The Primary Care Physician Assistant practices general internal and/or family medicine.
* Primary evaluation of applicants for care at the medical center including history and physical examination, ordering of pertinent laboratory and radiology tests, and initial diagnosis and disposition of these patients.
* Obtain appropriate consultation from on-call specialists and communicate pertinent medical information to other health care providers/institutions.
* Enter all reports for incorporation into the computer patient record system (CPRS) on the day of the visit and will satisfy VHA and medical center policies and JCAHO requirement for documentation. The physician assistant must possess computer skills to access the computer patient record system (CPRS) utilized by the VA. Orientation to CPRS will be provided by the VA.
* Prescribe medications for patients according to the established drug formulary at this facility. Variance from the formulary should occur only when clinically indicated and in compliance with the procedures established.
* Any administrative requirement for referral and/or transfer to another medical facility will be completed by VA personnel and approved by the ACOS/Primary Care, Chief of Staff or designee prior to transfer.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
A. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
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.
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 for a period not to exceed two years.
D. English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Standard.
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-8 Physician Assistant Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requiresdriving, walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying light items such as paper, books, and charts. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*DD-214 *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript VA Form 10-2850C - Application for Associated Health Occupations
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1959369.
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.