Pathologist

Employer
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Location
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 20, 2023

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Specialty
Pathology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Lancaster General Health is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Lancaster General Hospital is among an elite group of "Best of the Benchmark Hospitals"- institutions that have achieved 100 Top Hospital honors for seven of the last nine years. The hospital has been recognized as a Magnet facility for nursing excellence and has received HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety. Lancaster General Hospital has also been named a "Best Hospital" by U.S. News & World Report for heart surgery, orthopedics, urology, hormonal disorders and ear, nose & throat.

The pathology department serves Lancaster General Hospital, Women's and Babies Hospital and the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion as well as overseeing small off site POC locations. The laboratory at LGH is a state of the art laboratory which was awarded with the 2019 Lab of the Year from Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO).

The Pathology department consists of 8 pathologists and a clinical chemist with various subspecialty fellowships including transfusion medicine, hematopathology, cytology, breast/GYN, immunology and dermatopathology.

POSITION SUMMARY: Performs routine and complex dissection, description, examination and interpretation of tissues and other specimens obtained from surgery, aspiration, biopsy, and autopsy. Provides consultative and problem-solving support to Medical Staff and Technical personnel. Provides medical direction for assigned Laboratory sections, subject to review by the Director of Laboratories. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Performs gross examination and dissection of biopsy, surgical, and autopsy specimens. Selects and prepares tissues for microscopic processing. Performs microscopic examinations and renders interpretation and diagnosis in accordance with established procedures.
  • Examines, interprets and diagnoses specimen materials or results referred by Cytology and other Laboratory sections requiring pathologist review.
  • Performs gross consultation and/or frozen section in the operating room suite for the Surgical Staff, issuing direct verbal and written reports of findings.
  • Contacts Medical, Surgical and Dental Staff members and other personnel, as required, to recommend testing protocols, assist in interpretation of Laboratory data, and resolve problems in lab services requiring Pathologist intervention and input. Serves as consultant of the Medical Staff in the definitive diagnosis of disease states.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Accepts assignment to weekend, holiday and night call/duty rotation to support essential and emergency Laboratory and Blood Bank services.
  • Provides Pathologist supervision of lab sections assigned by the Director of Laboratories, including involvement in the selection of new procedures and equipment, review and revision of procedures, review and investigation of the section's routine Quality Control Surveillance reports and all other aspects applicable to the performance of section.
  • Participates in regular departmental and staff meetings to discuss and resolve general and specific concerns in inter- and intra-departmental operation.
  • Participates in Medical Staff, Hospital and/or Laboratory Committees, Programs and Projects, as assigned by the Director of Laboratories.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures and other educational programs for the Medical Staff and the School of Medical Technology as instructed by the Director of Laboratories.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree in Medicine, Osteopathy or one of other related sciences and Board certified in Clinical Pathology or Anatomical Pathology is required, issued by the American Board of Pathology.
  • Lancaster General Hospital requires a current license in PA as MD/DO for this position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) to five (5) years experience in anatomic and clinical pathology.

PENN MEDICINE LGHP offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district, and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

For more information or to apply, please email: LGH.PhysicianApply@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce that treats all people with respect and dignity ensuring health equity. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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