A Physician Assistant assigned to Non VA Care Service will meet basic requirements and hold a degree satisfactory to the Administrator, meet the physical standards as described by the Administrator and will be licensed to practice without restrictions in a state or territory of the United States. All Physician Assistants will meet the qualifications as stated below and will provide clinical patient care no less than 10 percent of the work week. Each Physician Assistant will establish and maintain professional relationships within Non VA Care Service and with other services and staff which result in improved patient care.
Evaluation of Non-VA care consults for approval according to guidelines and processes. Duties include, but not limited to the following:
Serves in management of all Non-VA Care consults and requests for additional services as directed.
Demonstrate sound decision making skills, both clinical and administrative, which bring credit to the profession and serve to enhance the distinctive and contributory role of physicians.
Participates in multidisciplinary activities involving the treatment plan and discharge plans of patients admitted to the bed services as assigned.
Utilizes problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact on patient care or staff performance.
Assists in the coordination of care with outside providers using knowledge of the resources and specialty care available in the VA.
Provides guidance to all staff assigned to Non-VA Care Service.
Initial and interim histories and physical examinations on assigned outpatients and/or inpatients, as well as daily physical assessments on patients within his/her expertise.
Evaluating patients in his/her expertise in an outpatient setting; making appropriate referrals/consults, follow-ups, and treatment plans.
Demonstrates working practices that include adherence to confidentiality, privacy, security, safety, and Infection Control standards along with safe use and operation of equipment.
Fosters team-oriented environment among staff to work collaboratively with administrative staff and other clinical staff within the Non-VA care department; building trust relationships.
Supports the medical Center-wide research mission.
Applicant's successful and verified practice and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Board in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
1. Citizen of the United States.
2.A bachelor's degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor's degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician. The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years.
Certification: As of March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.
3. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G8 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume.
2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associate Health Occupations(Available at
3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (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).
5. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).