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Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (Physician)
location icon Boise, ID
Overview
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Boise va Medical Center is recruiting for one (1) Full-time Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (Physician) in the Chief of Staff Office.

Announcement is open until 3-16-2018 or filled, whichever occurs earlier.
Duties

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNED DUTIES:

  • The position requires some familiarity with the clinical laboratory improvement amendments 1988 applicable to Veterans Health Administration and clarified in Title 42, CFR, Part 493.
  • Familiarity with laboratory assists, tests systems, assays and examinations as defined by FDA 42, CFR, Part 493.
  • Employee selection, supervision and appropriate delegation of responsibilities.
  • Oversight of laboratory quality management as performed by laboratory personnel.
  • Evaluations of professional personnel using the tools of FPPE and OPPE together with random 10% anatomic reviews and CAP test performance measures.
  • Position closely collaborates with laboratory manager and both professional and technical colleagues.
  • Performs anatomic pathology examinations and releases/verifies these reports.
  • Ensuring that there are sufficient qualified testing personnel with adequately documented training and experience can meet the laboratory needs.
  • Is responsible in the implementation for a quality improvement plan.
  • Planning and setting goals for the development and allocation of resources appropriate to the medical environment.
  • Finds effective and efficient administration for effective budget planning and control.
  • Selects and monitors all reference laboratories and ancillary testing services for quality of service.
  • Consults with other non-VA provider is contracted to perform laboratory testing for veterans at a satellite clinic including documentation ensuring contracted laboratory is CLIA-88 certified and ensuring all tests appropriately entered into Vista.
  • Establishes a laboratory management data collection system using Vista.
  • The position works in concert with the PALMS National Enforcement officers, and regional commissioners providing oversight and enforcement of the policies found in the Handbook.
  • Provides continuous 24/7 professional laboratory coverage.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$130,000
$320,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/12/2017

Application Close Date
3/16/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/16/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings:
      Job Position: CAZU-10096659-CLC

      GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNED DUTIES:

      • The position requires some familiarity with the clinical laboratory improvement amendments 1988 applicable to Veterans Health Administration and clarified in Title 42, CFR, Part 493.
      • Familiarity with laboratory assists, tests systems, assays and examinations as defined by FDA 42, CFR, Part 493.
      • Employee selection, supervision and appropriate delegation of responsibilities.
      • Oversight of laboratory quality management as performed by laboratory personnel.
      • Evaluations of professional personnel using the tools of FPPE and OPPE together with random 10% anatomic reviews and CAP test performance measures.
      • Position closely collaborates with laboratory manager and both professional and technical colleagues.
      • Performs anatomic pathology examinations and releases/verifies these reports.
      • Ensuring that there are sufficient qualified testing personnel with adequately documented training and experience can meet the laboratory needs.
      • Is responsible in the implementation for a quality improvement plan.
      • Planning and setting goals for the development and allocation of resources appropriate to the medical environment.
      • Finds effective and efficient administration for effective budget planning and control.
      • Selects and monitors all reference laboratories and ancillary testing services for quality of service.
      • Consults with other non-VA provider is contracted to perform laboratory testing for veterans at a satellite clinic including documentation ensuring contracted laboratory is CLIA-88 certified and ensuring all tests appropriately entered into Vista.
      • Establishes a laboratory management data collection system using Vista.
      • The position works in concert with the PALMS National Enforcement officers, and regional commissioners providing oversight and enforcement of the policies found in the Handbook.
      • Provides continuous 24/7 professional laboratory coverage.
      Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.