Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 870173870173

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

As a VA physician assistant, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

This position is located at the Surgical Service, Alaska VA Healthcare System, Anchorage, Alaska.

Job Summary:  General Orthopedic clinical evaluation and treatment; surgical assistant to the Orthopedic Surgeon.  The Anchorage VA is a stand-alone Outpatient Clinic with no inpatient services but does provide Outpatient surgical services including OR procedures.  673rd Medical Group is a Joint-Venture Facility and necessary inpatient and Operating Room services may be provided there.  No weekend duty is involved.  There is no on-call activity with this position.  Community Based Outpatient Clinic Travel will be required

Alaska - Where else can you enjoy amazing wildlife, breathtaking glaciers, and midnight summer baseball? Alaska offers vistas and natural wonder to fill a lifetime with comfortable summer temperatures and midnight sun.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are", our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physician assistants) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


Functions as a dependent care provider who is highly skilled in the management and the diseases of the musculoskeletal system.  The Anchorage Orthopedic Service functions as an outpatient orthopedic clinic providing routine orthopedic clinic care and outpatient surgical services in the operating room.  Inpatient and outpatient procedures are also provided at the 673rd Medical Group.  Splinting, casting experience and knowledge of Orthopedic braces required.

The Orthopedic PA practices and implements current safety policies and procedures and implements opportunities to improve environmental and operational safety per JCAHO guidelines. 

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.