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. 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. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates: (1) Physician Assistant-I (PA-I) (a) Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements. This is the entry level for PAs. (b) 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: i. Ability to utilize the principles of PA practice in the care of assigned patients to provide appropriate care. ii. Ability to perform patient history and physical. iii. Ability to formulate a plan and provide treatment to the patient. iv. Ability to provide patient care that 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. Physical Requirements: This work is mostly sedentary and requires some standing, bending and carrying light items. The incumbent must have the ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time to interact with the patients and other services. ["The Compensation and Pension Examiner performs disability or Compensation & Pension evaluations for Veterans, accordance current VBA and VHA regulations. The PA will be fully qualified and certified to function in this role and in accordance Office of Disability and Medical Assessment (DMA) training and certification requirements in addition to the policies of the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Environmental Health (EH) Clinician is responsible for completing a wide range of medical registries e.g., Agent Orange Registry, Airborne Hazard and Open Burn Pit Registry, Gulf War Registry, Depleted Uranium, Ionizing Radiation and Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center. The PA orders appropriate diagnostics studies, places consults, and refers Veterans to Compensation and Pension in addition to the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center when indicated. The Clinician meets all training requirements put forth by Health Outcomes Military Exposure (HOME). VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. Clinical C&P: Completes mandatory Office of Disability and Medical Assessment (DMA) training to become a certified C&P examiner. Completes additional training when offered to ensure that reports meet all VBA requirements. Performs independent medical evaluations for compensation or pension purposes. The medicolegal reports are documented using standardized Disability Benefit Questionnaires (DBQs) in Compensation and Pension Record Interchange (CAPRI). Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic studies to fully evaluate claimed/reported conditions to ensure reports are sufficient for purposes of disability rating and/or determination of eligibility for pension. Reports are completed in a timely manner while meeting established goals for quality and ratability to avoid delays in Veteran benefit claims. Assists with the review and triage all incoming 2507s (C&P exam requests) for completeness and accuracy. Serves as a backup examiner for the DBQ Referral Clinic which assists Veterans with the claims process thereby removing the burden of completing DBQs from treating primary and specialty care providers. Clinical EH Clinician: Completes War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) training modules 1-5 required by HOME. In addition, completes ongoing training as they are made available to stay up to date on Veteran exposure concerns. Conducts Agent Orange Registry, Airborne Hazard and Open Burn Pit Registry, Gulf War Registry, Depleted Uranium, Ionizing Radiation and Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center exams. Ensures that registry exams contain a thorough medical history and physical exam with documentation in the electronic medical record. Evaluations are completed in a clinically sufficient manner to enable the ordering of diagnostic studies and consultations as indicated. Recommends follow-up examinations as indicated. Prepares follow-up letters following all examinations. Directs Veteran to C&P if conditions that can be presumptively service connected are identified. Responds to inquiries about registry examinations from Veterans, VA medical facility staff and other stakeholders. - In addition to registry examinations the clinician is available to discuss garrison and other military toxic exposures (i.e., contaminated water at Camp LeJeune, asbestos, PFAS, etc.) with Veterans and consults with HOME as indicated. Assists the EH Coordinator to determine Veteran registry eligibility. Works with the EH Coordinator to triage consults received in response to the Toxic Exposure Screening clinical reminder Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30om Compressed/Flexible: Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. 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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.