N0X1 GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 18 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. Education If you are using Education to qualify for this position, You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position. Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System (sss.gov)). 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