Physician Assistant (Geriatrics & Extended Care Services)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 648272300
A Physician Assistant is a credentialed health care professional who provides patient-centered medical care to assigned patients as a member of a health care team. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Physician Assistant Basic Requirements Master's degree in any discipline or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience as a Physician Assistant ~AND~ Successfully passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) (or are you in the process to taking the exam) ~AND~ Currently hold, or will hold, a full and unrestricted license to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. ["The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an\nintegrated health care delivery system. We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1 b facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as\nsuch integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. The facility offers a full spectrum\nof comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits to\nVeterans residing in 40 counties in Central and Western Kentucky and in Southern Indiana. Duties include but are not limited to:\n· A Physician Assistant practice with clinical oversight, consultation, and input by a designated collaborating physician. Although PA's are\nnot Licensed Independent Practitioners, they are authorized to practice with defined levels of autonomy and exercise independent\nmedical decision making with their scope of practice\n· Obtain medical histories and performing physical examinations\n· Order or obtain laboratory specimens\n· Ordering patient care supplies and equipment\n· Providing education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and the use of prescribed\ntreatments and drugs\n· Assist with data collection and implementation of quality improvement measures\n· Providing end-of-life education and counseling to individual patients and or patients family members Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.