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Physician (Family Practice)

Defense Health Agency
Wright-patterson Afb, Ohio
Posted Date
Jul 11, 2024

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Family Medicine
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Physician (Family Medicine)
Welcome to Wright-Patterson AFB , located about 14 miles outside of downtown Dayton, Ohio. The area in the immediate vicinity of Wright-Patterson AFB and the nearby Dayton area offers a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities for people of all ages.
Dayton, Ohio is the Birthplace of Aviation and so much more! In Dayton and Montgomery County, you will find big-city amenities with Midwestern charm and affordability. Dayton is home to the Wright Brothers , the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park , and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force , the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state's most visited free tourist attraction!

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:



Duty 1:

Serves as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) team member providing comprehensive outpatient care for
over 1,500 TRICARE Prime enrolled beneficiaries as well as TRICARE for Life and space available beneficiaries
ranging from newborn to geriatric age presenting with complex and interdependent acute and chronic conditions.
These conditions include, but are not limited to the management of: insulin & non-insulin requiring diabetes mellitus,
hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritic conditions, cancer
diagnosis/management/surveillance, physical and/or extremity injuries, as well as acute and chronic
psychiatric/psychological disorders. Provides Pre-and Post Deployment health assessments as well as Preventive Health
Assessments (PHA). Addresses, manages, and documents medical issues pertaining to the Personnel Reliability Program
(PRP), Security Clearances, Overseas Clearances, Pre-Confinement evaluations, Line of Duty Determination (LOD), and
Occupational and fitness for duty medical evaluations -- all of which will be performed for active duty, reserve, and
National Guard members as well as eligible civilian, DoD, and dependent beneficiaries. Provides direct primary outpatient
care to include gynecologic, prenatal obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric care. Performs ambulatory surgical procedures
including but not limited to: casting/splinting, suturing, excisional skin biopsies, vasectomies, and flexible sigmoidoscopies.
(The range of outpatient procedures that may be performed include Loop Excision Electrocautery Procedure (LEEP),
colposcopy with biopsies, flexible sigmoidoscopy, nasopharyngoscopy, exercise treadmill testing, microexcisional
dermatologic techniques, colonoscopy, esophagoduodenocopy, vasectomy, trigger point injection, joint aspiration and
injections, joint splinting and casting, multiple layer skin closures, etc.). Orders and interprets diagnostic and testing
procedures to include laboratory and radiological examinations. Ensures appropriate follow-up and documentation of all
clinical and diagnostic procedures IAW the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), The Joint
Commission (TJC), and Health Services Inspection (HSI) guidelines. Formulates full treatment and management regimens
based on sound diagnoses consistent with current and/or evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Due to the possible
lack of consistent medical specialty support caused by deployment requirements, may be required to provide some subspecialty
services within current granted privileges to patients encountered. Coordinates with facility and community
resources to provide multi-disciplinary comprehensive care to all patients, taking into account factors such as new and/or
emerging procedures and techniques and the patient's personal history, as well as information gained through diagnostic
tests. Provides advice by telephone and/or in person to other physicians, non-physician providers, and nursing and paraprofessional
staff on the care of patients with urgent, emergent, and non-urgent medical problems. Documents clinical
encounters and patient instructions into the medical record via current electronic medical record system and prepares
appropriate clinical narrative summaries for both civilian and military occupational programs in a timely manner.

Provides clinical and administrative services to the PCMH team. Facilitates full spectrum of professional and patient
care activities for the PCMH team. Participates in the evaluation of how the team provides care through a continuum,
thereby facilitating the achievement of efficient, high quality, and cost-effective healthcare. Guides and provides counsel to
PCMH team personnel to include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical technicians, and administrative
personnel. Provides input and guidance on clinical aspects and/or resolves issues relating to the management of the
provider templates to ensure access-to-care standards are met. For an enrolled population, provides interpretation of
population-based health assessments in order to identify strategies for effective resource utilization, disease management,
case management, and preventive health.

Serves as member of the professional medical staff and complies with hospital plans and policies to meet accrediting
agencies' (AAAHC or TJC) requirements. Participates in continuing education programs to update and maintain skills
and knowledge in accordance with MTF and unit policies including department in-services education. Actively participates
and contributes to medical oversight activities to include peer review programs. Serves as clinical preceptor for other
professional providers, which may include other Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, etc. Participates in
hospital/clinic committee work as determined by the Chief of the Medical Staff commensurate with other physicians of the
same specialty performing like duties (i.e., Credentials, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Population Health, Occupational Health
committees, and other such activities). Provides professional guidance concerning unit/MTF policies and/or operating

Participates in local disaster training exercises as directed by the Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) or MTF
Commander; responds to real-world disaster situations. Participates in local disaster training exercises to maintain
preparedness levels. Responds to assigned MTF in real-world disaster to facilitate primary care delivery in the face of an
emergent local situation. Coordinates with local, state, and county medical emergency personnel to execute primary care
delivery in accordance with the assigned facility's Medical Contingency Response Plan (MCRP).

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.





  • 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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3130 General Hudnell Drive
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