The Anatomic and Clinical Staff Pathologist provides diagnostic services within the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service to include potential for subspecialty coverage as training permits such as hematopathology The combined anatomic and clinical pathologist is able to perform the following services required in the practice of Pathology. Application of accepted criteria in formulating and reporting diagnostic information on various anatomic pathology specimens to include 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. Other duties/tasks include but are not limited to: The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory. The AP/CP pathologist will provide residents and/or trainees information on specimen processing and evaluation. Review of gross specimens. Processing and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections. Provide intraoperative and intraprocedural consultation as requested. Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens within regulatory guidelines for turnaround time. Ordering/interpretation of appropriate immunohistochemical stains and special stains. Participation in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Tumor Board, M & M, dermatopathology, hematopathology, etc. Implementation of tasks assigned by the Service Chief. Review appropriate clinical history/medical record when responsible for autopsy coverage and discuss with clinical team ensuring appropriate consent documentation before proceeding with autopsy. Perform/supervise autopsies. Issue preliminary autopsy findings within 24 hours of autopsy. Issue completed autopsy report with clinicopathologic correlation within 30 days of autopsy. Participate in Quality Assurance measures including 10% retrospective review of all anatomic pathology cases and inter-laboratory comparison programs as designated by the Service Chief. Provide 24 hour on-call services as designated by the monthly schedule. Review hematology fluids and issue diagnostic interpretation. Participate in required continuing medical education (CME) in order to maintain licensure/privileges, and constantly improve diagnostic skills. Responsible for timely completion of VA assigned educational modules. Responsible for diagnostic expertise and sign-out in any area for which sub-specialty fellowship training has been completed. Participate in approved department and interfacility research projects. Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, 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 Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA NOTE: This announcement will remain open until filled. Applications will be checked weekly or at the request of management. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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