VISN 22 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (PALMS) encompass the consolidated laboratories located at specific VA facilities within the VISN 22. All Pathologists will report to the Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine who is responsible for the overall clinical and administrative function of the Pathologist physician staff. The Anatomic and Clinical Staff Pathologist provides diagnostic services within the Department of Pathology to include potential for subspecialty coverage as training permits (examples include dermatopathology or hematopathology)Major responsibilities and duties of the position 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. Reviews of gross specimens Processing and interpretations of intraoperative frozen sections. Provides intraoperative and intraprocedural consultation as requested. Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens within CAP guidelines for turnaround time. Orders/interprets appropriate immunohistochemical stains and special stains. Participates in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Tumor Board, Chest Conference and GI Conference. Reviews appropriate clinical history/medical record when responsible for autopsy coverage and discuss with clinical team ensuring appropriate consent documentation before proceeding with autopsy. Performs/supervises autopsy Issues preliminary autopsy findings within 2 working days of autopsy. Issues completed autopsy report with clinicopathologic correlation within 30 days of autopsy. Participates in Quality Assurance measures including 10% retrospective review of all anatomic pathology cases and inter-laboratory comparison programs as designated by Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Provides 24 hour on-call services as designated in the monthly schedule. Reviews hematology fluids and issue diagnostic interpretation. Participates in required continuing medical education (CME) in order to maintain licensure/privileges. Responsible for timely completion of VA assigned LMS educational modules. Responsible for diagnostic expertise and sign-out in any area for which sub-specialty fellowship training has been completed Preferred Criteria/Experience: Recent substantial experience in provision of Anatomic/Clinical Pathology services within the last 2 years, or recent graduation from a training program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Eligible for an academic appointment as a University School of Medicine faculty. Proficient in the English language with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not available Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): PCS Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized Compressed/Flex Schedule: Not Offered Virtual: Not a virtual position Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
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