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Physician Assistant Cardiology Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Physician Assistant Cardiology Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. VHA-689-17-MMGI-1985211 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $56,754.00 to $127,228.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/11/2017 Close Date 10/2/2017
Who may apply Public

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

    2017-07-11 to 2017-10-02

  • Salary

    $56,754 to $127,228 / Per Year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Series

    0603 Physician Assistant

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  1985211

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.


Routine duties of the PA would include outreach to, and cardiovascular risk screening of veterans, with a particular focus on veterans who served on post-9/11 deployments.  This outreach effort would include travel to colleges and Veteran Centers throughout the State of Connecticut.  The incumbent would provide comprehensive care for assigned patients; manage, schedule and implement cardiovascular risk screening including initial history, physical examination and timely documentation.  The incumbent is responsible for providing healthcare to his/her patients under the supervision of an attending cardiologist. 

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.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


The full-time Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for all aspects of providing healthcare to his/her patients under the supervision of an attending cardiologist. He/she will have a Scope of Practice which will identify the prescriptive authority as well as a description of routine and non-routine professional duties and the general areas of responsibility to be performed.

Duties include:

*Outreach to, and cardiovascular risk screening of veterans, with a particular focus on veterans who served on post-9/11 deployments.  This outreach effort will involve travel to colleges and Veteran Centers throughout the State of Connecticut.

*Management, scheduling, and implementation of cardiovascular risk screening directed toward post-9/11 veterans.

*Implementation of primary cardiovascular disease prevention protocols directed toward post-9/11 veterans with elevated risk.

*Timely documentation of veteran encounters associated with screening and related visits, using appropriate VA approved forms (e.g., HBCR Project specific forms).

*Performing initial history and physical examinations.

*Providing and coordinating comprehensive care for assigned patients.

*Ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays and electrocardiograms (EKGs).

*Carrying out lifestyle coaching, individualized physical activity plans, recommendations regarding healthy eating, psychosocial support, and case management.

*Drawing blood specimens or obtaining other specimens for laboratory testing as needed.

*Initiating requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies.

*Monitoring adherence to prescribed medications (e.g., antihypertensives, oral hypoglycemics, insulin, lavix, Coumadin, aspirin, Plavix) and adjusting doses based on home measurements of blood pressure, blood sugar and body weight.

*Writing orders and prescriptions as necessary for the care of the patient.

*Conducting telephone based triage of patient symptoms (e.g., come to the ER, schedule urgent care appointment, or wait for PCP follow-up)

*Facilitate obtaining medication refills and appointments by patients

*Performing routine rounds to observe, monitor and record patient's medical progress, updating and summarizing medical records, changing orders when appropriate and notifying the responsible physician of significant changes in the patient's condition.

*Documenting progress notes, monthly summaries and annual exams as appropriate in the patient's medical record.

*Providing education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs.

*Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation

*Treatment of acute respiratory failure

*Treatment of life threatening traumatic injuries

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8am- 4:30pm

Functional Statement      

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Weekly in-state travel required; incumbent will travel to colleges and Vet Centers throughout CT

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Matthew Mackin
Phone: (203)932-5711x5734


VHA Connecticut HCS
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven

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

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