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Chief Psychiatrist

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is seeking a Psychiatrist to work in our Federal Correctional Complex in beautiful Florence, Colorado.

The Chief Psychiatrist oversees the psychiatric care of our unique population of federally inmates. The estimated caseload is about 100 inmate patients (outpatient). The Chief Psychiatrist determines the frequency and duration of inmate patient consults. The BOP does not have set limits on how long a provider can spend with an inmate patient. There are no set minimums on the number of inmate patients seen per day or month. Typically the Chief Psychiatrist could see around 4-8 patients a day, but that is variable. If one inmate patient requires more attention, the psychiatrist will have sufficient time to address his needs. Psychology and medical will assist with scheduling the initial consultations. Generally inmates will be seen by medical and/or psychology prior to an initial psychiatry consultation request. Follow-up appointments are scheduled at the psychiatrist’s discretion. At FCC Florence, psychiatric treatment is a team approach with social workers, medical, psychology, and unit team all playing a part.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic Association; or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was earned.
  • The applicant must have 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 a hospital or an institution accredited for such training.)
  • In addition to the 1 year of residency or internship, the applicant must have 5 years of graduate training and/or experience as a Psychiatrist.
  • The applicant must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license to practice as a Psychiatrist from a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States

Salary: $115,000.00 to $292,000.00 /year (Salary is based on experience and calculated at our Central Office using Title 38 pay setting criteria.)


  •           Law Enforcement Retirement
  •           Federal Government Insurance Plans: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life
  •           Thrift Savings Plan w/ 5% matching contributions
  •           40 hour work week
  •          Time off for CME's
  •           Federal Student Loan Repayment Assistance (based on available funding)
  •            Paid Federal Holidays
  •            Generous Paid Annual Leave and Sick Leave
  •            Weekends and Holidays off

 For more information:

Contact Lesha Starr, Medical Recruitment Specialist

(303) 980-2346 or

Chief Psychiatrist

Florence, CO 81226
Full Time
Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience)
Doctorate (MD / DO)

Published on 12/17/2019