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Air National Guard Units PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT / NURSE PRACTITIONER in Des Moines, Iowa




As a PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT / NURSE PRACTITIONER, GS-0603/0610-12, you will perform the following duties:

The purpose of this position is to provide a fulltime, experienced Nurse Practitioner to support the planning, scheduling, execution, management, and administration of installation-wide medical management including, aerospace and operational disposition and clinical judgment for medical case management to promote and maintain the health and well-being of assigned Air National Guard (ANG) personnel. Uses clinical skills and knowledge to complete comprehensive medical and physical assessments, and preventative medical services for assigned ANG personnel.Using professional knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of Aerospace, Occupational and Preventative Medicine practices, principles and theories, the incumbent:Independently carries out assignments, coordinating with others as necessary and discussing scope of the assignment, approaches, timeframes, and execution phases with leadership; exercising good judgment in accordance with the methods and practices of the community health nursing and established medical/administrative policies affecting ANG readiness.Performs comprehensive medical assessments including, but not limited to, annual preventive health, pre- and post-deployment interviews, and deployment health assessments; pre-placement, occupational health, and separation health physical exams; fitness for duty evaluations; line of duty, and medical continuation determinations. Utilizes extended specialized training and experience to review, compare, and interpret complex medical standards, policies and laws and provide sound recommendations. This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing DD Form 2992, "Medical Recommendations for Flying or Special / Operational Duty Log", summarizing findings and reporting to the Deployment Availability Working Group. Conducts records review and face to face meetings relating to the Exceptional Family Member Program. Provides Aerospace Medicine support. Utilizing extended specialized training and professional experience in applying a wide range of concepts, principles, and methodologies of patient care services sufficient to perform highly specialized assignments of an advanced nature and considerable difficulty; monitors assigned ANG personnel to enhance aircrew health and safety and prepare/update case management records for personnel with duty, deployment or fitness restrictions. Actively participates in strategic planning to improve organizational direction as a member of the professional medical staff. Provides analytical, evaluation, monitoring and reporting support on Individual Medical Readiness for ANG Wing, tenants, and geographically separated unit personnel.Utilizes extensive medical knowledge to ensure compliance with and preparation for readiness of unit compliance inspections, evaluations, audits, and staff assistance visits including unit effectiveness inspections. Thoroughly researches and prepares formal and informal briefings for staff meetings, higher level meetings and informal sessions regarding operations, unit deployments, exercises and readiness or compliance inspections levied by the USAF MAJCOM Inspector General's offices and other auditing agencies. Provides sound advice to professional medical personnel on the preparation of reports, directives, correspondence, after action reports, and memoranda pertaining to health services programs; planning, developing, publishing, and implementing policies and procedures within the established guidelines. Performs other related duties as assigned. T6002


Conditions of Employment


In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS 0603/0610 12 -

Licensure - For all grade levels and positions, applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (external link). In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse or registration as a Physician Assistant from the State of Iowa. In addition to the mandatory license and education described above applicants must have at least one or more full years of professional nursing experience that is equivalent to the next lower grade level.


Required Education for Nurse Practitioner: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (external link), Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (external link), Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (external link), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained. Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (external link) is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.? Required Education for Physicians Assistant: Graduation from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (external link) (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 (external link) at the time the degree was obtained. Successful completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (external link) (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for Continuing Medical Education (external link) (CME) and re-certification. You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11/20/2020. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOU NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.