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Health System Administrator

Job Series Number: 0670

Health Services at the BOP
Health System Administrators function as the department head for the health services department at Federal correctional institutions. Duties include planning, directing, and managing the various areas of the department. Included in this is responsibility for budgetary and fiscal matters, patient care, and laboratory and pharmacy operations.


Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience in progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. In this role, you must have:

  • Worked in an authoritative or advisory role over an operating health care facility or higher organizational echelon
  • Maintained a close working relationship with facility managers
  • Analyzed and/or coordinated administrative, clinical, or other service activities
  • Provided knowledge of:
    • missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems
    • regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups
    • government-wide, agency, and facility systems
    • requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement
  • Demonstrated management skills with the ability to:
    • delegate authority
    • evaluate and oversee people and programs
    • recognize and adapt to changing priorities

You must have knowledge about the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.

We are hiring for this position at many locations across the country.

Normally when a vacancy is announced, it's for a job opening at a specific location. However, because this position is in high demand it's considered an "open-continuous" announcement. That means you get to choose your top two facilities that you want to work at. Here's how it works:

  • Apply for this position using the website as you would do with any other federal job.
  • Select any two locations that you want to work at.
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  • After your application is accepted, you will be added to a standing register of qualified candidates.
  • When a position becomes available at one of the facilities that you selected, you will be considered for that position, and if you are selected we will contact you with an offer.

It's that simple!

Please consider the following locations that have immediate vacancies:

Employee picture " With such a diverse patient population, the federal inmate healthcare system is a unique and exciting challenge for any medical professional with many opportunities for lateral movement and upward mobility!" "
LCDR T. Crawford, RN, MSN, CCN/M
Commissioned Corps USPHS

Join the leader in Correctional Health Care

We value your unique contribution to our collaborative team medicine approach of providing health care. Come and experience a level of clinical diversity and continuity of care not commonly available in the private sector.

We offer:

  • A supportive, safe, and secure environment with opportunity for growth and advancement.
  • A competitive federal government salary and benefits, including health care and retirement.
  • Potential for loan repayment.
  • Potential for recruitment incentives.
  • Flexible work options.

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To learn more about this position, please call our National Recruitment Team at 1-866-307-1045.

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