The Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia is seeking a Pathologist. The Pathologist will be responsible for performing duties as assigned in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Predominant work will be in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics areas. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The incumbent is ultimately responsible for the successful performance of patient care related activities in P&LMS. 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. The role of the P&LMS physician may also include but shall not be limited to the following: 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).Ensures accurate clinical laboratory test results with turn-around-times (TAT) that meet the reasonable and possible expectations of the medical staff and accrediting agencies, when adequately supported with necessary resources from administration and human resources. Performance of the clinical laboratory is monitored continuously, and results recorded in the Quality Assurance (QA) minutes. Ensures accurate pathology services with TAT that meet the reasonable and possible expectations of the medical staff and accrediting agencies when adequately supported with necessary resources from administration and human resources. TAT is monitored monthly and reported in the QA minutes. Provides consultation to physicians in interpretation concerning specific patient infectious disease conditions, the identification and management of multi-drug resistant bacteria, and addressing new viral bio-threats to our patients and communities. The incumbent plays a central role in the detection of new infectious agents, support the Infection Control program, and assist in establishment and evaluation of new test procedures. Promotes an effective, balanced relationship with academic affiliates that result in a joint and mutually advantageous partnership. Ensures communication and coordination between the laboratory services and the clinical services. Engages in conducting broadly outlined research activities to develop and validate protocols to detect various human pathogens. Participates in the development of biological and safety guidelines used in clinical laboratory diagnostics at all levels of the organization. Works cooperatively with the Core Laboratory Supervisor and section supervisors to implement an ongoing competency assessment program for all technical personnel performing testing, assures that documented education/training and supervision are effectively provided to technical personnel identified as responsible for testing in a manner that promotes and maintains acceptable levels of performance. Provides on-the-job training for Residents in accordance with established procedures and practices. Maintains a current knowledge and answers questions of other employees on procedures, policies, directives, and the like and obtains needed information or decisions from the supervisor on problems which arise. Participates in the Laboratory Quality Management (QM) Plan in collaboration with the PVAMC Quality Council, addressing appropriate and practical QM needs as indicated by accreditation, internal and external sources. Exercises continual surveillance over operations to assure compliance with safety requirements and maintains vigilance to insure safe working conditions for all personnel in the laboratory. Reports to the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine/Designee on performance and progress of services. Makes suggestions to the supervisor as required on such matters as recognition for outstanding performance, separations, performance appraisals, and similar matters. Performs other duties as assigned. standards or establish policy. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday (with on call rotating weekend and holiday coverage) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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