Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

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.

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.  If you are above the maximum entry age and have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an SF-50 to verify prior coverage.

Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37.  Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.

Duties

Incumbent reviews all prescription orders for appropriateness in regard to medication, dose, route, interval, and contraindications. In order to facilitate quality distribution and administration of medications, the Pharmacist provides medication information to staff and patients as appropriate.

The Pharmacist is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the medication delivery system and assures that the integrity of all medications is maintained and is properly stored. The pharmacist is the only independent practitioner who is specifically licensed and authorized to dispense medications. The pharmacist is responsible for participating in quality assurance activities regarding medications. This includes policy and medication usage and/or audits and the suggestion, authoring, or performance of Drug Utilization Evaluation studies needed to maintain quality patient care and cost effective medication management. Responsible for the records and reports related to the purchase, receipt and disposition of drugs and related supplies.

Determines that all medications are properly packaged and labeled. Profiles all medication orders and assures that there are no contraindications. Maintains a daily inventory of all controlled substances issued. Dispenses pharmaceuticals in accordance with proper procedures. Dispensing is defined as providing multiple doses of medications in a properly labeled container for use over a period of time, (i.e. filling a prescription).

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