- Proof of current valid licensure is required.
- Citizenship: Citizen of the United States
- Physical Standards: See detailed description below
- English Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
The candidate must possess excellent problem-solving, communication, systems thinking and organizational skills.
A minimum of one year of PA experience.
30wpm with 95% accuracy typing ability.
BASIC QUALIFICATION FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:
(1) Citizen of the United States
(2) English Language Proficiency - PAs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
(3) Certification - As of March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA) is a requirements for employment. This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.
(4) Physical Requirements - see detailed description below.
(5) Education or Training: The candidate must meet one of the following:
A bachelor's degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or
Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the 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 the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, 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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Physical Requirements: Light carrying less than 15 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking one hour; mostly sitting; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other eye; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted), working with hands in water; working closely with others; and protracted or irregular hours of work.
* Applicants must meet any physical, language, certification, or degree requirements.
* Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
* New appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability.
* An OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, must be submitted prior to appointment. This form is available at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of306.pdf.
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.
Conditions of Employment: Within 30 days after hire, you are required to obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association. It is highly desirable that this certification is obtained prior to employment.
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.