Job Overview


Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. With over 38,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

Will the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pay for me to Move?

Reimbursement IS NOT authorized for travel and transportation for initial BOP appointment.

For additional information on current vacancies, please contact the office of the Medical Recruiter at 1-800-800-2676 or email them at BOP-HSD/

Additional recruitment incentives for hard to fill medical positions may be available at other BOP locations.


Performs all duties in accordance with currently acceptable medical practices and procedures and local/national health services policies. 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. Incumbent is responsible for the development of the master treatment plan and or mental health component of the ambulatory treatment plan and subsequent reviews for patients under his/her care and is directly responsible for the continuity of psychiatric care given to the patients assigned to his/her caseload.

Assists with training for mid-level practitioners, nursing staff, support services personnel, and peer professional staff as needed. Provides appropriate instruction to institutional personnel in matters relating to mental health and the maintenance of an optimal therapeutic environment for the rehabilitation of the criminal offender. In a forensic setting, the incumbent collects a comprehensive medical, social, and psychiatric history to be included in the psychiatric report.

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

  • Not Required