As a Physician Assistant in Medical Services, Cardiology Section at the Salt Lake City VA Health Care System, you will provide and coordinate medical care for assigned patients (inpatient and/or outpatient), including establishing diagnoses, formulating and implementing care plans and providing follow-up care. Incumbent will perform initial and interim histories and physical examinations; updating and summarizing medical records, changing orders, and notifies the responsible physician of significant changes in the patient conditions. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Provide for the treatment of the patient (and oversee the treatment provided by others) including appropriate prescriptive practice to achieve optimal clinical outcomes for the patient
- Perform diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures as defined by Scope of Practice
- Appropriate and timely documentation of clinical care
- Conduct and/or coordinate education to patient and family members
- Train other staff in areas of clinical expertise
- Participate in continuing medical education
- Coordinate and communicate patient care and clinical information timely and accurately with other providers
- Perform new patient Heart failure/Transplant consultation, returns visits, telephone follow-up and collaborate with HF/Transplant staff while also establishing a comprehensive care plan aligned with HF/Transplant guidelines
- Utilize and integrate evidence-based practice to promote quality patient care.
- Lead and direct others in HF/Transplant
- Triage requests for outpatient or inpatient HF/Transplant referrals and consults in timely manner.
- Review transplant referrals received from VA Central Office and collect candidates medical data.
- Rotate weekly on-call with colleagues and weekend with University of Utah HCS transplant coordinators.
- Work effectively with others , initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups, and establish professional relationships within the community.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician Assistant/000000
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, day shift with evening/night and weekend call rotation.
Preferred Experience: One (1) year of recent experience (within the last year) in Critical Care or Cardiac/Transplant program AND Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ADLC).
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Education or Training.The candidate must meet the following: (1) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited PA training program or in another health sciences related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U. S. Department of Education; and (2) Graduate from a PA training program, or of a surgical assistant program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations.
- Certification. Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8, Physician Assistant Qualification Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: This position involves considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and turning. It requires repositioning patients and assisting with transferring patients to wheelchairs/stretchers. Mechanical devices when available are required to be used for heavy or difficult to lift patients. The work may involve pushing or lifting weight in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care. The positions requires working for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with the neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to protect him/herself from physically abusive patients.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.