a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance withVApolicy b. 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. c. 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. a. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Part II, Appendix A. b. 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). c. Restriction. Under no circumstances may this occupation be used to employ physicians or other health care providers who do not meet the applicable qualification standards for their occupation. All PAs must meet the requirements in paragraphs 2a throughc above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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.
Physical Requirements:?, Incumbent needs to be mobile in that the job requires: Light lifting, under 15 lb., Light carrying, under 15lb, reaching above shoulders; Use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (2 hours); repeat bending (1 hour). Work requires daily trips from employee's work-site to other areas throughout the Medical Center.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850C) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*DD-214 *Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript 1. Link to VA Form 10-2850c - http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf). 2. Occupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire 3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf). 4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required). Please Note: Your Resume must include the following information: Personal Information: -Your full legal name and mailing address -Day and Evening telephone numbers including area code -Country of citizenship -Work Experience (Note: You must include the following information in order to receive credit for your experience): -Name and address of employer -Your job title -The beginning and ending month and year of your employment -A description of your duties that is sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience. If the position is (was) with the Federal government (military or civilian), state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion. If the position is (was) in the private sector, please include salary and/or hourly wage. -The average hours worked per week. Full-time work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly number of hours a week spent in such employment. -Your supervisor's name and phone number (indicate if we may call your supervisor) -Education - Name, location and dates of attendance for colleges attended (if required). Type and date of degree received (if any) -Other: Training, license(s) or certification(s) relevant to the position.
NOTE: FAILURE TO SUBMIT ANY OF THE ABOVE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THE POSITION.
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 1964069
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.