of the United States
by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA)
in spoken and written English
full and unrestricted license as a physician assistant in a State, Territory,
or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
in pain management
to work as a team and direct others work
Education - The candidate must meet one of
(1) A 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 the 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 the 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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE,
PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR
Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
Physical Requirements: Lifting; Reaching; Use of fingers; Both hands
required; Walking; Standing; Bending; Sitting in an office environment
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.