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Health Services Assistant

Company name
U.S. Dept. of Justice

Location
Pollock, LA

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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.

The representative rate for this position is $51,015 per annum ($24.44 per hour).

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Responsibilities

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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

07

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Company info

U.S. Dept. of Justice
Website : http://www.justice.gov

Company Profile
The Judiciary Act of 1789, ch. 20, sec. 35, 1 Stat. 73, 92-93 (1789) created the Office of the Attorney General. Originally a one-person part-time position, the Attorney General was to be "learned in the law" with the duty "to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court in which the United States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the President of the United States, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments." The workload quickly became too much for one person, necessitating the hiring of several assistants for the Attorney General. With an increasing amount of work to be done, private attorneys were retained to work on cases.

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