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    THIS IS AN OPEN AND CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT AND HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM THE ORIGINAL CLOSING DATE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED OR THE CLOSING DATE, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO WEEKS.

    The Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System (SNHS) is recruiting for a Physician Assistant in the outpatient/inpatient setting; specifically coordinating the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator mode of therapy.

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    Responsibilities

    The PA will meet the VA expectations as a member of the medical staff adhering to Medical By-Laws, rules of the Medical Staff and practice under approved clinical privileges or scope of practice.

    The following duties include, but are limited to the following:

    • Perform initial histories and physical examinations.
    • Provide ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients as well as episodic patients.
    • Screen outpatients to determine future care.
    • Consults with the Supervising Physician for more complex diagnostic or therapeutic problems.
    • Prescribe medications within defined scope of practice (including schedule 11-V controlled substances). Writing orders and prescriptions as necessary for the care of the patient in accordance with Federal and State law.
    • Ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests and x-rays.
    • Carry out health promotion and disease prevention activities.
    • Assess and treat patients independently and interdependently, order and interpret diagnostic testing, consult notes, procedure notes, progress notes, consultation requests and administrative letters which are written by the Physician Assistant will be clearly identified as such in the written and electronic medical records.
    • Initiating the expediting requests for consultation and scheduling of special tests and studies.
    • Making interim summaries on progress notes of the patient's medical record.
    • Providing education and counseling to patients and families for preventative care, medical conditions and use of prescribed treatment and drugs.
    • Perform various procedures related to Behavioral/Mental health as approved in his/her scope of practice.
    • Participates in Quality Assurance activities including Root Cause Analysis and Failure mode Effect Analysis, tort claim review, etc.
    • Participate in Behavioral Health Service staff meetings, BHIP team meetings and mandatory staff functions.
    • Complete all mandatory training modules timely.
    • Complete required number of total credit hours and patient safety hours annually.
    • Must maintain active certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) with the required 100 hours of CME every two (2) years and recertification every six (6) years.
    • must maintain active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
    • Adhere to facility current policies and procedures and Medical Staff By-laws.
    • Other duties as appropriate to the position.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm.
    Financial Discloser Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0603 Physician Assistant

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541799500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.