Nurse Practitioner

Job Series Number: 0610

Nurse Practitioner with medical equipment
Health Services at the BOP
Nurse Practitioners provide diagnostic and therapeutic medical care and services to inmates in Federal prisons. They assist in the observation and evaluation of patients, perform case histories, conduct physical examinations, and order laboratory tests. We have a continuous need for Nurse Practitioners around the country.

Pay Levels GS-09, GS-11

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Skill in making diagnosis, selecting and providing appropriate treatment for medical or surgical emergencies (life or death or severe injury), as indicated until emergency assistance arrives
  • Ability to assess a patient's condition and to initiate appropriate treatment
  • Knowledge of pharmaceuticals to treat disease and illnesses, to include a knowledge of the mechanism of action, side effects, toxic nature, and drug interactions of medications
  • Ability to perform and interpret diagnostic tests in order to determine therapeutic treatment plans
  • Ability to deal effectively with patients

Education

Graduation from a professional school of nursing approved by the official accreditation body for the state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. Territory for the year of your graduation. Acceptable nursing programs include bachelors of science or higher degree programs in nursing, diploma programs in nursing and associate degree programs in nursing.

Professional Registration

All applicants must have an active, current registration as a professional nurse in a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Exceptions may be made for applicants who have graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months, pending state registration as a professional nurse within six months of appointment.

For consideration at the GS-09 level

One of the following:
  • Masters Degree (or equivalent)
  • 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education in nursing
  • 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in Federal service

Note: Combinations of successfully-completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the requirement of 1 year of specialized experience.

For consideration at the GS-11 level

One of the following:
  • Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent)
  • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education in nursing
  • 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in Federal service

Note: Combinations of successfully-completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the requirement of 1 year of specialized experience.

We are hiring for this position at many locations across the country.

Normally when a vacancy is announced, it's for a job opening at a specific location. However, because this position is in high demand it's considered an "open-continuous" announcement. That means you get to choose your top two facilities that you want to work at. Here's how it works:

  • Apply for this position using the usajobs.gov website as you would do with any other federal job.
    Nurse Practitioner Open-Continuous Announcement
  • Select any two locations that you want to work at.
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  • After your application is accepted, you will be added to a standing register of qualified candidates.
  • When a position becomes available at one of the facilities that you selected, you will be considered for that position, and if you are selected we will contact you with an offer.

It's that simple!

Join the leader in Correctional Health Care

We value your unique contribution to our collaborative team medicine approach of providing health care. Come and experience a level of clinical diversity and continuity of care not commonly available in the private sector.

We offer:

  • A supportive, safe, and secure environment with opportunity for growth and advancement.
  • A competitive federal government salary and benefits, including health care and retirement.
  • Potential for loan repayment.
  • Potential for recruitment incentives.
  • Flexible work options.

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To learn more about this position, please call our National Recruitment Team at 1-800-800-2676.

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