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Physician Assistant (Primary Care) Open Continuous

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC140688780
Company Name
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Physical Address

Wilmington, DE 19806
Job Description

Physician Assistant (Primary Care) Open Continuous
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  1. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

03/29/2019 to 08/30/2019

- ##### Service

Excepted

- ##### Pay scale & grade

VN 00

- ##### Salary

$54,641 to $122,493 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

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Wilmington, DE

  1. Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

  1. Telework eligible

No

- Duties
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  1. Summary

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP).

This Open Continuous Announcement is for full-time Primary Care
Physician Assistant to work in various locations as needed.

Learn more about this agency

  1. Responsibilities

The Wilmington VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time Primary Care
Physician Assistant to provide care to patients at various locations
located in Wilmington, Delaware or our Community Based Outpatient
Clinics (CBOCs) located in Kent County Delaware, Sussex County,
Delaware, Vineland, New Jersey, Northfield, New Jersey and Cape May,
New Jersey. The responsibilities of this position include:

- Works as a member of a primary care team consisting of clerical
staff, nurses, physicians, social workers, and clinical
pharmacists.
- Provides or coordinates all aspects of the patient’s care
including preventive, urgent, and routine care including women’s
healthcare.
- Must meet access, quality, efficiency, satisfaction, and other
standards of performance established by the Veterans Health
Administration.
- This position may include participation in the provision of
telemedicine care to outlying communities as well as occasional
travel to other VA clinics to provide clinical coverage.
- This position may also support residency training of affiliated
medical universities and programs.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
however the schedule is subject to change based on patient or
facility needs.
Financial Discloser Report: Not required

  1. Travel Required

Not required

  1. Supervisory status

No

  1. Promotion Potential

00

- #### Job family (Series)

0603 Physician Assistant

  1. Similar jobs

- Assistants, Physician
- Physician Assistants

- Requirements
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  1. Conditions of Employment

- United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be
appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
in accordance with VA Policy.
- 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

  1. Qualifications

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: (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 in VHA. (COPY OF
CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED.)
Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician
Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be
employed by VA on a temporary basis (38 U.S.C. 7405), for a
period not to exceed two years, as provided in VA Handbook 5005,
Part II, Chapter 3, Section G, Paragraph 5.
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.
- English Language Proficiency. PAs appointed to direct
patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written
English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).

Preferred Experience: Primary Care Experience Preferred.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements
stated in paragraph 2 above, the following qualifications criteria
must be met in determining the appropriate grade for appointment or
promotion eligibility. Requirements for appointment or promotion to
a specific grade are based on the candidate’s ability to demonstrate
the elements described.

Full Grade. In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed
above, you must meet all the following requirements:
Experience / Education. None beyond the basic requirements
listed above.
Clinical Competencies – Clinical Proficiency
1. Provides effective care to patients characterized by the use of
sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting,
and evaluating patient care for assigned patients. This includes
possessing the skill and competency to obtain thorough medical
histories, perform comprehensive physical examinations, order
appropriate diagnostic studies, interpret and analyze medical data,
establish diagnoses, formulate and implement treatment plans, and
modify treatment plans when appropriate.
2. Works effectively and makes appropriate requests for assistance
from the assigned physician and recognizes complex patient care
situations where referral is appropriate.
3. References quality improvement information and organizes patient
care needs to assure safe, efficient and cost-effective care.
4. Initiates effective actions in emergencies.
Intermediate Grade. In addition to meeting the basic
requirements listed above, you must meet all requirements described
above 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.
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 recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Clinical Competencies – Clinical Proficiency
1. Effectively treats patients with more complex medical problems
requiring a higher degree of clinical skill and competency than that
expected of the previous grade.
2. Performs more complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
requiring skills and competency, as applicable to the assignment,
beyond that expected in the previous grade.
3. Practices with a higher degree of autonomy and seeks guidance
from the assigned physician less frequently than expected of the
previous grade.
4. Evaluates the delivery system of patient care within the area of
assignment, presents findings and recommendations, and contributes
to changes that enhance the quality and timeliness of care.
Senior Grade. In addition to meeting the basic requirements
listed above, you must meet all requirements described above for the
Intermediate
Grade through VA employment or non


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