***In-Patient Physician's Assistant for 24/7 Acute Care Unit***
Duties include but are not limited to performing initial psychiatric evaluations, performing history and physical examinations on assigned patients, medication management of psychiatric and non-psychiatric issues, making appropriate referrals/consults, follow-ups, treatment plans, order routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests, enter medical orders and progress notes, provide patient education and apply accepted preventive health care measures to patients.
The PA will also be responsible to complete required mental health clinical reminders and monitors. All current medical center approved non-restricted formulary medications will be considered to be within the approved Scope of Practice for the physician assistant, with the exception of Chemotherapy medications and Clozaril.
In life threatening situations, the PA may initiate Basic Life Support in accordance with current BLS standards, to include automatic defibrillation, if BLS certified. The PA may initiate Advanced Cardiac Life Support in accordance with current ACLS protocols, to include defibrillation/cardioversion in life threatening situations, if ACLS certified.
The PA will perform other clinical and administrative duties as directed by the ACOS/MH&BS or administration including but not limited to quality assurance, peer reviews and serving on various committees. The PA may participate in the instruction of medical and allied health care students assigned to MH&BS.
The physician assistant will be in daily contact with supervising physician or covering physician when the supervising physician is on leave with regard to patient care activities.
No patient care will be rendered by the physician assistant in the event that no supervising physician is available.
**May require flexible schedules including 12 hour shifts i.e. altering 7 days on with 7 days off.**
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
A. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
1. Graduate of a PA training program, or of a surgical assistant program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations; and
2. A Bachelor?,'s degree from an accredited PA training program or in another health sciences related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.
1. Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA.
2. Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by VA on a temporary basis for a period not to exceed two years.
D. English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Standard.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires some walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying light items such as paper, books, and charts. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *SF-50 VA Form 10-2850C - Application for Associated Health Occupations
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1967675.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.