Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 710606200
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Physician Assistant Basic Requirements Master's degree in any discipline or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience as a Physician Assistant ~AND~ Successfully passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) (or are you in the process to taking the exam) ~AND~ Currently hold, or will hold, a full and unrestricted license to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. Grade Determinations:In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates:(1) Physician Assistant-I (PA-I) (a) Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements. (2) Physician Assistant-II (PA-II) (a) Experience and Education. i. Two years of successful practice as a PA. OR ii. Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program sponsored by VHA Office of Academic Affiliations or other postgraduate residency programs accredited by VA, ARC-PA, U.S. Armed Forces, or another accrediting agency. OR iii. A doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (3) Physician Assistant-III (PA-III) PAs at the PA-III grade are at the full performance level and lead and organize patient care independently, practice within multi-disciplinary teams, and coordinate all aspects of patient care across the health care system. (a) Experience and Education. i. Three years of successful practice as a PA. OR ii. Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program sponsored by VHA Office of Academic Affiliations or other postgraduate residency programs accredited by VA, ARC-PA, U.S. Armed Forces, or another accrediting agency and one year of professional practice as a PA. OR iii. A doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and one year of professional practice as a PA. (4) Physician Assistant-IV (PA-IV) Positions may include but are not limited to: Facility or Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Lead PA, Facility PA Education Lead, PA Residency Program Director, or other Clinical and/or Administrative leadership assignments. (a)Experience: Requires five years of experience (5) Physician Assistant-V (PA-V). PA positions at this grade may include but are not limited to: VISN or VHA Central Office (VHACO) leadership or administrative positions that involve a high level of strategic planning of programs that cross integrated service lines and/or disciplines. (a) Experience. PAs at this level require six years of experience that includes assignments that involved directing and evaluating complex patient care or administrative programs, services or operations for a healthcare system or at multiple sites. The full performance level of this vacancy is VN-III. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of I to III. Preferred Experience: Completion of Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Board Certification is preferred but not mandatory. Previous work in Women's Health background would be preferred but not required. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Light lifting (15 lbs. and under); Light carrying (15 lbs. and under); use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid, mental, and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. Duties include but are not limited to: Supporting the health, welfare, and dignity of female Veterans and their families by ensuring equal access to timely, sensitive, and quality care. Performs and records history and physical examinations and records data from clinic visits. Possesses comprehensive knowledge of women's healthcare, including established professional, community or regulatory standards. Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient. Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted protocols, physician supervisor recommendations or standing orders. Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in accordance with OBVAMC credentialing, Federal and State Law, and VHA Regulations. Processes view alerts and all other patient notifications in a timely manner, critical alert within 48 hours, and moderate alerts within 14 days. Generally, does not allow view alerts and other notifications to exceed accumulation of more than 100. Effectively addresses abnormal alert values. Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill multisymptomatic patients. Consults other specialties as appropriate for patient management, according to service agreements. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Available PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Available Financial Discloser Report: Not required Not Available EDRP Authorized: Contact, Robert Knudsen, Robert.email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.