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Supervisory Physician( Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation )

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Ft. Bliss, TX
Closing date
Apr 18, 2023

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Located in El Paso, TX, Fort Bliss is home to the 1 st Armored Division. We are a FORSCOM installation comprised of other commands: MEDCOM, JTF-NORTH, TRADOC, USAR, and other elements. Fort Bliss is comprised of approximately 1.12 million acres of land in Texas and New México. The Main Cantonment Area of Fort Bliss is located adjacent to El Paso, Texas. El Paso is a jewel in the desert. Nestled between the rugged Franklin Mountains and the historic Rio Grande, this border community combines the advantages of a major city with the charm of a modern western town. El Paso is a major transportation hub with abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities. El Paso has a low crime rate and an extremely favorable cost-of-living index. Seven in ten El Pasoans are bilingual in English and Spanish.

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 Pain Management Physician serves as a subspecialty consultant to William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) departments, services, and health-care providers for a variety of diseases and conditions marked by acute/chronic pain. Performs comprehensive consultative services including problem focused histories and physical examinations. Performs advanced diagnostic and therapeutic invasive procedures as appropriate to treat acute and chronic pain. Provides follow-up care on patients previously seen in the clinic. Applies the Medical Fitness and Profiling Standard. Evaluates soldiers for retention and admission in accordance with Chapters 2 and 33 of AR 40-501. The Pain Management Physician practices in the Interventional Pain Medicine Clinic, the acute pain service and in the operating theater evaluating and treating complex pain syndromes affecting active duty service members. Interprets and correlates laboratory, radiologic and diagnostic procedures and interprets and correlates subjective and objective data to formulate a differential diagnoses to establish a working diagnosis. Formulates treatment plans for pain management patients including the most difficult cases and as such is the subject matter expert on the development of pain management treatment plans.

Implements therapeutic interventions for specific conditions when appropriate. Orders, collects, and performs appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures and studies including, but not limited to, blood and tissue specimens. Orders and performs diagnostic studies such as, but not limited to, EMGs, compartment pressure measurements, and examinations including special x-ray examinations, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and bone scans. Writes or dictates physical profiles, medical evaluation boards, fitness for duty evaluations, or other related documentation appropriately. The Pain Management Physician educates patients, families, primary care providers, surgeons and other medical specialist about medications and treatment regimens, the quantity of medications, their complex mechanisms of actions and potentially dangerous side effects.
The Pain Management Physician must maintain accurate, legible, and complete records for all patients treated, given the complex nature of pain medicine. Interventional procedures are done with fluoroscopic guidance, ultrasound guidance and CT guidance. These procedures include interlaminar, caudal and transforaminal epidural injections, selective neural ablation, cranial nerve procedures, and surgical pain implants. The Pain Management Physician will be treating acute pain patients, many of which are polytruama victims of OIF/OEF.

Maintains surgical skills for spinal cord stimulator trials and surgical implants as well as intra-thecal (spinal infusion) trials and surgical implants.

Screens all consults to ensure they are in compliance with the Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Pain Clinic and are accurately placed with the appropriate specialty providers.

Makes appropriate referrals of patients with complex or unresolved conditions to other specialty/subspecialty clinics as applicable. Provides telephone consultation with primary care providers regarding pain management.

Conducts consultations in person and over the phone or via video teleconference with physicians, physician assistants, or other health care providers, making recommendations and giving guidance for treatment options and providing links between the Pain Clinic and outlying clinics. (50%)

2. Serves as adjunct faculty for teaching Interventional Pain Medicine Fellows in the scope and procedures of Acute Pain Consultation and interventions. Supervises paraprofessionals during their Pain Clinic rotations. The Pain Management Physician must maintain a rigorous continuing medical education curriculum, focused on the areas of pain medicine.
Serves as a permanent member and associate chair of the Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine Center for Pain Management chronic opiate (sole provider) committee. Will also serve as a liaison with case managers and other representatives of the many groups caring for Warriors In Transition.
Prepares recommendations for policy and procedural guidance in the administration of Pain Management operations within the clinic. (25%)

3. The incumbent plans and organizes work to be accomplished, establishes priorities, makes assignments, monitors progress in terms of timeliness and accuracy of work performed, makes temporary reassignment of employees between jobs to meet workload demands. Establishes performance standards and prepares performance appraisals. Provides guidance, gives advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both technical and administrative matters. Makes decisions on work problems presented by employees, and hears and resolves group grievances and effects disciplinary action such as warnings and reprimands involving nonsupervisory subordinates and recommends action in more serious cases. Interviews and recommends candidates for vacant positions. Recommends awards or bonuses for employees and changes in position classification. Identifies and recommends developmental and training needs of employees. Accomplishes reviews for improvement of performance to ensure the most effective and efficient operation. Instructs on new and existing policies and procedures and assists in interpreting and applying regulatory guidance. The incumbent provides first line supervision to 12 licensed professional and para-professional medical staff members. (25%)

Performs other duties as assigned.


US Citizenship required

You must have a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must have provided education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S.

Medical Licensing Examination.

Must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Must have breadth and depth of experience in a specialty that would qualify the individual to practice in Pain Medicine or completed a Pain Medicine Fellowship or has significant experience in a vast array of interventional/surgical treatments of acute/chronic and cancer pain treatments.



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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