The Anatomic and Clinical Staff Pathologist provides diagnostic services within the Department of Pathology to include potential for subspecialty coverage as training permits (examples include hematopathology and or Cytopathology)
- Must have hematopathology fellowship training and board certification or Surgical Pathology Fellowship and specialized in GI, GU, and Dermatopathology.
- At least 2 years of service experience.
Duties to include but are not limited to:
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- Interpreting clinical laboratory data and communicating conclusions effectively with providers, residents and students; providing consultation to providers when appropriate.
- Performing gross and microscopic examination of surgical and cytologic cases and providing reports in a timely manner. The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens.
- The AP/CP pathologist will provide residents and/or trainees information on specimen processing and evaluation.
- Providing rapid assessment for adequacy of specimens such as obtained by fine-needle aspiration.
- Processing and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections including gross intraoperative interpretations as needed and intraprocedural consultation as requested.
- Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens including bone marrow and cytology specimens within departmental guidelines for turnaround time.
- Appropriate ordering/interpretation of immunohistochemical stains and special stains.
- Representing the laboratory at functions or committees such as tumor conference, transfusion review, and others as assigned.
- 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 24 hours of autopsy. Issue completed autopsy report with clinicopathologic correlation within 30 days of autopsy.
- Participate in review of Quality Assurance measures including 10% retrospective review of all anatomic pathology and cytology cases and other internal service data to meet regulatory requirements as designated by Chief and or assistant chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
- Provide 24 hour on-call services as designated in the monthly schedule.
- Review hematology slide, body fluids and issue diagnostic interpretation.
- Participate in required continuing medical education (CME) in order to maintain licensure/privileges.
- Responsible for timely completion of VA assigned TMS educational modules.
- Responsible for diagnostic expertise and sign-out in any area for which sub-specialty fellowship training has been completed.
- Accurate and timely pathology diagnosis.
- Provide consultation to clinical colleagues.
- Participate actively in inter- and intra-department meetings/ committees.
- Perform medical director duties as delegated by the chief and or assistant chief of pathology and laboratory medicine.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the chief and or assistant chief of pathology and laboratory medicine.