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Physician (Occupational Medicine) GP-0602-14

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
North Middleton, PA
Closing date
Jun 15, 2023

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This position is located at Carlisle Barracks , which is located in Mechanicsburg , PA

Mechanicsburg is located in eastern Cumberland County. It is in a rich agricultural region known as the Cumberland Valley, a broad zone between South Mountain and the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians.

Mechanicsburg is bordered by Silver Spring Township to the northwest, Monroe Township to the southwest, Upper Allen Township to the south, Lower Allen Township to the east, and Hampden Township to the northeast. Pennsylvania Route 641 (Trindle Road) is the main east-west street through the borough, leading east 4 miles (6 km) to Camp Hill and west 10 miles (16 km) to Carlisle, the county seat.

Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

A recruitment bonus, relocation bonus and student loan repayment may be authorized.

Who May Apply: US Citizens


As a Superviaosy Physician (Occupatioanl Medicine) you will:

  • Diagnose and treats patients with occupational, as well as non-occupational, diseases and injuries.
  • Determines the need for a variety of diagnostic procedures and orders lab tests, X-Rays, and other procedures necessary to obtain medical facts on cases. Interprets results and makes diagnoses of diseases and disorders.
  • Prescribes courses of treatment, to include referral when appropriate.
  • Performs job related medical examinations, including pre-placement, pre-assignment, and periodic job related medical surveillance to civilian and military employees; emergency care or minor treatment for non-occupational illnesses and injuries; investigations of apparent or suspected occupational illnesses or injuries; illness absence monitoring by evaluating or reviewing medical information on employee returning to work, and making recommendations in regards to the validity of the claim and work limitations; identification and evaluation of employees with chronic diseases or handicaps, and making work assignment recommendations; and conducts reviews and evaluations of the clinical records, certificates, and reports to ensure permanent and accurate record of injuries, illnesses, and identification of appropriate trends.
  • Conducts vision and hearing evaluations as required; provides health promotion counseling; administers occupational health education to employees regarding related hazards and work practices; conducts a pregnancy surveillance program to protect pregnant employees, Soldiers, and their unborn fetus from potential work place hazards, and providing other program elements as outlined in pertinent regulatory guidelines; and performs maintenance of medical records to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Submits occupational health reports as required.
  • Establishes clinic guidelines related to organizational structure, performance standards, work review, and reporting requirements to achieve the goals and objectives established by higher management.
  • Establishes operating guidelines to implement procedures, methods, and other related changes.
  • Evaluates all clinic functions to identify areas to improve operational effectiveness, and takes or recommends necessary corrective actions.
  • Coordinates with industrial hygienist on expected health effects, limitations, and monitoring requirements.
  • Provides medical and managerial support to the staff of the Industrial Hygiene and Safety Offices concerning the installation's Occupational Health Program.
  • Interprets industrial hygiene survey results in order to make recommendations for periodic job related medical monitoring.
  • Serves as a medical advisor to industrial hygiene section concerning protective materials and equipment used for personnel working in hazardous occupations.
  • Directly supervise employees engaged in the execution of major projects concerned with the analyses, execution and evaluation of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Health Systems programs.
  • Assign work to employees based on selective considerations of such factors as the difficulty and requirements of assignments; availability, capability, and special qualifications of employees; and workload.
  • Develop and issue written instructions and standard operating procedures, and ensures compliance.
  • Review work and accepts or rejects products.


US Citizenship required

Board Certified/Eligible Preventative Medicine or Occupational Medicine

Applicants 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.

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.




  • 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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