Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 667678600
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Physician Assistant Basic Requirements Master's degree in any discipline or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience as a Physician Assistant ~AND~ Successfully passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) (or are you in the process to taking the exam) ~AND~ Currently hold, or will hold, a full and unrestricted license to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing, frequent bending, stooping, walking, reaching and repetitive motion. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The work environment requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a potentially noisy environment to include outdoor duties. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials. ["This position is located within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (HVAMC). This position is aligned with the Geriatrics and Extended Care Services. Major duties include, but not limited to: Performs and records history and physical examinations and records date from clinic visits. Enters progress notes in CPRS and completes required encounters in a timely manner as per hospital policy. Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests and consultations as is medically relevant for the patient. Interprets and applies findings to make a medical diagnosis and proper disposition of patient. Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted medical standards. Exhibits leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts, and findings from research, studies and best practices. Prescribed medications including controlled substances according to approved formulary and in accordance with Federal and State Law and VHA Regulations. Processes View alerts and all other patient notifications in a timely manner and addresses abnormal alert values per hospital policy. Do not allow view alerts and other notifications to exceed accumulation of more than 100. Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended treatment. Specific topics include health behaviors, medical reconciliation, need for alcohol and smoking cessation, immunization recommendations, health screening tests and other preventative measures. Performs approved procedures when indicated and approved by scope of practice. Performs duties necessary to maintain the life of patients in their care. The procedures include resuscitative measures such as Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support. Provide care in a non-traditional health care setting, such as telehealth, secure messaging, e-consults, and deployable employable emergency medical personnel system or other austere environments. Carry out health promotion, disease prevention and patient education activities as required to support the DTC and HCI. Emergency Preparedness to include duties that may arise from because of national health disaster. Serves on medical center committees as assigned Works in collaboration with supervisory physician and Chief, Geriatrics, and Extended Care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.