Physician (Chief of Pathology and Lab Med)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 4/10/2019
Description VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh are seeking a faculty member to serve as the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS) at the VAPHS. The VA Pittsburgh Medical Center is an acute tertiary care Level IA facility and a referral transplant center whose laboratory serves as a reference lab to the VA system in VISN4 (Pennsylvania and Ohio). The VAPHS P&LMS is College of American Pathology accredited.
Education and length of practice will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

The selectee would be joining a group of 6 pathologists, overseeing approximately 85 FTEE and directing point of care testing for 5 community-based outpatient clinics. Responsibilities would include overseeing a wide range of laboratory services, both anatomic and clinical pathology services, as well as subspecialty areas including molecular pathology. Subspecialty training in an area of local need, previous experience with oversight of a large hospital-based service, and direct oversight of technical personnel is desirable. The VAPHS is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh and a successful candidate would be expected to contribute significantly to the varied diagnostic, research and educational activities of the institution. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Work Schedule: Full Time
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/31/2019.
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: A successful candidate should be board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.

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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-35 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-25 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.

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