Job Overview


About the Agency

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. In our agency, you’ll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.

We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 121 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.


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