VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is recruiting a full-time Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to provide a full range of primary and preventative care services to our Veterans. This position is located at the Junction City Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Major duties include, but are not limited to:
Primary Care of Male and Female Veterans including routine Women's Health Care and Post Deployment
Initial and ongoing assessment of patient's medical, physical, and psychosocial conditions
Obtaining and documenting a comprehensive medical and psychological history and physical examination.
Ordering appropriate diagnostic tests.
Reviewing and interpreting laboratory tests and taking appropriate action
Formulating and recording diagnostic impressions
Appropriately referring patients to consultations at VA specialty clinics
Providing medical advice to patients and families and Coordinating care with community physicians and specialists that may also be caring for the Veteran
Managing chronic medical problems
Managing minor acute medical problems
Maintaining and entering medical notes and orders into the VA's electronic medical record system.
Work Schedule: Primarily day shift, 8:00am-4:30pm, 5 days per week.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician Assistant Scope of Practice
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Education. Applicants must be a graduate of a PA training program, or of a surgical assistant program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations; AND have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited PA training program or in another health sciences related field from an accredited college or university reccognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Certification. Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Phnysician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA. Note: Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by VA on a temporary basis (38 U.S.C. 7405), for a period not to exceed two years, as provided in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section G, Paragraph 5.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Preferred candidates will have experience providing comprehensive disability examinations. A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience is preferred.
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?, Heavy Lifting (45 pounds and over); Heavy Carrying (45 pounds and over); Straight pulling and/or Pushing (up to 6-8 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both Hands required; Walking (up to 6-8 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Sitting (up to 1 hour); Kneeling; Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Both legs required. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20; Hearing (aid permitted); Ability to hear whispered voice. Emotional stability. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1982880.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.