The selectee will serve as the Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service and reports the the Chief of Staff, while meeting the needs of the Pathology and Laboratory Department in general. In carrying out the the major duties and responsibilities of this position: The Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service is responsible for determining strategic direction for the service and to meet organizational targets regarding pathology and laboratory services and timeliness measures. Organizes staff meetings, communication both down to staff, across to other Service Chiefs and up to Leadership, as well as crafting Congressional responses, heads up and issue briefs when requested to do so by center leadership. Responsible for Human Resource recruitment, updates on Functional Statements & Position Descriptions; physician salary management and pay panel documentation, non-VA care documentation, Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE/OPPE) on privileged staff. Staff Management: to include performance appraisals, reward and recognition, promotions, disciplinary actions and grievances, training requirements, employee health requirements, Protected and Administrative Peer Reviews. Time and leave Management: VATAS final approval of Premium Pay requests. Business Planning: to include systems redesign, manage service DSS mapping (workload), staffing needs, capacity and demand analysis, resource need followed by oversight of Administrative Officer's preparation of annual Service Business Plan. Full supervisory authority over staff members who provide clinical and administrative support to Path and Lab Service. The Chief is to remain privileged and practicing in their specialty field. This is not an all-inclusive list of duties. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, potential annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; 8:00AM to 4:30PM, however, extended/additional hours and/or alternate schedule may be needed dependent upon the needs of the service, facility, and/or patient care. Telework: This position is eligible for telework. Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.