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Job Title: Chief Compensation and Pension
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Asheville, NC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Chief Compensation and Pension

Duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assume responsibility for providing services aligned under the C&P program to the Veteran patients referred by VBA and for the professional and administrative activities supporting these services.
  • Supervise activities of all C&P staff such as supervisors, clinical practitioners, technical and administrative staff.
  • Formulate long- and short-term goals for the section and coordinates these with the goals of the medical center. Develops an action plan to accomplish these goals within the resources available. Prioritizes goals on a yearly, monthly and daily basis to produce the desired results.
  • Prepare, estimate, and justify the annual budget requirements based on quarterly monetary needs for medications, supplies, equipment and personnel.
  • Coordinate supervisory staff activities to ensure productivity is maximized with available resources. Ensures that personnel are scheduled in such a way as to provide consistency of coverage and to accommodate planned leave and promote employee morale. Periodically analyzes work measurement data.
  • Recruit, interview and select suitable personnel, in collaboration with Human Resources, to maintain qualified staff that can effectively fulfill the needs of the C&P Service. Recommends individuals for appointment, promotion and reassignment involving such positions.
  • The Compensation and Pension (C&P) Physician Assistant performs history and physical examinations, orders and evaluates appropriate diagnostic studies, and acts within the guidelines and quality indicators set forth by the Compensation and Pension Examination Program (CPEP), the C&P Service and the VHA.
  • The C&P PA generates C&P examination reports that meet CPEP quality indicators and are adequate for rating purposes.
  • Manages, directs and organizes the processes involved in completing the C&P examinations.
  • Executes continued surveillance through clinical practice reviews (FPPE and OPPE) of the professional performance of all individuals in the Service who have delineated clinical privileges or Scopes of Practice.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Discloser Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education- (1) Graduate of 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; and
    (2) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited PA training program or in another health sciences related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Certification- (1) Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA.
    2) Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by VA on a temporary basis (38 U.S.C. 7405), for a period not to exceed two years, as provided in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section G, Paragraph 5.
Grade Determinations: Senior Grade. In addition to meeting the basic requirements under paragraph 2 above, candidates must meet all requirements described in this standard for Intermediate Grade through VA employment or non-VA PA positions with equivalent scope and complexity. Individuals appointed or advanced to Senior Grade will have demonstrated the behaviors or responsibilities listed in one or more of the following categories: Clinical Proficiency, Education, Professional Development, Management/Administrative, and Research, as applicable to the assignment

(1) Experience / Education
(a) 3 years of professional practice as a PA; or
(b) 2 years of professional practice as a PA and successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the U.S. Armed Forces; or
(c) 2 years of professional practice as a PA and a Master's degree from a PA training program certified by ARC-PA or in another health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
Or
(d) A Doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.
(2) Management/Administrative. One of the following responsibilities must be demonstrated:
(a) Evaluates service level patient care delivery systems and validates or identifies barriers to safe, effective care. Presents findings and recommendations to appropriate management officials and participates in implementation of changes.
(b) Manages patient quality management data bases such as the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) if assigned.
(c) Serves on service or facility committees/task forces if applicable to the assignment.
(d) Coordinates consult referrals within the service assigned.
(e) Coordinates and facilitates inter-service agreements.
(3) Clinical Competencies
(a) Clinical Proficiency

1. Manages patients with complex or multi-system medical problems.
2. Practices with a significant degree of autonomy and seeks guidance from assigned physicians with less frequency than expected at the previous grade.
3. Performs more complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures beyond what is expected at the previous grade.
4. First or second assists in surgical procedures.
(b) Professional Development
1. Acts as a consultant/mentor to PAs in lower grades and other clinical and support staff.
2. Serves as a clinical preceptor for students or organizes and participates in facility Clinical educational programs.
3. Makes sustained contribution to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the medical facility.
(c) Ethics. Identifies and addresses ethical issues that impact patients and staff including participation in ethics consultations if appropriate to the area of assignment.
(d) Interpersonal Skills
1. Communicates and collaborates effectively with other facility staff and outside institutions when applicable to the area of assignment.
2. Effectively promotes the physician assistant profession to health care staff, patients and other stakeholders at the local level.
3. Makes significant contributions which serve to enhance the distinctive role of PAs within the local institution and the health care system.
(e) Research
1. Collaborates with others in research activities to improve patient care, or;
2. Authors, or collaborates with others, on a paper or study for publication


References: VA Handbook 5005/78 Part II Appendix G8, Physician Assistant Qualification Standards.

Physical Requirements: In accordance with VA Handbook 5019, Part II, Paragraph 3, II-1, 1(a), A pre-placement physical examination to determine the physical, cognitive and emotional fitness of candidates for appointment in VA is required, and shall be completed prior to appointment, for all full-time individuals appointed under 38 U.S.C., Chapter 73, for Title 38 positions.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • SF-50


VA Form 10-2850 can be found at: 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
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • Education- (1) Graduate of 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; and
    (2) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited PA training program or in another health sciences related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Certification- (1) Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for employment in VHA.
    2) Recent PA graduates who are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) may be employed by VA on a temporary basis (38 U.S.C. 7405), for a period not to exceed two years, as provided in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section G, Paragraph 5.
Grade Determinations: Senior Grade. In addition to meeting the basic requirements under paragraph 2 above, candidates must meet all requirements described in this standard for Intermediate Grade through VA employment or non-VA PA positions with equivalent scope and complexity. Individuals appointed or advanced to Senior Grade will have demonstrated the behaviors or responsibilities listed in one or more of the following categories: Clinical Proficiency, Education, Professional Development, Management/Administrative, and Research, as applicable to the assignment

(1) Experience / Education
(a) 3 years of professional practice as a PA; or
(b) 2 years of professional practice as a PA and successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the U.S. Armed Forces; or
(c) 2 years of professional practice as a PA and a Master's degree from a PA training program certified by ARC-PA or in another health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
Or
(d) A Doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.
(2) Management/Administrative. One of the following responsibilities must be demonstrated:
(a) Evaluates service level patient care delivery systems and validates or identifies barriers to safe, effective care. Presents findings and recommendations to appropriate management officials and participates in implementation of changes.
(b) Manages patient quality management data bases such as the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) if assigned.
(c) Serves on service or facility committees/task forces if applicable to the assignment.
(d) Coordinates consult referrals within the service assigned.
(e) Coordinates and facilitates inter-service agreements.
(3) Clinical Competencies
(a) Clinical Proficiency

1. Manages patients with complex or multi-system medical problems.
2. Practices with a significant degree of autonomy and seeks guidance from assigned physicians with less frequency than expected at the previous grade.
3. Performs more complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures beyond what is expected at the previous grade.
4. First or second assists in surgical procedures.
(b) Professional Development
1. Acts as a consultant/mentor to PAs in lower grades and other clinical and support staff.
2. Serves as a clinical preceptor for students or organizes and participates in facility Clinical educational programs.
3. Makes sustained contribution to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the medical facility.
(c) Ethics. Identifies and addresses ethical issues that impact patients and staff including participation in ethics consultations if appropriate to the area of assignment.
(d) Interpersonal Skills
1. Communicates and collaborates effectively with other facility staff and outside institutions when applicable to the area of assignment.
2. Effectively promotes the physician assistant profession to health care staff, patients and other stakeholders at the local level.
3. Makes significant contributions which serve to enhance the distinctive role of PAs within the local institution and the health care system.
(e) Research
1. Collaborates with others in research activities to improve patient care, or;
2. Authors, or collaborates with others, on a paper or study for publication


References: VA Handbook 5005/78 Part II Appendix G8, Physician Assistant Qualification Standards.

Physical Requirements: In accordance with VA Handbook 5019, Part II, Paragraph 3, II-1, 1(a), A pre-placement physical examination to determine the physical, cognitive and emotional fitness of candidates for appointment in VA is required, and shall be completed prior to appointment, for all full-time individuals appointed under 38 U.S.C., Chapter 73, for Title 38 positions.
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