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Physician Assistant
location icon Grand Junction, CO
Overview
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The city of Grand Junction, Colorado is the largest community between Denver and Salt Lake City sitting at the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers. Just 28 miles from the Utah border the city is within reach of thousands of square miles of public lands to include Arches National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Mesa National Forrest, and many more. The weather is mild throughout the year making for a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities to include camping, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, golfing, rafting, fishing, skiing, and much more. The metropolitan area is home to over 100,000 people with a diverse economy to include tourism, famous peach orchards, wineries, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, energy development, and retail. Colorado Mesa University is located in Grand Junction offering a wide range of degrees and educational opportunities. The Grand Junction VHCS is the home of the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, a world-leader in adaptive winter sports for U.S. military Veterans and active duty service members with disabilities. The Grand Junction VHCS is a full service acute care facility with inpatient and outpatient services, and maintains 24/7 acute care services including ICU, and an Emergency Department. Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System: http://www.grandjunction.va.gov/

Newly appointed employee(s) or employee(s) converted to permanent status, selected under this announcement, may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Funding, on the final award amount, is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds. Employee(s) must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment or conversion. If eligible to apply, please call Human Resources Management Service at (970) 263-5068, or stop by Building 5 Room 207, Grand Junction VHCS, CO, for an application.
Duties
Major Duties:
  • Adhere to established policies, standard of care and practice to provide health care to veteran's in the emergency room and inpatient acute hospital setting.
  • Work to meet designated clinical, facility, VISN and national performance measures.
  • Gather a comprehensive patient assessment to include previous medical history, physical exam findings and evaluation of diagnostic radiology and laboratory tests.
  • Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings and formulate a treatment plan accordingly.
  • Collaborate with responsible physician to discuss patient findings and determine appropriate medical treatment.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members to discuss the patient's condition, plan of care and treatment goals.
  • Initiate emergency treatment when indicated.
  • Make daily inpatient rounds to assess the patient's condition and document a medical progress note which summaries the patient's condition. Notify the responsible physician of significant changes in the patient's condition. Write admission and discharge orders in collaboration with responsible physician.
  • Determine appropriate hospital admission, discharge, referral or transfer to different level of care and coordinates patient's admission, discharge, transfer or referral to another physician and/ or facility.
Work Schedule: Intermittent work does not have a routine schedule, scheduling is at irregular intervals and is not continuous or steady.
Financial Discloser Report: Not subject to financial disclosure report
graph of estimated pay ranges
$53,112
$119,064
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/17/2017

Application Close Date
4/25/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Intermittent


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • Basic Requirements:
      Citizenship.
      Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3, g, of this part.)
      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:

      (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.

      (3) 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: Three (3) years of Physician Assistant experience. It is also preferred that the candidate have experience in panel management with adult and geriatric populations.

      Grade Determinations: Grade and step will be determined by the Professional Standards Board.

      References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/78 PART II APPENDIX G8. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/25/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0603-Physician Assistant
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings:
      Job Position: CBCO-10066932-2-18-JM03

      Major Duties:
      • Adhere to established policies, standard of care and practice to provide health care to veteran's in the emergency room and inpatient acute hospital setting.
      • Work to meet designated clinical, facility, VISN and national performance measures.
      • Gather a comprehensive patient assessment to include previous medical history, physical exam findings and evaluation of diagnostic radiology and laboratory tests.
      • Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings and formulate a treatment plan accordingly.
      • Collaborate with responsible physician to discuss patient findings and determine appropriate medical treatment.
      • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members to discuss the patient's condition, plan of care and treatment goals.
      • Initiate emergency treatment when indicated.
      • Make daily inpatient rounds to assess the patient's condition and document a medical progress note which summaries the patient's condition. Notify the responsible physician of significant changes in the patient's condition. Write admission and discharge orders in collaboration with responsible physician.
      • Determine appropriate hospital admission, discharge, referral or transfer to different level of care and coordinates patient's admission, discharge, transfer or referral to another physician and/ or facility.
      Work Schedule: Intermittent work does not have a routine schedule, scheduling is at irregular intervals and is not continuous or steady.
      Financial Discloser Report: Not subject to financial disclosure report