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Mid Level Provider Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant Medical Service Job in SHREVEPORT, LA

Mid Level Provider Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant Medical Service Job in SHREVEPORT, LA

Vacancy No. YE-17-CB-1987739-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $59,252.00 to $122,122.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/25/2017 Close Date 8/25/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-07-25 to 2017-08-25

  • Salary

    $59,252 to $122,122 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Series

    0603 Physician Assistant

    0610 Nurse

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


This position may be filled as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in Medical Service located at Overton Brooks VAMC.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1987739

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

This Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) is opened to EXTERNAL candidates only.  If you are a current VA employee, you are not eligible to apply via this JOA.  Please apply via the internal JOA # YE-17-CB-1987742-BU.

The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) consists of one VHA tertiary care facility and three (3) community based outpatient clinics serving Veterans in twelve (12) Louisiana parishes, eleven (11) counties in Southern Arkansas and nine (9) counties in East Texas. The medical center is classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1C Facility which accepts referrals from the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System located in New Orleans, LA and the Alexandria VA Health Care System located in Pineville, LA. OBVAMC is a teaching hospital providing a complete range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary and specialty care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. OBVAMC is part of the South Central VA Health Care Network, which includes facilities in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi. http://obvamc.shreveport.med.va.gov/index.asp

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


The Midlevel Provider in Medical Services, Cardiology Section consultative services on patients referred from other sections of the hospital and/ or affiliated VA outpatient clinics and perform administrative function and other tasks as assigned the Section Chief for Cardiology Service. The PA will provide expertise in the detection and treatment of various heart related diseases.  The incumbent is expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease.  The incumbent should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.  Incumbent is responsible for work up and referral for heart transplant consideration.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Coordinates the care of the Cardiology patients inclusive of assessment, treatment and education

2. Attends sub-specialty clinics including: general cardiology, arrhythmia, pulmonary hypertension, and preventive cardiology while screening consults for appropriate clinics and performing procedures such as Treadmill Stress Testing, ICD and pacemaker interrogations and evaluations

3. Assists in the design/implementation of delivery systems/programs to facilitate the care of Cardiology patients and evaluate effectiveness of studies related to the delivery of care and services to Cardiology patients

4. Participates in cardiology programs as they relate to organizational goals, in performance improvement activities and in-servicing of nurses

5. Monitors for cardiology therapeutic IV infusions (predominantly for pulmonary hypertension patients)

6. Tracks laboratory data to assess tolerability and toxicity of patients receiving pulmonary hypertension medications with high risk of adverse reactions

7. Requests appropriate post-operative diagnostic procedures and consultative services as needed

8. Consults with physician staff and utilize consultation services when appropriate

9. Conducts and evaluates health teaching programs to patients, their families and staff, both individually and in group settings while acting as a consultant to personnel and other disciplines

10. Involved in developing and implementing policies, standards and programs to support and advance the clinical setting

11. Responsible for implementing and maintaining a patient and staff education and training program in conjunction with nurse educators and managers for management of continuous IV pump infusions

Work Schedule: Anticipated to be Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (May be required to work unscheduled hours and occasional weekends).

Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant/000000

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens and permanent Federal employees of other agencies

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Courtney Baylor
Phone: (318)990-4067


VHA Shreveport VAMC
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
510 East Stoner Avenue -HRMS/05

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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