Physician (Pathologist)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Mar 22, 2021
Closes
Mar 22, 2022
Ref
2080040
Specialty
Pathology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
Duties include, but are not limited to the follow;
  • Application of accepted criteria in formulating and reporting diagnostic information on various anatomic pathology specimens to include hematopathology, surgical pathology, cytopathology and autopsy pathology.
  • Provide clinical laboratory consultation to technical personnel and healthcare providers.
  • Participation in Quality Assurance measures for laboratory sections as required by accreditation standards.
  • Teaching of residents, medical students, allopathic medicine students and other healthcare personnel who seek training within the field of Pathology
  • The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory.
  • Processing and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections.
  • Provide intraoperative and intra-procedural consultation as requested.
  • Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens within TJC guidelines.
  • Provide 24 hour on-call services as rotated among all pathologists and designated in the monthly schedule.
  • Responsible for diagnostic expertise and sign-out in any area for which sub-specialty fellowship training has been completed.
  • Review appropriate clinical history/medical record when responsible for autopsy coverage and discuss with clinical team ensuring appropriate consent documentation before proceeding with autopsy.
  • Participation in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Tumor Board, CP Conference and GI Conference as determined by section responsibility.
  • Participate in minimum required continuing medical education (CME) to maintain licensure/privileges
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Pay:Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off:Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
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).
Incentives:Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt.
Licensure:1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
CME:Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice:Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.

OTHER RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED
Contract:No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.
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    Requirements
    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
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Qualifications
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:

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 /or Clinical Pathology

Eligible for a faculty appointment to the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia.

Available to work full time.

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:In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019Education
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:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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