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    ***Recruitment Incentive Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidate***

    This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will first be reviewed on October 24th. Future applicants will be reviewed on a biweekly basis.

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    This position is located in the Mental Health & Behavioral Service, located at the Wilkes-Barre, VAMC.The Physician Assistant should be experienced and highly skilled to deliver care and services to our Veterans. He or she will provide physical and mental health assessment in both in-patient and out-patient settings. He/she will complete history and physical examination, consultation on med-surge unit/CLC/ICU, crisis intervention, screening, intervention for substance abuse program and psychosocial rehabilitation program, rotating weekend/holiday coverage, will be working under direct supervision of physician/ACNS of Behavioral Mental Health Services.

    Incumbent will treat a wide spectrum of psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse. Implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illnesses, assists patients in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation. Provide care appropriate to the age needs of the patient served in assigned service area. This includes an understanding of the changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population.

    Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with on-call duties required (weekends/holidays) as necessary.
    Financial Discloser Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0603 Physician Assistant

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548419800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.