Supervisory Physician (Pathology)

Defense Health Agency
Bethesda, Maryland
Sep 29, 2021
Sep 29, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

As a Supervisory Physician (Pathology) you will: Serves as Senior Staff Pathologist and expert consultant to the federal government in the diagnosis of disease in this specialized field of pathology. The duties involve research, teaching and subspecialty administrative and clinically related problems.

Provides consultations to other pathologists and diagnoses consultations. Extracts or works with patients body fluids or tissue; prepares patient specimens for examination, performs specialized or non-routine tests on body fluids or tissue samples, or confirms patient test results. Able to provide accurate information about the pathogenesis, histogenesis, biology and differential diagnosis. Able to deliver expert lectures to medical students, residents, fellows, and practitioners about pathology; and speak at scientific meetings of national and international scope. Initiate and pursue research ideas and projects to a meaningful conclusion and publish the final results.

Responsible for directing and coordinating activities for physician personnel. Has senior pathologist responsibility for consultation, education, and research in support of the organizational goals in the study of pathology. Prepares scientific papers and reports for publication of research findings. Directs subspecialty research programs. Serves as advisor to the staff. Furnishes advice and assistance to members of the subspecialty on professional matters and makes suggestions concerning the scope of contemplated research studies, approaches to follow, and suitability of available material. Oversees and teaches other health care providers (physicians, residents and medical students). Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team comprised of other physicians and ancillary staff. Provides review for quality assurance purposes. Set goals and administratively and technically direct the work of subordinates. Plan, assign, review and accept, amend or reject work done by subordinates. Assign performance ratings and take performance-based corrective actions. Make work assignments, set or negotiate deadlines and completion dates. Counsel employees on behavior and initiate disciplinary actions if required.

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