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Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Tacoma, WA
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Nov 23, 2023

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Gynecology, Obstetrics

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Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Puget Sound, in Washington State, Joint Base Lewis-McChord 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. On a clear day, 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:



1. Serves as Physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Antepartum Diagnostic Center, OB/GYNclinic, Labor and Delivery, the Operating room, and other areas where Maternal-Fetal MedicineConsultation is requested to include but not limited to the Emergency room and the main OperatingRoom. Will be the attending on Labor and Delivery and take Labor and Delivery call. Performs highlyresponsible duties in the advanced examination, diagnosis and treatment of the full range ofObstetrical patients. Conducts complete ultrasound examinations and Obstetrical examinations ofpatients reporting to the clinic, plus consultations on patients in the clinic or hospital. Ultrasoundexaminations include a variety of conditions ranging from routine Obstetrical ultrasounds to high riskobstetrical scans to include but not limited to, nuchal translucency, fetal anatomy survey, fetalechocardiogram, Doppler studies (umbilical artery Dopplers, MCA Dopplers, and venous Dopplers),biophysical profile, growth scans, and endovaginal scans for assessment of dating, cervical length,adnexal masses, or other evaluation. Performs amniocentesis, and other procedures commonlyperformed in a Maternal-Fetal Medicine program. Independently performs ultrasound examinations, working with or without the assistance of a Sonographer. Supervises Sonographers, Residents,Interns, students or Nurses in training, review, and interpret, and report all forms of ultrasoundexaminations. Utilizes and performs screening and diagnostic modalities as well as provide primarypreventive care and education for women seen in the Obstetrics and Antepartum Diagnostic Center,or Labor and Delivery. Evaluates each case and administers appropriate treatment or refers to staffin other specialties for necessary treatment.
2. Supervises sonography staff and daily clinic operations. Provides consultation in the field ofMaternal - Fetal Medicine and complicated Obstetrical patients to the Residents and Staff. Adviseson problem cases and furnishes information of teaching value to Residents, Interns, and Students.
3. Participates in the medical education training program within the department. Guides, instructs,and trains residents, interns, medical students, and other professional personnel as required in allaspects of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and high risk Obstetrical care. Lectures to department personnelon various aspects of Obstetricsand Maternal-Fetal Medicine when requested.
4. Attends departmental and service specific conferences and lectures, QA and processimprovement. Maintains current knowledge of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine through annualcontinuing medical education and Maintenance of Certification by the American Board ofObstetricians and Gynecologists. Participates in special research projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.


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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