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Physician (Occupational Medicine)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Oklahoma City, OK
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Feb 23, 2024

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Physician (Occupational Medicine) Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Tinker AFB is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Named one of the Best Places to Visit by Frommer's Travel and Travel + Leisure , Oklahoma City offers all of the culture, cuisine, attractions and amenities you'd expect in a modern metropolis. And with its rugged Western past, working stockyards and title as "Horse Show Capital of the World," it's rich in cowboy culture, as well. From family fun to romantic retreats to outdoor adventures you won't find anywhere else, Oklahoma City has plenty of hustle without all the hassle.

Western charm goes metropolitan in Oklahoma's capital city. Oklahoma City offers plenty of interesting things to do and boasts big-league attractions, including the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Basketball team. Guests can also explore the revitalized downtown area, starring the Bricktown Entertainment District, Paycom Center and top-notch museums, including the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Rope up some fun at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and other Oklahoma City's Adventure District destinations. Learn Oklahoma's story at the Oklahoma State Capitol and nearby Oklahoma History Center. Go kid-friendly at the Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden, Science Museum Oklahoma, Frontier City Theme Park and White Water Bay. Escape to the outdoors at the Oklahoma River & Regatta Park, Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory and Lake Hefner. Oklahoma City offers a thriving nightlife scene with concentrations of popular spots for music, dancing and drinks in the Bricktown Entertainment District, the Paseo Arts District, and Western Avenue area. The arts abound, and culture flourishes with options such as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic orchestra, the Oklahoma City Ballet, vibrant art districts and plentiful galleries, a diverse music scene that produces national stars in multiple genres, bountiful drama productions and an acclaimed arts festival that draws nearly 1 million visitors each year.

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:



Identifies and treats occupational injuries and illnesses, or provides for choice of private physician. Sees
injured patients as a priority, makes diagnoses and provides appropriate treatment or transfers patient to other
definitive health care facility, if necessary. Uses specialized medical or scientific training to recognize and exploit
new ideas in the approach to early diagnosis of work related conditions. Responsible for making proper disposition
of patients when cases warrant further specialized 1reatment. Provides first aid or palliative care for minor nonoccupational
disorders to enable the employee to complete the workday before seeing their private physician.

Accomplishes surveillance occupational physical examinations (pre-placement, periodic, termination, Fitness
for Duty, Temporary Duty (TDY), and Overseas Clearance) and makes appropriate recommendations from
findings. Appropriately revieW$ occupational health work place exposure data, such as noise dosimetry or air
sampling for chemicals, to ensure proper medical surveillance for such hazards. Interprets radiology,
electrocardiogram, pulmonary :fuμction tests, and lab results that are performed in the evaluation, treatment, or
disposition of patients and appropriately explains results to patients.

Actively participates in the Medical Worksite Visit Program in order to identify, eliminate, or control health
and safety hazards. Answers supervisor/worker questions regarding exposure hazards as they may relate to health
concerns. Retrieves shop employee rosters as needed during site visits to expedite scheduling and accomplishment
of surveillance occupational examinations. Analyzes site visit results and makes recommendations to the
Occupational Health Working Group (OHWG), via the OMF Flight Commander, for appropriate medical

Conducts medical record reviews for quality assurance to standards of care of fellow healthcare providers.
Accomplishes medical record reviews and medical opinion letters for Workers Compensations claims and
Disability Retirement applications. Provides medical information within patient privacy limitations during Fitness
for Duty Panel Meetings to assist management with worker placement options.

Represents 72 AMDS/SGPO in a variety of installation and functional area organizations. Maintains a
professional liaison with other civilian and military activities on base to provide advice and e xchange information on

occupational medicine matters. Consults and participates in squadron/group level meetings such as OHWG.
Advises legal office concerning medical determinations and may be called upon to provide a deposition and possibly
testify in court when necessary. Conducts epidemiological studies as requested by management officials.

Applies Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) Customer Satisfaction Priorities to make a positive impression
on OMF customers. Demonstrates affirmative action in supporting and working with employees, superiors, and
peers to establish and maintain a positive patient service environment to achieve AFMS Customer Satisfaction
Priorities. Demonstrates sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs and requirements of patients and works
cooperatively to achieve AFMS Customer Satisfaction.



Basic Requirements:

US Citizenship required

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).

This position requires at least 1 year of licensed experience after completion of a medical internship. The internship must be approved by the Accredidation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Completion of a residency program in occupayttional and environmental medicine and a Master of Public Health dregree is desirable, but not essential, provided the candidate has progressive experience equivalent in breadth and intensity.

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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