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Physician Assistant Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Physician Assistant Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. CBAM-10120172-18-KMH Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $74,287.00 to $133,711.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/29/2018 Close Date 2/28/2018
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    01/29/2018 to 02/28/2018

  • Salary

    $74,287 to $133,711 per year

    Grade and Step which will determine the final salary offer will be determinded by a Professional Standards Board.

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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?

    The VA Saint Louis Health Care System is a 2 Campus, full-service tertiary referral center, with 4 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Providing advanced inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas, including the VA's busiest interventional cardiac program, interventional radiology and radiation oncology.
    Working for the VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service. As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. 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 professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/ "
    The VA offers employees great benefits to include paid vacation and Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K) with matching contributions.
    You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
    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.

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    DUTIES: The Physician Assistant will function as a physician extender within the SICU department working closely with surgeons and other services; coordinating continuity of patient care in the Surgical ICU. The Physician Assistant is responsible for ensuring person qualities such as emotional stability, dependability, positive relations with staff and community, adherence to ethical standards, cooperation with others, and attendance/participation in clinic meetings/peer councils. The incumbent will provide care within a defined scope of practive. The major duties of the Physician Assistant include, but are not limited to;

    • Providing effective care to patients characterized by the use of sound judgement in assessing, planning, implementing documenting and evaluating patient care for assigned patients.
    • Possessing the skill and competency to obtain thorough medical histories, perform comprehensive physical examination, order appropriate diagnostic studies, interpret and analyze medical data, establish diagnoses, formulate and implement treatment plans and modify treatment plans when appropriate.
    • Works effectively and makes appropriate requests for assistance from the assigned physician and recognizes complex patient care situations where referral is appropriate.
    • Knowledge of mechanical ventilation modalities and oxygen therapy, insulation and monitoring of weaning from mechanical ventilator support, placement or assistance in placement and management of peripheral and central intravenous catheters to include PICC-line placement, collection and interpretation of data derived from invasive cardiopulmonary monitors, formulation of system specific diagnostic and treatment plans, supervision of transportation of critically-ill patients to and from the intensive care areas for the purpose of diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions elsewhere in the hospital.
    • Will attend multi-disciplinary rounds on patients, write periodic progress notes, facilitate diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions agreed upon by the consulting and consulted service, and maintain timely and effective communications with the requesting service.
    • Performs a full range of administrative duties relative to the assignment.
    • The incumbent is also responsible and accountable for maintaining Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Out of Operating Room Airway Management certification encouraged).
    • Serve as a clinical preceptor for students or organizes and participate in facility clinical educational programs.
    • Communicates and collaborate affectively with others facility staff and outside institutions when applicable to the area of assignment.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Compressed 12 hours tours with rotating nights and weekends

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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

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