Physician-Assistant Chief (Primary Care)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Jun 18, 2019
Closes
Jun 26, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Annual salary will be determined by evaluating experience, education and length of practice through a formal pay-setting process.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is NOT authorized
PCS (Permanent Change of Station) is NOT authorized.
EDRP (Education Debt Reduction Program) NOT authorized

This position will remain open until filled.
Applications will be reviewed every Friday in the order they are received on: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2

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Responsibilities

The Incumbent is directly accountable to the Chief, Primary Care for daily administrative activities of the Primary Care Service and for monitoring clinical program activities, overall compliance to facility and VISN wide policies. Monitors and evaluates clinical improvements and must have excellent organizational skills and planning ability.

Administrative/Supervisory Responsibilities: -Supervisory responsibility of various disciplines to include advanced practice nurses, administrative staff, physicians, and other disciplines as assigned. The Assistant Chief will be responsible for leave approval, time and attendance, completing performance appraisals, and intervening in labor negotiations. -The Assistant Chief will be primarily responsible for covering in the absence of the Chief of Primary Care and will be responsible for carrying on the service and making administrative and clinical decisions as necessary. -The Assistant Chief will attend administrative meetings as designated.

Clinical Responsibilities (30-50% of time)-Provides a full range of diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate therapeutic techniques in providing quality care
.-Performs medical evaluations for a diverse population of patients of males, females, and geriatric, veterans who may also have mentally illness and have psychosocial issues that may include homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network.
-Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs in the Medical Center to which the primary care provider is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation, and management.
-Order diagnostic tests and consultations to conduct diagnostic assessments, coordinates, consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals.
-May serve as a team leader for projects with responsibilities for outcomes.
-Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
-Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions
-Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies.
-Participates in supervision and teaching in support of the primary care clinic.
-Performs other directly related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM (weekends, evening and holidays as needed)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/02/2019.
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.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: American Board Certified
Clinical supervision and managerial experience.
Clear understanding and knowledgeable of patient ACCESS

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Incumbent needs to be mobile in that the job requires: sitting, walking, standing, and bending. Work requires trips daily from employee's work-site to other areas throughout the Medical Center.

Education

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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.

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.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You 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, résumé, 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • License
  • OF-306
  • VA 10-2850
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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