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Location:
SHREVEPORT, LA
Date:
08/23/2017
2017-08-232017-09-21
Job Code:
YE-17-CA-1994093-BU
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Physician Assistant Job in SHREVEPORT, LA

Physician Assistant Job in SHREVEPORT, LA

Vacancy No. YE-17-CA-1994093-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $62,714.00 to $116,350.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/3/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
Who may apply Public
Locations:
SHREVEPORT, LA

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

    2017-08-03 to 2017-09-29

  • Salary

    $62,714 to $116,350 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Series

    0603 Physician Assistant

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number

    YE-17-CA-1994093-BU

  • Control number

    475771000

Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview

Summary

This is a Physician Assistant in Mental Health Service at Overton Brooks VAMC. 

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1994093

This is an Open Continuous Job Opportunity Announcement.  We will accept applications on an ongoing basis. Qualified applicants will be referred every two weeks or untilled the vaancy is filled.

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 

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.

Duties

This is a Physician Assistant position located in Mental Health Service at Overton Brooks VAMC.  The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties:

- Records data from clinic visit, including chief complaints, active problems, medications, physical findings and results of diagnostic tests.

- Formulates assessment and plan according to accepted protocols, treatment plans or attending physician's treatment protocols, treatment plans or recommendations.

- Prescribes medications according to outpatient formulary.

- Orders lab and non-invasive diagnostic and preventative screening tests as indicated.

- Works collaboratively with Acute Care psychiatrist and other physicians to evaluate, treat, or arrange disposition for veterans with Mental Health issues identified in Acute Care and Primary Care settings.

- Refers patients to other services of subspecialty clinics as indicated, including nutritional counseling.

- Authorizes special transportation as needed for patients' follow-up appointments as indicated.

- Performs and records history and physical examinations.

- Provides direct, sort-term, crisis intervention, grief work and brief psychotherapy.

- Answers Mental Health inpatient consult requests.

- Counsels patients on smoking cessation.

- Administers or orders appropriate immunizations.

- Provides patient education of medical conditions, preventive measures and prescribed treatments.

- Performs lab review, identifying abnormalities according to established guidelines.

- Approves or disapproves clinic appointment requests according to policies.

- Educates NU or CNS students.

- Participates in clinical research.

- Performs BLS.

- Calls codes when indicated and manages CPR efforts until code team arrives

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#:  Physician Assistant

Supervisory Status

No

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens and current 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

Contact

Carolyn Alexander
Phone: (318)990-4071

Address

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


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


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