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Nurse (Registered Nurse)

Posted: 01/21/2024

Nurse (Registered Nurse)


Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison SystemProvides direct patient care services in accordance with legal, ethical and institution standards.

Provides nursing care of a general nature to inmates in the institution hospital/clinic, and may be provided to patients in specific areas, e.g., psychiatric, operating room, orthopedics, geriatrics, etc.

Develops a nursing assessment for each patient, to include planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. May assess and identify high risk symptoms/behaviors in patients, to include suicidal risk, homicidal risk and risk for verbal and/or physical abuse.

Completes nutritional screening as part of the assessment and refers patient to a dietitian for a nutritional assessment if necessary. 

Monitors, evaluates and revises the plan of care as needed. May also assess and document the discharge planning needs of a patient.

Delegates and coordinates care based on assessments.

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 is performed on a regular and recurring basis.


  • Open & closing dates

     10/01/2023 to 09/30/2024

  • Salary

    $48,809 - $111,545 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GL 05 - 10

  • Location
    • Prisons - Nationwide,MANY vacancies
  • Remote job


  • Telework eligible


  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed


  • Appointment type

    Permanent -

  • Work schedule

    Full-time - Full Promotion Potential GL-10/10 $111,545.00. Additional incentives such as Recruitment Bonus up to 25%, Above the Minimum Rate, Annual Leave Credit, and Student Loan Repayment Program may be offered.

  • Service


  • Promotion potential

    10 - Registered Nurse Accelerated Promotion Program covers the 0610 series ranging from GL-05 through GL-10 grade levels. If eligible, this enables a Registered Nurse to promote up to twice at an accelerated pace through a training program.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

  • Supervisory status


  • Security clearance


  • Drug test


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