The patient population in the Women's Health Clinic ranges from young adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veterans medical need. Candidates should have experience in comprehensive women's health primary care.
Duties include, but not limited to the following:
* Provide comprehensive primary care for Women Veterans of all ages, including a large number of younger patients. This includes management of a panel of patients.
* Provide preventive health care; primary care evaluation and management of medical conditions; contraception and pre-pregnancy planning.
* Work as part of the multi-disciplinary Women's Clinic, including nursing, pharmacy, gynecology, social work, mental health and nutrition, to provide team-based care and participate in quality improvement activities to enhance care.
* Writing prescriptions, refilling previously prescribed medications and ordering supplies for inpatients and outpatients.
* Initiating and expediting requests for consultation and scheduling special tests and studies.
* Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.(Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3, g, of this part.
* Education. The 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.
* Certification. Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA.
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.
Grade Determinations: A Professional Standards Board will determine applicants grade based upon education and experience.
References: VA Handbook 5005/78 reference and appropriate VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Participant should be able to lift 50 lbs., and reach above the shoulder 10 - 68 inches. Position has frequent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, bending/stooping, twisting, pulling/pushing up to 40lbs, simple grasping, and fine manipulation. Incumbent may be exposed to chemicals and solvents.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850c) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1958946.
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.