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Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
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Feb 23, 2024

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PHYSICIAN (Anesthesiology) - Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is home of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School, Army Engineer School, and U.S. Army Military Police School. Fort Leonard Wood trains and educates nearly 90 thousand troops a year. Surprisingly, the Fort also trains Marines, Airmen, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and international students from allied nations. With more than 22,000 military members and their families, Ft Leonard Wood provides us with a diverse and well skilled population.

Fort Leonard Wood, situated in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, is a sportsman's paradise with some of the most beautiful scenery, hosting many large lakes, rivers, streams, and forests ideal for fishing and hunting. Fort Leonard Wood covers more than 61,000 acres located in Pulaski County with a population of nearly 52,607. Bordering the installation to the north are the towns of Waynesville and St. Robert, with an estimated combined population of 9,170. The installation is situated between St Louis and Springfield, Missouri 1 ½ to 2 hours respectively. Also 30 minutes equidistant between Rolla and Lebanon along I-44. It is also a great place to raise a family along with a low cost of living.

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:



Serves as a direct primary health care provider in the capacity of a credentialed Physician Assistant(PA) providing primary medical services to patients ranging from the ages of one year of agethrough geriatric. The incumbent serves in a Primary Health Care Clinic (e.g., Family Practice Clinic,Troop Medical Clinic, or Physical Exam Clinic) or in specialty clinics (e.g., Emergency Room, Urology,Pain Management, TBI Clinic, Orthopedic Clinic, Occupational Health Clinic, or Pediatric Clinic) of aMilitary Treatment Facility (MTF). The incumbent performs a variety of professional direct healthcare clinical duties within the field of general medicine. Responsible for the independentexamination, diagnosis, and treatment within personal credentials and privileges delineated by thehospital Commander. Provides services to military and their family members and retirees at thelocal MTF installation.
The incumbent independently performs a variety of professional direct health care clinical dutieswithin the field of general family medicine for the pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.Assignments include a wide range from routine to exceptionally complex activities includingassessing, planning, evaluating, and modifying the plan of acute and chronically ill patients.
The PA makes independent decisions regarding the medical care required and in the interpretationand evaluation of processes resulting from continuing changes in the medical field due to newtechnological developments or conflicting requirements. Performs a variety of duties involving thefull range of complex medical care that involve isolating and defining unknown medical conditions.Secures a more comprehensive and detailed health and medical history from the patient or a familymember, records findings, and other ancillary materials. Using this information, makes independentclinical evaluations and recommendations in an effort to prevent complications by preventingdisease occurrence or modifying its course. Examines patients and performs initial patient work-upand assessment of patients' care and treatment; and, determines the need for and orderslaboratory tests, X-rays, and other procedures necessary to complete assessment of the patient.Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious physical,emotional, or mental problems.
Provides surveillance of adherence to medical and primary care practices and procedures tostabilize chronically ill patients; adjusts regimens within established protocols recognizing when torefer the patient to the physician or other primary care members. Makes decisions concerningprimary care needs of patients; works collaboratively with the physician team in patient evaluation,management, and revision of therapeutic plans; and, refers extremely or selected complex medicalproblems to appropriate next level of specialty care or medical management.
Performs outpatient surgical and non-surgical procedures as designated by credentials committee.Prescribes for and treats a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries. Treats patients returning forroutine or directed follow-up and chronic illnesses previously documented in patients' medicalrecords.
Provides a full range of emergency services or crisis intervention, including lifesaving emergencyprocedures, in order to stabilize a patient within the scope of practice and approved protocols.
Writes prescriptions, orders the administration of medications, dispenses medication and prescribescontrolled substances in accordance with scope of practice for Physician Assistants. Performs avariety of physical examinations such as school, employment, sports, annual, retirement, discharge,reenlistment, disability separation or retirement, and other special physicals. Orders laboratorytests, X-rays, etc., and arranges for physician consultation if required. Records entries into patientsrecords to include history and exam findings, results of laboratory tests, X-rays, and other specialstudies, diagnoses, and treatment plans to include any treatment rendered during visit, drugsdispensed or administered in accordance with approved protocols, tests, or procedures ordered,notations of new prescriptions or changes in dosages to old prescriptions, and consultations forfurther treatment or evaluation.
Provides consultation, teaching, and coordination with patients and their family members regardingtreatment and medical care. Evaluates the primary care aspects of patient care recognizing theimpact of the care of other healthcare professionals and ancillary staff when reassessment by aphysician or other staff professionals is required. Provides primary care and preventive services tohealthy individuals, including guidance in common illnesses, accidents, child growth anddevelopment, alternative drug usage, etc. Evaluates the total health care needs of patients anddevelops plans to meet the patients' needs.
Participates with the attending physician and other medical staff in interpreting and evaluatingcontinuing changes in direct patient care, conflicting requirements, or technological development inthe medical field. Plans with other professionals, and agencies involved in providing primary careservices to patients and their family members, and coordinates the care provided. Incumbentindependently develops new techniques and establishes criteria for providing improved, qualitypatient health care to clients and family members of their assigned hospital
Provides consultation, teaching, and coordination with patients and their family members oftreatment and medical care. Coordinates with patients regarding physicians' findings anddiagnoses, laboratory results, follow-up treatment plan or the effect of medications prescribed inaccordance with approved protocols. Provides educational management to patients and theirfamilies regarding disease processes and diagnostic tests; the therapeutic regimen includingmedication, diet, and follow-up care; methods of adapting medication and treatment to currentlifestyles. Provides counseling to patients and their families for prevention of illness andmaintenance of health in order to assist patients in attaining physical, mental, and social well- being. Oversees compliance with the preventive healthcare needs of adult patients visiting theclinic. Refers high-risk, unstable, or extremely complex patients to the physicians and emergencymedicine. Performs emergency care as appropriate.



Who May Apply: US Citizens

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.

Basic Requirement for Physician :

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 (Family Medicine) and equivalent experience and training equal to at least 5 years. Experience may not be substituted for residency training that is required for the specialty identified.

NOTE: If selected, a salary quote will not be provided to you at the time of the initial job offer. The salary determination process begins after the initial job offer is accepted. This consists of the Activity Compensation Panel adding base pay and market pay to determine your starting salary and this will be provided to you once approved. Salary for physician positions is based on a tier scale, determined by the position specialty, grade, and locati on.



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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