Physician Occupational Health

City of Austin Fire Department
Austin, Texas
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Occupational Medicine
Full Time
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Physician – Occupational Health – Austin TX

City of Austin Public Safety Wellness Center

Full Time

The City of Austin, Texas, is seeking a second physician to work with our team of health professionals at the Public Safety Wellness Center (PSWC).

  • Use your talents to support the wellness of first responders in a beautiful city that focuses on health outcomes.
  • The PSWC general hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, if you’re looking to enhance your work-life balance.
  • The pay range is consistent with other municipal government agencies for this job title – the intrinsic value of appreciative patients, interesting co-workers, and investment in community safety deserves additional consideration.
  • The City of Austin Employee’s Retirement System (COAERS) is a defined benefit pension with vesting after five years of continuous service. Other benefits include excellent insurance plans, 14 holidays per year, 1 day of vacation leave per month, and 1 day of sick leave per month.


  • Performing pre-hire medical assessments of public safety cadet candidates
  • Conducting annual medical assessments of firefighters, police officers, and EMS medics that include
    • taking medical histories
    • performing physical examinations
    • interpreting results of laboratory studies
    • radiology studies
    • treadmill ECGs (stress test)
    • spirometry
    • hearing and vision testing
  • Providing referrals to personal physician or regional medical specialists for care of occupational injuries, cardiac and pulmonary issues, cancer, behavioral and other health issues affecting first responders
  • Coordinating a holistic wellness approach with other Public Safety Wellness Center personnel focused on
    • fitness
    • injury/medical rehabilitation
    • behavioral health
    • peer support
  • Making treatment and return-to-work recommendations for sick and injured first responders
  • Managing vaccinations and infection control for first responders

Required qualifications:

  • License to practice medicine in the State of Texas.
  • Must have current healthcare provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card and will be required to maintain a current certification during employment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in occupational medicine including wellness and fitness health components related to first responders.
  • Board eligible or certified in a relevant specialty such as emergency, family, internal, or occupational medicine.
  • Knowledge of risk management and consideration of environmental conditions in treating first responders.

For more detailed information, please contact Brad Poerner, Austin Fire Department Human Resources Manager, at


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