Physician Assistant

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jun 09, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Full Time

The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:
This position is with Director for Surgery, Department of Surgery, Pain Management Clinic, at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, VA. The work is performed in a clinical setting where exposure to infectious and contagious diseases is common. Appropriate precautions must be taken to prevent the spread of disease. The work involves prolonged periods of standing and bending to diagnose and treat patient illnesses and/or injuries. You will provide specialized pain management health care on a routine and emergency basis, including inpatient consults, to eligible DoD beneficiaries referred the FBCH Pain Clinic in accordance to policies and primary mission of the clinic. ACLS preferred.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

  • Not Required

  • Yes
  • You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • Position is being filled using EHA - Critical Need Health Care Occupations.
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

    Basic requirement for a Physician Assistant:

    Degree: Graduation from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors, at a college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. (Note: You must provide a copy of your transcripts in order to be considered for this position.)

    License: Successful completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education (CME) and re-certification. (Note: You must provide a copy of your license in order to be considered for this position.)

    Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: conducting patient physical examinations; evaluating and treating patients with acute and chronic pain; provide health education to patients and families; and collaborating with physicians concerning patient care pain management. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
    • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
    • This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons.
    • This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical examination.
    • This position is covered by the Department of Defense Civilian Employee Drug-Free Workplace Program as a testing designated position (TDP).
    • This position requires the incumbent to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
    • This position has been designated as Mission Essential and the incumbent must assume essential personnel status during inclement weather/emergencies.
    • This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

    Not Applicable


    As a Physician Assistant in the Pain Management Clinic you will provide patient examinations; assessing, planning, evaluating and modifying the plan care for patients with pain complaints. Perform initial patient work-up with a thorough history and examination, assessment of patient's previous and current care and treatment for the pain condition and diagnosis and treatment (to include previous records from military and civilian facilities) within personal credentials and privileges delineated by the medical treatment facility (MTF) and FBCH Pain Clinic Policies. Interpret findings reported from a radiograph, MRI, CT scan, bone scan and/or other diagnostic imaging technology, electrodiagnostic studies and laboratory testing as indicated and make the clinical evaluation. Provide follow-up continuity of care on patients previously seen in the FBCH Pain Clinic and serve as liaison with case managers and other members of the treatment team, including other primary and specialty care clinics as well as commanders if appropriate. Perform medical histories and physical examinations; write prescriptions, order the administration of medications, dispense medications in accordance with regulations, order imaging and laboratory testing, and refer for consultations. Prescribe controlled substances in accordance with approved clinic treatment protocols and policies, within the scope of federal and state regulations with strict adherence to the guidelines. Record entries into patient's charts including initial evaluation, follow-up, and consultation progress notes for both outpatient and inpatient consults, treatments rendered, tests or procedures ordered, and notations of prescriptions, and drugs dispensed or administered.

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