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Physician Assistant Neurosurgery Surgery Service John Cochran Division Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Physician Assistant Neurosurgery Surgery Service John Cochran Division Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $88,124.00 to $114,565.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/27/2017 Close Date 10/26/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/27/2017 to 10/26/2017

  • Salary

    $88,124 to $114,565 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    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 has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE").  
    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.

    Learn more about this agency


    If you are a Nurse Practitioner, please apply on Job Announcement: STL-17-T38-2006208

    Function as a Neurosurgery Physician Assistant.  This position will function independently as a clinical provider within the Neurosurgery department working closely with nursing, physicians, as well as trainee's.  The position will ensure that patients receive prompt, continues care.  Plan and coordinate to flow of patients and information through the clinic, including, reviewing new consults, assigning physician providers and redistributing patient load following staff changes.  Provider care coordination support to the department, including established procedures to ensure that laboratory tests that have been ordered are complete and available, follow up care is timely, ensuring supportive ancillary support is coordinated and provided to the patient.  Provide outpatient transfusions and hydration by the attending physician and recognize and report all adverse effects of chemotherapy to the physician.  Duties to include, but not limited to;

    • Evaluate patients and write assessments and plans in the patient's chart. Write orders for patient care, evaluation and treatment plans in accordance with the individuals Scope of Practice and under the authority of the Chief of Neurosurgery or their designee.
    Perform office procedures to include minor surgical procedures (suture removal, I&D, removal of foreign bodies etc.) Apply and remove splints, dressings, braces and various other devices used in the treatment of Neurosurgical patients.Perform general patient counseling, education and pre- and post-operative patient planning. Write and dictate pre- and post-operative History and Physical exams, admission notes, discharge summaries and operative ports as directed. Assist with surgical procedures in the operating room under the supervision of the Neurosurgical staff.Order and interpret medical tests and x-rays to include specialty procedures (MRI's, CAT, Myelograms, Nuclear Medicine studies etc.) Assist with clinical studies assigned to byChief of Neurosurgery. Attend Committee meetings, Process improvement teams, etc. to represent the Neurosurgical service as directed bythe Chief of Neurosurgery or Chief of Surgical Service. Functions to coordinate processes for the Neurosurgical outpatient clinic and support the general overall function ofthis clinic. Coordinate referrals, scheduling and evaluations of patients at the St. Louis VAMC as well as those referrals from outside VA Healthcare System that are sent to the Neurosurgical Service. Facilitate response/action to patient inquiries to care and treatment by the Neurosurgical staff for the Chief of Neurosurgery. Assist the Neurosurgical Service in requesting and obtaining equipment, supplies, etc., needed for the out-patient clinic as well as the operating room through the administrator of the Surgical Service at the direction of the Chief of Neurosurgery. Functions as the liaison between other subspecialties with-in the St. Louis VA Medical Center as it relates to care and treatment of Neurosurgical patients.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Functional Statement Title/#: Neurosurgery Physician Assistant 

    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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480317400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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