Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 654305300
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Physician Assistant Basic Requirements Must be a United States citizen [in accordance with section 7402(c) to title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.). Master's degree in any discipline or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience as a Physician Assistant. Certification. Must have successfully passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) (or in the process to taking the exam) Currently hold, or will hold, a full and unrestricted license to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: Preferred candidates will be Board Certified/Eligible in Family or Internal Medicine by the American Board Family Medicine or the American Board of Internal Medicine. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates: Physician Assistant-I (PA-I) Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements. This is the entry level for PAs. Physician Assistant-II (PA-II) Experience and Education. The PA at this grade is at the intermediate grade level and has had progressively increasing responsibility and experiences as indicated in the KSAs listed below. Individuals will have demonstrated the ability to analyze and solve more complex medical problems than at the entry level grade and can utilize their training in the successful practice of patient care and participate in team problem solving. Individuals demonstrate the KSAs of PA-II intermediate level by: i. Two years of successful practice as a PA. OR ii. Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program sponsored by VHA Office of Academic Affiliations or other postgraduate residency programs accredited by VA, ARC-PA, U.S. Armed Forces, or another accrediting agency. OR iii. A doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Physician Assistant-III (PA-III) Experience and Education. PAs at the PA-III grade are at the full performance level and lead and organize patient care independently, practice within multi-disciplinary teams, and coordinate all aspects of patient care across the health care system. They utilize advanced clinical knowledge and judgment in decision-making and evaluating outcomes. They function as experts in clinical practice and/or in areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities, may serve as mentors for transitioning PAs, and may provide training for health care students. Individuals can demonstrate the KSAs for the full performance level by: i. Three years of successful practice as a PA. OR ii. Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program sponsored by VHA Office of Academic Affiliations or other postgraduate residency programs accredited by VA, ARC-PA, U.S. Armed Forces, or another accrediting agency and one year of professional practice as a PA. OR iii. A doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and one year of professional practice as a PA. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is 03. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 01 to 03. Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position may require potentially extended periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, lifting and pushing. Setting up or transferring equipment, supplies and objects may be required. The employee may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may require protective clothing in isolation primarily if in direct areas. ["The Dayton VA Medical Center is recruiting a full-time PACT Physician Assistant (PA) within Primary Care Service. Duties for this position include but are not limited to:\n- One hundred percent (100%) of time working PACT\n- Participate in the educational programs for service personnel as well as medical staff.\n- Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care in Primary Care.\n- Miscellaneous activities of Primary Care Service inclusive, but not limited to special projects that help fulfill and/or enhance the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs as assigned by the Chief of Primary Care and/or Chief of Staff.\n- Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization.\n- Participate in quality assurance programs, peer reviews, and chart reviews.\n- Attend Primary Care Service monthly management meetings, COS quarterly meetings as per bylaws and others as assigned by Chief of Primary Care.\n- Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Primary Care Staff.\n- Participate in Primary Care Staff committee assignments.\n- Perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Primary Care.\n- Participate in, and attend, CME activities and VA continuing educational activities.\n- Current BLS required /ACLS desirable\n- Represent Primary Care Service in communications, consultations, and conferences with other clinical, ancillary and administrative services. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brian.Huhman@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.