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Physician Assistant

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Jackson, MI

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Summary OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - \To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan\ - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? NOTE: This is an open and continuous job opportunity announcement. Certificates are issued on an unannounced periodic basis based on requests from management. Applications will be evaluated and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization. This announcement may close at any time once all positions are filled. NOTE: The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Duties PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (MENTAL HEALTH) The Physician Assistant (PA), functions as an integral member of the Jackson Community Based Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health services to patients seen in this Clinic (part of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System). The PA works collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment to assess, plan treatment, and implement the care of patients with acute and chronic mental health conditions. The PA will also collaborate with primary care and specialty medical care providers to help manage patients and make referrals to subspecialty MH clinics when appropriate. Primary responsibility of this position is direct patient care (face to face as well as Clinical Video Conferencing) with focus on diagnostic assessment, comprehensive treatment planning, psychopharmacology as well as in session therapy techniques such as motivational interviewing and supportive therapy. Other duties of this position include: opportunities for patient, families and staff education; participation in nursing and psychiatry program evaluation\/collaborative research projects etc. Other duties as assigned including but not limited to providing back-up clinical coverage within the Clinic and in other settings such as the Hospital or Community Based Services and administering injections as needed. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to work in a highly interdisciplinary team with access to 1) expert therapists, medication providers, clinical pharmacist trained in all the major evidence based treatments, 2) social workers responsible for helping with case management and crisis management, as well as 3) multiple medical support assistants in charge of scheduling and administrative support. The ideal candidate will have a specific interest and experience in psychopharmacology and demonstrate commitment to strengthen this skill set through continuing education. The ideal candidate will be committed to the service of veterans, be responsible, self-directed, show leadership and initiative, and be an active participant in developing approaches to complex patient care assessment and management. Work Schedule: Tour of duty: Usually tour is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may include evening hours and weekends based on clinical need. Financial Discloser Report: Not Required $69,207 $111,250 Job Details Application Open Date 1\/11\/2018 Application Close Date 9\/30\/2018 Organization Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Who May Apply United States Citizens Status Full-Time

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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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