The Department of Medicine of the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System is currently recruiting to hire 0.5 FTEE Physician Assistant (PA) with advance clinical knowledge and competence to function in a variety of roles. She/he is accountable for the management and evaluation of patient care under her/his care. She/he holds a scope of practice and practices in collaboration with a physician.
The position is created to provide coverage when one of the team NP/PA's are on leave. The incumbent will be an important member of one of the five inpatient medicine ward teams at the VA in West Roxbury, each team consisting of an attending physician, house staff, and students.
These activities will comprise 80% to 90% of the daily role: 1.Round with the team to assess and address all patients medical progress, changing orders when agreed upon, and educate and assist the team members in providing a smooth hospitalization which includes review of the electronic medical record as well as navigating the various documentation requirements. Team members except for the NP/PA change frequently. 2.Provide care coordination and initiate comprehensive discharge planning for all patients on the team. Acts as a liaison between discharge planners, social work and staff nurses.
The remaining 10% to 20% of time will be devoted to direct patient care for 1 to 4 patients of your own (with the resident and attending physician as supervisors and for backup).
Location Summary: The VA Boston Healthcare System, the largest consolidated facility in VISN 1, encompasses 3 main campuses and 6 outpatient clinics within a 40-mile radius of the greater Boston area. The consolidated facility consists of the Jamaica Plain Campus, the West Roxbury Campus, located on the Dedham line; and the Brockton Campus. In addition to the 3 main medical centers, 6 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). This role will be located at the West Roxbury Campus.
WORK SCHEDULE:Part-time . 40 Hours bi-weekly; Work hours are 7am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday every other week. FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT #:913600
This position is an NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
This position is in the Excepted Service.
Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.
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
Currently certified by the NCCPA. 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.
Demonstrating administrative knowledge and skills which includes ability to plan and develop patient's palliative care.
Masters degree preferred
A minimum of two years acute care experience preferred
Experience with physician trainees preferred.
CERTIFICATION (1) Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA. (2) 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.
1.Lifting up to 45 lbs. (intermittently) 2.Carrying up to 45 lbs. (intermittently 3.Repeated bending 4.Straight Pulling up to 45 lbs.(intermittently) 5.Straight Pushing up to 45 lbs. (intermittently) 6.Stooping (intermittently 7.Squatting (intermittently) 8.Kneeling (occasionally) 9.Use of both arms 10.Use of both hands 11.Use of fingers 12.Overhead work; both arms (intermittently) 13.Prolonged walking (up to 4 hrs./day) 14.Prolonged standing (up to 4 hrs./day) 15.Sitting (up to 2 hrs./day) 16.Far Vision - correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other 17.Near Vision - correctable to read newsprint at 13 - 16 inches 18.Ability to distinguish shades of colors 19.Hearing - ability to hear and understand the spoken voice from a distance of 8 feet. Ability to effectively utilize a stethoscope and distinguish breath and heart, and bowel sounds 20.Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations.
The Department of Veteran Affairs must provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(certification) *Resume *Transcript
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 Please use this checklistto make sure 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx. 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.
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If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 25, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
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