Are you interested in a rewarding, stimulating and novel practice? The Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Rochester, Minnesota, is currently looking for an additional full-time Staff Psychiatrist.
The FMC is a Joint Commission Accredited institution with a 200-bed psychiatric hospital, a 100-bed medical/surgical long term care unit, and a 300-bed ambulatory medical care unit. FMC Rochester serves as a tertiary referral center for the entire Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Behavioral Health Team provides evaluation and treatment services for patients with all types of acute and chronic psychiatric illnesses. Forensic services are provided to the court as needed. The average length of stay is years, not days, allowing staff to develop long term therapeutic goals and relationships with their patients. The work is challenging, rewarding, and always interesting. It is not likely to fit any preconceived ideas of prison psychiatry.
We currently have a total of five psychiatrists, four psychologists, two social workers, two activity therapists, a sheltered workshop supervisor, several psychology interns and pre-doctoral candidates, and a large number of volunteers from the community who provide services to our patients. Mayo Clinic medical students and residents rotate in electives at the prison, and our staff regularly participates in teaching opportunities at Mayo and other psychiatric centers in the Twin Cities. The Psychology Department has an APA accredited internship and post-doctoral fellowship programs.
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]
Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs
and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.
An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or AOA.
A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or other institution accredited in the United States for such training.
For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Applications will be accepted from physicians who are not currently licensed; however, if selected for appointment, they must (a)obtain a license before entering on duty, or (b) meet one of the following provisions:
Waiver of Licensure Requirement: An agency may waive the licensure requirement for positions not involving direct patient care, e.g., positions performing disability evaluations, positions performing solely research, or administrative program managers. If the agency does not waive the license requirement for these kinds of positions, candidates may be appointed subject to obtaining a license within 1 year.
Appointments Pending Meeting Licensure Requirement: Individual circumstances may warrant appointments pending meeting the licensure requirement (e.g., when a candidate has a temporary license to practice until the next regular session of the licensing board). Persons appointed pending licensure may not be retained beyond 1 year of appointment if they do not obtain the license.
Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-11 positions.
Additional Requirements for Grades GS-12 and Above:
The requirements below are grouped according to types of programs-clinical and training, aviation medical, occupational health, disability evaluation, maternal and child health, and research.
For GS-13 --
Clinical and Training Programs- Within Federal clinical and training programs, a distinction is made between general practice and specialist positions. General practitioners must be skilled in recognizing various medical pathologies that require referral to specialists for diagnostic and treatment procedures. Graduate training and experience must, therefore, be well rounded. Specialist positions require graduate training and experience related to the specialty and subspecialty of the position to be filled. Experience may not be substituted for training essential for performing specialized duties. The length and content of residency programs depends upon the specialization and requirements of recognized accrediting American medical specialty boards. These boards are authorized to conduct examinations to determine the competence of physicians in the specialty, to issue certificates of qualification, to participate in evaluating the quality of residency programs, and to determine the requirements for certification.
3 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
For GS-14 --
4 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
For GS-15 --
5 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
Applicants will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.
Selectees must attend and successfully complete a three-week course entitled “Introduction to Correctional Techniques” in Glynco, Georgia. Successful completion of this course is a condition of employment.
As part of the selection process, qualified applicants will be interviewed to obtain information regarding their background in order to determine suitability for employment in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
A credit check will be conducted on all applicants.
A urinalysis test will be conducted on all applicants to detect the use of illegal drugs. The Bureau of Prisons is a drug-free workplace.
A physical examination will be conducted on all applicants.
Background investigations are conducted on all applicants.
Selectees will be prepared and trained to use physical force in situations where necessary, such as in fights among inmates, assaults on staff, riot or escape attempts, and any other situation where appropriate force must be used to establish or maintain control of inmates.
This unique opportunity provides:
Optional early retirement (any age with 25 years service or at age 50 with at least 20 years of service)
Pre-tax retirement savings w/matching government contributions up to 5% of base pay
10 paid holidays, 104 hours of paid vacation and 104 hours of paid sick leave/year
Excellent health and life insurance options
80 hours a pay period
40 hour work week
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is an Equal Opportunity Employer.