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    The Physician Assistant (PA) provides direct clinical services at the Texas City/Galveston CBOCs for the ACOS-CBOCs. The PA works within the Mental Health Service Line primarily in the outpatient clinic, providing specialty mental health services to the Veterans in the community. The PA will adhere to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice and demonstrate leadership when providing patient care.

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    The psychiatric PA's duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Provide mental health specialty care to adults in the General Mental Health Clinic which includes psychiatric screening/evaluation, completing a full psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, psychiatric medication management, counseling/education & coordination of the veteran's overall mental health care & treatment for a diagnostically diverse population.
    • Management of patient care with a prescription of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
    • Routinely collaborates with supervising physician & members of the inter-professional care team to assure patient data is shared with appropriate staff.
    • Order, interpret, & perform interventions based on diagnostic studies including certain radiology and laboratory studies.
    • Collaborate with members on the interdisciplinary team related to coordinating the patient's mental health care & treatment planning.
    • Collaborate with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; & providing a full range of care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems.
    • Communicate with patients, families, caregivers, & other disciplines to identify, analyze, & resolve problems affecting patient care.
    • Perform ongoing review & data collection from the electronic medical record to assess compliance with quality care performance measures.
    • Provides education & counseling of patients & families in preventative care, medical conditions & prescribed treatments & drugs; & other duties as assigned.
    • Performs preventive health activities (including intradermal testing).
    • Orders appropriate prosthetic devices & medical equipment.
    • Experience in quality assessment & improvement activities
    • Ability to coordinate the resolution of bio-ethical issues with patients, families, & significant others.
    • Excellent communication skills as well as the ability to correspond & report in a timely manner.
    • Ability to utilize sound judgment in making administrative decisions including the ability to accurately interpret & implement VAMC policies.
    • Demonstrated dependability and flexibility.
    • Computer literacy for data input and retrieval required.
    • Familiarity with DHCP/CPRS preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and make highly competent professional judgments and decisions, as well as evidence of solid clinical acumen.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am until 4:30 pm; No alternate work schedule available.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0603 Physician Assistant

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