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Physician - Federal Bureau of Prisons

Locations:
Federal Correctional Institution, Jesup, GA

To provide outpatient Physician services to male inmates in the Health Services Department at FCI/FSL/FPC Jesup. The physical address is 2600 Highway 301 South, Jesup, Georgia, 31599. FCI/FSL/FPC Jesup houses male inmates who are being held under the authority of the Federal Government by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: shall consist of five (5) performance periods (years). It is estimated that 1,880 sessions for Physician services will be needed for each 12-month performance period.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCE
The contractor shall provide an estimated five (5) days of work per week. Each day will consist of eight (8), one (1) hour sessions, with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. A session is defined as one (1) hour. Specific days/hours will be subject to agreement of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), however, services will normally be performed Monday through Friday (specific working days negotiated), excluding Federal Holidays, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The contractor shall receive a minimum of 2 hours pay for showing up at the work site, unless they are notified in advance that they will not be able to work that day. Due to the nature of the correctional setting, delays in performance of work may be experienced. Such delays may include but are not limited to inclement weather, electrical or mechanical problems, or other security matters. When contract employees report to the institution but are unable to perform services due to such delays, the contractor will be paid for one session. Normally, any remaining sessions for that day will be suspended and the contractor will be free to leave and the contractor will not be paid for the remaining unperformed sessions. However, if the institution requests that the contractor remain at the institution for eventual performance, the contractor shall be paid for such sessions. In the event of any absence, the contractor may make up his/her time so long as it does not exceed 40 hours in any given week. If the contractor fails to provide coverage, the Government may seek contractual remedy.

SUPPLIES
All supplies that the contractor may routinely need shall be provided by the Health Service Department, FCI/FSL/FPC Jesup. Contractor is expected to wear professional clothing which shall be covered by a lab coat or smock.

MINIUM QUALIFICATIONS

Physicians must possess:

  • License: Current, active, unrestricted medical license to practice

  • Possess current Board Certification or Board Eligible

  • Possess current BLS for Healthcare Providers

  • Provide photocopies of documents evidencing education, license, Board Certification and training.

  • 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

SCOPE OF SERVICE
The contractor will provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services for the inmate population at FCI/FSL/FPC Jesup. 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

INMATE MANAGEMENT
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.

INSTITUTION SECURITY
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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