Physician - Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Correctional Complex, Pollock, LA
To provide Physician coverage and service for inmates at FCC Pollock, Louisiana.
Place of Performance
The services will be performed in the Health Services Departments of FCC Pollock, Louisiana.
Physicians must possess:
- License: Current, active, unrestricted medical license to practice in the State of Louisiana
- Current Board Certification or Board Eligible
- Current BLS for Healthcare Providers
- Provide photocopies of documents evidencing education, license, Board Certification and training
- 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
Provide evidence of:
Free of communicable diseases & recent testing for tuberculosis
The contractor will normally work 40 sessions per week. One (1) session will equal one (1) hour. Typically, the contractor will work Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays), normally between the hours of 7:30am to 4:00pm, with a 30 minute unpaid lunch period. The Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and the Health Services Administrator (HSA) will be responsible for defining the weekly schedule. These schedules are subject to change based on the variable needs of the institution(s) and the unpredictable nature of the correctional environment. Upon agreement, any changes to the schedules must be coordinated with the COR assigned under the contract. Due to the nature of the correctional setting, delays in performance of work may be expected. Such delays may include but are not limited to inclement weather, electrical or mechanical problems, or other security matters. Every effort will be made to notify the contractor in advance of such delays.
The Contractor shall not supervise inmates or BOP staff, participate in inmate accountability, purchase supplies or equipment, sign for or pick up supplies or equipment, formulate policies or procedures, attend meetings, staff recalls, or staff functions.
All clinic supplies that the contractor may need routinely will be provided by the institution. These supplies will normally include any materials needed to perform the services covered under this contract.
Scope of Work
The contractor shall provide, on a non-discriminatory basis the following services:
- Provide specialized medical services, medical care as outpatients. Specific duties may involve all aspects of health care delivery, and will work in conjunction with both institution staff and consultant specialists in various clinical areas.
- Performs all duties in accordance with current accepted medical practices and procedures.
- Performs complete physical examinations. Collects comprehensive medical and social history to include a review of all body systems. Performs physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.
- Examines and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and provides necessary treatment and/or medications as required. Refers selected cases to consultant specialists when necessary. Refers inmates requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admitting physician. Additionally, the clinician may see inmate patients who are in locked status in their designated housing area or housed in segregation units.
- Conducts examinations of personnel as required for appointment. Approves or disapproves examinations in such cases from a medical viewpoint and in accordance with current established medical standards for employees.
- Administers or directs administration of both curative and preventative inoculations. Prescribes medications, treatments, and fully utilizes health services for treatment, rehabilitative, and diagnostic modalities.
- Physician will assist with CPR, utilizes AED, and other basic first aid skills within the scope of their practice during emergencies until the arrival of EMS crew.
- Ensures that proper evaluations and treatments are carried out and documented. Incumbent shall constantly monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care, providing data to the institution Quality Assurance Committee, and other agencies or committees as required.
In accordance with the Federal Bureau of Prisons Acquisition Policy, Part 37.103 (c), the following provisions are applicable to the work being performed under this contract. The service is a contractual arrangement and not a personnel appointment.
The service does not constitute an employer/employee relationship; and
Pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation, Subpart 37.401 (b), the government may evaluate the quality of professional and administrative services provided, but retains no control over the medical, professional aspects of services rendered. Therefore, the contractor will not be subject to Government Supervision, except for security related matters; however, the contractor performance shall be assessed for contract compliance by the Contract Monitor (CM).
Contractor shall immediately inform the CM in writing of any adverse actions taken by any State regulatory body involving certification. This includes, but is not limited to, suspensions, revocations, and restrictions on practice or prescribing and reprimands.
The Contractor shall not:
- Supervise inmates
- Supervise Bureau of Prisons Staff
- Participate in inmate accountability
- Requisition, sign for, or pick up supplies
- Formulate policy or procedures
- Attend recalls or staff functions
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