Job Overview


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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.


This position is located in a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) federal medical center. The nursing process of assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating is the basis for delivery of care by the Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN). The RN is accountable for direct patient care and for knowledge and understanding of the care provided by professional and ancillary personnel. The RN assesses the educational needs of the patient and provides information that contributes to the maintenance or restoration of health status.

Nursing care is performed within the scope of an RN as defined by licensing agencies and the BOP (current licensure must be maintained). The nurse effectively interacts with patients and other health care team members, while maintaining the standards of professional nursing. May serve as lead Nurse in providing direction and guidance to RNs, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and others in coordinating the delivery of patient care.

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