The Department of Veterans Affairs is an equal opportunity employer seeking a Physician (Chief Pathologist) for the Syracuse VA Medical Center. The Physician will work in an outpatient and inpatient setting. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Duties and Responsibilities of the Pathologist: Application of accepted criteria in formulating and reporting diagnostic information on various anatomic pathology specimens to include surgical pathology, cytopathology and autopsy pathology. Provide clinical laboratory consultation to technical personnel and healthcare providers. Participate in a high complexity laboratory, in compliance with all VA Central Office, College of American Pathology, and CLIA requirements, AABB, FDA and other agencies as required. Participation in Quality Assurance measures for laboratory sections as required by accreditation agencies. Teaching of residents, medical students, and other healthcare personnel who seek training within the field of Pathology. Support of the research mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The pathologist is ultimately responsible for diagnostic interpretation of specimens processed within the laboratory. The pathologist will provide staff and/or trainees information on specimen processing and evaluation. Perform and Review of gross specimens Processing and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections. Provide intraoperative and intraprocedural consultations as requested. Interpretation/sign-out of surgical pathology, assess on site cytology specimens within CAP guidelines for turnaround time. Ordering/interpretation of appropriate immunohistochemical stains and special stains, molecular and genetics tests as required to ensure accurate diagnosis. Responsible for evaluating and interpretation flow cytometry, lymph nodes submitted for hematopoietic neoplasms and bone marrows. Participation in multi-disciplinary conferences such as Tumor Board, ENT Tumor Conference, and Morbidity and Mortality Conference. 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 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. Participate in Non-GYN Cytopathology Proficiency tests as required by service obligations. Provide 24 hour on-call services as designated in the monthly schedule (shared call schedule with other pathologists) Direct/participate in a high complexity laboratory, with responsibility for daily, weekly, and monthly quality monitors as delegated by Chief PLM. Select/evaluate new tests for laboratory section test menus as assigned. Prepare the laboratory for CAP inspections, and respond to any deficiencies or recommendations with appropriate corrective measures. Offer consultation to other pathologists (intra-departmental consultations) for testing strategies and interpretation of results. Participate in required continuing medical education (CME) to maintain licensure/privileges. Responsible for timely completion of VA assigned TMS educational modules. Support the educational and research mission of the VA, at a minimum through excellence in teaching. Participation in research activities and publication is desirable. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM. Additional information will be provided during the interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.