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Physician Assistant (SICU)
location icon Oklahoma City, OK
Overview
Summary

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This is an open continuous announcement. The first applicants will be reviewed two weeks from the opening date of this announcement. Future applicants will be reviewed as received.

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?

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.

Duties

The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System (OKC VA HCS) is recruiting for a full time Physician Assistant for the Inpatient Critical Care Section of Surgery Service. The OKC VA HCS is an active teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Renders patient care related to the Critical Care setting.
  • Write medical orders on patients assigned.
  • Authorized to prescribe medications, refill previously prescribed routine medications, and supplies in the inpatient setting.
  • Obtain initial or interim medical histories and perform physical examinations.
  • Respond to Consultations from other services
  • Enter summaries, progress notes, or daily entries in patient medical records.
  • Provide and coordinate medical care for assigned patients in the inpatient and critical care setting, including establishing diagnosis, formulating and implementing orders and care plans, and transition of care.
  • Order diagnostic studies and testing. He can order other special tests, including contrast studies, such as Magnetic Resonance (MRI), Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, etc. He can provide the results on all ordered studies, but only preliminary and not final results on EKG and /or radiographic or imaging studies.
  • Order patient care supplies and equipment including but not limited to wound care and oxygen.
  • Initiate and expedite health promotion, disease prevention, and patient / caregiver education activities.
  • Order or obtain laboratory specimens. Draw blood specimens for testing and performing other comparable laboratory procedures, as needed.
  • Order ancillary services such as pharmacy, social services, prosthetics, respiratory care, rehabilitation therapies, etc...
  • Order and / or expedite VA Specialty Service Consults and initiation of Non VA medical care or supplies in accordance with VHA and local Facility policies and procedures.
  • May screen outpatients/inpatients in any setting to determine the need for further health care or hospital/Intensive Care admission, and may admit patients after informing the collaborating physician of record of the decision to admit.
Work Schedule: Variable
Financial Discloser Report: Not Required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$61,088
$126,045
Job Details
Application Open Date
10/20/2017

Application Close Date
5/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
All groups of qualified individuals

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:
      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Education: 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 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: Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). NOTE: Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by the VA on a temporary basis for a period of not to exceed two years. (Certification must be uploaded with your application package)
      • English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
      Salary determination will be made by the Physician Assistant Professional Standards Board in accordance with the Physician Assistant Qualification Standard.

      References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/78 Part II Appendix G8 Physician Assistant. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
  • 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 05/30/2018 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: 3
      Job Position: RT-18-SB-10067031-OCA-BU

      The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System (OKC VA HCS) is recruiting for a full time Physician Assistant for the Inpatient Critical Care Section of Surgery Service. The OKC VA HCS is an active teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Duties include but are not limited to:

      • Renders patient care related to the Critical Care setting.
      • Write medical orders on patients assigned.
      • Authorized to prescribe medications, refill previously prescribed routine medications, and supplies in the inpatient setting.
      • Obtain initial or interim medical histories and perform physical examinations.
      • Respond to Consultations from other services
      • Enter summaries, progress notes, or daily entries in patient medical records.
      • Provide and coordinate medical care for assigned patients in the inpatient and critical care setting, including establishing diagnosis, formulating and implementing orders and care plans, and transition of care.
      • Order diagnostic studies and testing. He can order other special tests, including contrast studies, such as Magnetic Resonance (MRI), Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, etc. He can provide the results on all ordered studies, but only preliminary and not final results on EKG and /or radiographic or imaging studies.
      • Order patient care supplies and equipment including but not limited to wound care and oxygen.
      • Initiate and expedite health promotion, disease prevention, and patient / caregiver education activities.
      • Order or obtain laboratory specimens. Draw blood specimens for testing and performing other comparable laboratory procedures, as needed.
      • Order ancillary services such as pharmacy, social services, prosthetics, respiratory care, rehabilitation therapies, etc...
      • Order and / or expedite VA Specialty Service Consults and initiation of Non VA medical care or supplies in accordance with VHA and local Facility policies and procedures.
      • May screen outpatients/inpatients in any setting to determine the need for further health care or hospital/Intensive Care admission, and may admit patients after informing the collaborating physician of record of the decision to admit.
      Work Schedule: Variable
      Financial Discloser Report: Not Required