Saturday, 22 September 2018

Virginia-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team is seeking Paramedics, Pharmacists, IT Specialists and Respiratory Therapists.     

The National Disaster Medical System is seeking Paramedics, Pharmacists, IT Specialists and Respiratory Therapists to hire as intermittent federal employees for the Virginia-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (VA-1 DMAT).

DMATs are staffed with medical professionals and para-professionals who can help area health systems respond by providing expert patient care. DMAT team members include advanced clinicians (nurse practitioners/physician assistants), medical officers and physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics, pharmacists, safety specialists, logistical specialists, information technologists, communication and administrative specialists.

 

Mission assignments to DMATs vary widely. When disaster strikes, DMAT members may be called on to help hospitals and healthcare facilities serve the needs of their patients, support medical sites and shelters, and more. In a disease outbreak, they may provide mass prophylaxis. During a special event, they stand ready to serve in case of an emergency. No matter what the specific mission is, DMAT teams provide expert patient care that protects individual health and promotes national health security.

DMAT team members often deploy to devastating situations and work in austere conditions to provide medical care and support when it is needed most. When DMATs deploy, they bring enough medical supplies and equipment to sustain themselves for three days and they are typically activated for two weeks at a time.  They need to be available to deploy, be medically and physically fit, complete training, participate in team meetings, and respond to requests for information. 


NDMS team members will be selected on criteria including but not limited to an ability to be on-call for deployment for at least two weeks several times each year, work experience, skill level, other team experience, commitment and ability to work in a team setting.

Once an application has been received, NDMS will forward the application to the team for further review, which may include an interview. Applicants will be notified by NDMS if their application is officially accepted and they become a member of the team. If NDMS decides to proceed with employment, a team will help the applicant navigate the remainder of the federal employment process. The process includes completion of various federal employment application forms, fingerprinting and a background check.

IMPORTANT! Applicants seeking a position with Virginia-1 DMAT must indicate they are interested in positions located in FEDERAL REGION 3 – PHILADELPHIA.  Applicants must read the announcement in its entirety, follow all instructions, and provide all required documentation.  All questions involving the positions by applicants will only be answered by the points of contacts on the announcements.

There will be several cut-off dates to collect and review applications received by 11:59 pm on the dates provide below:

  • First cut-off:  April 13, 2018
  • Second cut-off:  May 18, 2018
  • Third cut-off:  June 22, 2018
  • Vacancy closing date (which will serve as an additional cut-off):  July 27, 2018

Vacancy announcement information and links to apply:

Health Technician (Paramedic) GS-640-09

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496097900

Pharmacist GS-0660-12

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496098100

IT Specialist GS-2210-11

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496096900

Respiratory Therapist GS-0651-08

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496085100

IMPORTANT! Applicants must read the announcement in its entirety, follow all instructions, and provide all required documentation.  All questions involving the positions by applicants will only be answered by the points of contacts on the announcements.

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