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The Phoenix VA Health Care System is recruiting for a Physician Assistant(Surgical Services).
As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. 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.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply
For information on the City of Phoenix, visit the Chamber of Commerce site at http://www.phoenixchamber.com.
For information about the Phoenix VA Health Care System team go to: http://www.phoenix.med.va.gov.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov.
This position can be filled by a Nurse Practitioner. Nurse Practitioner applicants should apply for the Nurse Practitioner vacancy announcement.
Relocation/Recruitment incentive may be approved.
The Phoenix VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Physician Assistant to work in our Surgical Service, ICU Department. Under supervision of Surgery Program physicians, the Physician Assistant in Surgery plays a key role in management of critically ill patients hospitalized in the intensive care environment and on the wards. They will assess new consults in the clinic, emergency room, as well as provide care for established patients. Systematically evaluates current clinical practice; initiates change in clinical practice based on current concepts and findings from research and/or studies; demonstrates such expertise in patient care that advice is sought by others. PA performs as first or second assistant to the surgeon in charge. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care programs; consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill multi-symptomatic patients. They will also participate in surgical procedures under the supervision of staff surgeons. Incumbent provides direct intensive care for surgical patients, along with specialized responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Make rounds with the respective surgical teams in the morning. - Present the surgical team's daily goals during multidisciplinary rounds, serve as a liaison between the various specialty teams who have patients residing in the unit and the Intensivist, Surgical attendings and surgical teams. - Surgery scheduling, initiating consults, ordering and interpreting lab results, x-rays and other imaging. - Patient admission, ward care orders, provides inpatient care with recommendations from collaborating specialist. - Works with social worker to place patients needing additional post-discharge placement. - Discharges patient, provides follow-up care and appointments. - Stands "on-call" status as determined by Surgical Services which includes night and weekend duties. - Performs history and physicals for surgical patients. - Screens surgical candidates for medical issues. Other duties will include assessment and management of patients in the outpatient clinic setting as well as participating in surgical procedures.
Tour of Duty: Not yet established but selectee will need to be flexible depending on needs of service. The schedule will be 5 days per week.
Compressed/Flexible schedule availability: No
Flexi-place (telework) availability: No
Relocation/PCS expenses are not authorized for this position.
Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized.
EDRP may be available depending on facility funding.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.