Thursday, August 14, 2014

Job Opportunities

Job Title:
Emergency Preparedness Manager / Hospital Safety Officer
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Job ID:
CH-829141
City:
Marietta, GA
Facility:
Cobb Hospital
Employment Type:
Regular
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Shift:
Days
Department:
Cobb Administration
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Description:
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in the communities we serve.

Join the team Named one of the Top 100 Companies by Working Mother Magazine
Functions under the direction of the Director of Quality and Patient Safety to manage and maintain all environmental safety aspects, including The Joint Commission chapters of Emergency Preparedness, Environment of Care and Life Safety for assigned entities of Wellstar Health System. Supports and participates in the environmental safety performance improvement efforts including policy development and review.

Required Minimum Education:
Bachelor Degree Emergency Management, Industrial Engineering or a related field preferred. Significant experience may be substituted for education.

Required Minimum Experience: Must possess functional to extensive knowledge in disaster planning, emergency management, hazardous materials handling, OSHA regulations, and TJC standards.  Must be familiar with FDA’s Safe Medical Device Act (SMDA) and American’s with Disabilities Act.

Required Minimum Skills: Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, make decisions, meet deadlines, and manage resources.  Requires excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Certified Emergency Manager, Associate Emergency Manager, Certified Business Continuity Professional or Associate Business Continuity Professional accreditation


Michael Johnson, MHA
Business Operations Manager | WellStar Cobb Hospital
3950 Austell Road | Austell, Georgia 30106
Email: michael.r.johnson@wellstar.org| Phone: 470/732-5057 | Fax: 470/732-4015




Job Title:Advanced Medical Support Assistant
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:UT-2014-CL4925-1185132 BU
SALARY RANGE: $35,256.00 to $45,828.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, August 14, 2014 to Monday, August 25, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0679-06
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Salt Lake City, UT View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Other
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1185132

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Enter marketing information about the vacancy, facility, location, or other information that would attract applicants, such as “As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
Must pass pre-employment examination
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Background and-or Security Investigation required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
DUTIES:
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The Medical Support Assistant (MSA) position is located in the Same Day Surgery/Post Anestesia Care Unit (SDS/PACU) section of Patient Care Service Nursing Service. The primary duties of the Medical Support Assistant are to schedule specialized appointments for the unit and with other specialized units within the health care system, receive and direct patients and visitors, assemble, review, and prepare patient’s medical records, and perform a variety of other support functions in connection with the care and treatment given to patients in wards, clinics, or other such units of a medical center or outpatient clinic. The MSA works closely with all staff members, communicating and providing accurate information, and performs the administrative details that are essential to the orderly and efficient accomplishment of the unit’s goals.



Other duties at this level include, but are not limited to: setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure; managing electronic wait list to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings, performing administrative follow up actions; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients and bringing to the attention of the provider; supports timekeeping activities for SDS/PACU and the Operating Room when needed.



Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 7:00am to 3:30pm


**This is an external announcement. If you are an internal applicant, please apply to vacancy number UT-2014-CL4925-1185155.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Experience and Education - Six months experience of clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; OR one year above high school; OR equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable.
English Language Proficiency - MSAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
GS-06 Advanced MSA - One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

In addition you will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSA)s based on your application for this position:

1. Ability to collaborate, communicate, set priorities, and organize the work in order to meet deadlines, ensuring compliance with established processes, policies, and regulations.

2. Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to meet program objectives. This may include preparing reports in various formats and presenting data to various organizational levels.

3. Advanced knowledge of the technical health care process as it relates to access to care.

4. Advanced knowledge of managing a clinic. This includes independently utilizing reference sources, decision making, and empowering the team to collaborate and resolve problems within a complex systems environment.

5. Advanced knowledge of policies and procedures associated with operational activities that affect the patient flow, patient care, and the revenue process.

6. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology due to the technical nature of language utilized by clinicians.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

References: VA Handbook 5005/53, Appendix G45 Medical Support Assistant Qualification Standard




PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily sedentary, but may require some walking, bending, stooping, standing, stretching and carrying objects.


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visithttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New UTA bus stop!

There are NEW Bus Stop signs at the Provo airport and the UVU Emergency Services building ettective August 17, 2014 (see route 833 attachment). For more information look at the UTA website rideuta.com.

Weekday Schedule for Route # 833:


Thursday, June 26, 2014

UDOT Job 2

UDOT Traffic Operator 2

Control Room Manager: Corey Coulam

Shift #3 Supervisor: Scott Fugate

Shift #3 Hours:
Monday = 12:00 to 22:00
Friday = 14:00 to 00:00
Saturday = 14:00 to 00:00
Sunday = 13:00 to 22:00

Control Room Phone: 801-887-3700

Breaks/Lunches: Coordinate with Supervisor

Paid Time Off: PTO begins to accrue immediately at 1 hour for every 20 hours worked. To schedule time off, provide notice to immediate supervisor as well as the control room manager. PTO is a “use or lose” benefit. PTO is not paid out upon termination of assignment with the TOC.

Holiday Pay: Each Operator will receive double time pay for working on any state recognized holiday.

Dress Code: Control Room dress code is business casual. Please see policy.

Call Off Process: If you know that you will be late or will not be able to work your assigned shift, please call the control room as well as the control room manager.

Performance Review: Each newly hired Traffic Operator will receive a performance review at six months and annually thereafter.

Human Resources: As a Strategic Staffing employee, all HR concerns/matters will be delegated to Strategic Staffing as well as the TOC control room manager.

General Tasks/Responsibilities:

• Manage incidents occurring on any and all state roads
• Monitor traffic and road conditions via CCTV
• Field inbound phone calls from the public as well as internal and external partners
• Monitor Computer Aided Dispatch
• Monitor Department of Public Safety dispatch radio
• Submit work orders for both hardware and software malfunctions
• Post messages to freeway overhead electronic message signs (VMS)
• Post messages to UDOT Traffic web site
• Post messages to phone information line (511)
• Coordinate with control room Signal Operations Desk
• Coordinate with control room Weather Operations
• Provide demonstration of software and equipment for control room tours
• Comprehend weather forecasts provided by on site meteorologist

General Experience/knowledge Requirements:

• Must posses good verbal and written communication skills
• Familiarity with Utah freeway system
• General location knowledge of various counties within Utah
• Proficient typing ability
• Some phone experience
• Experience using computers as well as various computer software programs
• Ability to multi-task
• Must be able to maintain professional appearance and demeanor

Education Requirements:

• High school diploma
• Some college experience preferred

UDOT Jobs

These next two UDOT jobs come from a former Emergency Management student. UDOT is a place to get your feet wet when it comes to Emergency Management. Also, ICS and NIMS are a part of their training. 

Job: UDOT Traffic Operator

Control Room Manager: Corey Coulam

Shift #2 Supervisor: Karen Wilding

Shift #2 Hours:
Sunday = 06:00 to 13:00
Monday = 06:00 to 12:00
Tuesday = 12:00 to 22:00
Wednesday = 14:00 to 22:00
Thursday = 14:00 to 22:00

Control Room Phone: 801-887-3700

Breaks/Lunches: Coordinate with Supervisor

Paid Time Off: PTO begins to accrue immediately at 1 hour for every 20 hours worked. To schedule time off, provide notice to immediate supervisor as well as the control room manager. PTO is a “use or lose” benefit. PTO is not paid out upon termination of assignment with the TOC.

Holiday Pay: Each Operator will receive double time pay for working on any state recognized holiday.

Dress Code: Control Room dress code is business casual. Please see policy.

Call Off Process: If you know that you will be late or will not be able to work your assigned shift, please call the control room as well as the control room manager.

Performance Review: Each newly hired Traffic Operator will receive a performance review at six months and annually thereafter. 

Human Resources: As a Strategic Staffing employee, all HR concerns/matters will be delegated to Strategic Staffing as well as the TOC control room manager.

General Tasks/Responsibilities:

• Manage incidents occurring on any and all state roads
• Monitor traffic and road conditions via CCTV
• Field inbound phone calls from the public as well as internal and external partners
• Monitor Computer Aided Dispatch
• Monitor Department of Public Safety dispatch radio
• Submit work orders for both hardware and software malfunctions
• Post messages to freeway overhead electronic message signs (VMS)
• Post messages to UDOT Traffic web site
• Post messages to phone information line (511)
• Coordinate with control room Signal Operations Desk
• Coordinate with control room Weather Operations
• Provide demonstration of software and equipment for control room tours
• Comprehend weather forecasts provided by on site meteorologist

General Experience/knowledge Requirements:

• Must posses good verbal and written communication skills
• Familiarity with Utah freeway system
• General location knowledge of various counties within Utah
• Proficient typing ability
• Some phone experience
• Experience using computers as well as various computer software programs
• Ability to multi-task
• Must be able to maintain professional appearance and demeanor

Education Requirements:

• High school diploma
• Some college experience preferred

Monday, June 23, 2014

Second Block

Second Block Classes are about to begin! Here are some important dates. 

May 27 Last Day to Adjust Class Schedule for
Financial Assistance Purposes
June 30 Classes Begin
July 2 Wait List Period Ends
July 3 $10 Late Registration (per course)
Plus Department Approval Begins
July 7 Last Day to Add Classes
July 7 Last Day for 100% Refund (any refund)
July 7 Last Day to Drop and Not Show on Transcript
July 8 W Grade for Withdrawn Classes Begins
July 21 Last Day to Withdraw/Audit Classes
Finals Last Day of Class
Aug 20 Final Grades Due From Faculty
Aug 22 Final Grades Available

Monday, June 16, 2014

Changes

Student Center Update:

Our librarian and front desk assistant, Debra, is leaving us. She has done an outstanding job for us and we hope everyone will extend their thanks and well wishes to her. Her final day will be June 17th. 

As for the status of the student center/library upstairs in the Emergency Services building: effective immediately we will no longer host a library. All books will be returning to the main campus library. We are in the process of finding part time help to assist students but please bear with us. The Student Center will have limited hours and I will post those when I can. As for the computers, students will still be able to use the Student Center as a study area and for computer use.

Thank you for your patience as we get this figured out and again a big thank you to Debra for all her hard work.


As for appointments:

If at all possible we need students to make an appointment. We can handle walk-ins but it becomes difficult when schedules are already filled. Also, each student needs to make a separate appointment rather than one appointment for several students. Appointments can be done in person or over the phone. As for me (Mary Ellis) I can advise via email and encourage my students to use my email for quick questions. You can reach advising by emailing emsa@uvu.edu, my email at mellis@uvu.edu, or Bonnie Lamb at bonnie.lamb@uvu.edu.

Thank you for your patience and as always we are here to help. If you have questions on any of the changes happening please feel free to email.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Army civilian Firefighter: Alaska

Job Title:Firefighter
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number:WTEV149964111107748D

SALARY RANGE:

$27,504.00 to $44,915.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 05, 2014 to Friday, May 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0081-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Wainwright, AK View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Location: Fairbanks is host to many different cultures; unique shopping and dining facilities as well as sporting activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, snowboarding and skiing. We have spectacular views of the Northern Lights and larger than life ice sculptures. Population is about 87,000. Winter brings consistent snow conditions from November through March. Winter temperatures average 8 degrees F to -19 degrees F; summer temperatures rise into the 70s and 80s.
These positions will be filled at the GS-03 grade oevel only.  Full performance level of positions is GS-05.
Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade is possible after meeting all requirements. The advertised salary does not include our current rate of 5.57% tax free Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage and may have both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date. For more information follow this link: http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/FF-Primary-SRC.pdf
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid state issued driver's license required.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • Physical required.
  • Wearing of uniform required
  • Required to work 144 hours per pay period.

DUTIES:

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• Receive training assignments to include formalized classroom study, on-the-job instruction, and practice drills and demonstrations concerning standard firefighting and rescue procedures and techniques, as well as fire prevention methods.
• Receive training in aircraft firefighting and rescue.
• Participate in firefighting demonstrations and assist higher-graded firefighters in actual firefighting experiences.
• Observe actions of firefighting personnel and commit to memory the priorities concerning rescue, first-aid, safety and protection of property.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required:To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least six months of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. General experience is defined as: work experience or military service that demonstrates the ability to follow directions and to read, understand and retain a variety of instructions, regulations and procedures and that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of this position. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
• Ability to follow directions
• Ability to retain instructions, regulations, and procedures
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Skill in oral communication

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education and/or training for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Education/Training substitution: Appropriate firefighter training may be substituted for experience on a month-for-month basis OR one year of related education above high school in a course of study in an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Fire Training or other related fields. Firefighter training obtained as part of a high school curriculum may be substituted for the 6 months of general experience.
Combinations of successfully completed training, education and general experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-03 level.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your application package.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
  • Required to report for duty during inclement weather, Natural Disasters and other emergency situations as directed by the Fire Chief and may be required to remain on duty after the official shift ends, i.e., work overtime.
  • Must maintain a functioning telephone at residence to aid in contact during recall situations.
  • To be promoted to the full performance level of GS-05, you must obtain Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications and Airport Firefighter certification, along with supervisor recommendation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Proceduresinformation sheet.
  • Further certification may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. 
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 
    Friday, May 16, 2014 to receive consideration.
    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.