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Physician (Psychiatric Physician)

Company: Federal Bureau of Prisons
Location: West End
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Duties of a Psychiatric Physician


  • Serves as a Physician (Psychiatry) at a Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) federal correctional facility.
  • Provides professional health care services for federal prisoners confined within a FBOP facility and/or provides consultative services via FBOP telehealth network.
  • Responsible for meeting the health needs (both physical and/or mental) of the adults in custody assigned to his/her caseload.
  • Responsible for providing psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and programs for patients suspected of having mental disorders.
  • Responsible for the development of the master treatment plan and mental health component of the ambulatory treatment plan and subsequent reviews for patients under their care and is directly responsible for the continuity of psychiatric care given to the patients assigned to their caseload.
  • In working with other members of the healthcare treatment team, provides psychiatric services to ensure optimal mental health for adults in custody and provides direction in achieving the psychological climate and environment conducive to the rehabilitation of the criminal offender.
  • Directly responsible for the prescription of medications to patients on his/her caseload, as well as writing orders for special procedures (e.g., suicide precautions, seclusion, restraint).
  • Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The employee correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed one regular and recurring basis.

Keywords: Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fayetteville , Physician (Psychiatric Physician), Healthcare , West End, North Carolina

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