They Physician Assistant establishes and enforces administrative support for Vascular Surgery Service clinic and surgery. Provides support to physicians in the care and treatment of patients in the VASCULAR clinic and inpatient ward. The Hines Vascular Physician Assistant (PA) major responsibility is to embrace the needs of the veteran patient and mitigate the demands of the service line.
P.A. Duties are as follows but not limited to:
Performing initial histories and physicals examinations on new clinical consults.
Providing ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients.
Performing evaluation/clinical assessments of inpatients and outpatients with Vascular problems.
Screening outpatients to determine need for further care.
Prescribing medications within defined *scope of practice
Ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, CT Scan and vascular ultrasounds.
Carrying out health promotion and disease prevention activities.
Initiating and expediting requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies.
Making daily rounds to observe and record each patient's medical progress. Update and summarizing medical records, changing orders when appropriate, and notifying the responsible physician of significant changes in the patient's condition.
Creating interim summaries of patient's medical records.
Entering P.A. progress notes, procedures, orders, etc., into the computer.
Providing education and counsel patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
Coordinating and schedule surgeries for VASCULAR patients..
Performing other duties as assigned in VASCULAR surgery section and in the surgical service.
Coordinate vascular screening and/or other medical clearance required pre-operative.
Performing and document H&P and consenting patients for surgery preoperatively.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT TITLE: Vascular Surgery Physician Assistant (P.A.)
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Proficient in spoken and written English.
EDUCATION: 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. (Note:Current VA Physician Assistant's employed prior to September 5, 2014 areexempt from this requirement) ~AND~ 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.
CERTIFICATION:Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA)Note: Current VA Physician Assistant's employedprior to March 12, 1993 who are not NCCPA certified, remain exempt.
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: VA Handbook 5005/78, Part II, Appendix G8 Physician AssistantQualification Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:The work requires standing or walking for a major portion of the work day. The walking will often require carrying supplies or pushing carts and equipment when in surgery. In the clinics you may need to assist patients into the examinations rooms when in wheel chairs or on carts, which could consist of a variety of standing, walking, twisting, turning, sitting, bending, pushing, carrying and light lifting. This may be considered demanding physical activity.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850c - See Link Below) *Resume
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 *Transcript
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 1977380.
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.