Physician Assistant
Department of Veterans Affairs - Lincoln, NE

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VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN

): 825171 (Include on all documents).

Important:
Current permanent VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System employees will be given first consideration. Note: Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

This position is located in the Lincoln Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Please see Duties section below for more information about the duties.

Note:
Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Note:
This position with either be filled as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.

Fact: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please carefully review the entire vacancy announcement to ensure you submit all required documents.

Our mission: 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.

We are a patient-centered, integrated health care organization for veterans which provides excellent health care, research and education. For more information on working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in VISN 23, please visit us at:

http://www.nebraska.va.gov/

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You can make a difference! The VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship

Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.

Background and/or Security Investigation required.

English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:
This position will be located in the Lincoln Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The selectee will be working directly with veterans in a face-to-face or telephone setting. Functions include but are not limited to: patient assessment and treatment in a Primary Care setting , patient education, disease management, preventive health and management of emergency situations. The position requires excellent customer service skills in working with patients and their significant others as well as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment. Position will also coordinate would care of the Lincoln patients with the assistance of the Omaha based wound care team.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
You must meet the qualifications/minimum requirements of this position by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Citizenship.

Citizen of the United States.

English Language Proficiency

. Medical personnel appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Physical Requirements.

Passing a pre-employment physical is required. Please contact the local human resources office at: 402-995-4947 if you would like information regarding the VA policy on pre-employment physicals and physical requirements for this position.

Designated Drug-Testing Position

: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

Education:
As a PA, you must have (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.

EDUCATION NOTE:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

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FOREIGN EDUCATION NOTE:
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Certification.

As of March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.

Registration:
The Physician Assistant (PA) must also maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a PA in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The PA must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA.

IMPORTANT: In order to receive credit for your specialized experience, you must be clear and specific and fully describe your responsibilities. Please indicate the actual time (years, months and hours per week) spent in each position/role. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience when evaluating you for this position. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience OR that your documentation does not support the questionnaire responses, you may be rated ineligible/not qualified.

REFERENCE:
The Qualification Standard for this position can be found in VA Handbook 5005. Please contact the local human resources office at: 402-995-4947 if you need a copy of the full qualification standard.

Veteran's Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an

SF-15: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP):

Provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

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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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

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, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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