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Physician (Internal Medicine) GP-0602-15

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Ft. Belvoir, VA
Closing date
Feb 22, 2024

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Internal Medicine

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This position is located at the Fort Belvoir Internal Medicine Clinic, Fort Belvoir, VA .

This is a Direct Hire Solicitation

A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.

The Primary Care Physician must be responsive to the policies and procedures of the command and the incumbent's professional abilities will be delineated by the Credentials Committee. There is no direct supervision and the incumbent exercises independent judgment in the diagnosis and management of the full range of conditions encountered in the Internal Medicine Clinic. Medical diagnoses are not reviewed and the individual has consider able latitude for professional decisions. Work is evaluated through peer review, chart audits, and patient feedback.

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.

Who May Apply: US Citizens


As a Physician (Internal Medicine) you will:

1. Serve as a board certified Internal Medicine Specialist providing primary care to adult patients who have both acute and chronic illnesses of all complexities. The physician examines, diagnoses, treats, and follows patients with a wide range of medical problems to include heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, chronic liver disease, cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and thyroid disorders. Physician orders laboratory and radiologic studies appropriately to ensure cost effective care; performs medical boards and Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) evaluations; provides consultation and recommendations on patients referred from outlying clinics or other services; collaborates with subspecialists and other services on complex patients requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. Renders urgent treatment and hospitalizes patients as required.

2. Perform common Internal Medicine procedures such as exercise stress testing, thoracentesis,
paracentesis, lumbar punctures, and soft tissue and joint injections; interprets Electrocardiograms(EKGs), Holter monitor readings, and pulmonary function tests.

3. Supervise medical students, interns, and residents in the teaching program and serves as attending physician on the wards and in the intensive care unit. The physician provides education to physicians in training on a wide variety of Internal Medicine topics through formal and in formal lectures and participation at morning report and teaching conferences.

4. Complete administrative tasks in a timely manner; attends key staff meetings; participates in quality assurance and process improvement initiatives. Maintains state licensure and meets annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements. Administrative focus includes quality improvement, risk management, safety, patient satisfaction, employee discipline/reward, infection control, etc. The physician focuses on quality issues on all aspects of the clinic concurrent with Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) criteria; participates in required hospital meetings as appropriate; and attends training necessary for both medical and administrative responsibilities.

5. Performs on call duties as the Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) after normal duty hours. MOD duties may involve being called back to duty for an emergency situation and the MOD must be readily accessible by telephone or pager during the duration of his/her call period.

Performs other duties as assigned.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Basic Requirement for Physician (Internal Medicine):

Degree: 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.

Licensure: 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

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least one year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a one-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Residency Training: Applicants must have successfully completed the required accredited residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled(Internal Medicine) and equivalent experience and training equal to at least 4 years. Experience may not be substituted for residency training that is required for the specialty identified.


See Qualifications section for education requirements

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31,1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two-year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit .

Additional Requirement: 5 years of training to include your residency in Physician (Internal Medicine) or equivalent experience.

American Society of Addiction Medicine or American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry certification is highly desired.

US Citizenship is required

Board certification is required



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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