PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Closes
Apr 27, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • At a minimum, qualification requirements stipulated by the US Office of Personnel Management for either the 0603 or the 0610 occupational series must be met.
  • Formal education in the mental health field is highly desirable.
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Overtime and/or emergency overtime may be required.
  • This is a Term position NTE 31 MARCH 2020. The individual selected for this position may be extended without further competition.

    This position is interdisciplinary. An interdisciplinary professional position is a position involving duties and responsibilities closely related to more than one professional occupation. The nature of the work for this position is such that persons with required education and experience in any one of the professional series identified below may be considered equally well qualified to do the work.

    0610-Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner)
    0603-Physician Assistant

    GS-0610-12 Nurse Practitioner:

    Basic Requirements

    Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
    and
    must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination. In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States in the clinical specialty required by the position.

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

    Successful completion of a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field;
    or
    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of concepts, principles, practices, and processes of medical care, with a primary emphasis in psychiatry and mental health, to analyze medical histories and other documentation for evidence of medical conditions, including very complex and interdependent acute and chronic illnesses and disorders; and knowledge of the full range of mental illnesses, aberrational behavior, determinants of unfitness and eligibility for disability compensation as well as skill in conducting comprehensive records examinations and interpreting diagnostic and therapeutic data (including etiology, specialty consultations, pharmacotherapy, etc.), to compile necessary documentation and ensure completeness, reconcile inconsistencies, determine whether records are consistent with claimed disability, and render professional opinion to either medical officers/mental health professionals or senior decision makers.

    GS-0603-12 Physician Assistant:

    Basic Requirements:

    A) 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, and

    B) 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.

    WITH

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A minimum of one full year of work experience as a certified physician assistant equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-11. Certified physician assistant specialized experience must include: professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of concepts, principles, practices, and processes of medical care, with a primary emphasis in psychiatry and mental health, to analyze medical histories and other documentation for evidence of medical conditions, including very complex and interdependent acute and chronic illnesses and disorders; and knowledge of the full range of mental illnesses, aberrational behavior, determinants of unfitness and eligibility for disability compensation as well as skill in conducting comprehensive records examinations and interpreting diagnostic and therapeutic data (including etiology, specialty consultations, pharmacotherapy, etc.), to compile necessary documentation and ensure completeness, reconcile inconsistencies, determine whether records are consistent with claimed disability, and render professional opinion to either medical officers/mental health professionals or senior decision makers.


    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Professional knowledge of an extensive range of medical concepts, principles, practices, and procedures with a primary emphasis in Psychiatry and Mental Health.
    2. Knowledge of the substantive medical standards contained and/or prescribed in applicable federal laws (including Department of Defense and Air Force regulations, policies, and principles pertaining to current and former service members) as well as knowledge of Congressional legislation, DoD Directives, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Air Force policy guidance on all facets of Air Force Review and Correction of Records process with primary emphasis on defined medically-related statutes, laws, policies, and requirements.
    3. Knowledge of medical treatment facility operations, Medical Evaluation Board procedures, Physical Evaluation Board appeal procedures, determinants of unfitness, eligibility for disability compensation, and knowledge of the broad range of the illnesses, injuries, or diseases affecting fitness, and the interpretation of physical examination findings, evaluation of medical records, diagnostic tests, and patient interviews to determine appropriate outcome of claims.
    4. Knowledge of adjudicative management concepts, principles, practices and techniques in order to effectively reach final case adjudications based on the primary focus of considering the mission needs of the USAF and those of the affected eligible military and civilian members, ensuring fairness, equity, justice, and due process.
    5. Skill in analyzing and synthesizing volumes of information and subsequently preparing written communication/presentations and effective oral communication on matters, issues and inquiries relating to well-founded facts and precedents which involve medical observations and/or opinions that contribute, support, and uphold board reviews and decisions in a timely manner.
    6. Ability to review and evaluate medical evidence and information reported by clinical medical officers or specialty consultants in order to prepare sound comprehensive case analyses to be used by medical officers/mental health professionals and adjudicating boards. Ability to obtain and document complete health histories and physical examinations in addition to the ability to communicate and interpret the data obtained and to present an opinion in a neutral, balanced manner in a time-constrained environment.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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