- Performing gross and microscopic examination of surgical and cytological cases and providing reports in a timely manner
- Performing intraoperative frozen section and gross interpretations as needed
- Performing post-mortem examinations and ensuring that the provisional and final reports are completed in a timely fashion
- Interpreting clinical laboratory data and communicating conclusions effectively with providers
- Providing clinical pathology consultations to providers when appropriate
- Taking call on a rotating schedule
- Oversight and instruction of residents and medical students
- Representing the laboratory at functions or committees such as multidisciplinary tumor boards, transfusion utilization review, and others
- Participating in the review of quality-control data, results from proficiency testing, and other internal service data to meet regulatory requirements
- Participating in quality improvement within the service and proactively supporting cost-effective use of resources in laboratory operations
- Excellent communication skills
Not requiredSupervisory status
- Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
- 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
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2021.
- 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.
- Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
- Fellowship training and board certification in Hematopathology or Dermatopathology
- Previous success working with residents and/or medical students
Physical Requirements:Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability.Education
Education Debt Reduction Program:You are eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). You will be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Award amounts are based on availability of funding. For additional information. please contact Human Resources, extension 6915 to speak with the EDRP coordinator.
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.
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