Physician (Otolaryngology)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
San Diego, CA
Closing date
Jan 20, 2024

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Physician (Otolaryngology) - Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Center, San Diego

Downtown San Diego is located on San Diego Bay. Balboa Park encompasses several mesas and canyons to the northeast, surrounded by older, dense urban communities including Hillcrest and North Park. To the east and southeast lie City Heights, the College Area, and Southeast San Diego. To the north lies Mission Valley and Interstate 8. The communities north of the valley and freeway, and south of Marine Corps Air Station Mirmar, include Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Tierrasanta, and Navajo. Stretching north from Miramar are the northern suburbs of Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, and Ranch Bernado. The far northeast portion of the city encompasses Lake Hodges and the San Pasqual Valley, which holds an agricultural preserve. Carmel Valley and Del Mar Heights occupy the northwest corner of the city. To their south are Torrey Pines State Reserve and the business center of the Golden Triangle. Further south are the beach and coastal communities of La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Ocean Beach. Pont Loma occupies the peninsula across San Dego Bay from downtown. The communities of South San Diego (an Enclave), such as San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, are located next to the Mexico-United States border and are physically separated from the rest of the city by the cities of National City and Chula Vista. A narrow strip of land at the bottom of San Diego Bay connects these southern neighborhoods with the rest of the city.

San Diego has one of the top-ten best climates in the United States and has one of the two best summer climates in the country as scored by The Weather Channel. San Diego area has been variously categorized as having either a semi-arid climate or a Mediterranean climate. San Diego's climate is characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, with most of the annual precipitation falling between December and March. The city has a mild climate year-round, with an average of 201 days above 70 °F and low rainfall (9-13 inches annually).

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. The incumbent provides comprehensive care for patients presenting acute and chronic medical problems as well as those that experience multiple and overlapping medical problems, to include pediatric, adult, geriatric, developmentally delayed and handicapped patients. Conducts Otolaryngology examination; determines diagnosis; develops and implements coherent treatment strategies; identifies areas of need and conducts functional assessments to determine and implement appropriate services. Initiates treatment of surgical, medical and traumatic diseases of the head and neck. Provides Otolaryngology consultations and follow-up with patients and family members. Performs minor and major surgical operations and procedures related to Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, manages difficult outpatient, inpatient, and operative cases to include, but not limited to: Mastoidectomy, Tympanoplasty with ossicular chain reconstruction, Nose and Paranasal Sinus Surgery; Excision of benign and malignant lesions of skin, salivary glands, thyroid glands, para-thyroid glands, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, lymphatic system, cervical esophagus and neck, cervical trachea including major ablative cancer surgery. Repair and reconstruction of injuries of the soft tissue and bone of the facial skeleton and head and neck; utilization of panendoscopy in the evaluation of head and neck cancer patients. Foreign body removal. Exercises laser privileges as delineated by the Medical Center. Provides counseling for short- and long-term follow-up for patients and coordinates patient care with other Medical Specialties as appropriate. Provides initial assessment, counseling, and evaluation for surgical options for patients. Provides follow-up for patients who have undergone surgical procedures and provides assessment and counseling for patients who develop a problem related to an Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery procedure. Assures high quality follow-up for post-surgical patients. Documents patient encounters, procedures and recommendations. Participates in institutional review board-approved research protocols. Collaborates with physicians including subspecialists in Otolaryngology, technical and clerical personnel as well as other referring providers and other health care providers/therapist in regard to patient progress.

2. Participates in the MTFs medical education programs; mentors and monitors assigned Otolaryngology residents, conducts lectures, and publishes scholarly works in support of the GME program. Serves as preceptor, as required, for assigned residents and students. Evaluates residents and participates in academic forums designed for the formal evaluation and training of residents. Assists in the development of rotation schedules, academic curriculum and teaching plans for residents and faculty. Provides oversight of training in assessment to interns, Otolaryngology residents, medical students, fellows and military reserve medical care professionals. Incumbent presents lectures and conducts seminars and workshops. Incumbent performs administrative duties which include; but are not limited to, reporting/tracking statistical records of workload; participating on clinical staff boards or committees.

3. Provides on-call coverage as assigned. Monitors the maintenance of otolaryngologic equipment and instruments. Initiates requests for needed replacement and new equipment IAW hospital policy.


-United States Citizenship

-Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine

-Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia

-Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training Approved residencies are: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.




  • 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.



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.


Practice your specialty and experience the unique career opportunities and benefits that can be found at the DHA.


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.


  • 250+ 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


With job openings at more than 250 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.


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