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MEDCOM Physician (Anesthesiology) in JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Physician (Anesthesiology) Joint Base San Antonio

Time to invest in some new footwear because if you’re San Antonio-bound, you’d better show up in boots! The Alamo City is one of the military’s most envied postings and is often referred to as “Military City USA”. Low cost of living, affordable homes, and the lack of state tax on retirement income are a few financial perks to living and retiring in this Texas city. A robust job market that seems partial to government and defense/security contracting ensures employment opportunities for spouses or transitioning service members. San Antonio is the country’s seventh fastest growing city yet has somehow managed to retain a “small town feel.” Quality schools and friendly locals (most with military ties) are additional perks to living in San Antonio.

Some things you should know before you get here: trucks are the norm (the bigger, the better), love for The Spurs (NBA) runs deep, the H-E-B obsession is real (it’s a grocery store), rodeos are life, and don’t call it “San Antone”—that’s just wrong. The community boasts a vibrant Hispanic population, and enhances everything from the food, to the music, to community events. You don’t necessarily need to speak Spanish to get around, but you’d better know how to say barbacoa, tamales, and cascarones.

Name brand shopping (IKEA is the latest arrival of note), restaurants, and all variety of entertainment all add to San Antonio’s quality of life. SeaWorld, the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and downtown museums are all fun outings for kids and families. Tube or kayak down a river, play or fish in the lakes, or relax by San Antonio’s famous downtown River Walk. Museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks—remember The Alamo?—round out San Antonio’s cultural offerings. Tex-mex cuisine arguably originated here, and some up and coming culinary trendsetters are making a name for themselves in the Pearl District downtown, alongside several notable breweries.

San Antonio has over 300 days of sunshine with some hot summers, mild winters and pleasant spring and fall seasons. San Antonio is in Bexar County (it’s pronounced “BEAR”) in south central Texas, and is just south of the gorgeous Hill Country. It’s only about two hours from Austin, the beach, or the desert.

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.



Works under the supervision of the Chief, Anesthesia. The Chief, Anesthesia determines caseload, teaching assignments, administrative assignments and work schedule. The incumbent exercises independent judgment and skills commensurate with contemporary anesthetic practice. The quality of professional and administrative work will be evaluated utilizing quality assurance principles, policies, and regulations as mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals and as structured by appropriate Army and local regulations and policies.


As a professional in the field of anesthesiology is assigned the full range of cases in the field. The physician is licensed to practice medicine as an Anesthesiologist and is credentialed by Brooke Army Medical Center to provide the services described.

  1. Provides anesthesia services to all categories and types of patients requiring surgical or procedural intervention at Brooke Army Medical Center. Provides anesthesia services for general surgery, gynecology, ear/nose/throat, neurosurgery, oral surgery, obstetrics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, vascular surgery, trauma and burn-trauma. Performs the most advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures without professional direction. Assignments involve the full range of cases and problems including the very difficult. Responsible for making treatment recommendations for the full treatment regimen involving knowledge of new techniques or the use of prolonged or complicated procedures or advanced and delicate skills. Participates in the handling of other catastrophic problems where the skills of an anesthesiologist are also applicable, e.g., drug overdoses, cardiac arrest, and respiratory problems. Supervises the administration of anesthesia by nurse anesthetist to include their performance; 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. Incumbent is responsible for accurate completion of required forms, reports, and medical records. Reviews anesthetic records and charts of personnel supervised to assure proper professional quality control. Performs administrative tasks as delegated by the service chief.

  2. Serves as adjunct faculty for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Responsible for teaching and counseling of medical students rotating through the Anesthesiology Service in the proper administration of anesthesia. Teaches all aspects of anesthesia to medical students, residents, student nurse anesthetists, and other anesthesia staff as required. Participates in Continuing Medical Education.

  3. Provides anesthesia consultation to the medical, surgical, and anesthesia staff as requested or required. Ensures the operating room's prompt and safe accomplishment of its mission. Efficiently and fairly schedules and allots operating room time to the surgical specialties. Helps direct and administrate the responsibilities of the BAMC Anesthesia Service. Coordinates the Operating Room Services with physicians, nurses and technicians. Maintain high level of quality assurance.. Helps function as ward officer for Surgical Recovery Room.


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.

ID: 2023-7218

Recruitment Bonus: Negotiable

Student Loan Repayment: No

External Company Name: Defense Health Agency Civilian Corps, Falls Church, VA

External Company URL: http://www.civilianmedicaljobs.com/

Post End Date: 6/30/2023