Physician Assistant (HBPC)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Stephens City, VA

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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.

Martinsburg VAMC provides general medical, surgical, and psychiatric services to veterans in 23 counties in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Applicants education and length of experience will be considered by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.

The Medical Center has a fully integrated inpatient and outpatient primary care program, and provides a full range of outpatient services. The Medical Center is located on 175 acres of beautiful rolling hills, in modern, well-maintained buildings.

The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is located in a picturesque, historic area within 90 minutes of Baltimore , MD and Washington , DC . The area offers affordable lifestyle, good public and private schools, affordable real estate, and diverse cultural opportunities. A visit to the VA Medical Center is always welcomed. More information about our location can be found at the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County website: KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required
Must take preemployment physical
Subject to Background Investigation
English Language Proficiency

Designated and/or Random Drug testing required DUTIES:
The incumbent will be assigned to Geriatrics/Long Term Care Service,Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) and will be accountable for providing leadership, both clinically and administratively for the satellite Home Based Primary Care program at the Stephens City Community Based Outpatient (CBOC) and serves as the primary management point of contact for the HBPC Medical Director and Program Manager/Coordinator. The incumbent will provide geriatric primary care at the veterans home as part of the HBPC team, adhering to established Center policies and procedures and VA Directives, demonstrating leadership and accomplishment when providing support to the supervising physician and the Chief of Geriatrics/Long Term Care and assistance to representatives to various departments/services within the VA organization, implementing and complying with administrative review of the service's operations to assure compliance with all internal and external review requirements. Clinical management of patients may include skills necessary for the stabilization of acute complications and may include the initiation of basic life support, patient education is primarily provided in an interactive setting which requires good interpersonal skills and leadership as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Tour of duty: 8:00am - 4:30 pm

Applicants education and length of experience will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : Candidates must meet all regulatory requirements for Physician per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, and Appendix G8, dated June 19, 2002 as listed below:


Citizenship. Citizen of the United States . (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

Education or Training. The candidate must meet one of the following:

(1) A bachelor’s degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or

(2) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor’s degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or

(3) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician. The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years.


A pre-placement physical examination is required.

English Language Proficiency . Physicians, including residents, 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).

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran. BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here .

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

Reasonable Accommodation: This Medical Center will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities upon request. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...