Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 680162100
The Syracuse VAMC is seeking a Primary Care Physician Assistant. Primary duties are to provide short-term primary care coverage services for women veterans, as well as Maternity Care Coordination. This position may require intermittent travel to Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC). This is a Temporary Position Not To Exceed 04/19/2024 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. Preferred Experience: Women's health 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician Assistant under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. ["GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNED DUTIES Primary duties are to provide short-term primary care coverage services for women veterans, as well as Maternity Care Coordination. Coverage is provided by both virtual (primarily VVC or CVT) and in-person means to support an interprofessional primary care team in the VHA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. This position may require intermittent travel to Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC). Major Duties and Responsibilities A. Clinical Functions: The incumbent will provide direct patient care and work in collaboration with the expanded healthcare team (PACT MSA and nursing staff, social worker, dietician, clinical pharmacists, behavioral health clinician) to oversee and coordinate medical care for women veterans. Major Duties of this position may include, but are not limited to: Coverage for short-term Designated Women's Health Provider absences (one week or less), both scheduled and unscheduled in Syracuse and CBOCs. Responsibilities while providing coverage include: Participation in team communication with the PACT MSA, LPN and RN, including daily team huddles and timely response to team communication via Microsoft Teams, Email, telephone Prescription of medications within defined scope of practice Ordering of diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms Reviewing need for and ordering health promotion and disease prevention measures Initiating and responding to consultations, special tests and studies Providing education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Serving as a surrogate to receive View Alerts and Secure Messages assigned to a PACT provider Completion of patient forms Urgent care for women veterans in the Women's Wellness Center and Syracuse non-DWHP (Designated Women's Health Provider) panels when the primary provider is unavailable. Maternity Care Coordination for pregnant veterans within the Syracuse catchment area Maternity visits for women veterans assigned to non-DWHP panels Routine GYN care for women veterans assigned to Syracuse non-DWHP panels, as requested via consult placement. Teaching/Education Nurse Practitioner Students (Primary Care Women's Health education) Women's Health-focused training for DWHPs Maintain training requirements as a DWHP The practice emphasizes evidence-based medicine, primary and secondary preventative medicine, the use of computerized medical record system and continuous quality improvement based on individualized provider data. The float provider will be required to attend staff meetings, and complete peer review evaluations. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: M-F 07:30 to 4:00\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.