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Supervisory Physician (Family Medicine)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Tacoma, WA
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Jul 20, 2023

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Family Medicine

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Supervisory Physician (Family Medicine) Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Puget Sound, in Washington State, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is near the city of Lakewood, 10 minutes from Tacoma and 20 minutes from Olympia, the state capitol. JBLM is situated in a key location along Interstate 5, allowing easy access to Sea-Tac Airport and to the deep-water ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Although the Army and Air Force missions have changed over the years, one thing has not changed-the natural setting of the base. Majestic Mount Rainier looms on the horizon, towering over the other peaks of the Cascade Range. From the mountains to the deep waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, the local areas abound in natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and now sports are a way of life in Washington State.

Working for the Department of Defense comes with an abundance of benefits and perks to include competitive compensation packages, paid-time off, medical benefits, student loan repayments, and retirement package with Thrift Savings Plan to include matching employer contributions. For more information, please visit the following link:



1. Serves as a Family Practice Physician at the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) Center with primary responsibility of coordinating, reviewing, evaluating and ensuring satisfactory documentation, as evidence of completion of the medical requirements, of all Pre and Post Deployment Health Assessments and assistance during Periodic Health Assessments generated at Level II SRP. Ensures coordination with other SRP team members in the effective and efficient processing of Soldiers through the medical requirements of the SRPC. Serves as the Medical Director at the SRPC and is accountable to the Chief of Medical Operations SRPC. When not performing such functions, incumbent is responsible for the primary care of Active Duty Soldiers. Scope of services include, but are not limited to, examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical, surgical, obstetric, gynecological, pediatric and orthopedic care.

2. Serves as the Medical Director at Level II SRPC functions in the U.S. Army Health Clinic, Department of Medical Readiness and as needed in the Department of Family Practice. Examines Active Duty and other authorized beneficiaries to determine presence and extent of diseases and conditions. Administers appropriate care and/or referral of cases requiring hospitalization or subspecialty care. Performs the following procedures: toe nail removal, minor suturing, reduction of simple fracture of extremities, emergency delivery, endometrial biopsy, joint aspiration/injection, proctosigmoidoscopy, ECG performance and initial interpretation, interpretation of basic radiographs, insertion/removal of IUD, regional anesthesia, splinting/casting/immobilization of simple fractures, crisis intervention. These procedures require category III credentials. Category III credentials require a Family Practice Residency completion and Family Practice Board Certification as well as Basic Life Support certification.

3. Supervises the personnel assigned or attached to the Medical Operations Division, SRP Center:
Military and Federal civilian employees. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Selects or recommends selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignments in consideration of skills and qualifications, mission, requirements, and EEO and diversity objectives. Develops, modifies, and/or interprets performance standards. Explains performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback on strength and weaknesses. Holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Appraises subordinate workers performance ensuring consistency and equity in rating techniques. Recommends awards when appropriate and approves within-grade increases. Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers more serious disciplinary matters. Prepares documentation to support action taken. Identifies employee developmental needs and provides or arranges for training (formal and on-the-job) to maintain and improve job performance. Encourages self-development. Approves annual leave assuring adequate coverage for peak workloads and traditional holiday vacation time. Demonstrates sensitivity to ideas of subordinates. Promotes an environment in which employees are empowered to participate in and contribute to effective mission accomplishment. Discharges security and patient privacy responsibilities by ensuring education and compliance with the Health Information Protection and Portability Act (HIPPA). Recognizes and takes action to correct situations posing a threat to the health or safety of subordinates. Applies EEO principles and requirements to all personnel management actions and decisions, and ensures all personnel are treated in a manner free of discrimination. Periodically reviews position descriptions to ensure accuracy, and the most effective utilization of personnel resources. Explains classification determinations to subordinate employees.

4. Serves as physician at the Soldier Readiness Center (SRC) and in regard to Medical Holdover (MHO) Section, responsible for the examination and diagnosis of patients seen in the Department of Medical Readiness for purposes of initiating MHO status and the Medical Evaluation Board process. Many patients have multiple interacting acute and chronic medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, arthritis, mental illness, orthopedic related injuries, and cancer. The presence of multiple acute and chronic conditions and processes complicates assessment and diagnoses, requiring the training and experience of a board certified specialist in family practice. In an outpatient clinic, performs a wide range of medical duties covering diagnosis and disability processing/determination. Carefully reviews medical records, examines patients, orders and reviews consultations, and evaluates the full range of radiology and laboratory tests, makes diagnoses, and dictates the Medical Evaluation Board Narrative Summary in accordance with Army Regulations, for reporting to the Physical Evaluation Board. Refers to appropriate primary care or specialty clinics when required for evaluation and/or treatment. Serves as member of Physical Profiling Board, providing temporary profiles and initiating and combining permanent profiles as needed when duty or assignment limitations are medically indicated.



Basic Requirements:

US Citizenship required

Board Certified/Eligible

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 applicants 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).

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.



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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