Physician Assistant

Washington D.C.
Aug 05, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Full Time

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

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 Physician Assistant will work with patients in the Gastroenterology Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This individual is expected to be present during normal clinic work hours. This position does not involve call (i.e., there are no duty hours outside of usual business hours for an outpatient clinic.) The work involves prolonged periods of standing and bending to diagnose and treat patient illnesses and/or injuries, as well as fine motor skills. Incumbent may be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases. Appropriate precautions must be taken to prevent the spread of disease. The physician assistant is required to contact patients with biopsy results, return patient phone calls and complete medical documentation in a timely manner.

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 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:

    Education: 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.

    Licensure: 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 requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirement listed below:

    Experience: One year of professional pharmacy experience which includes diagnosing and treating disease of the gastrointestinal system. 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.
    • 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 is covered by the Department of Defense Civilian Employee Drug-Free Workplace Program as a testing designated position (TDP) requires the passing of a urinalysis test, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
    • 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 care to patients with gastrointestinal complaints. Perform 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. Consult and coordinate with multidisciplinary care professionals, agencies, organizations, and other ancillary support systems to assist patients with optimizing their level of function and self-care. Conduct 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. Refer 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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