The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time Physician (Staff Pathologist). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not Authorized. 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 The Anatomic and Clinical Staff Pathologist (AP/CP) provides diagnostic services within the Department of Pathology to include potential for subspecialty coverage as training permits (examples include dermatopathology or hematopathology). The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory. Major Duties and Responsibilities ~ Performs gross and/or microscopic examination of surgical and cytologic cases and generates reports in a timely manner. ~ Performs intraoperative frozen section analysis and/or gross interpretations as needed. ~ Performs postmortem examinations and ensures that provisional and final reports are completed in a timely manner. ~ Examines and interprets clinical laboratory data and provides electronic and/or verbal feedback to providers when necessary. ~ Serves as anatomic and/or clinical pathology consultant to providers when appropriate. ~ Participates in rotating evening and weekend call schedules. ~ Provides oversight and instruction to laboratory staff/students, residents, medical students, or other healthcare personnel when necessary. ~ Serves as laboratory representative at functions or committee meetings such as multidisciplinary tumor boards or transfusion utilization review. ~ Participates in review of quality control data, results from proficiency testing, and other internal service data to meet regulatory requirements. ~ Participates in quality improvement initiatives within service and proactively supports cost effective utilization of resources and laboratory operations. ~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; On-call responsibility (every 3rd weekday evening and 4th weekend). Compressed/Flexible: Available based on Supervisor Approval. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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