Physician Assistant -Environmental Registry Program
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Danville, Illinois
Internal Number: 711341000
The Environmental Registry Program- Physician Assistant will directly participate in the outpatient evaluation and management of patients referred by VAPDHS's clinicians, Provides in-person, telephone, and video Environmental Registry exams, consultation and evaluation for patients referred to the Toxic Exposure program. Recruitment Incentive - APPROVED- for qualified candidates 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: 2- 3 years of experience as a PA in Primary Care or related field. 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: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["Duties: but are not limited to: General EHCs-LEHCs should have significant expertise Serve in an advisory capacity for PDHS's six environmental health registry clinical management programs (e.g. Ionizing Radiation, Agent Orange, Gulf War, Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit, Toxic Embedded Fragments, and Depleted Uranium). Serve in an advisory capacity for other military-related environmental exposures such as Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water (CLCW), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), liver flukes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chemical warfare agents, radioactive compounds, and other emerging hazards. Customer Service Advise the Veteran of all aspects of the registry examination, including the purpose of the examination and its limitations. Inform PDHS if they cannot address a Veteran's or clinician's concern Update PDHS if they receive a significant volume of inquiries on a particular topic Disseminating pertinent information from monthly conference call content to VISN EHCs and EHCos. Clinical Care Perform registry exams for which the Veteran is eligible. Order any necessary diagnostic evaluation as indicated by the clinical encounter. Perform initial interpretation of results. Facilitate appropriate follow up/referral to primary care as needed. Training Participate in monthly EHCC calls and trainings as outlined by PDHS. Facilitating initial orientation/education to the registry process, access to required data bases, VISN and national communication channels and support resources. Participate in annual National Environmental Health Clinician and Coordinator Training Conference as requested by national conference organizers. Educate local stakeholders (primary care, veteran service representatives, nursing and ancillary staff) regarding EH Registry programs. * This position could also FLOAT as a GAP Provider when Environmental Registry workload is slow** VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 0800-430 Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.