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Supervisory Physician (Psychiatry)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Ft. Campbell, KY
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Jul 21, 2023

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Supervisory Physician (Psychiatry) Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Occupying a generous portion of the border between Kentucky and Tennessee, Fort Campbell supports the fourth largest military population in the Army.

A majority of Fort Campbell is located in Tennessee, but the post office that serves the base is just across the Kentucky border, giving on post residents and the installation itself the designation of being located in Kentucky. Clarksville, TN and Hopkinsville, KY are the two larger towns that serve the base. The base boasts modern facilities including a huge new commissary, parks, splash pads, a Starbucks, and updated housing.

Clarksville is growing, but keeps a mindful eye on preserving its history and "small town" feel. It's only about 40 minutes north of Nashville, and some areas between the two cities are gaining popularity for being "bedroom communities" for Nashville (ie. where you go to sleep). The low cost of living, home prices, and absence of state income tax are all perks to living in Tennessee. You get the rural, country lifestyle, but with the option of a thriving metro area just a short drive down I-24. Kentucky towns offer the same beautiful rolling hills, sprawling farms, and gracious Southern hospitality as Tennessee, but with a bit more land and a greater horse to person ratio. Into organic produce, pastured beef and forested pork? (It's a thing - we checked!) You can actually get to know your farmer or rancher, if you're so inclined! The Nashville music scene bleeds into Clarksville, influencing the caliber of music at festivals, community concerts, karaoke bars, and even church ensembles. Austin Peay University provides an abundance of cultural, sporting, and community events. Parks, shopping, dining, wineries, breweries and entertainment options round out the fairly solid amenities that you'll find here.

Summers are long and warm, and you will most likely see snow in the winter. The local communities are friendly, laid back, markedly blue collar and love their military! Being central to most of the United States makes travel convenient.

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. Supervisory Physician (Psychiatry) serve as an expert in the field of Psychiatry. Supervisor outlines the general scope of professional services, administrative policies, and provides general professional, administrative and medical direction. Assignments are performed in accordance with Army and Medical Treatment Facility(MTF) regulations, guidance, policies and procedures. Individual exercises independent judgment in selection and performance of the full range of patient and consultant services. Work is evaluated through professional discussions, review of documented medical records, by Chiefs of various clinical services, peer review and audit procedures established for psychiatric care. Serve as expert advisor on Army, and MTF behavioral health policies and procedures to successfully achieve functions, missions, and objectives. Provide treatment services, and performs the full range of clinical treatments, including consultation, evaluation and treatment of emergency, complex and routine cases in the field of Psychiatry. Treatment entails individual, marital and group psychotherapy and medication management. Provides treatment services in any capacity including, but not limited to, assessment, medication management and disposition of psychiatric patients including making arrangements for hospitalization if needed. Provide routine, intensive, complex and emergency intakes and extended evaluations for a variety of emotional, psychological, and behavioral disorders. Perform physical and neurological evaluation pertinent to the assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, and request appropriate laboratory, EKG, imaging, and psychological evaluations. Know and employ a variety of treatment modalities, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy; play therapy; and behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy. Develop biopsychosocial case formulations, arrive at specific diagnosis, and plan multi-modal, problem-oriented treatment. Provide appropriate referrals to other medical and mental health care providers internal and external to the MTF. Provide consultation, advisory, and liaison services and must be well versed to transition to any area in the population as required. Treatments require very advanced knowledge and/or skill and selection from a variety of alternatives. Incumbent makes recommendations on major diagnostics and treatment plans. Provide continuing follow-up care for chronic patients with acute disorders and complications of these disorders, such as psychosis, organic brain syndrome, substance abuse/addictions, etc. and provides psychiatric care for walk-in patients presenting with acute illnesses of minor and major proportions. Incumbent is expected to exercise initiative and sound judgment in establishing evaluation techniques, developing treatment and rehabilitation plans and providing appropriate therapeutic treatment services. Examine and conduct thorough studies of presenting patients and evaluate laboratory and clinical findings, prescribing appropriate treatment or referring patient to appropriate specialty clinics. Collaborates with physicians in other medical specialties on cases involving complicated and multifaceted problems and provide professional consultation, supervision, and collaborative medical support to other professional staff such as psychologists, advanced practical nurses, social workers, as well as military specific liaison work with commanders.

a. Develop individualized biopsychosocial treatment plan based on the individual's diagnosis, personal and family history, current family situation, laboratory and other diagnostic tests and procedures taking into consideration family, community, and military-specific factors. Make decisions that have significant impact on the lives of others, including the need for hospitalization, referrals to internal or external organizations, work or school restrictions, disability evaluations, restrictions on overseas assignments and eligibility for specialized programs such as exceptional family member program (EFMP).

b. Make available professional consultation, and provide collaborative medical support to other professional staff, interdisciplinary teams such as psychologists, advanced practice nurses, social workers and non-behavioral health medical providers, as well as military specific liaison/consultation with commanders, civilian and military organizations and programs.

c. Within the boundaries of qualifications and credentials, provide professional patient care for patients and beneficiaries presenting with a wide variety of illnesses as needed and directed.

d. Participate in quality assurance, and quality improvement studies, utilization review, risk management, and peer review activities. Make recommendations and decisions that have significant impact on the lives of others such as recommending hospitalization. Participate, support, and assume primary role for specified assignments in Quality Improvement (QI) activities in Psychiatry Service in support of the total Behavioral Health (BH) mission. Ensure compliance with National Committee Quality Assurance (NCQA), The Joint Commission (TJC), DoD and DA published standards throughout the area of responsibility through the development of internal review systems designed to continuously monitor and measure quality against applicable standards. Attend medical staff meetings as required. Serve as a member of hospital committees, ensuring that the highest standards of professional practice and ethics are maintained; established operating policies are adhered to; staff personnel receive the necessary professional training and continuing education; medical records are properly documented, safeguarded and maintained; and that all required reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner. Demonstrate an understanding of requirements and benefits of TRICARE and can effectively communicate benefits to beneficiaries. Prepare and maintain convenience file, ensure patient medical record is documented in accordance with service and MTF Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Prepare case summaries and other correspondence in a timely and effective fashion.

2. Perform first level supervisory work; plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, prepare schedules for completion of work; assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; develop performance standards, evaluate work performance of subordinates; give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters; interview candidates for positions in the unit; recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions; hear and resolve complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level supervisor or manager; effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases; identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training; and find ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work directed. Position is responsible for the overall direction, responsiveness, development of programs, efficiency, and satisfactory functioning of the organization.

3. Direct all aspects of BH clinic and services, promote patient centered services, access to quality care. Provide oversight for operating budget and business plans, establish financial priorities, and allocate funds accordingly, collaborate, negotiate, and facilitate recommendations and decision-making within the clinic. Develop and promote family related BH services, encourage community and MTF participation. Develop system based model of care, estimate long and short term provider requirements; Collaborate with decision makers, public affairs office, faculty, and staff to obtain resources, promote understanding of military family BH issues, and health care delivery system mission, market and effectively implement program initiatives, and create an atmosphere conducive to quality patient centered care. Responsible for developing and executing strategies and plans that build access and capacity to support the development of a comprehensive programs and a quality BH system of care to address the unique needs of beneficiaries. Provide continuous consultation, guidance and mentorship; review, measure and evaluate program accomplishments, compliance, efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness. Create alliances, collaborate and consult with internal and external partners, Army, Navy, Air Force, Veteran Affairs (VA), DoD representatives, private sector professionals, and organizations, with emphasis on resolution of complex problems, crossing service lines, documenting and implement best practices based on assessment and evidence based measureable outcomes, develop and promote standardization of BH programs ranging from prevention, assessment, treatment, and crisis management.

Performs other duties as assigned.


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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