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Grade: 12
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.

Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet the below-listed requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation.


  2. NOTE: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country.

    AND

  3. Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy 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 an institution accredited for such training.


  4. NOTE: Graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

    AND

  5. Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit college transcipts and medical license documentation for verification. This documentation must be received by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

* 2.In addition to the minimum education and licensure requirement, you must have two years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the training or experience requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


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.

3.Medical Officers must possess the ability to effectively manage patient care regimens, including prescribing the most effective and safe medication combinations to treat illnesses and diseases. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have frequently relied upon advice from other physicians and pharmacists when changing medication regimens; and/or I have rarely prescribed medications for patients with complex medical conditions; and/or I have usually prescribed medications with established safety records.
  2. I have prescribing privileges which are limited to routine medications only; and/or I have never prescribed medications for patients with complex medical conditions; and/or I have prescribing practices that are routinely scrutinized by a more senior physician.
  3. I have regularly consulted with Pharmacist in order to stay abreast of new medications or changes in medications, prior to prescribing medication(s); and/or I have researched any interactions that could be caused by prescribing specific medications with patient?s current medications and routinely consulted with higher level psychiatrist for assistance; and/or I have attended continuing medical education programs to increase familiarization with prescribing developments.
  4. None of the above.


4.Medical Officers are responsible for treating the various medical needs within the confines of a correctional institution. They must possess comprehensive ability to assess the condition of patients and determine appropriate local treatment requirements, or initiate requirements to have the patient treated by outside medical professionals. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have limited experience treating simple medical conditions in an urgent care setting; and/or I have always relied upon advice of other physicians when treating urgent or emergency outpatient conditions; and/or I have never treated complex medical conditions without the advice of other physicians.
  2. I have independently treated simple medical conditions in an urgent care setting; and/or I have frequently relied upon advice of other physicians when treating urgent or emergency outpatient conditions; and/or I have rarely treated complex medical conditions without the advice of other physicians.
  3. I have performed limited medical services in a general medicine out-patient clinic; and/or I have conducted routine school physical examinations; and/or I have managed routine chronic medical conditions.
  4. None of the above.


5.Medical Officers employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons must possess a comprehensive knowledge of medical standards and regulations. This knowledge is necessary in order to appropriately treat patients within the scope of care/constraints of a correctional institution health care environment. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have basic familiarity with and adhere to hospital policies and JCAHO standards in providing routine patient care; and/or I have regularly consulted with other physicians and administrators when applying medical standards to complex medical conditions; and/or I have occasionally presented cases for discussion during morbidity and mortality rounds.
  2. I have consulted with senior physicians on the interpretation of medical standards; and/or I have regularly attended hospital grand rounds; and/or I have attended graduate level training in medical standards.
  3. I have limited familiarity with hospital policies and JCAHO standards regarding the provision of routine patient care; and/or I have always consulted with senior physicians and administrators when applying medical standards to complex medical conditions; and/or I have participated in informal mentoring on the subject of medical standards and regulations.
  4. None of the above.


6.Medical Officers must effectively interact with physicians, staff, inmates and outside resources in order to coordinate the medical needs and care to a diverse inmate population. They must also possess the ability to effectively coordinate actions with other departments, executive staff of the institution, and with Regional and Central Office employees on a regular and recurring basis. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have interviewed patients to understand complaints and symptoms; and/or I have communicated daily patient status updates to family members; and/or I have relayed information among specialists to coordinate patient care.
  2. I have explained treatment plans to a patient's advocate; and/or I have provided instruction on care to patient's family members; and/or I have facilitated a seminar for patients on preventive care.
  3. I have conveyed routine medical information such as test results to a direct supervisor; and/or I have received and understood routine patient care direction from more senior physicians; and/or I have relayed patient concerns to other medical staff.
  4. None of the above.


7.Medical Officers must be able to produce written documents in a clear and concise manner. They are responsible for preparing comprehensive correspondence related to medical needs and required services of the inmate population. Other written communications may include preparing responses to internal and external audits, preparing policy statements, and responding to various requests for information. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have used appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations; and/or I have documented triage notes in a manner that others can appreciate; and/or I have written legibly so that others can understand the intent.
  2. I have used an electronic medical record to document patient encounters; and/or I have completed daily progress notes on hospitalized patients; and/or I have completed referral requests for specialist consultations.
  3. I have completed forms for school physicals; and/or I have documented out-patient visits; and/or I have prepared correspondence for other physicians regarding co-managed patients.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: 13
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.

Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet the below-listed requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation.


  2. NOTE: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country.

    AND

  3. Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy 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 an institution accredited for such training.


  4. NOTE: Graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

    AND

  5. Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


* 2.In addition to the minimum education and licensure requirement, you must have three years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the training or experience requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit college transcipts and medical license documentation for verification. This documentation must be received 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.

3.Medical Officers must possess the ability to effectively manage patient care regimens, including prescribing the most effective and safe medication combinations to treat illnesses and diseases. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have regularly consulted with Pharmacists in order to stay abreast of new medications or changes in medications, prior to prescribing medication(s); and/or I have researched any interactions that could be caused by prescribing specific medications with patient's current medications and routinely consulted with higher level psychiatrists for assistance; and/or I have attended continuing medical education programs to increase familiarization with prescribing developments.
  2. I have frequently relied upon advice from other physicians and pharmacists when changing medication regimens; and/or I have rarely prescribed medications for patients with complex medical conditions; and/or I have usually prescribed medications with established safety records.
  3. I have frequently attended continuing education programs sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, where new medications are discussed; and/or I have replaced established medications with newly released medications (practicing "state of the art" medicine); and/or I have consulted with a physician/pharmacist when a patient's medications do not appear to be controlling the disease, or when unexpected symptoms arise after a change in medications.
  4. None of the above.


4.Medical Officers are responsible for treating various medical needs within the confines of a correctional institution. They must possess a comprehensive ability to assess the condition of patients and determine appropriate local treatment requirements, or initiate plans to have the patient treated by outside medical professionals. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have independently treated simple medical conditions in an urgent care setting; and/or I have frequently relied upon advice of other physicians when treating urgent or emergency outpatient conditions; and/or I have rarely treated complex medical conditions without the advice of other physicians.
  2. I have admitted patients to the hospital but frequently turned over their care to another physician/specialist; and/or I have consulted with physicians/specialists prior to ordering routine diagnostic tests; and/or I have conducted pre-employment physical examinations for private sector employer; and/or I have performed medical services in an out-patient/urgent care environment.
  3. I have performed limited medical services in a general medicine out-patient clinic; and/or I have conducted routine school physical examinations; and/or I have managed routine chronic medical conditions.
  4. None of the above.


5.Medical Officers employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons must possess a comprehensive knowledge of medical standards and regulations. This knowledge is necessary in order to appropriately treat patients within the scope of care/constraints of a correctional institution health care environment. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have referenced medical textbooks for routine medical standards determinations; and/or I have appropriately documented medical records to satisfy billing and coding requirements; and/or I have presented routine patient cases during hospital grand rounds.
  2. I have consulted with senior physicians on the interpretation of medical standards; and/or I have regularly attended hospital grand rounds; and/or I have attended graduate level training in medical standards.
  3. I have basic familiarity with and adhere to hospital policies and JCAHO standards in providing routine patient care; and/or I have regularly consulted with other physicians and administrators when applying medical standards to complex medical conditions; and/or I have occasionally presented cases for discussion during morbidity and mortality rounds.
  4. None of the above.


6.Medical Officers must effectively interact with physicians, staff, inmates and outside resources in order to coordinate the medical needs and care to a diverse inmate population. They must also possess the ability to effectively coordinate actions with other departments, executive staff of the institution, and with Regional and Central Office employees on a regular and recurring basis. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have explained treatment plans to a patient's advocate; and/or I have provided instruction on care to a patient's family members; and/or I have facilitated a seminar for patients on preventive care.
  2. I have interviewed patients to understand complaints and symptoms; and/or I have communicated daily patient status updates to family members; and/or I have relayed information among specialists to coordinate patient care.
  3. I have provided input/recommendations during recurring meetings; and/or I have discussed medical history or charts with other physicians to draw appropriate conclusions and make treatment recommendations; and/or I have provided instructions on care to nurses, or other subordinate health care professionals.
  4. None of the above.


7.Medical Officers must be able to produce written documents in a clear and concise manner. They are responsible for preparing comprehensive correspondence related to medical needs and required services of the inmate population. Other written communications may include preparing responses to internal and external audits, preparing policy statements, and responding to various requests for information. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have dictated history, physicals, and discharge summaries on hospital patients; and/or I have completed required reports for insurance companies, worker's compensation cases, Social Security Disability applications, etc.; and/or I have prepared justifications to refer patients to specialists which were accepted by insurance carrier.
  2. I have used an electronic medical record to document patient encounters; and/or I have completed daily progress notes on hospitalized patients; and/or I have completed referral requests for specialist consultations.
  3. I have completed forms for school physicals; and/or I have documented out-patient visits; and/or I have prepared correspondence for other physicians regarding co-managed patients.
  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


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