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Physician (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Valparalso, FL
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Physician (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) Eglin AFB, FL

Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is in the western Florida Panhandle, located about three miles (5 km) southwest of Valparaiso in Okaloosa County. This is a military-friendly area, retirement and a major tourist attraction due to the white sandy beaches and emerald green waters. Okaloosa County is a relatively high cost of living area and has relatively low wages. Eglin is located 8 miles Northwest of Fort Walton Beach, 60 miles East of Pensacola and 65 miles West of Panama City. Fort Walton Beach experiences hot and very humid summers, generally from late May to mid-September. Autumns, from mid-September to early December, are generally warm. Winters are very short and mild, from mid-December to late February. Springs are warm, from late February to late May. Fort Walton Beach averages 55.35 inches of rain each year. The wettest season is summer and the driest season is autumn, although flood season continues into autumn.

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 Physician in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), with an emphasis in medical management of acute and chronic pain. Responsible for the examination, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic pain. The employee serves as a consultant with a high level of professional competence. Provides the full range of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation evaluations, treatments and functional training towards maximum independence.


1. Subject matter expert on the development of pain management treatment plans. The PM&R - Pain Medicine specialist serves as a subspecialty consultant to other departments, services, and health-care providers for a variety of diseases and conditions marked by acute and chronic pain. Performs comprehensive and problem focused histories and physical examinations. Examines, diagnoses, and treats walk-in and clinic appointment patients with a variety of pain complaints. Performs advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as appropriate to treat acute and chronic pain. Recognizes more complicated cases and emergency medical problems and refers to a higher level of medical expertise for diagnosis and treatment. Provides follow-up care on patients previously seen in the clinic.

a. As an expert in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, prescribes the full spectrum of Physical Therapy, Occupational therapy, Speech, Neuropsychology evaluations, and social work services. Orders Radiology, laboratory tests, makes diagnoses and prescribes/directs appropriate Rehabilitation treatment to include drugs, and dietary care as indicated. Performs and interprets full range of Electrophysiology (i.e. Electromyography (EMG), Nerve conduction velocity (NCV), Repetitive Stimulation Studies (RSS)). Performs prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation equipment evaluations and prescriptions. Performs full range of inpatient consultations providing Rehabilitation recommendations for patients with multiple, chronic conditions i.e. stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, total joint replacement surgeries, deconditioning with an emphasis in chronic pain management, etc.

b. Performs limited clinical research. Supervises, teaches, and provides consultation to a health care team comprised of other physicians, medical professionals, and ancillary staff.

2. Supports the Chief of the Department with personnel staffing requirements, development and execution of the operating budget, identifying logistical requirements and initiating solutions to identified issues, and the development of the clinical programs. This position requires a working knowledge of the various subspecialties. Assists with planning, directing and timely execution of a complex and highly logistical, technical and administrative program. Supports the Chief with the development of reports for Senior Military Leadership and Congressional inquiries that are completed in a timely manner and provided to the Director. Assists in the planning of the Department goals in support of Directorate and Hospital goals.

3. Supervisory Duties: Serves as supervisor for the physical medicine staff. Assists jn assigning goals to the physical medicine staff and in evaluating their performance. Supports the Chief, with the assignment and distribution of work to subordinates based on priorities, difficulty of assignments and the capabilities of the employees; prepares and submits request for overtime; schedules and approves employee annual, sick, and compensatory leave. Assists in the development of performance plans and the evaluation of employees, making recommendations for performance awards and recognition. Assists Chief with complaints and problem resolution, and keeps the Department Chief informed on complex and/or sensitive issues. Provides the Chief with recommendations for developmental and training needs of employees. Gives clinical advice and counsel to staff on both work and administrative matters.

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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