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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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • 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.

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 Medical Records Technicians have daily contact with professional medical and non-medical staff, support service personnel, and patients/inmates. They communicate patient/inmate history information contained within the medical record, as required. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes you experience.
  • I have responded to requests for assistance with direction; and/or I have relayed information/messages to administrators/medical staff; and/or I have directed patients to appropriate destination.
  • I have instructed staff on locating basic patient information in the health record; and/or I have informed organization staff of departmental procedures; and/or I have responded to requests for information/assistance from patients/inmates.
  • I have instructed co-workers on procedural issues; and/or I have communicated with care providers to schedule patients; and/or I have instructed janitorial staff in maintaining work space.
  • None of the above
3 Medical Records Technicians must have current knowledge of medical record science, techniques, and procedures with the ability to apply these skills in a health care setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes you experience.
  • I have filed reports according to type of medical information; and/or I have prepared routine medical forms; and/or I have, with assistance, reviewed medical records for information.
  • I have scheduled patient appointments using medical terminology; and/or I have assisted non-medical staff by interpreting commonly used terms; and/or I have reviewed medical records for patient status.
  • I have transcribed dictation prepared by medical staff; and/or I have obtained necessary information from a medical record prior to a patient's appointment; and/or I have coded routine records.
  • None of the above
4 Medical Records Technicians must possess knowledge and skills to operate word processing equipment and use a personal computer to perform SENTRY, word processing, and other automated administrative functions. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes you experience.
  • I have entered/retrieved data from a database; and/or I have produced reports using word processing software; and/or I have performed quality checks of existing data; and/or I have used database software to perform administrative functions.
  • I have retrieved daily reports under direction; and/or I have updated patient information as directed; and/or I have input statistical data with minimal errors; and/or I have retrieved commonly used information.
  • I have retrieved reports; and/or I have completed departmental forms; and/or I have input statistical data.
  • None of the above
5 Medical Records Technicians are responsible for the maintenance of inmate and staff medical records/files. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes you experience.
  • I have assembled patient information in accordance with established format; and/or I have managed charge out system of records to maintain accountability; and/or I have purged inactive records according to policy.
  • I have arranged reports in terminal digit and straight numerical sequence; and/or I have retrieved medical records for authorized staff; and/or I have filed loose reports into corresponding medical record.
  • I have devised procedures for creating new patient records; and/or I have organized a file room to allow for maximum storage capability; and/or I have prepared report of file room activities.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 How did you hear about this employment opportunity with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?
  • Private information service
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Poster/Flyer
  • Private employment office
  • State Employment/Unemployment Office or Career Service Center
  • State or local Job Information Center
  • BOP Employee Services Department (bulletin board or other form announcement)
  • School or college counselor or other official
  • Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  • Recruitment event (other than school or college)
  • Friend or relative working for the BOP
  • Friend or relative not working for the BOP
  • Religious organization
  • USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government
  • BOP Website
  • Internet job site
  • Contacted the BOP on my own
  • Military publication
  • Military Separation Center
  • Professional Organization
  • Federal Job Publication (i.e., Federal Jobs Digest, etc)
  • Discover Corrections
  • Washington DC Diversity
  • Other
Thank you for applying for a position with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.