This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Benefit Information: VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. 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, 11 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 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) in Fayetteville, Arkansas seeks a board certified staff pathologist in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology who has the skills necessary to act as a consultant to clinicians, other VA hospitals, and to community or affiliate organizations. The successful candidate will share in providing a wide range of onsite services in all areas of the general laboratory including but not limited to Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Autopsy services, Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis, Immunology, Serology, Microbiology, and Blood Bank. The Department processed and interpreted in the last year over 5,000 surgical specimens, over 1,000 Pap smears, over 500 non-gynecological cytology specimens, over 125 bone marrows, and has averaged 6 autopsies over recent years. The clinic laboratory operates 24/7 and reported out approximately 1.7 million tests last year. Besides the main campus, two CAP accredited VA laboratories function at outpatient clinics, as well as one contract, non-VA at one clinic. Duties and Responsibilities of the Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist: 1. The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory. 2. Processing of gross specimens. 3. Processing and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections. 4. Provide intraoperative and intra-procedural consultation as requested. 5. Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens within CAP guidelines for turnaround time and synoptic cancer reporting. 6. Interpretation/sign-out of gynecological and non-gynecological cytology specimens. 7. Providing immediate adequacy interpretation for CT guided biopsies. 8. Ordering and interpretation of appropriate immunohistochemical stains and special stains. 9. Interpretation and sign-out of peripheral smears submitted for pathologist review. 10. Participation in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Cancer Conference, Tumor Board, Infection Control, Laboratory Utilization Committee, and Tissue/Transfusion Committee. 11. Participate in Quality Assurance measures including 10% retrospective review of all anatomic pathology cases, VHA mandated surgical pathology review guidelines, and inter-laboratory comparison programs as designated by Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 12. Participate in a 24 hour on-call rotation service. 13. Review hematology fluids and issue diagnostic interpretation. 14. Participate in minimum required continuing medical education (CME) in order to maintain licensure/privileges. 15. Responsible for timely completion of VA assigned TMS educational modules. 16. Responsible for diagnostic expertise and sign-out in any area for which sub-specialty fellowship training has been completed. 17. Responsible for technical director over satellite clinical laboratory departments as designated by Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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