Physician Assistant position in the Clinical Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit in Whiteriver, Arizona. The Incumbent will provide direct care to pediatric, geriatric, adolescent, and adult patients. The Incumbent will be supervised by the Clinical Director.
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Assess plans and provide comprehensive and therapeutic medical care pediatric, geriatric, and adult patients and their families.
Order and/or perform screening and diagnostic tests and procedures (lab studies, x-rays, electrocardiograms, audiograms, pulmonary functions tests, etc.)
Make diagnosis and decisions on medical and nursing care of patient; formulate and implement plan of care which may involve various treatment modalities; prescribing medications; and referrals with other health care providers.
Provide emergency treatment and initiate emergency life-saving measures as appropriate, i.e. cardiac arrest.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation.
Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position.
The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.
On-call hours or standby duty may be required.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 10/25/2018
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience including volunteer and part-time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
All applicants must meet the following basic requirements for all grade levels:
Graduation from a Physician Assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors, at a college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
Successful completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified Physician Assistant, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education (CME) and re-certification.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Assessing, diagnosing, and treating minor illnesses; managing chronic health problems; providing primary care for trauma cases including suturing, conducting physical examinations, and emergency care; providing counseling and health instructions to patients and families; and documenting care in patient's record. Experience in identifying medical problems and determining the appropriate action for treatment including physician referrals; performing specified diagnostic and therapeutic practices and procedures; and providing a wide range of emergency services in the absence of physicians including primary care of trauma and life-saving procedures.
GS-09 (or equivalent): Applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements may qualify for positions at this grade level:
A minimum of one full year of work experience as a certified Physician Assistant equivalent to the GS-07 grade level and graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant educational program as described above;
Completion of a Master's of Physician Assistant studies; or
Completion of a Master's degree in a related health care or health related science and completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program. Examples of related Master's degree programs include, but are not limited, to Master's of Medical Sciences, Master's of Public Health, Master's of Biomedical Sciences, or other related major field of study.GS-11 (or equivalent): Applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements qualify for positions at this grade level:
A minimum of one full year of work experience as a certified Physician Assistant equivalent to the grade level and completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program as described above; or
PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in a related health field and completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program. Examples of related doctoral degree programs include, but are not limited to, public health, allied health field, public health education, or other related health science.GS - 12 and above (or equivalent): A minimum of one full year of work experience as a certified Physician Assistant equivalent to the next lower grade level and completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program is required.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse action, up to and including removal from Federal service.
When there is a positive education requiremen or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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