Job Title: Physician Assistant - Primary Care (Minot Clinic)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Physician Assistant - Primary Care (Minot Clinic)
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/30/2020. 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. Graduate of a PA training program, or of a surgical assistant program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations; and 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 US Department of Education. Current, full, active and unrestricted CERTIFICATE as a physician assistant from the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) or recent graduate who is eligible to take Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Grade Determinations: FULL GRADE Basic qualifications of citizenship, education, certification, and English language proficiency; along with the ability to demonstrate Clinical Competencies (Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills, and Research. INTERMEDIATE GRADE Meet the basic qualifications with one year of professional practice as a Physician Assistant or Successful completion of a Physician Assistant post-graduate residency program accredited by ARC-PA or by the US Armed Forces; or 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 US Department of Education and have the ability to analyze and solve more complex medical problems and meet the Clinical Competencies (Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills, and Research). SENIOR GRADE Meet the basic qualifications with 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 and be able to 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. CHIEF GRADE Meet the basic qualifications with 5 years of professional practice as a PA and can you demonstrate the behaviors in one of the following areas: Management/ Administrative and Clinical Competencies (Clinical Proficiency, Professional Development, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills, and Research); and, 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. Experience as a PA may be substituted for the Master's degree where the individual 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. Preferred Experience: BLS certification. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is Chief. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of Full to Chief. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; straight pulling intermittent hours; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking/standing 8 hours; occasional kneeling; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; specific visual correction to read fine print; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted); and mental/emotional stability.