Pathologist - Hematopathology

Department of Veterans Affairs
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Oct 2, 2024

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Full Time
Position Type

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:

  • 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.
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