Company:  Defense Health Agency Civilian Corps, Falls Church, VA
Location: Tacoma
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

Physician (Anesthesiology) Tacoma, Washington


Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Puget Sound, in Washington State, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is near the city of Lakewood, 10 minutes from Tacoma and 20 minutes from Olympia, the state capitol. JBLM is situated in a key location along Interstate 5, allowing easy access to Sea-Tac Airport and to the deep-water ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Although the Army and Air Force missions have changed over the years, one thing has not changed—the natural setting of the base. Majestic Mount Rainier looms on the horizon, towering over the other peaks of the Cascade Range. From the mountains to the deep waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, the local areas abound in natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and now sports are a way of life in Washington State.


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 an expert in the field of anesthesiology is assigned the full range of cases in the field. The physician is licensed to practice medicine in the State of Washington, board eligible or certified, and is credentialed by MAMC to provide the services described.

1. Provides contemporary regional and general anesthesia care including pediatric, geriatric patients; obstetric anesthesia; and anesthesia for all surgical specialties at Madigan Army Medical Center in a variety of surgical patients (general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, ear/nose/throat, urology, oral surgery, opthalmology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and neurosurgery). Supervises the administration of anesthesia by nurse anesthetists; administers anesthesia to patients whose condition poses a particular anesthetic difficulty. Administers appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Oversees the activities of the recovery room and administers appropriate drug and respiratory therapy in the recovery room setting. Implements the proper use of mechanical ventilators in the recovery room, and as necessary in the intensive care units. Provides consultation regarding preoperative preparation, intro and postoperative anesthetic management, and treatment of chronic pain patients. Performs administrative tasks as delegated by the service chief. (70%)

2. Instructs nurse anesthesia students, physicians, interns, and physicians rotating through the Anesthesiology Service in the proper administration of anesthesia. Assumes a teaching role in the student anesthetist program and the continuing education program for graduate nurse anesthetists. (3O%)

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.


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