Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1044688

 

  • Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

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?

As a VA professional, 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.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/   .  

NOTE:   Please submit all required documents.   Failure to submit required documents may result in loss of further consideration.

 

Your salary and grade will be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB).  The PSB is a peer review process.  The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.

 

THIS VACANCY IS BEING ADVERTISED TO BE FILLED BY EITHER A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (THIS ANNOUNCEMENT) OR A NURSE PRACTIONER (SEPERATE ANNOUNCEMENT).  THERE IS ONLY ONE (1) VACANCY IN MEDICINE (GASTRO) SERVICE.  .  

Duties

This Physician Assistant  provides support to Gastroenterology physicians throughout a variety of clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health areas.  Working closely with the other Gatroenterology staff, the incumbent will play a key role in the development and improvement of clinical programs in areas including, diagnostic and interventional GI procedures, Hepatitis C, and general gastroenterology. 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT)

*Follow-up on clinic patient care issues.

*Coordination of GI procedures, including those requiring conscious sedation.

*Conduct selective diagnostic tests or endoscopic procedures with physician assistance, guidance and/or advise immediately available.

*Foster patient trust and confidence through integrity, knowledge, teaching, availability and continuity. 

*Assesses and implements treatment for a variety of common outpatient gastroenterological conditions, with the assistance, corroboration and advise of s staff gastroenterologist in weekly GI and Hepatitis Clinics.

*Reviews patient medical records thoroughly, integrates information into diagnostic and therapeutic plan in consultation with staff gastrenterologist.

*Makes appropriate referrals for patient-specific consultation services.

*Provides follow-up lab results and other tests to patients.

*Always presents and discusses cases and plans with an attending staff gastroenterologist.  Notes MUST BE SIGNED by physician staff within seven (7) days in accordance with the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners Rules and Regulations for Certifications and Practice by Physician Assistants.

*Schedules, assists, or conducts non invasive Gastroenterology tests.

*Demonstrates practical knowledge and experience identifying indications and contraindications of diagnostic testing.

*Identifies possible complications of flexible sigmoidoscopies and other gastroenterological procedures and responds appropriately.

*Identifies age-related healthcare barriers and develops plans to continue to effectively implement care and teaching plans.

*Maintains thoughtful, considerate, and appropriate relationships with patients, colleagues and staff.

 

 

Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday 0800-1630

 

This is a Bargaining Unit Position

 

There is no Recruitment/Relocation Incentive Authorized for this position.

 

 

 

 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No