Physician Assistant Job

Vacancy No. CBFF-11001147-21JAA-COVID19 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $64,649.00 to $172,500.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/7/2021 Close Date 3/16/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ANCHORAGE, AKBIRMINGHAM, ALMONTGOMERY, ALTUSCALOOSA, AL
TUSKEGEE, ALFAYETTEVILLE, ARLITTLE ROCK, ARNORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
PHOENIX, AZPRESCOTT, AZTUCSON, AZFRESNO, CA
LIVERMORE, CALOMA LINDA, CALONG BEACH, CALOS ANGELES, CA
MATHER, CAMENLO PARK, CAPALO ALTO, CASAN DIEGO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CAVALLEJO, CAAURORA, CODENVER, CO
DENVER, COGRAND JUNCTION, CONEWINGTON, CTWEST HAVEN, CT
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAWILMINGTON, DEBAY PINES, FLGAINESVILLE, FL
LAKE CITY, FLMIAMI, FLORLANDO, FLSAINT PETERSBURG, FL
TAMPA, FLWEST PALM BEACH, FLATLANTA, GAAUGUSTA, GA
DECATUR, GADUBLIN, GADULUTH, GAHONOLULU, HI
DES MOINES, IAIOWA CITY, IABOISE, IDCHICAGO, IL
DANVILLE, ILHINES, ILMARION, ILNORTH CHICAGO, IL
WESTCHESTER, ILFORT WAYNE, ININDIANAPOLIS, INMARION, IN
LEAVENWORTH, KSTOPEKA, KSWICHITA, KSFORT THOMAS, KY
LEXINGTON, KYLOUISVILLE, KYALEXANDRIA, LANEW ORLEANS, LA
PINEVILLE, LASHREVEPORT, LABEDFORD, MABOSTON, MA
BROCKTON, MAJAMAICA PLAIN, MALEEDS, MAWEST ROXBURY, MA
BALTIMORE, MDLINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MDPERRY POINT, MDAUGUSTA, ME
AUGUSTA, MEANN ARBOR, MIBATTLE CREEK, MIDETROIT, MI
IRON MOUNTAIN, MISAGINAW, MISAINT PAUL, MNMINNEAPOLIS, MN
SAINT CLOUD, MNCOLUMBIA, MOKANSAS CITY, MOPOPLAR BLUFF, MO
SAINT LOUIS, MOBILOXI, MSJACKSON, MSRIDGELAND, MS
FORT HARRISON, MTMILES CITY, MTASHEVILLE, NCDURHAM, NC
FAYETTEVILLE, NCSALISBURY, NCFARGO, NDGRAND ISLAND, NE
LINCOLN, NEOMAHA, NEMANCHESTER, NHEAST ORANGE, NJ
LYONS, NJALBUQUERQUE, NMNORTH LAS VEGAS, NVRENO, NV
ALBANY, NYBATAVIA, NYBATH, NYBRONX, NY
BROOKLYN, NYBUFFALO, NYCANANDAIGUA, NYMONTROSE, NY
NEW YORK, NYNORTHPORT, NYSYRACUSE, NYWAPPINGERS FALLS, NY
CHILLICOTHE, OHCINCINNATI, OHCLEVELAND, OHCOLUMBUS, OH
DAYTON, OHMUSKOGEE, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKPORTLAND, OR
ROSEBURG, ORWHITE CITY, ORALTOONA, PABUTLER, PA
COATESVILLE, PAERIE, PALEBANON PAPHILADELPHIA, PA
PITTSBURGH, PAKINGSTON, PASAN JUAN, PRPROVIDENCE, RI
CHARLESTON, SCCOLUMBIA, SCFORT MEADE, SDFORT MEADE
HOT SPRINGS, SDSIOUX FALLS, SDMEMPHIS, TNMOUNTAIN HOME, TN
MURFREESBORO, TNNASHVILLE, TNAMARILLO, TXARLINGTON, TX
BIG SPRING, TXBONHAM, TXDALLAS, TXEL PASO, TX
HARLINGEN, TXHOUSTON, TXKERRVILLE, TXSAN ANTONIO, TX
TEMPLE, TXWACO, TXSALT LAKE CITY, UTHAMPTON, VA
RICHMOND, VASALEM, VAWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VTLAKEWOOD, WA
SEATTLE, WASPOKANE, WATACOMA, WAVANCOUVER, WA
WALLA WALLA, WAMADISON, WIMILWAUKEE, WITOMAH, WI
BECKLEY, WVCLARKSBURG, WVHUNTINGTON, WVMARTINSBURG, WV
CHEYENNE, WYSHERIDAN, WY


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

    Opening and closing dates 01/07/2021 to 03/16/2021

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Salary

    $64,649 to $172,500 per year

    Your education, length of PA experience & location will be considered by a Professional Standards Board to determine your grade & salary.

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types - Permanent and Temporary Appointments may be available

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules - Full-Time, Part-Time and/or Intermittent may be available

Locations

many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Tuskegee, AL
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Prescott, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Fresno, CA
  • Livermore, CA
  • Loma Linda, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mather, CA
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Glendale, CO
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Newington, CT
  • West Haven, CT
  • District of Columbia, DC
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Bay Pines, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Lake City, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Augusta, GA
  • Decatur, GA
  • Dublin, GA
  • Duluth, GA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Boise, ID
  • Chicago, IL
  • Danville, IL
  • Hines, IL
  • Marion, IL
  • North Chicago, IL
  • Westchester, IL
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Marion, IN
  • Leavenworth, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Alexandria, LA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Pineville, LA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Bedford, MA
  • Boston, MA
  • Brockton, MA
  • Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Leeds, MA
  • West Roxbury, MA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Linthicum, MD
  • Perry Point, MD
  • Augusta, ME
  • Togus, ME
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • Detroit, MI
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Eagan, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Columbia, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Biloxi, MS
  • Jackson, MS
  • Ridgeland, MS
  • Fort Harrison, MT
  • Miles City, MT
  • Asheville, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Fargo, ND
  • Grand Island, NE
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Omaha, NE
  • Manchester, NH
  • East Orange, NJ
  • Lyons, NJ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • Reno, NV
  • Albany, NY
  • Batavia, NY
  • Bath, NY
  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Montrose, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Northport, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Chillicothe, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Muskogee, OK
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Portland, OR
  • Roseburg, OR
  • White City, OR
  • Altoona, PA
  • Butler, PA
  • Coatesville, PA
  • Erie, PA
  • Lebanon, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Wilkes Barre, PA
  • San Juan, PR
  • Providence, RI
  • Charleston, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Fort Meade, SD
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Memphis, TN
  • Mountain Home, TN
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Amarillo, TX
  • Arlington, TX
  • Big Spring, TX
  • Bonham, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso County, TX
  • Harlingen, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Kerrville, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Temple, TX
  • Waco, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hampton, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Salem, VA
  • White River Junction, VT
  • Lakewood, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Madison, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Tomah, WI
  • Beckley, WV
  • Clarksburg, WV
  • Huntington, WV
  • Martinsburg, WV
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Sheridan, WY
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U. S. Citizens

Announcement number

CBFF-11001147-21JAA-COVID19

Control number

588770300

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/00ehNfVIhUA

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of COVID-19 operations. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be January 15, 2021 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis. NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than 03/16/2021.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities

    The Physician Assistant may be permanently or temporarily appointed on an intermittent, part-time or full-time schedule in support of VA facilities across the Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides effective care to patients characterized by using sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating patient care. This includes possessing the skill and competency to obtain thorough medical histories, perform comprehensive physical examinations, order appropriate diagnostic studies, interpret and analyze medical data, establish diagnoses, formulate and implement treatment plans, and modify treatment plans when appropriate.

    Major duties consist of, but are not limited to:

    • Performs comprehensive medical assessments with advanced clinical knowledge and competence to function in a variety of roles;
    • Uses clinical skills and knowledge to complete comprehensive medical and physical assessments, and preventative medical services
    • Independently carries out assignments, coordinating with others as necessary and discussing scope of the assignment, approaches, timeframes, and execution phases with leadership;
    • Collaborates with other health-care resources to insure timely and appropriate care of patients;
    • Performs activities related to follow-up of abnormal lab and radiology results, keeping communication open with the patient/veterans and/or their families, and ensuring that staff is kept abreast on clinical conditions.
    Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays.
    Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary for a full-time work schedule. The Professional Standard Board will evaluate credentials and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. Other consideration factors include locality (which may include a special pay rate depending upon location as well as FT, PT or Intermittent employment.
    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Certain locations are deemed as 'Hard to Fill' and 'may' offer Recruitment Incentives, but such an Incentive is not guaranteed.
    Relocation/PCS Incentive: Not Available
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

  • Job family (Series)

    0603 Physician Assistant

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Designated and/or random drug testing required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
    Qualifications
    Basic Requirements:
    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Education: Graduate of a training program which is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations. Additionally, candidates must meet one of the following:
      (1) Master's degree in any discipline; OR
      (2) Bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience as a PA.
    • Certification: Must have successfully passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE)
    • Licensure: PAs must possess an active, current, full, and unrestricted license to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. PAs must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active and current licensure in that State.
    • English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C 7403(f).
      See "Grandfathering Provision" under Education.
    Grade Determinations:

    Physician Assistant - I (PA-I):
    Experience and Education: Non beyond the basic requirements. This is the entry level for PAs.
    Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. The following list of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) present the minimum skill set expected of an Entry Level PA. This practice may include, but is not limited to:
    1. Ability to utilize the principles of PA practice in the care of assigned patients to provide appropriate care.
    2. Ability to perform patient history and physical.
    3. Ability to formulate a plan and provide treatment to the patient.
    4. Ability to provide patient care that is abreast of changing concepts and advancements in the profession.
    Physician Assistant-II (PA-II):
    Experience and Education: The PA at this grade is at the intermediate grade level and has had progressively increasing responsibility and experiences as indicated in the KSAs listed below. Individuals will have demonstrated the ability to analyze and solve more complex medical problems than at the entry level grade and can utilize their training in the successful practice of patient care and participate in team problem solving. Individuals demonstrate the KSAs of PA-II intermediate level by:
    i. Two 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.
    OR
    iii. A doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). 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-II:
    1. Skills to analyze and solve complex medical problems.
    2. Ability to function autonomously and make independent medical decisions.
    3. Skill to incorporate training and experience into the successful practice of patient care including telehealth medical care.
    4. Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment for improvement of services for patient care.
    5. Ability to practice with colleagues and peers collaboratively.
    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 are 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 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:
    1. Ability to clinically evaluate facility patient care delivery systems and validate or identify barriers to safe and effective patient care.
    2. 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).
    3. Ability to present clinical findings and recommendations to appropriate management officials.
    4. Ability to clinically facilitate the delivery of patient care in collaboration with health professionals, health managers, and other health care personnel.
    5. Ability to implement and initiate clinical changes to established treatment protocols based upon new medical literature research findings to enhance patient deliver care for improved patient outcomes.
    6. Ability to participate clinically in the development of the PA patient care audit processes involving in-depth review and analysis of medical records.
    References: VA Handbook 5005/134, Part II, Appendix G8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard dated September 27, 2020.

    The full performance level of this vacancy is PA-III. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of PA-I to PA-III.

    Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position may require potentially extended periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, lifting and pushing. Setting up or transferring equipment, supplies and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may require protective clothing in isolation primarily if in direct areas.
    Education

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Grandfather Provision:
    All persons employed in VHA in this occupational series that are also performing the duties as described in the qualification standard on the effective date (September 27, 2020) of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the grade held including positive education and licensure/certification. For employees who do not meet all the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply:
    a. If a PA is certified by the NCCPA, but not licensed on the effective date of the qualification standard, they are not required to obtain or maintain a license to remain employed in VHA. However, if they lose or fail to maintain their NCCPA certification after this qualification standard is effective and do not possess a full, valid, and unrestricted license, they are no longer qualified for employment as a PA in VHA.
    b. PAs may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance level, or demoted within the occupation, but may not be promoted beyond the full performance level or placed in supervisory or managerial positions.
    c. If a PA who was retained under this provision leaves the occupation, the employee will lose protected status and must meet the full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation.
    d. PAs initially grandfathered into this occupation, who subsequently obtain additional education and/or licensure/certification and meet all the basic requirements of this qualification standard, must maintain the required credentials as a condition of employment in the occupation.
    e. PAs who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard.

    Additional information

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    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.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume

    From the document(s) provided we must be able to confirm you meet the basic requirements of the position. Please ensure your resume includes detailed information about your education, PANCE examination, as well as licensure and relevant experience.

    VA Form 10-2850c can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • OF-306
    • VA From 10-250c: APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
    • Proof of PANCE Examination
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript


    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11001147.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.

    HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities.

    Agency contact information VHA National Recruitment Center VHA National Recruitment Center
    Address

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Health Administration
    National Recruitment Center, DC 00000
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    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?

    Relocation/PCS: Not Authorized

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.va.gov/jobs//

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. Referral certificate(s) may be issued and if so, applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants will receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

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