The Clinical Pathologist (Hematopathologist)works within the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, at the Memphis VA Medical Center. This Pathologist will work as a Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist (AP/CP) with subspecialty training in Hematopathology and will provide neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology and cytopathology diagnoses, at the VA Medical Center Memphis, in order to meet the clinical needs of our Veterans. The AP/CP Hematopathologist is expected to provide coverage for the following services: Surgical Pathology (providing 80% coverage for Hematopathology), Cytology, and Autopsy Services. Also, the Pathologist will provide coverage for Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine, in particular for Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Service.
Some of thefunctions are performed byAP/CP Hematopathologist's include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Responsible for overseeing the performance and interpretation of a variety of specialized procedures and possesses advance knowledge to resolve complex diagnostic problems.
- Serves as anauthority and subject matter expert to laboratory staff and medical staff when questions arise regarding problems with sample acquisition, interpretation of test results, or rationale for ordering or cancelling tests.
- Ensuresthat sections within Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are in compliance with accrediting and regulatory agency requirements. The incumbent achieves these goals by establishing, coordinating and maintaining quality assurance programs. Additionally, the incumbent has advance knowledge to accurately interpret and provide technical guidance on a wide variety of internal and external agency policies and procedures.
- Independently chooses methods for achieving work goals, objectives, and time-management strategies. Responsibilities involve the development and implementation of new procedures and introduction and utilization of new products that will ultimately help provide more efficient and better patient care. The incumbent keeps abreast of current research, clinical methods, and technical advances in the field.
- Activelyparticipates in the educational program for the Service by developing in-service training and procuring continuing education lectures for residents and Laboratory personnel.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; schedulecan vary due to workload
Functional Statement Title: Clinical Pathologist (Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist/ Hematopathologist)
NOTE: This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Thenext cut off date for this announcement isMay 30, 2017. All eligible applicants that apply before this date will be referred to the selection manager. Any applicants that apply after this cut off date will bereviewed and sent to selecting officialupon the request. Basic Requirements:
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
Minimal Formal Training: Successful completion of an approved Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Residency program in Pathology. For certification, Pathologists must receive at least four and often five years of postgraduate specialty training in an ACGME or RCPSC accredited program. The American Board of Pathology offers primary certification through one of three routes: (1) Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP; Total 48 months of full-time training that includes 18 months training in each); (2) Anatomic Pathology only (36 months of full-time training that includes 24 months training in AP); and (3) Clinical Pathology only (36 months of full-time training that includes 24 months training in CP). Board certification by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) or the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology is considered sufficient evidence of core competency unless otherwise noted. Of note, candidates that changed qualification from AP/CP to qualification in AP or CP only must often use time from the other primary specialty (AP or CP) to complete the 36 months training requirement for primary certification in a single field. These months cannot be used again. If the candidate desires certification in the other primary specialty at a later date, additional training will be required.
Required Previous Experience:
(1) The AP/CP Hematopathologist must be able to demonstrate that he/she has provided pathology services. A letter of reference must come from the applicant's residency director or the department chief from another hospital where the applicant has been affiliated.
(2) The AP/CP Hematopathologist must have completed approved subspecialty training (i.e., Fellowship) and/or obtained subspecialty certification in Hematopathology, Laboratory Hematology in addition to submitting documentation of practical experience within the last 5 years.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactory perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1960136.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.