Midlevel (Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner)
- Responsible for providing medical care in an outpatient setting following PACT principles.
- May provide medical care using Telehealth for remote patients, or travel to other CBOCs to cover provider shortage.
- Utilizes all available tools, such as registries, to enable effective and efficient identification and intervention of individual patients and cohorts.
- Assures that clinical care provided meets all timelines and required documentation for the Primary Care service line. Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to achieve a patient centered, holistic approach for clinical care and needs of the Veteran, focusing on continuous improvement of critical team processes.
- Ensures the patient's care plan contains medical recommendations for clinically indicated care. Ongoing, continuous care of one or more assigned panel(s) of Veterans providing health education and health coaching on wellness, disease prevention, chronic care management and self-management skills to patients and personal support persons.
- Collaborates with PACT staff to support PACT care delivery processes (e.g., pre-visit reminder calls, post hospitalization follow-up calls, recall scheduling procedures, new patient orientation, disease registries and primary care protocols for chronic disease management.
Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position typically Monday - Friday, Administrative hours with occasional Saturdays. Additional information will be provided during the interview process.
Financial Discloser Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements (Physician Assistant):
- United States Citizen
- Proficient in written and spoken English.
- Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is requirement in VHA.
- A Bachelor's Degree from a PA training program or in another health sciences related field from and accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education:
- Graduation from a PA training program, or of a surgical assistant program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (Nurse Practitioner):
- United States Citizen
- Proficient in written and spoken English.
- Possess and maintain a full, active, current, and unrestricted license as a Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
- A Nurse Practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a state, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected].
- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
- The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
Grade Determinations: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
The criteria are as follows:
Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization
Professional Development: performance, education/career development
Collaboration: collaboration, collegiate
Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
The full-time annual salary range for a Physician Assistant is: $73,226 - $107,484.
The full-time annual salary range for a Nurse Practitioner is: $66,132 - $119,352.
Applicants education, experience, and license/certification will be considered by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, Nurse Qualification Standard. VA Handbook 5005/78, Part II, Appendix G8, Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items required. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful.None
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850a (Nurse Practitioner) or VA Form 10-2850c (Physician Assistant), whichever is applicable.: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
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), etc.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.