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Physician Assistant-Valley Coastal Bend VA HCS Current Permanent Employees ONLY

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: July 2, 2024

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Physician Assistant-Valley Coastal Bend VA HCS Current Permanent Employees ONLY
SummaryThis Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) is only open to current, permanent Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System employees for consideration when vacancies occur.Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverview* Accepting applications* Open & closing dates05/24/2024 to 05/23/2025* Salary$109,594 - $186,761 per yearSalary shown above is for Harlingen, TX and may vary depending on location* Pay scale & gradeVN 00* HelpLocations* Corpus Christi, TX* Harlingen, TX* Laredo, TX* McAllen, TX* Remote jobNo* Telework eligibleNo* Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.* Relocation expenses reimbursedNo* Appointment typePermanent* Work scheduleFull-time* ServiceExcepted* Promotion potentialNone* Job family (Series)0603 Physician Assistant* Supervisory statusNo* Security clearanceOther* Drug testYes* Position sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk* Trust determination processCredentialingSuitability/Fitness* Announcement numberCAZM-12428688-24-NS* Control number792994500HelpThis job is open to* Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Clarification from the agencyThis Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) is only open to Current Permanent Employees of the Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System.VideosHelpDutiesThis is an Open Continuous Announcement for current, permanent employees of the Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System for consideration when vacancies occur for Physician Assistants.Applications will expire after 90 days. Employees using this announcement must update their applications every 90 days.The Physician Assistant works effectively with other heath care providers and interdisciplinary health care teams to deliver cost effective, quality care for both inpatients and outpatients. The Physician Assistant is responsible and accountable for providing, and assuring provision of direct patient centered care to individuals and accurately assesses patients, effectively intervenes during critical, emergency, or crisis situations.Work Schedule: Varies based on specific positions.Compressed/Flexible: May be available but is position-specific, may not be available for all positionsTelework: May be available but is position-specific, may not be available for all positionsVirtual: May be available based on specific positionsRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be available but is position-specific, may not be available for all position and is dependent on availability of funds at the time of selection.Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBargaining Unit Status: This position is part of the bargaining unit.HelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.* All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.* You may be required to serve a probationary period.* Subject to background/security investigation.* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.* Must pass pre-employment physical examination.* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.QualificationsApplicants 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* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.* Education: Master's degree in any discipline or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience as a Physician Assistant -AND-* Certification: Successfully passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) (or are you in the process to taking the exam) -AND-* License: 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.Preferred Experience: Will be determined by SpecialtyGrade Determinations:Physician Assistant-I (PA-I)Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements. This is the entry level for PAs.Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. The following list of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) present the minimum skill set expected of an Entry Level PA. This practice may include, but is not limited to:* Ability to utilize the principles of PA practice in the care of assigned patients to provide appropriate care.* Ability to perform patient history and physical.* Ability to formulate a plan and provide treatment to the patient.* Ability to provide patient care that is abreast of changing concepts and advancements in the profession.Physician Assistant-II (PA-II)Experience and Education. The PA at this grade is at the intermediate grade level and has had progressively increasing responsibility and experiences as indicated in the KSAs listed below. Individuals will have demonstrated the ability to analyze and solve more complex medical problems than at the entry level grade and can utilize their training in the successful practice of patient care and participate in team problem solving. Individuals demonstrate the KSAs of PA-II intermediate level by:Two years of successful practice as a PA.ORSuccessful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program sponsored by VHA Office of Academic Affiliations or other postgraduate residency programs accredited by VA, ARC-PA, U.S. Armed Forces, or another accrediting agency.ORA doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). PAs at this level are not required to meet each individual KSA listed below to qualify, but should be able to demonstrate, develop, or acquire those not met upon appointment for PA-II:* Skills to analyze and solve complex medical problems.* Ability to function autonomously and make independent medical decisions.* Skill to incorporate training and experience into the successful practice of patient care including telehealth medical care.* Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment for improvement of services for patient care.* Ability to practice with colleagues and peers collaboratively.Physician Assistant-III (PA-III)Experience and Education. PAs at the PA-III grade are at the full performance level and lead and organize patient care independently, practice within multidisciplinary teams, and coordinate all aspects of patient care across the health care system. They utilize advanced clinical knowledge and judgment in decision-making and evaluating outcomes. They function as experts in clinical practice and/or in areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities, may serve as mentors for transitioning PAs, and may provide training for health care students. Individuals can demonstrate the KSAs for the full performance level by:Three years of successful practice as a PA.ORSuccessful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program sponsored by VHA Office of academic Affiliations or other postgraduate residency programs accredited by VA, ARC-PA, U.S Armed Forces, or another accrediting agency and one year of professional practice as a PA.ORA doctoral degree in health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and one year of professional practice as a PA.Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: PAs at this level are not required to meet each individual KSA listed below to qualify, but should be able to demonstrate, develop, or acquire those not met upon appointment for PA-III:* Ability to clinically evaluate facility patient care delivery systems and validate or identify barriers to safe and effective patient care.* Skill to consistently demonstrate an elevated level of expertise and autonomy in diagnosing and treating seriously ill, multi-symptomatic patients through facility Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE).* Ability to present clinical findings and recommendations to appropriate management officials.* Ability to clinically facilitate the delivery of patient care in collaboration with health professionals, health managers, and other health care personnel.* Ability to implement and initiate clinical changes to established treatment protocols based upon new medical literature research findings to enhance patient deliver care for improved patient outcomes.* Ability to participate clinically in the development of the PA patient care audit processes involving in-depth review and analysis of medical records.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.The full performance level of this vacancy is PA III. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of PA I to PA III.Physical Requirements: Determined by the position.EducationGraduate of a training program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of PA (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: Additional informationThis job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.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.Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.Read more* BenefitsHelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.Experience 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.The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with making a final selection for a position.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.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.Required

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