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Grade: 05
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

* 1.You must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-4 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must provide transcripts to receive consideration. Transcripts MUST be received in the announcing office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

2.Nursing Assistants coordinate the workflow by assuring day-to-day operations and non-routine activities are performed in a timely manner. They also devise new methods/procedures that will enhance the smooth operation of the medical/nursing unit. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.

  1. I have ensured deadlines were met and often exceeded the deadline by days or hours depending on type; and/or I have developed and maintained tracking system of nursing department expenditures; and/or I have trained fellow employees (nursing assistants) on routine daily procedures/methods.
  2. I have made changes requested by staff and supervisor in order to accomplish day-to-day tasks; and/or I have reviewed work of lower-level subordinates and provided instruction in developing their skills.
  3. I have provided assistance to individual staff members/supervisors in completing projects in crisis situations; and/or I have developed/monitored office procedures and file systems for the unit.
  4. I have gathered information from files for special projects; and/or I have processed time and attendance sheets; and/or I have maintained availability of medical equipment.
  5. None of the above.


3.Nursing Assistants must be familiar with a variety of medical functions and/or equipment necessary to deliver patient care. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have performed routine oral suctioning; and/or I have assisted physicians with routine splinting/casting; and/or I have secured specimens for laboratory analysis.
  2. I have obtained and logged in vital signs in a data base; and/or I have turned and positioned patients to prevent additional health concerns; and/or I have maintained and accounted for medical equipment and supplies.
  3. I have assisted physicians with minor surgical procedures; and/or I have assisted physicians and/or nurses with exams or treatments.
  4. I have applied external catheter; and/or I have assisted in application and use of safety restraints.
  5. None of the above.


4.Nursing Assistants must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing, with patients, other health care providers, and staff in the health care setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have instructed nursing home or residential care center patients in activities of daily living; and/or I have requested clarification from a physician or nurse after receiving verbal orders/requests regarding a nursing home or residential care center patient; and/or I have instructed family members on how to best assist with patient care and activities.
  2. I have cared for residents/inmates with dementia, Alzheimer's disease, behavioral changes, and recognized and reported to superiors any behaviors/actions which may have indicated a threat to security or the safety of others; and/or I have worked in situations where verbal abuse, combative behavior, assaults, or other forms of aggression are present; and/or I have documented technical medical and/or security risk information in patient medical record.
  3. I have performed in-service programs by providing on-the-job training for other nursing assistants; and/or I have approached nursing supervisors/physicians to clarify orders written on patient's chart; and/or I have participated in developing patient treatment plans; and/or I have served as preceptor or resource person to less experienced staff.
  4. None of the above.


5.Nursing Assistants must be familiar with signs and symptoms that might indicate a change in the patients' physical and/or emotional status. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have recognized and reported signs and symptoms indicating deterioration in patient condition, such as slurred speech; and/or I have tested and reported decrease in grip; and/or I have advised medical staff of drooping of mouth/eyelid.
  2. I have recognized mental confusion; and/or for the record, I have detected memory deficit; and/or I have recognized and reported change in bowel/bladder functions.
  3. I have recognized and reported unexpected changes in patients' condition; and/or I have reported suspected changes in emotional status or level of consciousness; and/or I have recognized and reported changes in vital signs.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
1.How did you hear about this employment opportunity with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. Television
  6. Poster/Flyer
  7. Private employment office
  8. State Employment/Unemployment Office or Career Service Center
  9. State or local Job Information Center
  10. BOP Employee Services Department (bulletin board or other form announcement)
  11. School or college counselor or other official
  12. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  13. Recruitment event (other than school or college)
  14. Friend or relative working for the BOP
  15. Friend or relative not working for the BOP
  16. Religious organization
  17. USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government
  18. BOP Website
  19. Internet job site
  20. Contacted the BOP on my own
  21. Military publication
  22. Military Separation Center
  23. Professional Organization
  24. Federal Job Publication (i.e., Federal Jobs Digest, etc)
  25. Discover Corrections
  26. Washington DC Diversity
  27. Other


Thank you for applying for a position with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.





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