VAPAA Awards Criteria
The Veterans Affairs Physician Assistant Association announces two award categories to be awarded during the annual VAPAA conference.
1. VAPAA Outstanding Clinical Physician Assistant
This award is intended to recognize outstanding actions by Physician Assistants. This award can be demonstrated by one or more of the following but are not limited to this list.
(1) Documentation of actions that demonstrated a saved life or the potential to save a life.
(2) Submission of a best practice that improved a process or created a procedure that benefits patients.
(3) Fostering innovation which improves the efficiency of patient assessment, patient care or patient treatment.
(4) Nomination detailing the PA’s contributions to the medical center.
2. VAPAA Physician Assistant Leadership Award
Leadership ability can be demonstrated by four or more of the following but are not limited to this list.
(1) Serve your department /facility as a lead or chief Physician Assistant
(2) Supervision of other PA’s and PA students (copy of organizational chart)
(3) Completion of six or more modules/ courses on supervision in TMS
(4) Serving as chair of a committee at your local VA (i.e. wellness , women’s health, professional standards board, union)
(5) Participation in staff instruction (i.e. ACLS, BLS, PSB, etc.)
(6) Personal recruitment of 3-5 Physician Assistants to VAPAA membership within your VISN
(7) Participation in VAPAA, AAPA, local/state/regional PA affairs at the officer or committee levels.
(8) Completion of VHA leadership program or VISN leadership training program or FACHE certification.
(9) Voluntary appointment or election to organizations that promote health in any community.
These awards are open to all VAPAA members.
All nominations will be reviewed by the award committee and those selected will be informed in advance of the conference.