Physician Assistant

Department of the Army Fort Leonard Wood, MO
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About the Position:

This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Shortage Category and/or Critical Need Health Care Occupations.

A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.

This position is in the Medical Readiness Service Line located at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Fort Leonard Wood is a United States Army installation located in the Missouri Ozarks. Ft Leonard Wood is surrounded by friendly communities offering low costs of living and great quality of life. Missouri's variety is a perfect fit, with festivals that pull in people from across the Midwest, entertainment that brings travelers from across the country and one road that draws visitors from around the globe. Enjoy the bustle, bright lights and endless attractions of our big cities, from museums to nightlife and fine dining to shopping. Slow down and relax in our quaint small towns, rich in history and charm. Explore history that runs from the American Indian tribes who gave the Show-Me State its name. Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of our wild places, crystal clear streams, the nation's first National Scenic Riverway and fabulous lakes that provide family fun ranging from boating to sailing to fishing and swimming.

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* Examine patients and determine the need for and orders laboratory tests, X-rays, physician consultation and other procedures necessary to complete assessment of the patient.

* Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings in the history, physical exam, laboratory and radiology results.

* Perform initial patient work-up by securing a health and medical history from the patient or family members and records findings.

* Make clinical decisions and diagnose disease, illness or injury and works collaboratively with the physician in providing patient care, management and revision of therapeutic plans.

* Provide a full range of emergency services or crises interventions in the absence of the physician, including life-saving emergency procedures in order to stabilize a patient within the scope of practice and approved protocols.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - up to 5% Business Travel required.

Supervisory status


* Job family (Series)

0603 Physician Assistant

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

* Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.

* Selectees will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.

* This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Selectees will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.

* A pre-placement medical examination is required.

* Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Advanced certification (e.g., Advanced Life Support) does not supersede BLS completion.

* Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.

* This position has specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis.

* This position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.

* Work schedule will include shift work (evenings, weekends, holidays).

* See Additional Information section for additional Conditions of Employment.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirements for Physician Assistant:

Education: Graduation from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors, at a college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Certification: Successful completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and re-certification.

Licensure: Applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician Assistant from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Experience: A minimum of one full year of work experience as a certified physician assistant which includes performing medical examinations, diagnosing medical conditions, and identifying appropriate medical treatment. This definition of experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: