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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

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

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$57,222.00 to $109,611.00 / Per Year


Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Wednesday, July 03, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Morehead City, NC United StatesView Map


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 .  




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.


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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.


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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 bachelor’s 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 bachelor’s 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.

Veterans' Preference:

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


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.

Physical Standards

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.


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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 .


This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis.  Upon satisfactory completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

Our Vet Center was opened in 1985 with 2,385 sq ft., The Vet Center serves twenty-eight counties in Eastern North Carolina including several military bases.  Since its inception, the Vet Center has provided over 130,000 visits.  The Vet Center staff members are all veterans; six out of seven with combat tours in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  The staff members work very closely with the VA Medical Center in support of those who served in the Global War on Terrorism.

Vet Centers guide veterans’ re-entry into civilian life by providing readjustment counseling, information about the VA system, and direction toward veteran's benefits and existing VA medical facilities.  Vet Centers provide these services in an attempt to facilitate a more positive adjustment to civilian life.  Readjustment counseling services (individual, group, and significant other) are available for any eligible veteran.


Vet Centers serve veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care for veterans, families, and communities.  Services include, but are not limited to, professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, and brokering of services with community agencies.  Vet Centers also serve as a link for the veteran to other services in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4,6, or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly- appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.



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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen 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.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

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

If you cannot apply online:

Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.

  1. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .
  2. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  3. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
  4. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
  5. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  6. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  CV or Resume.

2.   VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations(Available at (required).

3.   OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

4.  If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at

5.   If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

6.   Credentialing release of information authorization.


Monica M. Parker
Phone: (919)286-0411x6901
Agency Information:
Thank You, NC


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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