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. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center (VAMC) is searching for a full-time Physician - Hematopathology to fulfill the current staffing needs of our Path and Labs Service. The Cincinnati VAMC physician will work with other services and center management to determine the needs of our assigned veteran population for services provided by his/her specialty in accordance with the mission of the medical center and the VISN network VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 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 Pathologists are licensed physicians who direct clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory services; perform biopsies; evaluate surgical, cytology, and autopsy specimens; interpret laboratory tests; and serve as laboratory consultants to other physicians. Hematopathologist is a pathologist who has undergone additional training and board certification after completion of combined Anatomic & Clinical Pathology or AP/CP only post-graduate training. S/he specializes to diagnose diseases of the of the blood, lymph nodes and bone marrow, often utilizing highly specialized tests such as immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry studies and molecular/cytogenetic analysis. The scope of practice will include hematopathology specific services, clinic pathology services and surgical pathology. Review and diagnosis of all in house blood, lymph nodes and bone marrow samples along with interpretation and integration of specialized studies including immunohistochemistry, flowcytometry and molecular/cytogenetic analysis to generate a clinically useful report. Review and diagnosis of all outside hematopathology cases received in consultation for tumor board or transfer of care. Establish hematopathology service in the department through development of policies, procedures, and QA/QM measures S/he will be performing surgical pathology gross, microscopic, and final diagnosis rendering along with coding of surgical reports with pathology in rotation with 4 other pathologists. Surgical pathology receives biopsies, small specimens and complex resection cases in genitourinary and gastrointestinal systems, biopsies and small surgical cases from orthopedics, podiatry, and ENT services. Participate in prospective peer review and retrospective review of 10% cases when needed. S/he will be performing review and interpretation of blood smears, body fluids and serum protein electrophoresis. Additional responsibilities will include oversight of the hematology and coagulation section of the core laboratory, establishing QA and QI parameters for hematopathology service. Participate on hospital/departmental committees and hospital/departmental conferences as needed. Ensure compliance with federal statutes, VA directive and policies and The Joint Commission and NEO standards. Supervision of pathology trainees in surgical pathology and hematopathology. Teaching of rotating medical students, pathology residents on regular basis and clinical fellows and laboratory technical staff as needed. Provide consultation to Medical Center and laboratory staff in matters of test utilizations, technical and result interpretation. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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