The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Physician Assistant (Emergency Medicine) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Physician Assistant (Emergency Medicine) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 123203Start Date: 07/16/2019End Date: 08/09/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/09/2019. . Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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 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. Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA. PAs on VA rolls prior to March 12, 1993 who are not NCCPA certified remain exempt from the NCCPA certification requirement. However, a PA who subsequently became or becomes certified is no longer exempt and must maintain certification as a condition of employment. Grade Determinations:
Full Grade. There is no experience or education beyond the basic requirements in paragraph 2 of this standard.
Clinical Proficiency: Provides effective care to patients characterized by the use of sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating patient care for assigned patients. This includes possessing the skill and competency to obtain thorough medical histories, perform comprehensive physical examinations, order appropriate diagnostic studies, interpret and analyze medical data, establish diagnoses, formulate and implement treatment plans, and modify treatment plans when appropriate. Works effectively and makes appropriate requests for assistance from the assigned physician and recognizes complex patient care situations where referral is appropriate. References quality improvement information and organizes patient care needs to assure safe, efficient and cost-effective care. Initiates effective actions in emergencies Professional Development: Obtains additional knowledge and skills appropriate to the practice setting to improve performance. Provides patient education in an effective manner. Research: Demonstrates awareness of research application to practice. Researches medical literature and applies evidenced-based medicine to improve clinical practice. Intermediate Grade. 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 1 year of professional practice as a PA; or Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the U.S. Armed Forces; or 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. Clinical Competencies Clinical Proficiency Effectively treats patients with more complex medical problems requiring a higher degree of clinical skill and competency than that expected of the previous grade. Performs more complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures requiring skills and competency, as applicable to the assignment, beyond that expected in the previous grade. Practices with a higher degree of autonomy and seeks guidance from the assigned physician less frequently than expected of the previous grade. Evaluates the delivery system of patient care within the area of assignment, presents findings and recommendations, and contributes to changes that enhance the quality and timeliness of care. Professional Development Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Shares medical literature research findings with colleagues to enhance patient care delivery. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Serves as a clinical preceptor to healthcare students. Serves on service level committees or subcommittees when assigned. Research Shares medical literature research findings with colleagues to enhance patient care delivery. Uses a body of research to validate or change group practice. Senior Grade. Individuals appointed or advanced to Senior Grade will have demonstrated the behaviors or responsibilities listed in one or more of the following categories: Experience / Education 3 years of professional practice as a PA; or 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 2 years of professional practice as a PA and a 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 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: 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. Manages patient quality management data bases such as the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) if assigned. Serves on service or facility committees/task forces if applicable to the assignment. Coordinates consult referrals within the service assigned. Coordinates and facilitates inter-service agreements. Clinical Competencies Clinical Proficiency Manages patients with complex or multi-system medical problems. Practices with a significant degree of autonomy and seeks guidance from assigned physicians with less frequency than expected at the previous grade. Performs more complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures beyond what is expected at the previous grade. Professional Development Acts as a consultant/mentor to PAs in lower grades and other clinical and support staff. Serves as a clinical preceptor for students or organizes and participates in facility clinical educational programs. Makes sustained contribution to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the medical facility. Ethics Identifies and addresses ethical issues that impact patients and staff including participation in ethics consultations if appropriate to the area of assignment. Interpersonal Skills Communicates and collaborates effectively with other facility staff and outside institutions when applicable to the area of assignment. Effectively promotes the physician assistant profession to health care staff, patients and other stakeholders at the local level. Makes significant contributions which serve to enhance the distinctive role of PAs within the local institution and the health care system. Research Collaborates with others in research activities to improve patient care, or; Authors, or collaborates with others, on a paper or study for publication. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-9 to GS-13. Physical Requirements: Position requires moderate to heavy lifting and carrying, pushing, walking and standing for extended periods, ability for simultaneous rapid and mental and muscular coordination, near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ Jaeger 1 to 4 (one eye, glasses permitted), ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and mental stability; hearing aid permitted. Incumbents may experience exposure to blood and body fluids.
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