Physician Assistant (Primary Care) Job in Multiple Locations – Department of Veterans Affairs

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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 (Primary Care) in Multiple Locations Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Physician Assistant (Primary Care) – Multiple Locations
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 204545
Start Date: 01/30/2020
End Date: 12/31/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020. . 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. Education: 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; & 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 US Depart of Education Certification: Current & continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Recent PA may be employed by VA on a temporary basis (38 USC. 7405), for a period not to exceed two years. Preferred Experience: Three plus years of experience in Primary Care Setting Strong Customer Service Skills Excellent Communication (written and verbal) Experience with electronic medical record system Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, the following qualifications criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade for appointment or promotion eligibility: Full Grade: Basic qualifications of citizenship, education, certification, and English language proficiency; along with the ability to demonstrate Clinical Competencies (Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills, and Research Intermediate Grade: 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 US 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 US Department of ED and meet the Clinical Competencies (Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills, Research) Senior Grade: Experience/Education: 3 years of professional practice as a PA; or 2 years of professional practice as a PA & successful completion of a PA postgraduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the US Armed Forces; or 2 years of professional practice as a PA & 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 US Department of ED; or A Doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the US Department of ED and be able to demonstrate the behaviors or responsibilities listed in one or more of the following categories: Clinical Proficiency, Education, Professional Development, Management/Administrative, and Research, as applicable to the assignment. Chief Grade: Experience/Education: Generally, an individual in this grade is able to demonstrate the behaviors listed in the areas below after 5 years of professional practice as a PA; the minimum education for this grade is a Master’s Degree from a PA training program accredited by ARCPA or in a health-related field of study. Experience as a PA may be substituted for the Master’s degree where the individual has an equivalent knowledge of the profession & has successfully undertaken a combination of difficult or complex assignments in several clinical, administrative, research & educational arenas which required a high degree of competence. Chief Grade is based on the individual’s demonstrated high level of clinical expertise, leadership ability, and the ability to function with a high degree of autonomy. Further, the PA candidate for Chief Grade will have demonstrated all the requirements of one or more of the following categories: Management/Administrative, Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development, interpersonal skills, and Research. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 – 44 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 6 hours); standing (up to 6 hours); both legs required; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability; ability to perform privileges; independently performs physical exam as appropriate to position; and cognitive stability.

If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at abjobs@premierveterans.com. All are free to apply!

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