Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician Assistant- Home Based Primary Care (LOPC) in Lubbock, Texas

Job Overview

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1843544

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

The Amarillo VA Health Care System is recruiting for mid level providers for our Home Based Primary Care Program.

Note: Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. This vacancy announcement lists a potential salary range only.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


The Physician Assistant provides care to patients in the Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC). This position is located in Geriatrics and Extended Care Service. Primary duties include:

  • Perform initial histories and physical examinations on outpatients and developing appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Screen outpatients to determine need for further health care.
  • Ordering and administering routine medications.
  • Provide education and counseling of patients and family in preventative care, medical conditions and use of prescribed treatment and drugs.
  • Write evaluations and progress notes on patients, both for the initial and follow up visits in patient’s record.
  • Draw blood specimens for testing and performing other similar procedures when needed.
  • Carrying out health promotion and disease prevention activities including education and shared decision-making

Tour of Duty: Work schedule is negotiable after selection

Relocation expenses are not authorized. AFGE Bargaining Unit position First consideration will be given to applications received early.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel is required to Veteran homes as part of normal duties.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: a. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. b. Education or Training: The candidate must meet one of the following: (1) A bachelor’s degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or (2) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor’s degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or (3) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician. The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years. c. Certification: As of March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. d. English Language Proficiency: PAs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Physician Assistant Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.


*PLEASE NOTE: * Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements:

selected candidate must meet the physical requriiments of the position.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Other Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2016-11-08 to 2017-09-29

Salary: $59,246 to $92,316 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 00

Series: 0603 Physician Assistant

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: AMA-17-T38-Rh-1843544BU

Control number: 455590200