Supervisory Physician (Cardiology-Invasive/Non-Interventional)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Jbsa Fort Sam Houston, TX
Closing date
Mar 13, 2024

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Supervisory Physician (Cardiology-Invasive/Non-Interventional) Joint Base San Antonio

Time to invest in some new footwear because if you're San Antonio-bound, you'd better show up in boots ! The Alamo City is one of the military's most envied postings and is often referred to as "Military City USA". Low cost of living, affordable homes, and the lack of state tax on retirement income are a few financial perks to living and retiring in this Texas city. A robust job market that seems partial to government and defense/security contracting ensures employment opportunities for spouses or transitioning service members. San Antonio is the country's seventh fastest growing city yet has somehow managed to retain a "small town feel." Quality schools and friendly locals (most with military ties) are additional perks to living in San Antonio.

Some things you should know before you get here: trucks are the norm (the bigger, the better), love for The Spurs (NBA) runs deep, the H-E-B obsession is real (it's a grocery store), rodeos are life, and don't call it "San Antone"-that's just wrong. The community boasts a vibrant Hispanic population, and enhances everything from the food, to the music, to community events. You don't necessarily need to speak Spanish to get around, but you'd better know how to say barbacoa, tamales, and cascarones.

Name brand shopping (IKEA is the latest arrival of note), restaurants, and all variety of entertainment all add to San Antonio's quality of life. SeaWorld, the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and downtown museums are all fun outings for kids and families. Tube or kayak down a river, play or fish in the lakes, or relax by San Antonio's famous downtown River Walk. Museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks- remember The Alamo? -round out San Antonio's cultural offerings. Tex-mex cuisine arguably originated here, and some up and coming culinary trendsetters are making a name for themselves in the Pearl District downtown, alongside several notable breweries.

San Antonio has over 300 days of sunshine with some hot summers, mild winters and pleasant spring and fall seasons. San Antonio is in Bexar County (it's pronounced "BEAR") in south central Texas, and is just south of the gorgeous Hill Country. It's only about two hours from Austin, the beach, or the desert.

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.


The supervisor physician shall provide the services of a board certified physician in Cardiology providing invasive, and non-invasive cardiology services; a wide range of medical duties covering primary care and general internal medicine and family practice for San Antonio Military Medical Center/BAMC, Fort Sam Houston, Texas that serves as a nationally recognized Southern Regional Medical Center and tri-services Department of Defense cardiovascular referral center. This facility has the Army's largest and the Air Forces only graduate medical education training program for cardiovascular diseases and a robust cardiovascular research mission. The Cardiology Service provides full treatment capability to include emerging techniques in electrophysiology, invasive and interventional cardiology, heart failure and non-invasive cardiac CT and MRI imaging.


1. Supervisor physician shall perform examination and treatment of authorized Department of Defense beneficiaries referred to cardiology services or as assigned for continuity of services. Performs inpatient or outpatient cardiovascular consultation services. Attending for inpatient cardiology and general medicine services as well as consultation for other services hospital-wide. Performs on-call cardiology and general services duties. Physician shall perform standard diagnostic and cardiovascular procedures that may include, but not limited to percutaneous diagnostic right and left cardiac catheterization, right heart oximetry, temporary pacing and permanent device implantation, direct current cardioversions, stress (chemical and exercise echocardiography interpretation, trans-esophageal echocardiogram performance and interpretation, trans-thoracic echocardiogram interpretation, tele-echocardiogram interpretation, cardiac CT and MRI imaging, electrocardiogram interpretation, Holter monitor interpretation and exercise and chemical stress treadmill testing, with and without nuclear perfusion. Participated in worldwide consultation AKO tele-medicine. Reviews physical requirements and conducts physical examination of various categories of military and civilian personnel. On the basis of established guides as to physical requirements to be met, determines individual's qualifications. Perform profiles, and referrals to medical evaluation board for active duty personnel .

2. Physician serves as academic faculty for cardiovascular fellowship training. Serves as a leader and provides academic consultation services to other health care providers, to include cardiovascular physicians/fellows, non-physician providers, house staff, ancillary staff, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, nurses, cardiovascular technicians and medical students). Attends, participates, and presenter for academic teaching conferences. Conducts and mentors fellows and house staff on cardiovascular research projects, oral and poster presentations, and publications in peer reviewed journals. Serves as role model and mentor to junior officers. Provides supervisory oversight as assigned for section of cardiovascular personnel and services. Provides chart review for quality assurance purposes or risk management. Supports quality assurance and performance improvement initiatives. Completes required training as directed.

3. Serves as first and second level supervisor of assigned Active Duty Army and Air Force Officers and Enlisted staff to include Civilian and Contract Cardiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and key Cardiology leaders in the Cardiology Service. Serves as a member of the teaching staff for Cardiology and Internal Medicine, participates in the graduate medical education of cardiology fellows, internal medicine residents, off-service residents, allied health residents, medical students and other medical trainees. Meets the scholarly requirements of the cardiology fellowship program to include bedside teaching, formal lectures, mentoring resident research and contributing to regional/national presentations and medical publications in Cardiology or Internal Medicine. Seeks and maintains an adjunct academic appointment (professorship) at a medical school affiliated with the medical center. Establishes work schedules, assigning and prioritizing work, approving/disapproving leave, interviewing and selecting candidates for potential employment, effecting disciplinary measures, supervise medical and nursing care with in service and hospital performance improvement activities. Makes recommendations on improvement of work methods, organizational features and the restructuring of positions to support the Cardiology Services and quality patient care, identifies and recommends developmental and training needs of staff for the service or hospital, provides oversight of supervision of clinical, educational, and teaching of residents/fellows by staff providers, supervises the Cardiology program director with regard to being in compliance with program standards and requirements and providing advice and instruction to employees on technical work and administrative matters. Develops performance plans and rates employees. Participates in service and hospital performance improvement activities. Make recommendations on improvement of work methods, organizational features and the restructuring of positions to support the Cardiology services and quality patient care at Brooke Army Medical Center. Incumbent evaluates work performance of subordinate supervisors and direct supervision subordinates; gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both technical and administrative matters; interviews candidates for vacant positions, recommends promotion or reassignment to such positions and makes selections for subordinate positions. Incumbent hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level; effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases; identifies training needs of employees; finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of work directed; develops performance objectives; and approves leave. Directs and educates staff about hospital, Listens and resolves complaints from patients and staff, additionally effecting disciplinary measures to assigned employees if required. Assesses and implements training standards and needs of the staff. The incumbent provides advice, counseling, and instruction on technical and administrative matters; promotes acceptance and adherence to such programs as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and management employee relations; works to resolve management employee relations issues.

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.




  • 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.


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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.


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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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