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. Learn more As a Physician Assistant (PA) in Surgical Services (Cardiac department), at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, you will provide and coordinate medical care for assigned patients (inpatient and/or outpatient), including establishing diagnoses, formulating and implementing care plans and providing follow-up care. Duties include; but, are not limited to the following: -Authorized to practice with defined levels of autonomy and exercise independent medical decision making within his/her Scope of Practice. -Collaborate with Physicians, daily, to discuss any difficult or unusual clinical management issues. -Authorized to write medical orders on patients assigned to the Cardiac Surgery Service in any patient setting. -Record entries including; but not limited to, medical histories, physical examinations, progress notes and service consults. -Prescribe medications, refill previously prescribed medications and supplies in the inpatient/outpatient settings. -Order diagnostic studies and testing including EKG, radiographic or imaging studies, MRIs, CT Scans, providing preliminary results. -Order or obtain lab specimens. -Order ancillary services such as Pharmacy, Social Services, Prosthetics, respiratory care, rehab services, etc. -Renew, discontinue, initiate or modify Anti-Coagulation therapy and will monitor such therapy in accordance with facility protocol and standards. -Enter CODE status orders and notes, consistent with VHA guidelines and regulations. -May order and start intravenous solutions and administer IV medications including blood products. -Perform surgical and therapeutic procedures including; but, not limited to, suturing of lacerations, obtaining biopsies, intravascular catheter placement, intra-aortic balloon pump and temporary pacemaker wires for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. -Perform procedures in the OR such as vein and arterial harvesting, closing or assisting the primary surgeon in operative procedures. -Basic Life Support in accordance with CPR standards. -Utilize ACLS with current protocols to include defibrillation and/or cardioversion. -Clinical Research. -Facilitate professional training and education of health profession trainees. -Administrative duties to address scheduling and peri-operative patient assessments and recommendations both within the facility as well as VISN and regional treatment locations, including addressing transition from non-VA facilities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
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