Perform outpatient, inpatient and emergency department orthopaedic consults. Surgical first assist primarily orthopaedic surgery.
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic injections.
Perform closed reductions of fractures and joints, splinting and casting as appropriate.
Outpatient, Inpatient and long term care patient examinations; completes surgical consults in all current surgical this plans including orthopedics, general surgery, urology. There will be orientation/training in the other surgical disciplines approximately 6-8 weeks duration, however the main duties of this position is orthopaedics.
Coordinates and directs proper care for patients in conjunction with privileged and credentialed physicians, including coordination of outside care in the community and referrals to VA tertiary care facilities.
Displays clinical competency through effective and thorough clinical diagnosis; documenting of symptoms/observations and care plan.
Ordering specialty care studies, diagnostics, and patient pre/post operation requirements. DEA licensing preferred.
Assist in intraoperative care of patients to include pre-operative work-ups and post-operative care.
Participates in primary on-call coverage of the Surgical Services. This includes orthopaedics, general surgery and urology.
Splinting and casting proficiency preferred.
Maintain professional standards of conduct and training.
Maintain professional certification.
Work effectively and courteously with patients, families or significant others, and with surgical staff and members of other services.
Provide effective care to patients; i.e. assesses, plans, implements, documents, evaluates patient care; manages care for assigned patients; initiates effective actions in emergencies.
Uses sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating patient care; as assessed by ongoing peer and supervising physician review.
Accurately documents and reports care. Completes medical records on a timely basis, per staff bylaws.
Actively involved in the management of clinics and surgeries, to improve efficiency of patient care in coordination with the attending surgeon.
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
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 (AEC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations; and
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.
Current and continuous certification by the national Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA.
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 Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Incumbent will be required to lift a maximum of 50 pounds and pushing/pulling a maximum of 40 pounds daily. The position also requires sitting, walking, standing, climbing, kneeling, bending, twisting, and reaching above the shoulders. Incumbent will also be exposed to chemicals and solvents.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *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(VA Form 10-2850c) *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 1969458.
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.