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Physician (Radiology-Diagnostic)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Tacoma, WA
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Jul 20, 2024

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Physician (Radiology-Diagnostic)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, its affiliated clinics and dental clinic are located at Fort Lewis, Washington, near the city of Tacoma. Madigan AMC is one of only three designated Level Two trauma centers within the U.S. Medical Command.

Tacoma is a progressive city of 200,000 nestled between Seattle and the state capital of Olympia. The region offers the attractions of larger metropolitan areas, with a hometown feel. World-class museums, hotels and theaters draw thousands to downtown Tacoma while the shores of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier inspire outdoor enthusiasts. The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Emerald Downs Racetrack, Emerald Queen Casino, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Lakewold Gardens, and the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad represent a small sampling of the region's varied entertainment options. The city offers excellent schools, universities, parks, festivals and regional shopping centers.

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
Madigan Army Medical Center
Joint Base Lewis McChord


MAJOR DUTIES: Serves as board certified radiologist with responsibility for the full range of cases, including the most difficult, in the radiology field. Participates in training of radiology and other clinical specialty residents, and contributes to clinical and basic research.

1. Provision of Direct Patient Care/Technical Requirements:

Obtains history for general radiographic diagnoses, carrying out appropriate physical examination if necessary, obtaining indicated laboratory test results, and assessing severity of illness. Provides full formal counseling with patients if necessary, thoroughly documenting all aspects of the encounter in the Medical Treatment Record. Contacts patients and referring physicians to provide results of studies and tests. Utilizes specialty-unique imaging technology in the diagnostic evaluation of patients with complex problems using special procedures as Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound (US).

Oversees the radiographic examination, ensuring the correct radiographic procedures are conducted. Evaluates and interprets radiographs within the Department of Radiology in accordance with established principles, practices and ethics of both the medical profession and the American College of Radiology. Determines if cases should be referred to other specialists for review.

Performs fluoroscopic and special radiographic procedures to include but not limited to plain film radiology including fluoroscopy, Mammography, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Interventional, IVP's, Angiography, Computerized Tomography, Chest and Pediatric Radiology. Interprets radiographic results and prepares reports on various forms of diagnostic procedures. Consults with other staff radiologists and physicians, as required. Has patient responsibility within the Department during the time patients are present for examination, including overall supervision of critically ill patients and provision of emergency treatment and resuscitation measures when necessary.

Accomplishes special quality assurance studies and peer reviews. Provides advice, professional consultation/opinions and written technical studies and professional reviews in support of the various boards and committees within MAMC. Attends Department or Hospital Board committee meetings as Tumor Board. Investigates new procedures and diagnostic techniques in radiology to improve or modify diagnostic capabilities. (5

2. Academic Requirements:

Provides training in the specialty of Diagnostic Radiology to Radiology residents, other Department physicians and the medical students. Provides daily instruction in Radiology to these groups, this will usually be accomplished by joint performance and interpretation of studies with the Radiology Residents. Responsible for reviewing and overseeing the radiology activities of Radiology residents assigned to the incumbent and shall co-sign all examination reports produced by the residents working under his/her technical guidance.

Provides special review sessions including film conferences for senior residents preparing for their oral boards (from approximately March to June) on a rotating basis with the other Radiology staff. Participates in the Mock Oral Board Examination for residents held annually preparing and administering examination cases to the resident in the format of the American Board of Radiologists (ABR) oral board examination.

Provides didactic lectures and/or film conferences with the Radiology residents, other Department or Medical Center physicians and medical students. Participates in, or attends, a minimum of 75% of the Department of Radiology conferences.

As required, organizes a curriculum schedule for one month of the year based upon a subject, which he/she is assigned. These subjects are based upon the sections of the American board of Radiology Oral Examination. The curriculum format will follow that which is established by the Chairman, Department of Radiology, in accordance with the departmental standard operating procedure(s). The curriculum month will consist of two conferences per day and will include staff lectures, case conferences, visiting consultant lectures, physics, Journal Club, and administrative lectures, etc.

Actively participates in research activities within the Department both by initiating his/her own studies and by serving as mentor for residents and fellows in their research activities. Direction for this research activity may originate with the incumbent or from the Chief Department of Radiology. Assistance will be given to residents in the preparation of papers for presentation and/or publication.

Performs other duties as assigned


Degree: 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).

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training.

Licensure/Certification: 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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