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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. In our agency, you’ll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

    Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.

    We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    Analyzes medical records for completeness, consistency and compliance with Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Bureau of Prisons and medical staff requirements. Takes measures to correct deficiencies by notifying the appropriate person. Performs the monthly medical record audit in coordination with the medical staff.

    Processes requests for medical information from outside hospitals, clinics, and physicians. Coordinates notification of transfers to other health services departments. Codes, using ICD-9-CM, complicated diagnoses and procedures for discharged inmates. Ensures diagnoses and procedures are supported in the medical record and appropriately reported via Sentry.

    Establishes medical records for all new admissions to facility; acquires, monitors and accounts for the medical records which accompany those patients transferred in from other BOP institutions.

    Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs 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.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    07

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    THIS IS A DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.

    The announcement will close on the day the 50th application is received at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Duty Location: AUSP Thomson, IL

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502024400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.