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Physician Assistant - Inpatient Mental Health
location icon Salisbury, NC
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?

Salisbury is a small, historic city located in the heart of the Piedmont area of North Carolina with a moderate climate which enjoys four distinct seasons. Salisbury is a great place to work, live and raise a family. The City of Salisbury boasts 10 National Register Historic Districts with over 1,200 properties. It is located on Interstate 85 only 35 miles from the metropolitan area of Charlotte, and 40 miles from Greensboro, and Winston-Salem NC. Salisbury has grown from a small town to a nice small city of 26,548, and is the county seat of Rowan County. It is also the home of three colleges: Catawba College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Livingstone College.

For more information about the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC please visit the following links:
http://www.visn6.va.gov/
http://www.salisbury.va.gov/
Duties
***In-Patient Physician's Assistant for 24/7 Acute Care Unit***

Duties include but are not limited to performing initial psychiatric evaluations, performing history and physical examinations on assigned patients, medication management of psychiatric and non-psychiatric issues, making appropriate referrals/consults, follow-ups, treatment plans, order routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests, enter medical orders and progress notes, provide patient education and apply accepted preventive health care measures to patients.

The PA will also be responsible to complete required mental health clinical reminders and monitors. All current medical center approved non-restricted formulary medications will be considered to be within the approved Scope of Practice for the physician assistant, with the exception of Chemotherapy medications and Clozaril.

In life threatening situations, the PA may initiate Basic Life Support in accordance with current BLS standards, to include automatic defibrillation, if BLS certified. The PA may initiate Advanced Cardiac Life Support in accordance with current ACLS protocols, to include defibrillation/cardioversion in life threatening situations, if ACLS certified.

The PA will perform other clinical and administrative duties as directed by the ACOS/MH&BS or administration including but not limited to quality assurance, peer reviews and serving on various committees. The PA may participate in the instruction of medical and allied health care students assigned to MH&BS.

The physician assistant will be in daily contact with supervising physician or covering physician when the supervising physician is on leave with regard to patient care activities.

No patient care will be rendered by the physician assistant in the event that no supervising physician is available.

**May require flexible schedules including 12 hour shifts i.e. altering 7 days on with 7 days off.**

Financial Discloser Report: Not Required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$69,202
$120,228
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/19/2017

Application Close Date
5/22/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • 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:
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Education:
      • 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
        t2. 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.
        tC. Certification
        t1. Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA.
        t2. Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by VA on a temporary basis for a period not to exceed two years.
        tD. English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
        tReference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Standard.
        tExperience 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.

      Preferred Experience: Mental Health Background Preferred, not required.

      Grade Determinations: Will be discussed at the Local Physician Assistant Professional Standards Board

      References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is VN-0603-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of VN-0603-09 to VN-0603-13.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • 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 05/22/2018 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: 1289-10084093-18-HAM

      ***In-Patient Physician's Assistant for 24/7 Acute Care Unit***

      Duties include but are not limited to performing initial psychiatric evaluations, performing history and physical examinations on assigned patients, medication management of psychiatric and non-psychiatric issues, making appropriate referrals/consults, follow-ups, treatment plans, order routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests, enter medical orders and progress notes, provide patient education and apply accepted preventive health care measures to patients.

      The PA will also be responsible to complete required mental health clinical reminders and monitors. All current medical center approved non-restricted formulary medications will be considered to be within the approved Scope of Practice for the physician assistant, with the exception of Chemotherapy medications and Clozaril.

      In life threatening situations, the PA may initiate Basic Life Support in accordance with current BLS standards, to include automatic defibrillation, if BLS certified. The PA may initiate Advanced Cardiac Life Support in accordance with current ACLS protocols, to include defibrillation/cardioversion in life threatening situations, if ACLS certified.

      The PA will perform other clinical and administrative duties as directed by the ACOS/MH&BS or administration including but not limited to quality assurance, peer reviews and serving on various committees. The PA may participate in the instruction of medical and allied health care students assigned to MH&BS.

      The physician assistant will be in daily contact with supervising physician or covering physician when the supervising physician is on leave with regard to patient care activities.

      No patient care will be rendered by the physician assistant in the event that no supervising physician is available.

      **May require flexible schedules including 12 hour shifts i.e. altering 7 days on with 7 days off.**

      Financial Discloser Report: Not Required