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Job Title:Physician Assistant (TeleDerm)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:AH-13-DTH-840154

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$61,513.00 to $97,944.00 / Per Year


Thursday, February 21, 2013 to Thursday, March 07, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Dallas, TX United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas VA Medical Center, is recruiting for a full-time Physician Assistant in Dermatology Section, Medical Service.


VACANCY ID: 840154

POSITION TITLE: Physician Assistant (TeleDerm) VN-0603-00/00



When someone says, “play ball” in Dallas, the natural response is, “which one?”  Dallas is one of only a few cities to have teams in six major professional team sports:  the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball, the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, and professional soccer’s FC Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn).  Throw in the mix the Mesquite Rodeo, Texas Motor Speedway, Lone Star Park Racetrack, and NCAA Division I athletics in more than a dozen sports, and you can see that Dallas is a city that likes to play, and likes to play it all!

The Dallas VA Medical Center is located approximately 8 miles south of downtown Dallas.  Located between two major interstates, I-45 to the east and I-35 to the west, and with a new Dart station in front makes this hospital very accessible.  We offer ample shopping centers and restaurants; two airports; the arts, gardens, zoos, and theme parks.  The Metroplex offers a variety of sports activities for the amateur sports enthusiast, and six major professional teams.


If you are interested in working at one of the largest and most complex medical centers in the country and living in an exciting metropolitan area, make Dallas VA Medical Center your first choice!   




  • U.S. Citizenship
  • PA Training and/or Education
  • Current NCCPA Certification
  • BLS certification


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VA North Texas Healthcare System, Dallas VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Physician Assistant to perform duties in TeleDermatology, under the Dermatology Section. This position requires a minimum of two years experience in medical/surgical and at least one year working with patients in an ambulatory care environment.  While previous experience in dermatology or telemedicine is a plus, it is not a requirement since training will be provided to a considerable degree in the first year.  Aptitudes for visual diagnosis, compassionate care, communication skills, and team work in busy clinics are paramount.  Professional practice includes demonstrated skills in managing complex patients in an acute care setting.  Applicants must have demonstrated skill in collaborating with other team members to include technical and professional staff across the continuum of care.  The applicant must be knowledgeable of computer systems, and be skilled in teaching patients and families regarding dermatology procedures.


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All applicants must meet the following requirements:


Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)


Certification: Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

The candidate must meet one of the following:


1)  Bachelors Degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); OR


2)  Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by ARC-PA and a bachelors degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; OR


3)  Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician.  The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years.


(Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)


Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use.

Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.

New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.

Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.

Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one or two year probationary period.

38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

NCCPA certification is required (this is also a condition of continued employment).


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your qualification.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.   



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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.    Your Cirriculum Vitae (CV) with professional accomplishments or resume

2.    A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3.    Application (VA Form 10-2850C)

4.    Declaration of Federal Employment

5.    Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS ( to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you. 


 US Citizens or Current/Former Federal Employees

·    Resume or Cirriculum Vitae (CV)

·    VA Form 10-2850C

·    OF 306

·    Copy of college transcripts

·    Questionnaire

·    Any other supporting documentation if desired


·    For current or former federal employees: Copy of your latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your career status


Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

·    Copy of your DD-214. Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at


Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


Daniel Harper
Phone: (214)857-1685
Fax: (214)857-1678
Agency Information:
VHA North Texas HCS Dallas
Department of Veterans Affairs
4500 South Lancaster Road
Dallas, TX
75216- Fax: (214)857-1678


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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