Location: Greenville, North Carolina, North Carolina
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 746793600
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Physician Assistant Basic Requirements Master's degree in any discipline or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience as a Physician Assistant ~AND~ Successfully passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) (or are you in the process to taking the exam) ~AND~ Currently hold, or will hold, a full and unrestricted license to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: This work is mostly sedentary and requires some standing, bending, and carrying light items. The incumbent must have the ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time to interact with the patients and other services. ["Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Telework: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Caronda Slocum, firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The Physician's Assistant (PA) will be located in the Greenville VA. This PA will be fully qualified and certified to function in both a clinical and administrative role and in accordance with the guidelines and policies of the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System. This individual is delegated the authority and responsibility to assume clinical, consultative, educational, research, and administrative duties and assignments related to the care of outpatients. Clinical duties for Outpatient: The primary focus of practice is the clinical management of psychiatric patients assigned to the Greenville VA Health Care Center. Maintain effective relationships with other team members to determine and meet the social, environmental, economic and psychological needs of the patient. Utilizes and promotes approved standards of care, procedures, methods, techniques, safety precautions, and protocols in their application to treatment and management of acute and chronic mental illnesses psychiatric outpatients. Provides medication management and individual and group psychotherapy as clinically indicated. Primary treatment modality will be medication management. Promotion and maintenance of health. Collaborates with other medical center health care resources to insure continuity of care. Keeps abreast of the latest trends, skills, procedures, equipment and protocols relevant to the care of psychiatric outpatients. Facilitates the care of patients as well as their entry and exit from various healthcare systems by establishing and maintaining liaison with a variety of medical specialists and associated staff. Evaluating health outcomes. Recording pertinent findings, impressions and plan of care in the patient's medical record for all patient encounters. This will generally be in the form of diagnostic interviews for new patients and progress notes for existing patients. Other clinical duties as assigned by the supervisor, including coverage for other psychiatric advanced practice provider clinical staff who are on leave. Administrative/Education/Research: Promotes and participates in the delivery of patient and family health care education. Attends conferences and committee meetings as assigned by the supervising physician. Participates, directs, and provides opportunities for staff development through in-service education. Facilitates responses/actions to patient inquiries regarding care and treatment received. Assures self-development responsibilities and maintains current knowledge of trends in the management of in-patients. Participates in clinical research programs when appropriate. Other administrative &/or educational/research duties as assigned by the supervising physician."]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.