The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is seeking an outstandingphysician assistantto join our Primary Care Service team.He/she willfunction as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Assess the needs and plan intervention for individuals/families;
Facility the delivery of primary, acute and chronic health care;
Assists individuals/families to achieve optimal levels of health through collaboration with medical and health care professionals;
Exercises medical decision-making and provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for a specific group of patients;
Exhibits leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and findings from research and/or studies;
Involved in direct patient care, patient and family teaching, staff education and multidisciplinary consultations and collaborations.
Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill multi-symptomatic patients;
Maintains recognized Physician Assistant Standards of Practice and follows approved scope of practices;
Serves as a resource person for standards development in health care in the area of quality improvement concerns;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a to 4:30p, with extending hours occasionally on a rotating basis, few times a year. Extended hours are 8:00a to 6:30p on Tuesday and 8:00a to 2:30p on Saturdays with a day off during the week. Subject to change based on agency needs. Advance Practice Provder (Physician Assistant)/544-00995A
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education. The candidate must meet the following: (1) 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 (2) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited PA training program or in another health sciences related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Certification: (1) Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA. (2) 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. (3) If a PA's NCCPA certification is suspended, revoked or expires, the PA must be removed from the occupation which may result in termination of employment.
English Language Proficiency. PAs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: Primay Care, Family Practice.
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 Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8, Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?, Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeating bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.
1. CV or Resume. 2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible for consideration. Additionally, applicants who fail to provide a complete and detailed explanation in response to any question (28-37) in which your answer is "Yes" will also be rated ineligible for consideration. This response should be provided on a separate sheet of paper as instructed on the form. 3. Online Questionnaire. 4. Latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. Applicants will be rated ineligible if not submitted. 5. Copy of transcripts. 6. Copy of NCCPA certification
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 1910662.
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.