U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$50,598.00 to $113,428.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$50,598 to $113,428 per year
Full Grade 50,598 to 65,778; Intermediate Grade 61,218 to 79,586; Senior Grade 73,375 to 95,388; Chief Grade 87,252 to 113,428
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
White City, OR
White City, OR
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
The VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC) seeks Physician Assistants to join our Mental Health Rehabilitation and Residential Treatment Program (MHRRTP). The MHRRTP is a 255-bed residential rehabilitation center for Veterans with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and/or homelessness. Our program is Veteran-centric, offering individualized programming and lengths of stay. The facility is not connected to a hospital, emergency room or urgent care. Veterans with acute or complex medical problems that cannot be appropriately treated as an outpatient are not admitted to the program.
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The incumbent would work collaboratively with the MHRRTP Admissions and Nursing Teams to complete Admission History and Physical exams, Discharge Summaries and provide ongoing medical care to residential Veterans on a case-by-case basis. The incumbent will be assigned a permanent RN and will be assisted by a clinical pharmacy specialist. Typical work days/hours are: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. On average physicians will complete four H&Ps daily, occasional follow-up care as needed, and 25% administrative time for completion of documentation. No call responsibilities.
Dually-trained Family Medicine/Psychiatry or Internal Medicine/Psychiatry physician assistants would also perform psychiatric evaluations for Veterans at the time of admission with the opportunity to provide residential and outpatient psychiatric follow-up care. Dually-trained physician assistants would perform a portion of their duties within the outpatient Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) where (s)/he would maintain a small panel of patients. Division of work duties for dually-trained physician assistants are negotiable. The VA SORCC Mental Health Service Line is a family-friendly department that values the well-being of our staff. We are happy to offer flexibility for our employees and will consider compressed and alternative work schedules as available.
Facility Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the program. The option to work alternative schedules to accommodate evenings and weekends may be considered as the outpatient program expands to increase clinic access to veterans.
Recruitment/Relocation incentives have not been authorized for this vacancy.
THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.
Job family (Series)
0603 Physician Assistant
Conditions of Employment
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Provide dates month/year and FT or PT when outlining experience on CV
This position does not require the filing of a financial disclosure report
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
United States Citizenship Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education 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.
Certification: 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 (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. 3.If a PA's NCCPA certification is suspended, revoked or expires, the PA must be removed from the occupation which may result in termination of employment. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (ACLS): 1.Appointee must obtain the American Heart Association BLS and ACLS prior to assuming position.
English Language Proficiency PAs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).
There are no additional experience or education requirements other than the basic occupational requirements for this grade level.
Intermediate Grade. In addition to meeting the basic occupational requirements, candidates must meet all requirements described in this standard for Full Grade through VA employment or non-VA PA positions with equivalent scope and complexity. Individuals appointed or advanced to Intermediate Grade will have demonstrated the ability to analyze and solve more complex medical problems and meet the following requirements:
Experience / Education: (a) 1 year of professional practice as a PA; or (b) Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the U.S. Armed Forces; or (c) 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.
In addition to meeting the basic occupational requirements, candidates must meet all requirements described in this standard for Intermediate Grade through VA employment or non-VA PA positions with equivalent scope and complexity. Individuals appointed or advanced to Senior Grade will have demonstrated the behaviors or responsibilities listed in one or more of the following categories: Clinical Proficiency, Education, Professional Development, Management/Administrative, and Research, as applicable to the assignment:
Experience / Education (a) 3 years of professional practice as a PA; or (b) 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 (c) 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; or (d) A Doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.
Management/Administrative. One of the following responsibilities must be demonstrated: (a) Evaluates service level patient care delivery systems and validates or identifies barriers to safe, effective care. Presents findings and recommendations to appropriate management officials and participates in implementation of changes. (b) Manages patient quality management data bases such as the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) if assigned. (c) Serves on service or facility committees/task forces if applicable to the assignment. (d) Coordinates consult referrals within the service assigned. (e) Coordinates and facilitates inter-service agreements.
In addition to meeting the basic occupational requirements, candidates must meet all requirements described in this standard for Senior Grade through VA employment or non-VA PA positions with equivalent scope and complexity. Appointment or promotion to Chief Grade is based on the individual's demonstrated high level of clinical expertise, leadership ability, and the ability to function with a high degree of autonomy. Further, the PA candidate for Chief Grade will have demonstrated all the requirements of one or more of the following categories: Management/Administrative, Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development and Research.
Experience / Education (a) 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, (b) 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.
For all Grades
In addition to experience, education, and/or management/administrative requirements, the Physician Assistant Professional Standards Board will be evaluating candidates on the following Clinical Competencies:
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist
to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
Other Veterans Document
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 full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/10/2018 to receive consideration.
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Agency contact information
Robert Knudsen Robert Knudsen
White City VA Medical Center
8495 Crater Lake Highway
White City, OR
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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.