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68W Health Care Specialist
Arizona Army National Guard | Tempe, Arizona
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Job Description

Be the first line of defense against injury and illness of civilians after natural disasters, and the Soldiers who serve and protect our Nation every day. As a Health Care Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will experience a fulfilling role as an expert caretaker on and off the battlefield.

You will address the health care needs of civilians after natural disasters or civil emergencies; treat injuries and illnesses suffered by Solders through the administration of immediate emergency care and ongoing care; and support and manage medical readiness, supplies, and equipment.

Job Duties
• Administer emergency medical treatment to battlefield casualties
• Assist with outpatient and inpatient care and treatment
• Instruct Soldiers on Combat Lifesaver/First Responder training course
• Manage Soldiers’ medical readiness, medical supplies, and equipment

Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Patient care techniques
• Advanced medical care
• Plaster casting techniques

Helpful Skills
• Enjoy helping and caring for others
• Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
• Interest in chemistry, biology, psychology, general science, and algebra
• Strong attention to detail

Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with civilian hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or rehabilitation centers. You may also consider a career as an emergency medical technician, medical assistant, a medication aide, or physician’s assistant. Soldiers in this MOS must also obtain certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians at the EMT level or higher.

Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

Job training for Health Care Specialists requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn fundamental Soldiering skills, and 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which includes practice in patient care. The duration of your AIT depends on the area of specialization you choose. Part of AIT is spent in the classroom and part in the field.


Benefits/Requirements

Benefits

  • Paid training
  • A monthly paycheck
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Federal and State tuition assistance
  • Retirement benefits for part-time service
  • Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
  • 401(k)-type savings plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
  • Health care benefits available
  • VA home loans
  • Bonuses, if applicable
  • Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change

Requirements
  • Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
  • Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
  • Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)


Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.


This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.

About Arizona Army National Guard

With more than 380 years of service, the Army National Guard is the largest reserve component, as well as the oldest branch of the U.S. military. In this branch of the Armed Services, you’ll, serve part-time in your own community, where you can be called upon to respond to a domestic emergency. The Army National Guard also can be called up to defend the Nation overseas. We provide our members with college tuition assistance and offer attractive benefits on top of paid training in all of our career fields, which enhances your marketability in the civilian workforce. The Army National Guard has career opportunities in every State and U.S. Territory, more than 3,600 training locations, and more than 343,000 members. Visit our website at NATIONALGUARD.com for more information. Earn while you learn Instead of paying to learn trade skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for various positions consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic soldiering skills; and up to 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training in a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Training consists of both classroom and field work. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits •Paid training •A monthly paycheck •Montgomery GI Bill •Retirement benefits for part-time service •Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) •401(k)-type savings plan •Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) •Health care benefits available Requirements •High school diploma or GED •Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 •Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards •Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Positions may qualify for a bonus, ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Programs and benefits are subject to change.