The Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is responsible for the overall clinical and administrative function of the Pathology providers. Additionally, The Anatomic and Clinical Staff Pathologist provides diagnostic services within the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service to include potential for subspecialty coverage as training permits (examples include hematopathology). Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants Duties include, but are not limited to the follow; Application of accepted criteria in formulating and reporting diagnostic information on various anatomic pathology specimens to include hematopathology, surgical pathology, cytopathology and autopsy pathology. Provide clinical laboratory consultation to technical personnel and healthcare providers. Participation in Quality Assurance measures for laboratory sections as required by accreditation standards. Teaching of residents, medical students, allopathic medicine students and other healthcare personnel who seek training within the field of Pathology The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory. Processing and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections. Provide intraoperative and intra-procedural consultation as requested. Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens within TJC guidelines. Provide 24 hour on-call services as rotated among all pathologists and designated in the monthly schedule. Responsible for diagnostic expertise and sign-out in any area for which sub-specialty fellowship training has been completed. Review appropriate clinical history/medical record when responsible for autopsy coverage and discuss with clinical team ensuring appropriate consent documentation before proceeding with autopsy. Participation in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Tumor Board, CP Conference and GI Conference as determined by section responsibility. Participate in minimum required continuing medical education (CME) to maintain licensure/privileges Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Incentives: Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt. Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. OTHER RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure
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