Full-time Physician Assistant (PA) will serve as the lead clinician for the HIV program at VACT and will maintain the HIV case registry. It is the responsibility of the PA to ensure the smooth daily operation of the ID clinic by providing care for the multiple needs of our HIV-infected veteran population. Currently, VACT provides comprehensive primary care and HIV specialty care to nearly 300 HIV infected veterans.
*Vital member of multi-disciplinary team
*Provides care to 25-30 HIV infected patients during weekly clinics
*Provides urgent care and consultation during non-clinic hours
*Provides telephonic patient consults throughout the week
*Corresponds with numerous agencies per patients' requests
*Provides appropriate follow-up for lab test results and immunizations for all clinic patients
*Writes prescription narcotic orders for all clinic patients
*Reports positive HIV test results to providers, including advice to non-ID physicians regarding patient HIV counseling and testing
*Coordinates all HIV testing as well as establishes the process to coordinate lab testing and result reporting, in conjunction with the Virology lab
*Reviews patient charts for HIV primary care providers
*Performs Quality Assurance reporting activities
*Provides positive HIV, PPD, TB and STD test results to CT State and Local Health Depts. and other authorities.
*Maintains and reviews patient records for all weekly clinic patients
*Ensures compliance with all medical center policies, JCAHO, State, Federal, HIPAA, and local mandates
*Ensures timely reporting of positive HIV results using correct format/consent forms
*Provides patient and staff education regarding the medical, social, and institutional implications of HIV seropositivity and disease
*Interacts with patients, family members, other medical center staff
*Provides comprehensive patient care under the direction and supervision of the Chief of ID, who is a physician
*Assists in evaluating HIV positive patients admitted to VACT
*Reviews discharge summaries for medication accuracy with regards to antiretroviral therapy, if applicable, and contacts all HIV patients post discharge
*Reviews laboratory results faxed into ID office from VACT ID patients who are receiving care at home or other facilities
*Assists with physician and other ancillary staff education regarding the latest developments in HIV care and treatment
*Participates in educational Pre-Clinic weekly HIV conference
*Provides HIV/AIDS education the VA West Haven on an as needed basis
*Opportunity exists for involvement in HIV-related research both at Yale School of Medicine as well as at VACT
*Opportunity also exists for involvement in education of PA students
Work Schedule:Monday- Friday 8am- 4:30pm
Citizenship- Must be a U.S. citizen
Education- A graduate of a PA training program, or of a surgical assistant program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations; and have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited PA training program or in another health sciences related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education OR a PA on VA rolls prior to September 05, 2014 and do not meet the minimum academic level of a Bachelor's degree, but am exempted from this requirement.
Certification- Have a current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) OR a recent PA graduates who is eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) OR a PA on VA rolls prior to March 12, 1993 who is not NCCPA certified and remain exempt from the NCCPA certification requirement
Physical Standards- Pass a pre-placement physical examination.
English Language Proficiency- PAs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Grade Requirements. In addition to the basic requirements, there are specific qualifications (education, experience, competencies)for each grade- Full, Intermediate, Senior and Chief. Requirements for appointment or promotion to a specific grade are based on the candidate's ability to demonstrate the elements described in Appendix G8.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
*Certification in HIV medicine or experience treating HIV+/AIDS patients
*Experience maintaining electronic databases
*Experience in clinical research
*Willingness to teach trainees, including PA and medical students, medical residents, and clinical fellows.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Physical Requirements:Physician Assistant should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of this position. The position will require walking, standing or sitting for period up to 8 hours in accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u).]
The following documents are required:
2.VA Form 10-2850c- Application for Associated Health Occupations
Please use thischecklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is TAG:1983339
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.