The Physician Assistant is an integral part of the orthopedic team in facilitating prompt, efficient, orthopedic care. Provide evaluation and treatment of orthopedic disorders including emergency management in both outpatient and inpatient settings if applicable. Performs pre-operative evaluations and provide post operative care of surgical patients and assist the orthopedic surgeon in the operating room. Develop plans of orthopedic care for patients with recommendations of further diagnostic evaluations including laboratory and radiologic evaluations to facilitate care.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends.
NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.
Functional Statement: Physician Assistant- Orthopedic
a. 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.)
b. 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 theAccreditation 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.
c. Certification. As of March 12, 1993,certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician'sAssistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply tonon-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.
Qualification Standards taken from VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8 http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with biohazardous materials.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
1. Resume/CV. (REQUIRED)
2. VA Form 10-2850c: Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf). (REQUIRED)
3. Transcripts: (unofficial transcripts will be accepted at this time). (REQUIRED)
4. National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or Copy of Nurse Practitioner Certification from the American Nurses Association (AMA) or another nationally recognized certifying body . (REQUIRED).
4. DD-214: If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ). Veterans - please do not forget to include this documentation with your application materials.
5. SF-50: If currently employed in the VA or another federal system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. Please include copy that notes your pay plan, occupational series, grade, step and salary.
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.