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Physician (Cardiology-Non-Invasive)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Ft. Hood, TX
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Dec 16, 2022

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Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Fort Hood, TX

The Carl R. Darnall Healthcare System, located at Fort Hood, Texas, values evidence-based, patient and family-focused care to military personnel, beneficiaries and their families. Situated in Bell County just north of Austin, the Killeen/Temple area is home to more than 370,000 residents and serves as the gateway to the farmed Texas hill country. A great to place to live and work, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area was ranked the best performing economy in the nation.

Bell County offers cosmopolitan amenities combined with down-to-earth country style. Residents enjoy convenient access to natural wonders, shopping, entertainment and history. The region offers exciting recreational activities and entertainment with Belton Lake, natural parks, golf courses, Vive Les Arts Center for the Performing Arts and more. The Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater is among the largest facilities of its kind. Each year residents look forward to the Central Texas State Fair hosted by the Bell County Expo Center.

Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Ft Hood is nicknamed The Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families. Ft Hood covers a total of 340 sq miles and rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas, between Killeen and Copperas Cove. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Ft Hood is the ideal location because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities. Please visit: .

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. About the Position: Fort Hood, TX: Ft Hood is nicknamed The Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families. Ft Hood covers a total of 340 sq miles and rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas, between Killeen and Copperas Cove. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Ft Hood is the ideal location because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities. Please visit: .


Works under the general supervision of the Chief, Department of Medicine, who discusses policies and objectives. There is no direct supervision, and the individual exercises independent judgment in selection and performance of the full range of diagnostic procedures for patients. Incumbent works independently in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease). Medical diagnoses are not reviewed and the individual has considerable latitude for professional technical decisions, overall effectiveness, and accomplishment of objectives. The quality of professional and administrative work is evaluated using the quality assurance principles, policies and regulations as mandated by the Joint Commission, and as structured by appropriate Army and local regulations and policies.

Performs duties as a practitioner and as a consultant in Cardiovascular Medicine with emphasis on problems of marked complexity.

1. Serves as attending physician on the cardiology inpatient consult service. Attends inpatient multi-disciplinary rounds Monday-Friday of each work week. Must be available on-call from home up to 14 days per month. Must be available for telephonic or personal consultation for inpatient care when on call.

2. Examines, diagnoses, treats, and follows out-patients with cardiology problems of all complexities. Patients arrive at the Cardiology Medical Clinic referred from other clinics or physicians. Physician is able to competently manage cardiac problems in an outpatient clinic setting.

a. Interprets echocardiogram and performs abbreviated point of care examination as emergently required. Aids in the performance of Transthoracic echocardiogram at level of competence.

b. Provides continuing follow-up care for chronic diseases and complications of these diseases such as, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and hyperlipoproteinemia. Provides comprehensive physical evaluations.

c. Examines and conducts thorough evaluation of patients utilizing laboratory and clinical findings to appropriately treat or refer patients to the appropriate specialty clinic.

d. Collaborates with specialists in other subspecialties or cases with complex and multifaceted problems. Follows through on all patients to ensure effective comprehensive medical service.

4. Conducts clinic orientation for new medical residents, teaches in formal lecture settings, mentors and conducts final evaluation feedback. Participates in the Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center Continuing Medical Education programs. Qualifies annually in the Basic Support Healthcare Provider Course.

5. Supervises medical students, interns, and residents as they provide medical care (diagnosis) and treatment) to patients in the Cardiology Clinic.



Be a US Citizen

Must be Board Certifed - t his position requires continuous board certification in Internal Medicine and Cardiology equivalent to Level 4 d

Unrestricted, unemcumbered license

Must possess a 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 or 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 that is 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, 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. 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. The internship program must have involved 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). Licensure: 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.



At the Defense Health Agency you can practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, but most importantly, you'll get the work-life balance you have always wanted with the benefits you deserve.

Practice alongside other highly-skilled civilian and military healthcare professionals and enjoy the unique career opportunities and employment benefits that can be found with the Defense Health Agency.


There are a lot of reasons you became a physician, but none of them included inflexible work schedules, burdensome administrative tasks, and dealing with insurance companies. By offering you exceptional employment benefits as well as the opportunity to practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, DHA delivers you the work-life balance you have always been missing.


The civilian physicians of the Defense Health Agency meet the healthcare needs of active duty and retired military personnel, and their families, at treatment facilities across the U.S. and around the world.

DHA employees are NOT subject to military requirements such as "boot camp," enlistments, or deployments. Department of Defense is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 350+ Locations Worldwide
  • 5 Million+ Under Our Care
  • Excellent Staffing Ratios
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Patient-Focused Care


  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Recruitment Bonuses
  • Job Security
  • Supportive Work Environment
  • Student Loan Repayment


With job openings at more than 350 military medical facilities all across the U.S. and around the world, DHA offers you the chance to practice where you want.


  • Family Medicine
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Neurologists
  • Allergists & Immunologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Urologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Dermatologists
  • Physical Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

           AND MORE.




Dr Frank R

“As a civilian serving in the DHA, I get what I was missing most in my old practice. I was tired of the punishing work schedule and dealing with insurance and all the stress it brings. Now, I still practice alongside great physicians in a state-of-the-art facility, but in an environment that allows me to have a life outside the practice.

Best of all, even though I'm a civilian, I receive excellent federal benefits.”

Dr. Frank R

Evans Army Community Hospital

Fort Carson, CO.


  • Promote, sustain, and enhance the health of our armed forces, veterans, and their families.
  • Train, develop, and equip a medical force that supports full spectrum operations.
  • Deliver leading-edge healthcare to our warriors and military families to optimize outcomes.
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