| Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. |
Location of position: Downtown Division, Surgery Service Line
- Provides inpatient and outpatient care for all surgical patients
- Triage all incoming consult
- Inpatient duties include evaluation of patients on wards
- Submission of all pre/post-operative patient consults
- Other procedures performed with supervision until competency confirmed include: Injection of knee, shoulder and other joints. Request for surgical implants and equipment. Case management of operative patients. Evaluation of laboratory tests.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:Candidates must meet all the requirements identified in the VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8. Physician Assistant Qualification Standards http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm
Physician Assistant Qualifications:
*Citizenship: U.S Citizenship is required (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
*English Language Proficiency: Applicants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).
*Certification: (1) Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA. (2) 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.
*Basic Education: Candidate must meet the following:
(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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience as aorthopedic surgical PA assisting in minimally invasive surgery or completion of a surgical PA residency/internship preferred. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support in accordance with American Heart Association.Physical Requirements:
The work is predominantly sedentary in nature. Some work may require walking, standing, and sitting. Employee may be required to adjust medical equipment and, on rare occasions, may move special equipment from one location to another within the same office. Work primarily occurs in a clinic or hospital setting. Involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines; exposure to contagious diseases or irritant chemicals. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear, such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields. The employee works in an office or clinical environment that is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA-Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations)
*Other Veterans Document
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 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 1943104.
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.
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.