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Board-Certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist needed at the Phoenix VA! Work/Life Balance, O...

Department of Veterans Affairs
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Apr 24, 2025

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Full Time
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Board-Certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist needed at the Phoenix VA! Work/Life Balance, Outstanding VA benefits, and more!

Have you ever wanted to work at the VA? If so, this is your chance! The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) in Phoenix, Arizona, has an opening for a Board-Certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist Physician. Advance in your career as you join an established 7-pathologist work group that provides care for Veterans. Teaching and supervision of medical students and physicians-in-training is an integral component of this position. You can qualify for an academic appointment at the affiliate university, University of Arizona School of Medicine - Phoenix. The collegial and supportive work environment makes coming to work enjoyable and allows you to focus on providing the best possible care to America s Veterans. The medical center is centrally and conveniently located in the city of Phoenix and easily accessible.


    Board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Subspecialty training in GI pathology or cytopathology is strongly preferred. However, pathologists with other subspecialties as well as experienced general pathologists will be considered. At least two to five years of independent sign-out experience in a hospital-based environment, with a focus on quality patient care, is strongly preferred.


    General surgical pathology and cytopathology sign out. Frozen section coverage and interoperative consultations. Rapid on-site assessment for EBUS and other cytopathology specimens. Effectively communicate with physician colleagues and direct pathology testing as appropriate to the management of the patient. Effectively communicate with technical staff and provide expertise as appropriate. Actively participate in tumor boards Night and weekend call coverage is equally shared with other members of the group.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Minimal Call)

Features and Benefits

    The VA offers Physicians and all employees industry-leading full benefits and features package to support high-quality professional practice & a favorable work-life-family balance.Pay to include a competitive salary, annual performance bonus, and regular salary increases.Paid Time Off in the form of 26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave per year, 11 federal holidays with pay, and 5-day paid absences to attend approved CME. * Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option.Federal Retirement Plans through the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching.

If you're interested in this opportunity, or to learn more, please e-mail your CV to Timothy A. Bernau at or call 623-920-1304.

* Must be board-certified to receive the 5 days off for CME.

Why should you choose Phoenix???

Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona and is in the central region of the state. People know Phoenix for its year-round sun, desert beauty, and world-class resorts and golf. It is also the fifth-largest city in the U.S. and offers sophisticated urbanscapes, southwest culture, and lots of outdoor adventure. Sometimes, bigger really is better. Phoenix (the "Valley of the Sun" to locals) invites you to enjoy major destinations for recreation and relaxation, must-visit venues in the culinary and cocktail kingdoms, and long-standing arts, civic and cultural institutions. That just scratches the surface of things to do in Phoenix!

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