Registered Nurse

Job Series Number: 0610

YOU'RE MORE THAN SCRUBS AND A STETHOSCOPE HERE.

When you work on the inside, you go beyond treating illness. You heal heartaches and headaches. You provide care and show you care. For many inmates, that's the first time they realize life gets better. Join our highly trained team to change lives and advance your career.

Immediate openings in the North Central and Western regions:

  • Pay Levels GS-04, GS-05, GS-07, GS-09, GS-10
  • Full and comprehensive benefits
  • Regular opportunities for advancement

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Required Registered Nurse Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  1. Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, and procedures
  2. Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment
  3. Ability to assess patients' needs and coordinate appropriate nursing care plan
  4. Ability to communicate orally
  5. Knowledge of rehabilitative nursing and pre/post-operative care

Education:

Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally-designated state accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Education equivalent to the type described above is acceptable. Professional registration (see registration section below) meets this requirement.

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 6 months of appointment.

For consideration at the GS-04 level:

Please have one or more of the following:

  • Completion of a program of less than 30 months' duration
  • Associate degree
  • 1 year of nursing experience as a military corpsman

For consideration at the GS-05 level:

Please have one or more of the following:

  • Completion of a program of less than 30 months' duration or associate degree and 1 year of professional nursing, or of at least GS-4 level practical nurse or nursing assistant experience under the supervision of a professional nurse
  • Four academic years above high school
  • Bachelor's degree

For consideration at the GS-07 level:

Please have one or more of the following:

  • Completion of a professional nursing program AND 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level
  • 1 full year of graduate education or Bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement

For consideration at the GS-09 level:

Please have one or more of the following:

  • Master's Degree (or equivalent)
  • 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration) or in a closely related non-nursing field
  • One 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 one year of specialized experience.

For consideration at the GS-10 level:

Please have one or more of the following:

  • 2 ½ years of progressively higher level graduate education with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration) or in a closely related non-nursing field
  • 1 year of experience equivalent to at least 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 one year of specialized experience.


Apply for Registered Nurse positions now at usajobs.gov

WE'RE HIRING IN NORTH CENTRAL AND WESTERN LOCATIONS.

RNs are critical to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. To fill these high-priority positions, we look for qualified individuals year-round and nationwide. We have immediate openings at facilities in multiple locations. To begin your career at the BOP, follow these steps: 

  1. Apply now for a Registered Nurse position at www.usajobs.gov
  2. Select two locations from facilities with immediate openings:
    • FCI Tucson, AZ
    • FCI Victorville, CA
    • FCI Lompoc, CA
    • USP Florence Admax, CO
    • FCI Greensville, IL
    • USP Thomson, IL
    • USP Leavenworth, KS
    • MCFP Springfield, MO
    • FCI Sheridan, OR
  3. If your application is accepted, you will be added to a qualified candidates register.
  4. When a position is available at one of your selected facilities, you will be considered for it. If selected, we will contact you.

How do you best complete your application? Check out the application process for helpful tips.

RN OPPORTUNITIES ARE ENDLESS IN PRISON.

Experience a level of clinical diversity and continuity of care not commonly available in the private sector. At the Federal Bureau of Prisons we follow a collaborative team medicine approach that empowers RNs to heal patients and grow their careers. There are definitely benefits to working in prison:

  • Supportive, safe, and secure working environment
  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement
  • Competitive federal government salary and benefits
  • Comprehensive healthcare and law-enforcement retirement
  • Potential for student loan repayment
  • Potential for recruitment incentives
  • Flexible work options and facility locations to choose from

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