VISN 22 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (PALMS) encompass the consolidated laboratories located at specific VA facilities within the VISN 22. All Pathologists will report to the Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine who is responsible for the overall clinical and administrative function of the Pathologist physician staff. VA Long Beach Healthcare system is looking for 1 Clinical Staff Pathologist. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Recent substantial experience in provision of Anatomic/Clinical Pathology services within the last 2 years, or recent graduation from a training program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Eligible for an academic appointment as a University School of Medicine faculty. Proficient in the English language with excellent communication and interpersonal skills 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examinations and Evaluations. This is an open continuous announcement and will remain open until December 30, 2022 unless a selection is made prior to the closing date. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applicants will be April 1, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates for referral every 4 weeks. ["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 dermatopathology or hematopathology) Major responsibilities and duties of the position include but are not limited to: The AP/CP pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory. The AP/CP pathologist will provide residents and/or trainees information on specimen processing and evaluation. Reviews of gross specimens Processing and interpretations of intraoperative frozen sections. Provides intraoperative and intraprocedural consultation as requested. Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology specimens within CAP guidelines for turnaround time. Orders/interprets appropriate immunohistochemical stains and special stains. Participates in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Tumor Board, Chest Conference and GI Conference. Reviews appropriate clinical history/medical record when responsible for autopsy coverage and discuss with clinical team ensuring appropriate consent documentation before proceeding with autopsy. Performs/supervises autopsy Issues preliminary autopsy findings within 2 working days of autopsy. Issues completed autopsy report with clinicopathologic correlation within 30 days of autopsy. Participates in Quality Assurance measures including 10% retrospective review of all anatomic pathology cases and inter-laboratory comparison programs as designated by Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Provides 24 hour on-call services as designated in the monthly schedule. Reviews hematology fluids and issue diagnostic interpretation. Participates in required continuing medical education (CME) in order to maintain licensure/privileges. Responsible for timely completion of VA assigned LMS educational modules. Responsible for diagnostic expertise and sign-out in any area for which sub-specialty fellowship training has been completed Preferred Criteria/Experience: Recent substantial experience in provision of Anatomic/Clinical Pathology services within the last 2 years, or recent graduation from a training program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Eligible for an academic appointment as a University School of Medicine faculty. Proficient in the English language with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): PCS Not authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not Authorized\nTelework: Not Authorized\nCompressed/Flex Schedule: Not Offered\nVirtual: Not a virtual position\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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