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Physician Pathologist

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Biloxi
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Job Description:

Pathology is the specialty that uses the tools of laboratory medicine to solve disease-related problems. In the hospital setting, pathologists participate in the day-to-day care of hospital patients by providing and interpreting laboratory information to help solve diagnostic problems and to monitor the effects of treatment.

A recruitment/relocation incentive MAY be authorized for a highly qualified applicant.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Staff pathologists provide consultation and guidance to health care providers regarding matters pertaining to pathology and laboratory medicine and the medical significance of laboratory findings. They participate in applicable cross-organizational performance-improvement activities and service level peer review; developing and communicating objectives; and coordinating efforts to integrate patient care and support services. They also provide educational direction for the medical and laboratory staff, and participate in educational programs of the institution as appropriate. Staff pathologists will perform work for Biloxi and the Community Based Outpatient Clinic's (CBOC'S).





    • Anatomic, Surgical, and Cytopathology: Performing and rendering reports on autopsy examinations; supervising preparation; and examination and rendering reports on surgical and cytopathology specimens. Anatomic pathologists concentrate on disease processes associated with characteristic morphologic changes.
    • Clinical Pathology: Supervising, and interpreting clinical laboratory tests, which include: hematology/coagulation, clinical chemistry & special chemistry (including toxicology), microbiology (including immunology), blood bank/transfusion, and urinalysis. The clinical pathologist interfaces with the clinical laboratories, which can include: hematology/coagulation, clinical chemistry & special chemistry (including toxicology), microbiology (including immunology), blood bank/transfusion, and urinalysis.


      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

      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.


        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.

        Preferred Experience: A successful candidate should be board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.

        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. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Biloxi , Physician Pathologist, Healthcare , Biloxi, Mississippi

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