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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.


The incumbent serves as Physician Assistant at a Bureau of Prisons’(BOP) federal correctional facility. The psychiatric provider delivers professional health care services to include impatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment for the federal prisoners confined at this facility and/or provides consultative services via the BOP telehealth network to assigned facilities. Incumbent serves as a member of the interdisciplinary mental health care team.

Works collaboratively with staff and consulting physicians, as well as other members of the health care treatment team in providing essential psychiatric services to inmates. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious physical, emotional, or mental problems.

Responsible for meeting the mental/behavioral health needs of the inmates assigned to his/her caseload. This caseload may be additionally served remotely via telehealth services.

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 is performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training.

Relocation Authorized

  • No