Supervisory Physician (Rheumatology)

Ft. Belvoir, VA
Nov 04, 2021
Nov 04, 2022

Duty location: This position is located at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA.

The candidate will support the second largest military hospital in the National Capital Region, treating a beneficiary population of almost 100,000 Active Duty, Retired and Dependent patients. Located in beautiful Northern Virginia, approximately 30 minutes from Washington D.C., Fort Belvoir Community Hospital boasts a state of the art facility built on evidence-based design, with wonderful, supportive staff and ample parking. This medical facility serves as a Department of Defense rheumatology referral center. It is surrounded by some of the best school systems in the United States with a family friendly atmosphere. Musculoskeletal ultrasound experience is a bonus but not required. Care will be delivered primarily in the outpatient clinic setting with occasional inpatient consultations. Research and teaching opportunities are available. The selected candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills to supervise a robust, multi-disciplinary clinic and to collaborate with multiple subspecialists within the Military Health System to deliver the highest standard of rheumatology care.

Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


As a Supervisory Physician (Rheumatology), you will:
  • Provide direct expert patient care to patients in a rheumatology clinic.
  • Provide care and clinical supervision for a wide range of patient presentations, ages and conditions to include emergent, urgent and non-urgent complaints. Provides evaluation, diagnosis and management of both outpatients and inpatients with a wide range of rheumatologic conditions and complexity.
  • Treat arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones, i.e., certain autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, vasculitis, myositis, systemic sclerosis, and crystalline arthropathies as well as non-autoimmune-mediated musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.
  • Direct, oversee and assign work of a military and civilian workforce consisting of multiple divisions/subspecialties through subordinate supervisors and leaders in Quad Services; Department of Rheumatology, Department of Infectious Disease, Department of Endocrinology, Department of Dermatology in the Directorate of Medicine of a Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF); responsible for supervision of the work to be accomplished by the Quad Services staff in coordination with subordinate supervisors.
  • Perform appropriate invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, to include polarized microscopy, soft tissue injections and joint aspirations/injections.
  • Identify significant and relevant symptoms of presenting rheumatology or internal medicine patients.
  • Order appropriate laboratory, x-ray and other diagnostic tests and incorporate the information into an accurate diagnosis and assessment.
  • Review and approve evaluations of non-supervisory employees rated by subordinate leaders.


  • Degree : 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).
  • Graduate Training: 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.
  • Licensure /Certification: 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.
  • Experience Required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least 4 years of training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training in the specialty of Rheumatology. This required Rheumatology experience/training includes skills such as, but not limited to evaluating, examining, diagnosing and treating rheumatology and internal medical disorders for patients.

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