Washington, District Of Columbia

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Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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Responsibilities

Serves as a Physician at a Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) federal correctional facility.

Provides professional health care services for the federal prisoners confined at facility.

Performs complete physical examinations.

Collects comprehensive medical and social history to include a review of all body systems.

Performs physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.

Examines and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and provides necessary treatment and/or medications as required.

Refers selected cases to consultant specialists when necessary.

Refers inmates requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admitting physician.

Administers or directs administration of both curative and preventative inoculations.

Prescribes medications, treatments, and fully utilizes health services for treatment, rehabilitative, and diagnostic modalities.

Assures proper maintenance of medical records, preparation of reports, etc., as related to the area of responsibility.

Makes recommendations on matters of policy, procedures, training, personnel, and equipment as related to specific area of responsibility.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff's correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

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  • Requirements
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    Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
    • Selective Service Requirement: Go to http://www.sss.gov
    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 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

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) 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

    Qualifications

    To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

    Basic Requirements:

    Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

    Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre-medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

    AND

    Licensure: Applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    NOTE: ALL applicants MUST electronically upload proof of current, active, full and unrestricted license as a Physician, and proof of successful completion of an accredited graduate training internship, fellowship, or residency program for verification at the time you apply.

    AND

    Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada.

    All qualified successful candidates will undergo a credentialing process. This process includes validation of examinations, education, internship and residency. Please electronically upload these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.

    AND

    Additional Requirements:

    Experience:

    GS-14: Applicant must have 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

    GS-15: Applicant must have 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

    Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

    GS-14:
    • Experience examining and ordering diagnostic testing and providing necessary treatment and/or medications.
    • Experience examining, diagnosing, and treating ambulatory patients and initiating transfer of patients requiring hospitalization.
    • Experience prescribing medications, treatments, and fully utilizing health services for treatment, rehabilitative, and diagnostic modalities.
    GS-15:
    • Experience providing inpatient and outpatient medical care in all aspects of health care delivery in accordance with current accepted medical practice and procedures.
    • Experience providing physical examinations, physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.
    • Experience providing treatment, emergency medical/surgical services as required, treat severe trauma cases, rehabilitative, diagnostic modalities and prescribing medication.
    If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

    **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

    Education

    See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

    ONLY 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.

    Foreign Education: 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

    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.

    Additional information

    ADDITIONAL SALARY INFORMATION:

    FDC Honolulu, HI - A 10.28% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized for this location.

    MDC Guaynabo, PR - A 3.13% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized for this location.

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    LENGTH OF ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants will remain on the inventory until the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    NOTE: This announcement is posted on a yearly cycle. The announcement will EXPIRE on the listed closing date at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In order to receive consideration for the next cycle, applicants MUST reapply to the new vacancy announcement.

    Special Conditions of Employment Section:

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.

    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.

    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 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.

    Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

    Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    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: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. 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.

    NOTE: Candidates within the top quality category and who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    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 "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.

    What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

    The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

    GS-14:
    • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical procedures to treat diseases and illness to include a knowledge of the mechanism of action, side effects, toxic nature and drug interactions of medications.
    • Ability to assess patient's condition and initiate appropriate treatment.
    • Knowledge of medical standards and regulations.
    • Ability to relate and deal effectively with physicians, supervisors, peers and others.
    • Ability to communicate in writing, to include report preparation using technical data.
    GS-15:
    • Knowledge of the pharmaceuticals used to treat diseases and illness to include a knowledge of the mechanism of action, appropriate dosage and frequency, contraindications, side effects, toxic nature and drug interactions of medications.
    • Ability to assess patient's condition and initiate appropriate treatment.
    • Knowledge of medical standards and regulations.
    • Ability to relate and deal effectively with physicians, supervisors, peers and others.
    • Ability to communicate in writing, to include report preparation using technical data.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents
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    • Veterans' Preference Documentation: Veterans must demonstrate that they have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have received either an honorable or general discharge). Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 indicating type of discharge); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal).
    • If you are currently on active duty, a statement from the appropriate Branch Personnel Office containing the following information: Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Active Duty time, Projected Separation Date and type of anticipated discharge must be provided.
    • If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you SHOULD submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim. Documentation to support a disability must reflect the overall evaluation or percentage disability rating. Veterans must also demonstrate that they have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have received either an honorable or general discharge).
    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
    • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
    • Copy of unrestricted license to practice medicine.
    • Proof of successful completion of an accredited graduate training internship, fellowship, or residency program.
    • A college transcript which includes the School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded. (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day).
    Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy. When uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

    We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
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    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. Learn more about federal benefits.

    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.

  • Washington, District Of Columbia

    Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons? You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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