Job Title:Physician Assistant (Morehead City CBOC)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:VHA-558-13-DU-909535-MP
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/ Per Year|
|Thursday, June 13, 2013 to
Wednesday, July 03, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Morehead City, NC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 909535
OUR MISSION: 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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Durham VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Physician Assistant for the Morehead (CBOC) for Ambulatory Care Services. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
NO RELOCATION AND/OR RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE AUTHORIZED.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointments of persons with disabilities i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30%or more.
- U.S. Citizenship
- Full unrestricted Licensure required.
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- English Language Proficiency required.
DUTIES:Back to top
The Morehead City Clinic is an off-site, clinic that serves to meet the primary care needs of the veteran population. This position may also be filled by a Nurse Practitioner.
Morehead City provides:
· Primary care services for veterans in and around Morehead City, North Carolina.
· Behavioral Health services including individual, group and family counseling.
· Handicapped Accessible: full and easy access for all veterans.
· Personal Care: Highly qualified primary care providers, specialty care referrals to the Durham VA Medical Center.
· Laboratory: Blood drawing services available.
· Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail or My HealtheVet.
The Physician Assistant practices general medicine with a focus on community based outpatient clinical care. Approximately 90% of his or her time is dedicated to developing and maintaining an interdisciplinary approach to the direct care of general medicine clinic patients.
This mid-level independently follows his or her own panel of general medicine patients, functioning as their primary care provider. This primary care/gatekeeper role is incumbent with a high degree of responsibility and independence.
The location of the CBOC away from the Medical Center means that assessment skills and breadth of knowledge must be superior. In addition, he or she must be a highly effective communicator in order to negotiate with consultants at the VAMC regarding the triaging of patients he or she refers. These skills are required at a level that exceeds that of VAMC-based mid-level provider.
Because of the highly integrative approach used in community based outpatient clinics, Mid-level must work closely with his or her colleagues and must serve as a leader in developing processes to improve care and satisfaction.
Enrolls patients in active Ambulatory Care research protocols and completes follow-up visits with required studies as appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Grade and salary to be determined by the Professional Standards Board
* Note: This position requires the completion of a Dependent Credentialing process (Vetpro)
- Must be a citizen of the United States.
- Must have a bachelors degree from a Physician Assistant Training Program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) OR 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 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 corpsmen, 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.
- Must be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
- Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d), 7407(d).
· Minimum 2 years experience in Outpatient clinic environment
· Demonstrated evidence of leadership potential with an emphasis on skills in interpersonal relationships, program development, critical thinking, and problem solving
· Documented evidence of successful professional practice with progressively complex positions/assignments/surgical procedures.
· Demonstrated ability to use computer systems in support of patient care delivery.
· Demonstrated excellence in written/verbal communication, time management and working with an interdisciplinary team.
· Prior VA experience.
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.
The Nurse Practitioner is required to meet the physical standards as outlined on the OF 178 Certificate of Medical Examination (Attachment A). The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring Veterans and objects may be required. Staff may be required to don protective equipment in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. They may also be exposed to Veterans who are combative, secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.