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Physician (Vascular Surgery)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Tacoma, WA
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Nov 20, 2023

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Physician (Vascular Surgery) Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Puget Sound, in Washington State, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is near the city of Lakewood, 10 minutes from Tacoma and 20 minutes from Olympia, the state capitol. JBLM is situated in a key location along Interstate 5, allowing easy access to Sea-Tac Airport and to the deep-water ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Although the Army and Air Force missions have changed over the years, one thing has not changed-the natural setting of the base. Majestic Mount Rainier looms on the horizon, towering over the other peaks of the Cascade Range. From the mountains to the deep waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, the local areas abound in natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and now sports are a way of life in Washington State.

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:



As a board certified Vascular Surgeon, provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with surgical conditions requiring the services of a Vascular
Surgeon. Participates in training of surgical residents and contributes to clinical and basic research.

1. Examines, establishes diagnoses, and performs surgery where appropriate for patients with surgical conditions. Assesses and plans therapy for patients in the clinic setting.
Provides preoperative diagnostic evaluation, care, and coordination of scheduling for patients requiring operative intervention. Performs major surgical operations to include
(but not limited to Transfemoral Arteriography, Interoperative Arteriography, Venography, Angioscopy, Arterial operations, aneurysmorrhaphy/endarterectomy/arterial bypass of all
arteries, with the exception of the ascending and transverse aorta and the intracerebral vessels, Venous operation, vein stripping, vein bypass, interposition vein grafts, vein
interruptions of all veins with the exception of the intracerebral veins, Arterial/venous/venous fistulae or shunt formation for renal dialysis, First rib/cervical rib resections for thoracic

outlet syndrome, Sympathectomy for vascular spasm or insufficiency, Amputations for severe vascular insufficiency. Thrombolysis of all arteries and veins with the exception of

coronary and intracranial arteries. Performs portocaval or mesocaval or splenorenal shunts for the treatment of portal hypertension. Functions as part of a multidisciplinary

team for insertion of endovascular grafts for aneurysmal or occlusive disease. Performs Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory Interpretations.

2. Identifies patients who may achieve medical benefit from surgical intervention. Schedules surgery and clinic follow-up utilizing automated systems. Provides follow-up for
patients who have undergone surgery at MAMC or elsewhere, and provides assessment and counseling for patients who develop a problem related to a surgery. Assures high
quality follow-up for post-surgical patients.

3. Provides night and weekend staff coverage for the Vascular Surgery Service Service, in rotation with other staff surgeons. Provides the usual gamut of staff duties in connection
with call, to include actual performance of surgery and direct/indirect supervision of house staff. Perform night/weekend surgery, as well as hospital rounds in connection with these
patients. Fills in as needed to provide staff surgical coverage in elective or emergency General Surgery cases performed during normal duty hours when required by nonavailability
of other surgical staff, or to maintain operative skills in common surgical procedures in General Surgery.

4. Serves as Service Chief, Madigan Vascular Surgery Service. Supervises the operation of the Service, Clinic, Personnel and the Non-Invasive Vascular Lab, which is composed of
staff physicians, ancillary clinical staff and administrative personnel. Evaluates clinical and administrative performance of assigned staff within the clinic. Provides technical
supervision of technician and physician practitioners. Assures high quality patient care is provided. Maintains the administrative process of the clinic and makes changes when
appropriate. Establishes policy and issues operational directives to insure the service perates efficiently and within the general parameters of the medical center. Plans and
revises work schedules and assignments to assure an even flow and distribution of work, the expeditious handling of priorities, that schedules and deadlines are met and to meet
changes in workload. Assigns responsibilities to subordinates, reviews the work and provides guidance and assistance on technical and administrative matters. Orients new
subordinates, determines training needs and assures necessary on and off the job training needs are filled. Prepares requests for filling vacancies and selects subordinates. Prepares
performance appraisals. Prepares requests and recommendations for promotion, reassignment, outstanding performance, etc. Approves and disapproves leave; charges
employees AWOL; investigates and controls abnormal use of sick leave. Holds corrective interviews with subordinates, recommends disciplinary action as deemed necessary;
provides input to CPAC for official letters of reprimand; initiates suspension/removal actions; disapproves periodic step increases. Receives employee complaints and formal
grievances, resolving those that can be resolved at the first supervisory level. Prepares workload and production reports as necessary and other reports as required. Reviews and
interprets regulatory criteria and changes thereto; prepares local supplements and SOPs. Keeps employees informed of management goals and objectives and higher, level
supervisors informed of employee concerns. Request audits of jobs when duties change; reviews and signs job descriptions; participates in position management and classification
surveys. Participates in review and improvement of work methods, organizational features and the structuring of positions to eliminate unnecessary ones and achieve optimum
content in those remaining. Implements specific and general provisions of governmentwide and installation personnel, EEO and other programs; obtains technical information
from responsible subject matter specialists.

5. Serves as the medical director of the Wound Care clinic. Is the supervisory physician of the Wound Care Nurse and is responsible for the care provided within the Wound Care
Clinic. Oversees administrative functions of the clinic. Works as a staff physician within the Foot-at-Risk Clinic.

6. Attends various meetings and serves as a committee participant when required. Travels to other facilities to provide surgical coverage when not provided by military officers.

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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