Physician Assistant
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Riverton, WY

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Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have –state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you’ll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.

JOB SUMMARY:
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 700374 (Include # on all documents)
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?The Sheridan VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a Physician Assistant for the Riverton Community Based Outpatient Clinic, located in Riverton, Wyoming. This position will be filled with either a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner and is being recruited under both disciplines simultaneously. This announcement's closing date may be extended until a qualified applicant has been selected. Applications will be referred to the selecting official a weekly basis starting 07/23/2012.As a VA Physician Assistant, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A,Appointment of persons with disabilities; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Tour of Duty: Administrative Tour (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with one extended hours clinic per week. Scheduled hours will not exceed 40 hours per week). It is possible that clinic hours may be extended to weekend offerings in the future.Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be available for a highly qualified candidate.Salary is set by the Professional Standards Board and is based upon education and years/type of experience.This position is part of the Bargaining Unit.

DUTIES:The incumbent will be responsible for a panel of patients and will be expected to manage these patients and to assist with meeting the primary care needs of outpatients. The incumbent will be expected to have regular clinical hours. The selected individual will deliver comprehensive and direct health care services to patients; collaborate with other health care providers to provide health promotion, disease prevention, and management of medical and psychiatric illness/injury (acute/long term); manage case load of patients with both medical and psychiatric health conditions; assess, diagnose, treat, and evaluate care that promotes wellness and prevents disease and/or injury and disability; order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic studies and procedures; prescribe, administer, and evaluate pharmcotherapeutic and non-pharmcotherapeutic regimes; provide patient and family education and counseling. Additionally, the incumbent will possess the ability to function autonomously within a defined scope of practice as well as in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers and accountable for the delivery of comprehensive health and preventative care services. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

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Performing initial histories and physical examinations on outpatients.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Full, unrestricted, Licensure, Registration, or Certification required
Contact Tim Blakney via email at Timothy.Blakney@VA.GOV or by phone at 303-639-7015

Required Skills:
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Applicants must:
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Be a United States citizen;

Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You’ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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