Job Title:Physician Assistant (Orthopedic)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:NCMD13698910962497D
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to
Tuesday, October 01, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Fort Lee, VA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
Duty location: You will be working in the Clinical Services, Specialty Care Division, Orthopedic Clinic at Fort Lee in Richmond, VA.
Richmond is a flourishing cultural community
enhanced by first-class museums and universities, its own symphony,
professional ballet and opera, and numerous theater companies and art
galleries. The region offers easy access to the ocean, mountains, and D.C.
Residents enjoy trendy boutiques and restaurants, numerous sports and
entertainment attractions, historic landmarks, and one of the nations largest
river park systems. The city is consistently rated among the Best Places to
Live in America.
Who May Apply:
- Moving expenses may be paid
- National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination
- Up to 5% business travel required
- A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Physician Assistant (Orthopedic), you will:
- Evaluate and treat patients with emergency and routine orthopedic consultations.
- Initiate therapy and provide follow-up care to orthopedic patients.
- Prescribe medications approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
- Assign work, establish priorities, and set objectives for the clinic.
- Identify training and developmental needs of employees, and provide for such training.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- Degree: Graduation from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors, at a college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
- Certification: This position requires successful completion of the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education (CME) and re-certification.
- Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-11) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which includes evaluating and treating orthopedic patients with emergency and routine consultations, reviewing medical records, ordering appropriate medical tests, and prescribing medications.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Skill in patient care
- Knowledge of orthopedics
- Ability to lead
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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- If you are a male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Direct Deposit of pay is required.
- You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.
- Personnel Security Investigation required.
- Successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination is required.
- This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
- This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 (Condition of employment for certain Civilian positions identified as Critical under the Department of Army Drug-Free Workplace Program) requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.
screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions
with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other
immunizations depending on the type of position.
- Selected applicant must provide documents for credentialing.
- All health care providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification. Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.