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 in Seattle, Washington Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Physician Assistant – Seattle, Washington
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 222016Start Date: 02/28/2020End Date: 06/05/2020
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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; 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. Certification: Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA. English Language Proficiency: PA’s appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d). Preferred Experience: For the cardiothoracic PA-a minimum of one-year experience in cardiothoracic surgery and two-years preferred For the orthopedic PA- a minimum of one-year experience in orthopedic surgery and two-years preferred Grade Determinations: In addition to the Basic Requirements, the following criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade for appointment: Intermediate Grade GS-11: One (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. Senior Grade GS-12: Three (3) years of professional practice as a PA; OR Two (2) years of professional practice as a PA and successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or the U.S. Armed Forces; OR Two (2) years of professional practice as a PA and 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; OR a Doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Chief Grade GS-13: Generally, an individual in this grade is able to demonstrate the behaviors after 5 years of professional practice as a PA; AND have a Master’s Degree. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8, Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The 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-11 to GS-13. Physical Requirements: The work is mostly sedentary and requires some standing, bending, and carrying light items. The incumbent must have the ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time to interact with patients and other services.
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