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General Practitioner - Board Certified Physician - AZ License - Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Correctional Complex, Tucson, AZ

Provide onsite Physician Services to male inmate population at the at Federal Correctional Complex Tucson located in Tucson, Arizona.

Place of Performance

The Physician Services will be performed in the Health Services Department at FCC Tucson.


The contractor(s) will normally work forty 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 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, 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 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.

Education and Experience

Physicians must possess:

  • Knowledge, skills, abilities to practice medicine in the state of Arizona

  • License: current and valid license

  • Current Board Certification

  • 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

Health Requirements

Provide evidence of:
Free of communicable diseases & recent testing for tuberculosis

Description of Duties

The contractor will be responsible for providing in-house medical care for the male inmate population. The contractor will perform complete physical examinations, collect comprehensive medical and social history to include a review of all body systems, perform physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings, examine and order appropriate diagnostic testing and provide necessary treatment and/or medications as required. The contractor will refer selected cases to consultant specialists when necessary and refer inmates requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admitting physician. All duties shall be performed in accordance with standards and methods generally accepted within the field of medicine, and in compliance with all Federal and State policy and regulations. The contractor shall adhere to all standards and regulations associated with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and American Correctional Association Foundation/Core Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions. Due to AAAHC regulations, as well as BOP Health Services policies, history and evaluations shall be completed as scheduled. Detailed medical record documentation must be maintained. The contractor’s performance shall be monitored by the HSA and the COR.

The contractor will document accurately and thoroughly in the electronic medical record and will have all documentation completed by the end of the work day. Any recommendations for further diagnostic testing and/or treatment will be made in the appropriate section of the electronic record, pending review by the Utilization Review committee.


The contractor is expected to wear professional clothing while on duty (scrub uniforms are approved). The attire worn shall also be appropriate for the correctional environment in which the contract employee will be performing.

Patient Management

The contractor will be responsible for receiving patients and explaining procedures to alleviate undue anxiety, submitting reports and evaluations as requested. The contractor will be responsible for following directives and comply with Bureau of Prisons Health Services Manual, local institutional mandates, and the Health Services Department’s policies in the management of all patient encounters.

Patients shall be afforded impartial access to treatment or accommodations that are available or medically indicated, regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, or religion. Staffing shall be commensurate with the expected needs of the patients and within the scope of services offered. The contractor shall NOT provide information to the inmates(s). If the situation arises where inmate(s) are required to be provided information, the Clinical Director, Health Services Administrator (HSA), or COR shall provide any information the inmate(s) are to receive. The contractor is required to maintain an open line of communication with the Clinical Director, HSA, and COR.

Inmate Management

Provision of services 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 well-being. The successful contractor shall attend the Institution Familiarization Orientation program prior to assuming institution involvement. Reimbursement to the contractor for the time spent in the institution orientation or other specific security related training will be at the contract rate, prorated hourly. 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, or designee, of any infractions of institutional rules and regulations by inmates for proper action.

Institution Security

The contractor/contract employees shall agree to all regulations prescribed by the institution for the safety, custody, and conduct of 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.

Non-Personal Services

The service is a contractual arrangement and not a personnel appointment. The service does not constitute an employer/employee relationship. The contractor will not be subject to Government supervision, except for security related matters. However, contractor performance shall be monitored.

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