- Recruitment/Relocation Incentive not authorized.
Relocation Expenses:Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.All Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) Physician Assistants can perform all duties that are considered routine of a staff physician assistant as determined by a Professional Standards Board. In addition, Physician Assistants may carry out functions independently in their provision of direct patient care as specified within their scope of practice.
The Orthopedics service functions under the overall management of the Section Chief of Orthopedics. The physician assistant functions within an interdisciplinary staff consisting of physicians, physician extenders, technicians, administrative and clerical staff. He/she is responsible and accountable for ensuring the provision of comprehensive surgical/clinical services and complies with established policies within the Department of Surgery/Orthopedics section.
In addition to compliance with national and local regulatory, policy, and accreditation requirements governing this health care system, this position encompasses the following responsibilities, in partnership with his/her Administrative Officer and the support of the section chiefs, and supervisors. The incumbent requires appropriate time mapping and resources to ensure they are empowered to meet expected proficiencies in administration, clinical practice, education, and research.
The practitioner is accountable to the Section Chief of Orthopedics, Orthopedics Section and is responsible for providing the most effective delivery of Orthopedic care throughout the medical center while meeting and exceeding compliance standards.
* Must be able to independently evaluate orthopedic problems and formulate affective treatment plans in the clinic setting.
* Must be able to independently round on postoperative orthopedic patients with telephone support as needed
* Must be able to evaluate fractures and perform closed reduction and cast application.
* Must be able to perform closed reduction of dislocated joints.
* Must be able to performed intra-articular joint injections utilizing appropriate sterile technique.
* Demonstrate ability to aspirate joints in the upper and lower extremities utilizing appropriate sterile technique.
* Demonstrate ability to evaluate plain radiographs of all joints of the extremities.
* Demonstrate ability to evaluate MRI studies of joints in both upper and lower extremities.
* Demonstrate ability to first assist in surgery and orthopedic cases including arthroscopy and total joint arthroplasty.
The Professional Standards Board will determine the salary of the applicant selected.
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 http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf (required).
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).