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?
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The Physician Assistant is located at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) in Prescott, Arizona in the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line. S/He will be assigned a Physician as their direct supervisor.
The PA is authorized to write medical orders on inpatients assigned to this facility for care. Every order or prescription written by the PA will be within the parameters of their Scope of Practice (SOP). All orders, discharge summaries, progress notes, consultation requests, history and physical examinations which are written by the PA will be clearly identified as such in the written or electronic medical records.
Comprehensive physical examination
Mental status examination
Complete discharge summaries
Medical intervention, evaluation, and management
Consultative and liaison services
Treatment planning and coordination with other disciplines
Ability to provide direct care to veterans of United States of America of adult age 18-85 years. Work includes extensive interaction with patients of varied cultural backgrounds and life experiences. Also work with staff, physicians, family members, and visitors whom are all involved in each patients care.
Anticipate cultural needs, beliefs or concerns of the patient population we serve.
Listens to and remains sensitive to the needs and expectations of our patients and others.
Treats patients and others with respect, dignity and courtesy.
Considers age of patients & cultural beliefs when assessing, planning, and implementing care.
Moving equipment and supplies, pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, stooping, walking and standing for extended periods of time, and possible exposure to body fluid is involved with this position.
13 - You will be brought on at the 11, 12, or 13
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0603 Physician Assistant
Family Practice Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants, Family Practice
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
You must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).
For the 11:
1 year of professional practice as a PA; OR
Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the U.S. Armed Forces;
For the 12:
3 years of professional practice as a PA; OR
2 years of professional practice as a PA and successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the U.S. Armed Forces; OR
2 years of professional practice as a PA and a Master's degree from a PA training program certified by ARC-PA or in another health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
For the 13:
Generally, an individual in this grade is able to demonstrate the behaviors listed in the areas below after 5 years of professional practice as a PA; AND
The minimum education for this grade is a Master's Degree from a PA training program accredited by ARC-PA or in a health-related field of study. However, experience as a PA may be substituted for the Master's degree where the individual has an equivalent knowledge of the profession and has successfully undertaken a combination of difficult or complex assignments in several clinical, administrative, research and educational arenas which required a high degree of competence.
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 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.
Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA.
Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by VA on a temporary basis (38 U.S.C. 7405), for a period not to exceed two years, as provided in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section G, Paragraph 5.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated on:
Quality of Care
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Copy of Licensure/Certification
DD 214 (if you are a Veteran)
SF-15 (if you are a Veteran)
NOTE: It is your responsibility to verify all required documentation is uploaded
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/29/2018 to receive consideration.
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Bob Stump VA Medical Center
500 Highway 89 North
Prescott, AZ 86313
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/29/2018
Pay scale & grade:
GS 11 - 13
$61,218 to $113,428 per year