Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician Assistant (PACT-FLOAT) in Cadillac, Michigan
The Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA) Float provider will provide primary care clinical coverage for primary care clinics during scheduled and non-scheduled leave times via face to face or virtual medical care for the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Centers and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The PA performs history and physical examinations, orders and evaluates appropriate diagnostic studies, and acts within the guidelines and quality indicators within any setting.
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This is a float position and time will be split between the Clare and Cadillac clinics.
The Primary Care Physician Assistant will provide outpatient primary care treatment to Veterans with acute and chronic illnesses, with emphasis on preventive medicine, evaluation and assessment of patients, followed by evidence based treatment of patient's health care needs, in a Veteran centric, team-based model of care delivery. Routine coordination and collaboration with specialty care, mental health, and other team members, is considered an essential component of this position in order to ensure optimum patient health and delivery of efficient care.
Provides medical services to Veterans on an outpatient basis in the primary care clinic setting.
Provides primary care medicine to an assigned panel of adult Veterans. Veteran populations we serve are mostly male, with diseases consistent with those seen in the general population namely diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, mental health disorders, amongst others. Comprehensive primary health care for women is also required. A primary focus of practice is on preventive medicine.
Participates in the provision of Pain Management, Mental Health, and End of Life Care to Veterans in the primary care setting as required.
Participates in the use of clinical practice guidelines, provision of standard of care to patients, and meets relevant performance measures as mandated by Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Reports quality of care issues promptly through established mechanisms.
Maintains timely and complete patient medical records that meet Compliance Program and Joint Commission requirements.
Participates in all Medical Staff functions as required by the VAMC Medical Staff Bylaws. Consults specialty physicians as appropriate, and collaborates with specialty clinics for appropriate and streamlined patient care. Surrogate for view alerts: coverage of other physicians/providers for patient care issues. This function would ensure that all labs, consults, and other tests ordered by practitioners on leave are indeed reviewed for appropriate action or disposition.
Must be BLS certified: basic life support.
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Telework: Not Available Virtual:Not Available Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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0603 Physician Assistant
- Assistants, Physician
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Must possess a valid state driver license.
Basic Requirements: * Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. * 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. * English Language Proficiency. PAs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard.
Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: Reaching:This position requires frequent extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, including retrieval of needed equipment and supplies. Standing:This position frequently requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties such as those associated with patient care. Walking:This position requires frequent moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, such as delivering mail. Lifting:This position requires occasional raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done in the movement of equipment or supplies. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Balancing: This position requires constant maintenance of equilibrium to prevent falling such as assisting co-workers and external customers with activity. Bending: This position requires frequent bending of the body downward and forward to assume appropriate-level position to retrieve items. Kneeling: This position requires occasional bending of legs at knee to come to a rest or kneel in order to assume an appropriate-level position for retrieval of items. Crouching: This position requires occasional bending of the body downward and forward in order to assume an appropriate-level position to retrieve items.
Note:Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. No online certifications will be accepted.
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas other than the one designated area for employees.
All employees are required to participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program per VHA Directive 1192.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as current Federal Service employee, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are in the competitive or excepted service.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
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- Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/24/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10305196
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Aleda E Lutz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 1500 Weiss Street Saginaw, MI 48602 US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510429900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/10/2018 to 09/24/2018
Pay scale & grade: VN 00
Salary: $58,580 to $131,745 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time