Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 720310500
The Pain Management Supervisory Physician Assistant (PA) / Pain & Whole Health Clinic Coordinator (PCC) is responsible for the care of the Pain Management patient, administrative needs of the Anesthesia/Pain Service Line per the Chief of Anesthesia and the Pain Director, and for coordinating activities within and between the various pain service activities, consulting & supporting services, as well as providing leadership within the multidisciplinary staff to ensure optimal & efficient care. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Physician Assistant Basic Requirements Master's degree in any discipline or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience as a Physician Assistant ~AND~ Successfully passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) (or are you in the process to taking the exam) ~AND~ Currently hold, or will hold, a full and unrestricted license to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: Must hold a state license allowing for independent opioid/controlled substance prescriptive authority, or be willing to obtain one prior to date of hire. Preferred education is a Master's degree or Doctoral degree Prefer at least 3 years of clinical experience as a PA after graduation from PA program Prefer at least 3 years of clinical experience in a multidisciplinary Pain Clinic Prefer familiarity with or training in a complementary/integrative treatment modality Prefer prior experience working in a Veterans Affairs hospital Prefer administrative/coordination/managerial/supervisory experience; ideally experience supervising staff, leading a project, prior work/educational history involving such skills, and/or other demonstrated administrative/managerial/supervisory success/experience Prefer research experience; ideally has experience with conducting/assisting with clinical trials, literature review, data entry, compiling/completing study paperwork such as IRB submissions, and/or other clinical research experience Grade Determinations: Physician Assistant-III (PA-III) Experience and Education. PAs at the PA-III grade are at the full performance level and lead and organize patient care independently, practice within multi-disciplinary teams, and coordinate all aspects of patient care across the health care system. They utilize advanced clinical knowledge and judgment in decision-making and evaluating outcomes. They function as experts in clinical practice and/or in areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities, may serve as mentors for transitioning PAs, and may provide training for health care students. Individuals can demonstrate the KSAs for the full performance level by: i. Three years of successful practice as a PA OR ii. Successful completion of a PA post-graduate residency program sponsored by VHA Office of Academic Affiliations or other postgraduate residency programs accredited by VA, ARC-PA, U.S. Armed Forces, or another accrediting agency and one year of professional practice as a PA. OR iii. A doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and one year of professional practice as a PA. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. PAs at this level are not required to meet each individual KSA listed below to qualify, but should be able to demonstrate, develop, or acquire those not met upon appointment for PA-III: i. Ability to clinically evaluate facility patient care delivery systems and validate or identify barriers to safe and effective patient care. ii. Skill to consistently demonstrate an elevated level of expertise and autonomy in diagnosing and treating seriously ill, multi-symptomatic patients through facility Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE). iii. Ability to present clinical findings and recommendations to appropriate management officials. iv. Ability to clinically facilitate the delivery of patient care in collaboration with health professionals, health managers, and other health care personnel. v. Ability to implement and initiate clinical changes to established treatment protocols based upon new medical literature research findings to enhance patient delivery care for improved patient outcomes. vi. Ability to participate clinically in the development of the PA patient care audit processes involving in-depth review and analysis of medical records. Physician Assistant-IV (PA-IV). Positions may include but are not limited to: Facility or Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Lead PA, Facility PA Education Lead, PA Residency Program Director, or other Clinical and/or Administrative leadership assignments. PA (Facility Lead). Facility lead PAs have a thorough understanding of the various functions involved in the care of patients, and the ability to interact effectively with different medical and surgical specialists, health care team members, and administrative staff. Facility lead PAs have the knowledge and expertise pertaining to PA employment, credentialing, clinical practice, and appropriate utilizations of PAs. A lead PA can monitor patient care operations, polices, and work performance of fellow PAs. i. Experience. PA facility leads require five years of experience, which includes progressively responsible leadership assignments, such as serving on any local committees, workgroups, or taskforces. The PA may exhibit knowledge of PA VHA employment and utilization of PAs through demonstrative actions as a facility point of contact (POC) for PA issues, policies, and directives. ii. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. PAs at this level are not required to meet each individual KSA listed below to qualify, but should be able to demonstrate, develop, or acquire those not met upon appointment for PA-IV: a. Ability to provide clinically and occupationally focused orientation to new PA appointees and mentoring other PA staff members. b. Knowledge of the FPPE and OPPE processes to evaluate and assess patient care services provided by PA staff. c. Knowledge of the educational needs of PAs. d. Ability to provide leadership and clinical oversight of PAs at the facility. e. Ability to exercise independent judgment, perform tasks involving special technical, supervisory, or administrative lines. f. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of professional clinical staff. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is VN-4. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of VN-3 to VN-4 Physical Requirements: moderate lifting (15-44lbs); moderate carrying (15-44lbs); reaching above shoulders, use of fingers; both hands required; walking (4hrs); standing (4hrs); kneeling (2hrs); repeated bending (2hrs); both legs required; ability for rapid mental & muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required; hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: working alone; working closely with others ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. The primary purpose of the incumbent is to provide direct Pain care within the Pain Clinic, as well as serve as a supervisor of Pain Clinic Whole Health (WH)/Complimentary and Integrated Health (CIH) Staff from both divisions (Seattle and American Lake); as assigned. The Pain/Whole Health Supervisory PA is responsible for the care of the Pain Management patient at both campuses of VAPSCHS (both Seattle and American Lake/Tacoma), administrative needs of the Anesthesia/Pain Service Line per the Pain Director, and for coordinating activities within and between the various pain service activities, consulting & supporting services, as well as providing leadership within the multidisciplinary staff (e.g., psychologists, pharmacists, physical therapists, nurses, schedulers, movement therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists) to ensure optimal & efficient, Veteran-centered health care. The incumbent will work under varying level of supervision, depending on the project, and must be responsible for sound decisions at all times. The Pain/Whole Health Coordinator Supervisory PA will be directly responsible to the Pain Director for clinical, research, and administrative duties. The Supervisory PA demonstrates knowledge and skills to: Assess, diagnose, treat, and evaluate, care that promotes wellness and prevents disease/injury and disability; Order and/or interpret laboratory and diagnostic studies and procedures; Perform treatments/procedures as indicated; Consult and collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals to manage complex health problems; and Direct care or manage systems of care for complex individuals/family/community populations. The incumbent is: Accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice; Demonstrating leadership in improving nursing care; and The administration, management, supervision and evaluation of learning of others. Provides appropriate care for Veterans ranging in age from 18 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs. Share expertise in such care to learners in the VHA systems. Ensures culturally diverse care and training in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. Provides an environment that learners to perform to their full individual potential optimizing education. Demonstrates, promotes, creates and ensures a culturally diverse care in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4pm or 8am - 4:30pm Telework: Suitable; however Supervisor will determine on case by case basis Virtual: This is NOT a virtual position - incumbent will need to live within commuting distance Seattle/Tacoma area. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized EDRP Authorized: \"Please contact the VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): NOT authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application."]
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