VA Physician Job Detail
THIS IS AN "OPEN CONTINUOUS" ANNOUNCEMENT; HR will accept applications for this position on an ongoing basis through December 22, 2017. The initial cutoff date is October 6, 2017. You will be notified by e-mail when your application has been sent to the selecting officials for review. Once the position has been filled, this announcement will close without further notice.
Join the VA professionals in Oklahoma City -- a dynamic place to live that exhibits pioneer spirit, combined with old-fashioned hospitality. Come experience big-city amenities with small-city charm. Visitors and residents are delighted with the abundant historical, cultural, recreational, shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues offered in this enticing city. Sports fans revel in the exploits of the Thunder NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers AAA Baseball team, and many national sporting events. In addition to the excellent grade schools in the area, there are numerous technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities from which to choose. Because of the low unemployment rate and modest cost of living, Oklahoma City area residents enjoy a very agreeable quality of life.
As a Physician Assistant in Medical Services, Hospitalist Section at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, you will provide and coordinate medical care for assigned patients (inpatient and/or outpatient), including establishing diagnoses, formulating and implementing care plans and providing follow-up care. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Obtaining medical histories and performing physical examinations.
- Providing and coordinating medical care for assigned patients in any care setting, including establishing diagnoses, formulating and implementing care plans, and providing follow-up care.
- Evaluating outpatients to determine the need for further health care.
- Ordering diagnostic studies and other special tests, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, etc.
- Carrying out health promotion, disease prevention, and patient education activities.
- Ordering or obtaining laboratory specimens.
- Ordering ancillary services, such as, pharmacy, social services, physical medicine and rehabilitation therapies, prosthetic services, etc.
- Ordering VA specialty service consults and initiating requests for non-VA medical care and consults in accordance with VHA and local facility policy and procedures.
- Ordering patient care supplies, including but not limited to wound care, oxygen, etc.
- Admitting and discharging patients in consultation with, and on behalf of, the collaborating physician.
- Patient record entries, including medical histories, physical examinations, progress notes, service consults, Compensation and Pension evaluations.
- Obtaining and documenting informed consent for treatments and procedures for which the PA is responsible.
- May start intravenous (IV) solutions and administer IV medications.
- May order and/or insert nasogastric suction catheters or foley catheters as necessary.
- Perform paracentesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
- Perform certain surgical and therapeutic procedures including, but not limited to, suturing of lacerations, obtaining biopsies, intra-articular injections, and intravascular catheter placement.
- Performing specialized therapeutic or diagnostic procedures in specialty care settings.
- Interpreting EKG studies and providing preliminary reports.
Work Schedule: Variable
Financial Discloser Report: Not Required
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens