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Supervisory Physician (Primary Care)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Rock Island, IL
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Jan 11, 2024

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Supervisory Physician (Primary Care) Rock Island, IL

Rock Island is part of the Quad Cities, a diverse community of 400,000 people spanning the border between Illinois and Iowa on the Mississippi River. Made up of four cities in Iowa and Illinois, the Quad Cities includes Rock Island and Moline in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. Some people also include East Moline. With more than 700 restaurants or more than 100 miles of bike trails, no matter where your interests lie, there's something in these four (or five, depending on who you ask) cities for everyone.

Whether it's watching a sunset from a rooftop restaurant that overlooks our Mississippi River, taking in the culture that makes up the Quad Cities at summer festivals, or taking a bike ride along the riverbank on a crisp fall, morning, you will love the river and will quickly call it it home.

Explore and indulge in the many diverse experiences and adventures that await you on our bend of the Mississippi River, through tours, museums, special events, shopping districts, and other attractions that are favorites among the Quad Citizens.

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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 the Rock Island Arsenal Health Clinic Medical Director:

1. Directs and oversees all services at the Rock Island Arsenal Health Clinic, consisting of Occupational Health (OH), Industrial Hygiene, and Primary Care. Receives direct supervision from the Chief, Department of Primary Care, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH). Evaluation includes staff visits, discussions, and review of reports, records and correspondence.

2. Medical Director of the Rock Island Arsenal Health Clinic with a catchment of 7000. Provides direct and indirect oversight of 21 staff members both military and civilian including but not limited to: 1 nurse practitioner; 2 registered nurses; 3 licensed practical nurses; 1 medical support assistant; 2 health technicians; 2 medical records technicians; 3 industrial hygienists, 2 pharmacists; 1 pharmacy technician; 1 licensed clinical social worker; 1 TRICARE beneficiary counselor; 1IMD technician and 1 clinic NCOIC. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Provides technical oversight and guidance to staff member including the review of physical assessment and other examinations and treatments conducted by the Occupational Health staff. In consultation with the BACH Occupational Health, oversees occupational vision and hearing conservation program. Gives advice on both work and administrative matters. Develops performance plans and rates employees. Interviews candidates for subordinate positions; recommends hiring, promotion, or reassignments. Takes disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees; provides and/or arranges for needed development and training.

3. Advises the senior leadership at Rock Island as well as Fort Campbell and makes recommendations. Collaborates with local leadership to foster relationships, thereby inspiring trust of patients and community and supporting Soldier readiness. Supports the RIA Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC) initiative to improve the overall health and well-being of the installation. Ensures accountability and stewardship of personnel and resources.

4. Directs the implementation of regulations, standard operating procedures and other matters. Directly responsible for optimizing clinic performance, improving performance measures, increasing access to care, and is responsible for promoting other organizationally directed initiatives.

5. Evaluates the work performance of subordinates and mentors service members. Teaches and provides consultation to other healthcare providers as assigned. Participates in Continuing Medical Education (CME) and quality assurance activities as assigned.

As the Primary Care Physician:

1. Examines authorized beneficiaries to determine presence and extent of diseases, injuries, or conditions. Determines the need for a variety of diagnostic procedures, orders laboratory tests, x-rays, or other procedures necessary to complete medical facts on the case; interprets findings and tests results; makes diagnosis; prescribes course of treatment to include referral to another specialist, consultant, or hospital. Coordinates medical care with MEDDAC staff and civilian physicians within TRICARE rules and regulations. Provides clinical oversight of non-credentialed healthcare providers assisting with the provision of care. Position requires ECG initial interpretation and interpretation of basic radiographs. Performs Physical Examinations as needed for Active Duty, Reserve/Guard component Soldiers as needed. Provides medical profiles IAW AR 40-501. Participates in quality improvement, risk management, peer reviews, and infection control activities. Attends medical staff meetings as required.

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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