Physician-Pathologist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
May 14, 2021
Closes
May 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

The incumbent is ultimately responsible for the successful performance of patient care related activities in P&L. This responsibility predominately includes handling clinical pathology, namely, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Diagnostics clinical chemistry and hematology. Function in blood bank and anatomic pathology is desirable.

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Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to the follow;
  • Application of accepted criteria in formulating and reporting diagnostic information on various anatomic pathology specimens to include hematopathology, surgical pathology, cytopathology and autopsy pathology.
  • Provide clinical laboratory consultation to technical personnel and healthcare providers.
  • Participation in Quality Assurance measures for 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
  • The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory.
  • Processing and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections.
  • Provide intraoperative and intra-procedural consultation as requested.
  • Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens within TJC guidelines.
  • Provide 24 hour on-call services as rotated among all pathologists and designated in the monthly schedule.
  • Responsible for diagnostic expertise and sign-out in any area for which sub-specialty fellowship training has been completed.
  • Review appropriate clinical history/medical record when responsible for autopsy coverage and discuss with clinical team ensuring appropriate consent documentation before proceeding with autopsy.
  • Participation in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Tumor Board, CP Conference and GI Conference as determined by section responsibility.
  • Participate in minimum required continuing medical education (CME) to maintain licensure/privileges
  • Contributes to the operation of effective and safe laboratories that are in compliance with standards established by the College of American Pathology (CAP), the Joint Commission (JC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
Work Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM - Monday - Friday-On call evenings, weekends and holidays
Recruitment Incentive: Not authorized
Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

If you are searching for a unique opportunity that includes an excellent federal benefits package with one of the largest healthcare networks, then the Hampton VA Medical Center is for you.

- VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15K) in annual physician performance pay.
- Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
- No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting.
- Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay.
- One full and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility.
- 49 Days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays).
- Pension plan - vested in pension annuity after only 5 years' service.
- 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching contributions.
-Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
  • Current BLS required /ACLS required


Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Fully trained pathologist, board certified in Clinical Pathology. In addition, Medical Microbiology certification is preferred. Anatomic Pathology certification is also desirable.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Physical requirements: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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