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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 Soldiers through the administration of immediate emergency care and ongoing care; and support and manage medical readiness, supplies, and equipment.
• 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
• 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.
About the Company:
Army National Guard
The Army National Guard
With more than380 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 ArmedServices, you will serve part-time in your own community, where you can becalled upon to respond to domestic emergencies and natural disasters. The ArmyNational Guard also can be called up to defend our nation overseas.
We provide ourmembers with college tuition assistance and offer attractive benefits on top ofpaid training in all of our career fields, which enhances your marketability inthe civilian workforce. The Army National Guard has more than 343,000 members andhas career opportunities in every State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Visit our website at nationalguard.com for more information.
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