Physician - Pathology

Department of Veterans Affairs
New York, New York
Closing date
May 24, 2023

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The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System provides care to eligible Veterans via 3 medical centers and 2 community-based outpatient clinics. The Margaret Cochran VA Campus is a high complexity facility located in Manhattan with a major educational affiliation with the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The Brooklyn Campus provides acute inpatient medical and surgical services with a major affiliation with SUNY-Health Science Center - Brooklyn. The St. Alban's campus houses a community living center as well as outpatient services. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increase
Paid Time Off
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)- Prorated based on work schedule.
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Scope of Practice:
The combined anatomic and clinical pathologist performs the following services required in the practice of Pathology: Application of accepted criteria in formulating and reporting diagnostic information on various anatomic pathology specimens to include surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology. Participation in Quality Assurance measures for clinical and/or anatomic 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. Duties/Tasks
- The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory.
- The AP/CP pathologist will provide residents and/or trainees information on specimen processing and evaluation.
- Review of gross specimens
- Processing and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections.
- Provide intraoperative and intraprocedural consultation as requested.
- Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens within CAP guidelines for turnaround time.
- Ordering/interpretation of appropriate immunohistochemical stains and special stains.
- Participation in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Tumor Board, M & M, Surgical Pathology, dermatopathology, molecular pathology, hematopathology, etc.
- Participate in hematopathology proficiency test program.
- Implementation of tasks assigned by the Chiefs.
- Review appropriate clinical history/medical record when responsible for autopsy coverage and discuss with clinical team ensuring appropriate consent documentation before proceeding with autopsy.
- Perform/supervise autopsy.
- Issue preliminary autopsy findings within 48 hours of autopsy.
- Issue completed autopsy report with clinicopathologic correlation within 30 business days of autopsy.
- Participate in Quality Assurance measures including 10% retrospective review of all anatomic pathology cases, 10% review of cases for completion of CAP Cancer Protocols, and inter-laboratory comparison programs as designated by the Chiefs.
- Provide 24 hour on-call services as designated in the monthly schedule.
- Review hematology fluids and issue diagnostic interpretation.
- Participate in required continuing medical education (CME) in order to maintain licensure/privileges, and constantly improve diagnostic skills.
- Responsible for timely completion of VA assigned educational modules.
- Participate in approved department and interfacility research projects.
- All AP and AP/CP pathologists will report to the Chiefs, who is responsible for the clinical and administrative function of the subordinate physician staff. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. 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 background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Additional Requirement: Eligible for an academic appointment to the SUNY Downstate Medical Center faculty. Preferred Experience:

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