The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a board-certified AP/CP Pathologist. The Pathologist will function in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board certified with subspecialty training in Cytopathology and 3-5 years post fellowship practice experience. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in a clinic setting under normal and emergent conditions and while working closely with others. Light lifting 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; standing (up to 1 hour); near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye up to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; depth perception required; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive: Yes Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): No Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) 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 The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is looking for a board-certified Combined pathologist with subspecialty training in Cytopathology and 3-5 years post fellowship practice experience. The duties include signing out surgical pathology and cytology cases, covering frozen sections, which include Head and Neck, Lung, GI, and GU complex cancer cases, among others, on-call rotation, and participating in tumor board presentations. Candidates must possess strong communication skills, able to work independently and have a strong commitment to teamwork. Duties and Responsibilities will include: General Pathology: Perform consultations (inpatient and outpatient); Anatomic Pathology; Clinical Pathology. Supervise and teach medical students and general pathology/laboratory medicine residents, subspecialty residents and fellows as specified. Anatomic Pathology: Interpretation of surgical pathology slides; interpretation of bone marrow aspirates and biopsies; interpretation of cytologic specimens; interpretation of immuno-histochemical stains; autopsy. Presentations at medical conferences: Surgical M&M, Pulmonary-Pathology, Tumor Board and others as requested. Routine professional interaction and effective communication with physicians, nurse administrators, technologists, and patients. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8AM to 4:30PM with a rotational call schedule"]
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.