Physician (Psychiatric Physician) | Come Work On 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.

Duties

  • Serves as a Physician (Psychiatry) at a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) federal correctional facility.
  • Provides professional health care services for federal prisoners confined within a BOP facility and/or provides consultative services via BOP telehealth network.
  • Responsible for meeting the health needs (both physical and/or mental) of the inmates assigned to his/her caseload.
  • Responsible for providing psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and programs for patients suspected of having mental disorders.
  • Responsible for the development of the master treatment plan and mental health component of the ambulatory treatment plan and subsequent reviews for patients under their care and is directly responsible for the continuity of psychiatric care given to the patients assigned to their caseload.
  • In working with other members of the healthcare treatment team, provides psychiatric services to ensure optimal mental health for inmates and provides direction in achieving the psychological climate and environment conducive to the rehabilitation of the criminal offender.
  • Directly responsible for the prescription of medications to patients on his/her caseload, as well as writing orders for special procedures (e.g., suicide precautions, seclusion, restraint).
  • Along with all other correctional institution employees, the incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining the security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Salary

$108,645 – $282,480 per year

Pay scale & grade

GP 15

Location
Nationwide, United States

National Recruitment Office

Phone: 1-866-307-1045

E-Mail: BOP-HRM-NationalRecruitment@bop.gov

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

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