Duties include but are not limitedto:The HBPC PA will provide comprehensive care to medically complex and chronically ill Veterans in their home. This person will manage and coordinate care for a panel of patients throughout the continuum of care to assure that care is timely, appropriate, of high quality and cost effective. This individual works closely with other interdisciplinary teams to provide care to complex and chronically ill patients, participating in and leading team meetings. This individual is responsible for identifying and facilitating options and services for meeting patients' health needs while decreasing fragmentation and duplication of care and enhancing quality, cost effective clinical outcomes. The HBPC PA provides care in the Veterans home, requiring frequent travel (day only). This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Education. The candidate must meet the following:
(1) 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
(2) 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 with the VA.
- English Language Proficiency. PAs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
1. Full Grade (GS 9). None beyond the basic requirements listed above.
2. Intermediate Grade (GS 11). Will have demonstrated the ability to analyze and solve more complex medical programs and meet the following requirements:
(a) Experience/Education: 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.
(b) Reference the qualification standards for Clinical Competencies, Professional Development, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills, and Research.
3. Senior Grade (GS 12). 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 AND
have the experience/education listed:
(a) 3 years of professional practice as a PA; OR
(b) 2 years of professional practice as a PA and a successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the U.S. Armed Forces; OR
(c) 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
(d) A doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
4. Chief Grade (GS 13). Will have demonstrated the requirements of one or more of the following categories: Management/Administrative; Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development and Research. AND have the experience/education as listed:
(a) Generally, an individual in this grade is able to demonstrate the behaviors listed in the qualification standards after 5 years of professional practice as a PA; AND
(b) The minimum education for this grade is a Master's Degree from a PA training program accredited by ARC-PA or in a health-related field of study. Experience as a PA may be substituted for the Master's degree where the individual has an equivalent knowledge of the profession and has successfully undertaken a combination of difficult or complex assignments in several clinical, administrative, research and education areas.
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.
Reference:To review the entire qualification standard for Physician Assistants, please refer to VAHandbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8 "Physician Assistant Qualification Standard". This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Demands: The work is located in an office setting and involves everyday risks or discomfort that requires normal safety precautions typical in an office setting and throughout the medical center. The position also requires patient examination which involves a moderate amount of physical activity to include bending, squatting, lifting, and small amounts of pushing/pulling. Must have good manual dexterity and keyboarding skills. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Must obtain impressions through the eyes of shape, size, distance, motion, color, or other characteristics of objects. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens. Occasional travel is required.
To be considered for this vacancy, you MUST provide the following REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
2. VA form 10-2850c "Application for Associated Health Occupations". Available at http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1943115.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.