The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking a Physician (Pathologist) to work at our facility. If you are interested in a career that offers professional/work life balance in a supportive clinical learning environment, providing integrated patient-centered, state-of-the-art care to Veterans, we welcome you to apply to be part of the Cincinnati VA team! Cincinnati is a family friendly, affordable, metropolitan city with great parks, fine arts, and food scene. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirements: Must be board certified or board eligible in Atomic Pathology and/or Clinical Pathology Preferred Experience: 5 years experience and experience in Cytopathology, Hematopathology or Transfusion Medicine 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: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements of the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. ["The VA has been named one of the Top 5 Best Places to Work in the federal government. With both an urban energy and southern charm, the Cincinnati region has a vibrant and unique culture that flows from the Ohio River to the things to do, landmarks and events all around town. With rich cultural offerings, award-winning family adventures, an ever-expanding art scene, a foodie's paradise, and breweries galore, this is one picturesque river region with much to explore! With major league sports, big-city arts, fun festivals and award-winning attractions, it can be hard to decide what to do in our dynamic river region! https://www.frommers.com/destinations/cincinnati VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment incentive may be approved for well qualified applicants Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Relocation assistance may be approved for current federal employees Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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 CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Staff Pathologist will perform the following core tasks, commensurate with training, expertise, competency, specialty training and/or certification: Provide clinical service for Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Autopsy services, and Clinical Pathology including supervision of grossing/processing, case review, preparation of a written report as per specialty standards, review of body fluids, peripheral blood smears, transfusion reaction and special chemistry reports in clinical pathology. Participate in multidisciplinary on-site or virtual inter/ intra departmental conferences such as tumor board, M&M, all staff meeting and QA meetings. Seek appropriate intradepartmental or expert consultation for challenging cases. Keep abreast with developments in the field of pathology to be able to obtain and/or provide consultation for additional testing when applicable. Participate in academic activities, including but not limited research collaboration, individual scholarly activities such as abstract/poster presentation and authorship of academic literature. Participation in professional development meetings and academic conferences relevant to clinical practice is encouraged with prior service chief approval. Participate in/initiate/monitor quality assurance/improvement activities within the department and in collaboration with clinical services. Participate in education and training of pathology residents', medical students, and staff. Follow the monthly rotation schedule for clinical assignments (surgical pathology, cytology, Clinical pathology consultation and frozen sections). Assist service chief in routine administrative functions (scheduling, supervision of a section of the laboratory as assigned, service in departmental committees and budget preparation). Additional or different responsibilities may be assigned in unusual circumstances such as national emergencies including but not limited to pandemic, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks. Review and sign the functional statement annually. Follow the credentialing and ongoing professional proficiency evaluation (OPPE) requirements, such as meeting the quality metrics, maintaining an up-to-date medical license, completing VHA assigned training and education in TMS, and accrue continued medical education hours related to practice and as required by the relevant board. Act in accordance with principles of patient and laboratory safety. The Cincinnati VAMC Pathologist works under the direction and supervision of the Chief of Pathology and Lab Med Svc. In case of collaboration with other departments, the supervision will be through the Chief of Staff (COS) and/or designated department Service Chief as assigned by COS office. Work Schedule: Full time, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm"]
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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.