Physician Assistant (Centralized Eligibility & Appeals Team) Job in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Physician Assistant (Centralized Eligibility & Appeals Team) – Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 314370
Start Date: 08/25/2020
End Date: 09/08/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by 30 calendar days from the closing date of this announcement, 09/08/2020. Desirable Factor: This is not a screen-out. A highly qualified applicant will have previous experience participating in Caregiver Program eligibility assessments or have a background completing regulatory-based clinical assessments that would be transferrable to the Caregiver Support Program. 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: The candidate must meet the following: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. Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by VA on a temporary basis for a period not to exceed two years. 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 GRADE REQUIREMENT: Full Grade. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, there are no other requirements. Intermediate Grade. In addition to meeting the basic requirements defined above, candidates must meet all requirements described in this standard for Full Grade through VA employment or non-VA PA positions with equivalent scope and complexity. 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: Education/Experience: 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 Education. Senior Grade. In addition to meeting the basic requirements under paragraph 2 above, candidates must meet all requirements described in this standard for Intermediate Grade through VA employment or non-VA PA positions with equivalent scope and complexity. Individuals appointed or advanced to Senior Grade will have demonstrated 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. Education/Experience: 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 US Armed Forces, or 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 US Department of Education; or A Doctorate degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the US Department of Education References: VA Handbook 5005/78 Part II Appendix G8 Physical Requirements:
1. Lifting up to 45 lbs. (intermittently) 2. Carrying up to 45 lbs. (intermittently) 3. Repeated bending 4. Straight Pulling up to 45 lbs.(intermittently) 5. Straight Pushing up to 45 lbs. (intermittently) 6. Stooping (intermittently) 7. Squatting (intermittently)8. Kneeling (occasionally) 9. Use of both arms 10. Use of both hands 11. Use of fingers 12. Overhead work; both arms (intermittently) 13. Prolonged walking (up to 4 hrs./day) 14. Prolonged standing (up to 4 hrs./day) 15. Sitting (up to 2 hrs./day) 16. Ability to effectively utilize a stethoscope and distinguish breath and heart, and bowel sounds 17. Emotional and mental stability – ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations.

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