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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.


The incumbent serves as the Medical Officer (Clinical Director) at a Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) federal correctional facility. The Clinical Director functions as the primary physician for a full scope and range of medical services to the inmates confined at this facility. The Clinical Director is responsible for clinical care provided at the institution, including reviewing applications and credentials for membership to the medical staff; interviewing prospective physicians and mid-level providers; implementing and monitoring in-house Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training; maintaining the quality of health records; supervising Medical Officers (if applicable), and evaluating patient care through an ongoing quality assurance program that identifies problems and their resolution.

As the licensed provider, the incumbent provides clinical oversight and is responsible for all health care delivered. It is the incumbent’s responsibility to consult with other health care providers to provide training and mentoring and to be directly involved with the evaluation and treatment of severely ill and medically complex patient care problems.

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

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Relocation Authorized

  • No