Physician (Medical Officer) | Come Work In The Inside | Federal Bureau of Prisons

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation. The BOP has over 120 locations nationwide from Hawaii to Puerto Rico.


  • Serves as a Physician at a Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) federal correctional
  • Provides professional health care services for the federal prisoners confined at
  • Performs complete physical
  • Collects comprehensive medical and social history to include a review of all body
  • Performs physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective
  • Examines and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and provides necessary treatment and/or medications as
  • Refers selected cases to consultant specialists when
  • Refers inmates requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admitting
  • Administers or directs administration of both curative and preventative
  • Prescribes medications, treatments, and fully utilizes health services for treatment, rehabilitative, and diagnostic
  • Assures proper maintenance of medical records, preparation of reports, , as related to the area of responsibility.
  • Makes recommendations on matters of policy, procedures, training, personnel, and equipment as related to specific area of
  • Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the The staff’s correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


  • $108,645 – $243,000 per year

Pay scale & grade

  • GP 14 – 15


  • Nationwide, United States


To learn more about the Federal Bureau of Prisons please visit: BOP: Federal Bureau of Prisons Web Site

To learn more about the opportunity please visit: USAJOBS – Job Announcement

National Recruitment Office

Phone: 1-866-307-1045


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