Job Overview

Summary

Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. With over 38,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

Will the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pay for me to Move?

Reimbursement IS NOT authorized for travel and transportation for this position.

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.

Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37.  Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.

Duties

The Health Services Assistant is responsible for processing budget, medical and other administrative documents, to include updating, maintaining, researching, inventorying and filing records. Assists with technical and analytical tasks involving complex medical material procurement. Serves as a liaison between the Financial Management Department and the Health Services Department.
 
The incumbent is the liaison for outside institutions and medical facilities regarding obtaining medical information and medical care for inmates, to include scheduling, establishing priority, securing approval, arranging transportation, and coordinating routine and emergency medical transfers with institution officials and receiving institutions. Prepares medical data on medical in-transit forms and ensures available information is included in the packet for transfer. Assists the Health Information Technician with the maintenance of inmate and staff medical records both hard copy and electronic records.
 
The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of required documents for the budgeting process. This information is used to prepare monthly financial reports for the Financial Management Department and used to monitor expenditures for the Health Service Department cost centers. All expenditures must be approved by the cost center manager. The incumbent establishes, implements, and maintains hospital accounting, filing budgetary systems, and reconciliation of all medically related expenditures.
 
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.