This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until June 30, 2021. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in the Central Texas Healthcare system as they arise. RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is a science which studies the etiology and mechanisms of disease which result in symptoms and signs with which the patient presents. Pathologists utilize a variety of techniques and modalities which assist in rendering an accurate diagnosis influencing patient treatment and management. General anatomical pathology responsibilities include but are not limited to aspiration/biopsy, interpretation and performance of frozen sections and evaluation and interpretation of inpatient and outpatient surgical specimens; this encompasses the ability to evaluate surgical pathology specimens, sample specimens adequately and diagnose a complete spectrum of inflammatory, developmental and neoplastic disorders after microscopic evaluation. Includes hematopathology specimens. Immunohistochemical stains may be utilized where appropriate. Postgraduate training including surgical pathology or additional successful completion of surgical pathology fellowship training fulfills practice standards. Continuing demonstration of competence and successful performance in surgical pathology practice is expected. Microbiology/Immunology, Hematology, Immunohematology, Blood Banking and Serology, and Clinical Chemistry. Responsibilities include but are not limited to interpretation and evaluation of special laboratory tests. Provide Surgical Pathology procedures: Gross, Microscopic, Frozen Sections within the monitored time of 20 minutes after arrival in the frozen section (F/S) laboratory. Prepare reports, adhering to guidelines and criteria for formulating and reporting diagnoses of Surgical Pathology, Cytology and Autopsies, including CAP Synoptic reporting. Prepare material for reference to Consultation Labs such as The Joint Pathology Center (JPC), and tissues referred for mutational and genetic analysis (such as by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), or Flow Cytometry. Participate in QA/QC (including 10% review of cases) and preparation for CAP Inspections. Prepare presentations, including imaging of lesions for the Tumor Board and other clinical meetings as assigned by Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. Interpret/perform fine needle aspirations. Provide diagnoses for routine Cytopathology - both Gyn and Non-Gyn. AP reports are issued daily and include frozen section, gross and microscopic descriptions. Complete mandatory trainings (TMS) as required, and will comply with all security issues, BLS accreditation, maintain CMEs, participate in proficiency assessments, and secondary and tertiary reviews. Support the VA mission and customer satisfaction, and provide care/support appropriate to the age of the patients served. Assist in supervision of Residents and Fellows if they rotate through the VA. Keep up-to-date with technology advances in Precision Diagnostics, Liquid Biopsies, Gene analysis and Viral technologies such as HPV detection. Performs consultation for clinical lab testing, bone marrow interpretation, and peripheral smear review and interpretation. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends. NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Note: This is a Bargaining Unit Position. Physician Total Rewards Brochure Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 26 days paid annual leave (carryover up to 86 days), 13 days paid annual sick leave (unlimited carryover), 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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 and you can practice anywhere in VHA. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting and no restrictive covenants. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure
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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.