Physician Assistant

Washington D.C.
Aug 02, 2017
Aug 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 device clinic Physician Assistant will work primarily with patients in the cardiology clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center with implanted cardiac devices for interrogation, and also viewing and downloading remote monitor reports from our clinic patients. These are reported in an electronic database. This will generally not involve any heavy lifting though transportation of the interrogation boxes will be done with the help of rolling carts to travel to the inpatient wards as needed. This individual is expected to be present during usual work hours when the cardiology clinic is open for business. This is no on-call assignment with no duty hours outside of usual business hours for an outpatient clinic. IBHRE (International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners) or a similar certification and experience with manufactures of cardiac devices is preferred if you have this experience please detail it in your resume.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

  • Not Required

  • No

  • 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; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Basic Requirement for 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.

    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.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    Experience: One year of experience which includes evaluating and treating patients with cardiac conditions; and interfacing with cardiac devices such as implanted pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. This definition of 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.
    • This position requires the incumbent to complete Tier 3 (T3) security investigation.
    • 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 is covered by the Department of Defense Civilian Employee Drug-Free Workplace Program as a testing designated position (TDP).
    • This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
    • This position requires the incumbent to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.

    Not Applicable


    As a Physician Assistant you will provide specialized, primary, and acute (inpatient) health care on a problem-oriented and emergency basis. Performs duties in consultation with, or at the direction of, the supervising physician, providing comprehensive and therapeutic health services, integrating the art and science of evidence-based medical practice. Acts as a consultant to coordinate inpatient admissions and care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary medical and surgical team. Consults and coordinates with multidisciplinary care professionals, agencies, organizations, and other ancillary support systems to assist patients with optimizing their level of function and self-care. Conducts consultations, in person and over the phone, with physicians, physician assistants, or other health care providers by making recommendations or providing guidance for treatment options, including providing links between Service and outlying clinics. Refers cases to the supervising physician, or other health care providers, when the patient's condition is complicated or exceeds the limits of care delegated to the Physician Assistant.

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