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Physician - Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Correctional Complex, Forrest City, AR

TPhysician will provide services at the Federal Correctional Complex Health Services Department in Forrest City, Arkansas. These services will be performed for the prisoners held in the custody of the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 1 year plus 4 option periods

SCHEDULE: 40 hour per week-Monday through Thursday, excluding Federal holidays. Normal work hours are between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A mutually agreed upon schedule between the contractor and the Bureau of Prisons


Physicians must possess and provide evidence of:

  • Possess and Maintain, active, unrestricted medical license to practice

  • Possess and maintain current Board Certification or Board Eligible

  • Possess and maintain current BLS for Healthcare Providers

  • Must have a working knowledge of policy, procedures, and standards as described by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

  • Ability to complete favorable Drug Screening, Credentialing and Background Check

  • Possess & maintain Malpractice Insurance with proof

  • Provide evidence of Free of communicable diseases & recent testing for tuberculosis and annual Influenza vaccine

The contractor will provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services for the inmate population at FCC Forrest City, Arkansas. The contractor shall take medical histories, examine patients, and order/interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests and x-rays. The contractor shall make a diagnosis, provide treatment plans and prescribe medications. The contractor will clinically manage injuries by suturing, splinting, and immobilizing. The contractor will attend to medical emergencies. The contractor will document in the Bureau’s Electronic Medical Record (BEMR). The contractor shall record progress notes, recommend clinically necessary outside consultations, instruct/counsel and order or carry out therapy. Emergency consultation to be performed by the contractor in instances where deemed necessary. Minor surgeries utilizing local anesthesia may be performed during consultation visits. The contractor will call outside hospitals to document the status of our inmates admitted to various hospitals. He / she will conduct 14 day chronic care clinic (CCC) assessment and conduct the CCCs to ensure compliance with AAAHC, ACA, and Program Review guidelines. The contractor shall be responsible for: 1. Works collaboratively with the staff physician(s), consulting physician(s) in planning, instituting, evaluating and revising program plans; assists in determining conditions, resources and policies essential to delivery of the health care services and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious physical, emotional, or mental problems. 2. Incumbent manages the daily operation of the CCC clinic and may be required to conduct sick call, which may include securing health histories from the patient, recording findings and providing clinical evaluations. 3. Provides a wide range of emergency services, including primary care for trauma and life-saving procedures. Contractor performance shall be closely monitored. A Contracting Officer Representative (COR) shall be appointed to monitor the performance of the contractor, at minimum, quarterly monitors reports shall be proved to the Contracting Officer indicating the performance level. The contractor will render services as a certified Physician with continuing patient management being the responsibility of the Clinical Director. The contractor will advise the Clinical Director regarding medical treatment of inmates

Provisions of services under this contract will require frequent and unsupervised contact with inmates. The contract employee shall not be responsible for the management of any inmates, other than to ensure inmates involved within the contract’s scope of work abide by all rules to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The contractor may, at any time, be removed from the institution at the discretion of the CEO. The contractor is to constantly be aware of security and maintain a professional relationship with inmates at all times. Any violation of the institution rules and regulations are to be brought immediately to the attention of any Government employee employed at the institution. The contractor will be required to provide documentation to the COR, Contracting Specialist or designee, of any infractions of institutional rules and regulations by inmates for proper action.

The contractor agrees to adhere to all regulations prescribed by the institution for safety, custody, and conduct of the inmates. The contract employee will be required to operate a system of records as identified for medical treatment documentation, and will require adherence to the Privacy Act of 1974. The contract employee will be required to sign in and out of the institution for accountability purposes. A badge will be issued and worn at all times for proper identification.

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If you or someone you know may be interested, please send your CV and availability to:

Dr Romie Richardson at romie@argenttech.net
Pamela Patton at pfp@argenttech.net