To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:
Selective Placement Factor :
Applicants applying for this position MUST possess the following Selective Factor. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position.
- Applicants must have acquired the knowledge to administer medication. This may have been gained through a medical administration certification program, certified nursing assistant or medical assistant program which included instruction on medication administration, certified pharmacy technician program, vocational nursing program, paramedic training program or any other certified program that specifically addresses the issuance and/or control of medication. Evidence of program completion required.
NOTE: Evidence of completion of a program such as a medical administration certification program, certified nursing assistant, certified nursing aide, or medical assistant program, MUST include information which verifies the program included instruction on medication administration (i.e. transcripts that include coursework in Pharmacology or Medication Administration, etc.).
NOTE : ALL applicants MUST submit evidence of program completion. Evidence of completion includes a diploma, certificate of graduation or certificate of completion, a transcript with a final passing grade (above "C" or whatever is the equivalent on the scale used by the school), or any statement that indicates successful completion of a program outlined in this selective factor. This documentation MUST be received in the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
- Applicants must have completed a program which is directly related to the position such as: completion of an on the job training program, completion of an orientation training program by a medical/pharmaceutical employer. Evidence of program completion required.
NOTE : Evidence of program completion includes a letter on employer letterhead documenting completion of the program, documentation of completion of an on the job training program, an employment training record, or other appropriate documentation. Self-certification of program completion will not be accepted.
In addition to the Selective Placement Factor, applicants must have : Education
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.
GL-06: One year of graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GL-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST provide transcripts to receive consideration. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications at the U.S. Department of Education website:
Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade-level in federal service. 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. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
- Experience in assisting in maintaining sanitation of a medication administration area adhering to infection control policies and procedures as applicable.
- Experience in ordering and maintaining medical supplies and equipment.
- Experience in explaining medication instructions to patients.
- Experience in maintaining accurate inventories of all needles, syringes and controlled substances.
- Experience in preparing medications for Pharmacist review and placing automated medication orders.
- Experience in reporting and recording adverse medication reactions.
- Experience in administering medications (i.e. sublingual, buccal, eye, ear, nasal, topical, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous).
Combination of Education & Experience
Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Credit will 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.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
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
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the Best Qualified category 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.
In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest qualified category (i.e. Best Qualified).
What Competencies/Knowledge Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?
The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:
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- Knowledge of methods, techniques, and procedures to perform job activities on various types of medical equipment and automated systems.
- Ability to relate and deal effectively with physicians, supervisors, peers, inmates and others.
- Ability to recognize, report and record changes in patient's physical and emotional condition.
- Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment.
- Ability to administer medications.