Health Technician (Medication Technician)

US Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison SystemPA
Unpaid Internship

7 months ago


<div><div><h2 class="jobSectionHeader"><b>Duties</b></h2> <p></p><p>Serves as a Medication Technician in a Federal Bureau of Prisons Institution. <br> <br> Responsible for the administration and distribution of medication to inmates in various locations, including the Health Services Unit, Special Housing Units, or other designated areas within the institution. <br> <br> Administers medications to include but not limited to Oral, Topical, Nebulized, Meter Dose Inhaler, and Insulin, in a manner consistent with nationally recognized safe medical practices, to include accurate identification of the patient, medication, dosage, time, and route. <br> <br> Uses Medication Administration Record to document all medications administered at the time of administration via paper or electronic record. <br> <br> Reports and records adverse medication reactions and seeks immediate medical assistance for inmates with severe adverse medication reactions. <br> <br> Assists Pharmacist or other appropriate staff member in a variety of pharmacy related activities, including, but not limited to, entry of physician orders into a computerized pharmacy information system, preparation of medications for Pharmacist review, preparation of medication administration records, storage and inventory of pharmacy supplies, etc. <br> <br> Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.</p> </div><p></p><div> <h2 class="jobSectionHeader"><b>Requirements</b></h2> <h3 class="jobSectionHeader"><b>Conditions of Employment</b></h3> <ul><li>U.S. Citizenship is Required.</li> <li>See Special Conditions of Employment Section.</li> <li>Selective Service Requirement:</li> </ul><p><b>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)</b>. The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here<br> <br> <b>T</b><b>he Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)</b> provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here </p><div><h3 class="jobSectionHeader"><b>Qualifications</b></h3> <div><p>To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: <br> <br> <b>Education:</b> <br> <br> <b>GL-05:</b> A four year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree, with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. <br> <br> <b>GL-06:</b> One year of graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GL-05 <i>only</i> in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. <br> <br> <b>OR</b> <br> <br> <b>Experience:</b> <br> <br> <b>GL-05 and GL-06:</b> You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is directly related experience that includes support duties to medical or health personnel. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. <br> <br> Some examples of this qualifying experience are: <br> <br> <b>GL-05:</b></p> <ul> <li>Experience in assisting in maintaining sanitation of a medication administration area adhering to infection control policies and procedures as applicable.</li> <li>Experience in ordering and maintaining medical supplies and equipment.</li> <li>Experience in explaining medication instructions to patients.</li> </ul> <p><b>GL-06:</b></p> <ul> <li>Experience in maintaining accurate inventories of all needles, syringes and controlled substances.</li> <li>Experience in preparing medications for Pharmacist review and placing automated medication orders.</li> <li>Experience in reporting and recording adverse medication reactions.</li> <li>Experience in administering medications (i.e. sublingual, buccal, eye, ear, nasal, topical, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous).</li> </ul> <p><b>OR</b> <br> <br> <b>Combination of Education and Experience:</b> <br> <br> <b>GL-05 only:</b> Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position. <br> <br> <b>AND</b> <br> <br> <b>Selective Placement Factor:</b> <br> <br> <b>GL-05 and GL-06:</b> Applicants applying for this position <b>MUST</b> possess the following Selective Factor. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position.</p> <ul> <li>This position requires the knowledge gained through one or more of the following: a medication administration training program, a certified nursing assistant or medical assistant program which included instruction on medication administration, certified pharmacy technician program, vocational nursing program, or paramedic training program. Evidence of program completion is required. The applicant is required to successfully demonstrate initial competence to administer medications, and on-going competence in administration of medications as required. If the applicant is a licensed vocational nurse, emergency medical technician (EMT- Basic, Intermediate, Advanced), or certified pharmacy technician state licensure or certification (as appropriate) must be maintained.</li> </ul> <p><b>NOTE:</b> ALL applicants <b>MUST</b> submit evidence of program completion and clearly address requirements in their resume to be found qualified. <br> <br> If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. <br> <br> **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**</p> </div></div><div><h3 class="jobSectionHeader"><b>Education</b></h3> <p></p><p>See Qualifications Section for education requirements, <b>if applicable</b>.</p> <p><b> ONLY</b> if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.</p> <p><i> Foreign Education:</i> For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.</p> <p> If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.</p> </div><p></p><div><h3 class="jobSectionHeader"><b>Additional information</b></h3> <p></p><div><p>This position IS included in the bargaining unit.</p> <p> In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution. If you are above the maximum entry age and have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an SF-50 to verify prior coverage.<br> <br> Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age. Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.<br> <br> <b>Special Conditions of Employment Section:</b> <br> <br> Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation.</p> <p> All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.</p> <p> All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.</p> <p> The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score of 68 must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.<br> <br> Successful completion of the &quot;Introduction to Correctional Techniques,&quot; three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required. <br> <br> Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.</p> <p><b> As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.</b></p><br> <p></p> </div> </div><div><ul><li><p>Benefits</p> <div> <p>A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. </p><p></p><div><p>Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.</p> </div></div></li></ul></div></div><div><h2 class="jobSectionHeader"><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b></h2> <div><p>You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.</p> <p></p><p>Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Based upon your self-reported responses to the assessment questions during the application process, your application will be placed into one of three categories: <b>Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. </b>Applications will be reviewed from the top quality category. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are found qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to the responses you provided on the online assessment questionnaire.<br> <br> <b>NOTE: </b>Candidates within the top quality category and who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.<br> <br> If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under &quot;How You Will Be Evaluated&quot;, veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.<br> <br> In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest qualified category as defined by category rating procedures.<br> <br> <b>What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?</b><br> <br> The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:<br> <br> <b>GL-05 and GL-06:</b></p> <ul> <li>Knowledge of methods, techniques, and procedures to perform job activities on various types of medical equipment and automated systems.</li> <li>Ability to relate and deal effectively with physicians, supervisors, peers, inmates and others.</li> <li>Ability to recognize, report and record changes in patient's physical and emotional condition.</li> <li>Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment.</li> <li>Ability to administer medications.</li> </ul> <br> <b>You may </b><b>preview questions</b><b> for this vacancy.</b> </div></div><p></p><div><ul><li><p>Benefits</p> &l
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