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