Physician (Pathologist)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Louisville, Kentucky
Aug 14, 2020
Aug 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
  • Incumbent makes judgments about the medical significance of clinical lab data and communicates effectively in interpreting and correlating lab data to providers; provides consultation to clinicians when appropriate.
  • Incumbent may represent the service at functions/committees such as tumor board conferences; provides expert consultation in a variety of clinical laboratory diagnostic situations.
  • Diagnosis of surgical and cytologic specimens; interact with providers to offer expert consultation services on follow-up case material
  • Attend intraoperative pathology consultation, including Moh's cases and render frozen section diagnoses.
  • Perform and provide diagnosis on specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration.
  • Perform gross and microscopic examination of tissue and cytologic material and provide reports in a timely manner; perform post-mortem examinations and ensures subsequent provisional and final reports completion within 2 and 30 working days.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities within the service; support cost-effective use of resources regarding laboratory operations.
  • Participate in the review of quality control data, proficiency testing results, and other internal service data reviews to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Provides educational instruction for laboratory staff and for pathology residents.
  • Participate in budget planning and future laboratory initiative decisions.
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Rotating with other pathologists taking evening, weekend, and holiday calls.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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    Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:
  • Licensed pathologist, board eligible or certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology.
  • Experience in hematopathology
  • Experience in communicating effectively, demonstrating good interpersonal skills.
References: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:Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (5 hours); standing (4 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; ability to perform rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); emotional/mental stability.Education
IMPORTANT:A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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