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Job Title: Psychiatric Mental Health Physician Assistant
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 07/18/2019
Expire Date: 08/17/2019
Job Categories: Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Psychiatric Mental Health Physician Assistant
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019. .Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Education or Training. The candidate must meet the following: (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. Licensure. (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. English Language Proficiency. PAs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Grade Determinations Full Grade Experience / Education. None beyond the basic requirements above. Intermediate Grade Experience / Education. In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, PA candidates must have: 1 year of professional practice as a PA; or Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the U.S. Armed Forces; or 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. A Doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U. S. Department of Education. Senior Grade Experience / Education. In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, PA candidates must have: 3 years of professional practice as a PA; or 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 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 A Doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U. S. Department of Education. Chief Grade Experience / Education. In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, candidates must meet the following: After 5 years of professional practice as a PA, candidates must able to demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise, leadership ability, and the ability to function with a high degree of autonomy. Further, the PA candidate for Chief Grade will have demonstrated all the requirements of one or more of the following categories: Management/Administrative, Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development and Research. The minimum education for this grade is a Master's Degree from a PA training program accredited by ARC-PA or in a health-related field of study. However, experience as a PA may be substituted for the Master's degree where an applicant has an equivalent knowledge of the profession and has successfully undertaken a combination of difficult or complex assignments in several clinical, administrative, research and educational arenas which required a high degree of competence. References: Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/524587900?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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