The NF/SGVHS, one of Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) top five Complexity Index (CI) 1a facilities, strives to provide the highest quality primary, secondary and tertiary health care to its beneficiaries through a compassionate, innovative health care system, excellent training and education of health care professionals, and effective use of available resources. As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. VA physicians enjoy a quality of life that simply can't be found in private practice. With predictable work hours and conditions, VA physicians are able to take time for themselves and their families.In fiscal year 2015, NF/SGVHS ranked #2 in productivity in the Laboratory Management Index Program (LMIP) out of 39 complexity index group 1a facilities. There were 19,172 surgical pathology cases completed and over 700 fine needle aspiration procedures. Cytology cases in FY15 totaled 4,594; flow cytometry cases totaled 1,725. In all, there were 5,412,744 tests performed in FY15 between both medical centers. In addition, there were 116,840 send outs to contracted laboratories.
The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Chief is responsible for clinical oversight of the pathology staff at both medical centers. Currently, there are 143 authorized positions in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. In addition to the Pathology Service Chief, the Pathology administrative staff consists of one Administrative Officer (supervisory medical technologist), one Secretary, one Administrative Support Assistant, one Program Support Assistant and four Office Automation Assistants. The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service clinical staff includes eight Physicians, 79 Med Techs, one Anatomic Pathology Supervisor, one Histologist, one Histotechnologist, three Cytotechnologists, eight Histopathology Techs, and 22 Phlebotomists.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Chief has the authority to recommend pathology privileges for System pathologists and is responsible for Service clinic operations to include consult management, infection control procedures, inventory control and performance improvement.
The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Chief is responsible for assessing and measuring staff productivity, and uses workload benchmarks by laboratory area, College of American Pathologists Q-probes, and Laboratory Management Index Program (LMIP) data.
The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Chief ensures that staff competencies adhere to Joint Commission (JC) and College of American Pathologists (CAP) requirements.
The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Chief is responsible for the development of succession planning strategies, including identification of anticipated vacancies in key areas.
A potential opportunity exists for a University of Florida College of Medicine faculty appointment. The appointment would be contingent on evidence of academic service, teaching, and success in scholarly activities.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
Responsibilities of the position also include patient care, supervising providers and staff in the service, assigning work responsibilities, and coordinating expansion of services as needed in Path& Lab Medicine Service (PLMS.) Candidate must be willing to travel across the NF/SG Veterans Health System to visit Outpatient Clinics in Jacksonville, Tallahassee and The Villages. The Chief, PLMS will work closely and collaboratively with executive leadership, nursing service, and all clinical services, to provide high quality, efficient, and effective Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology care at NF/SG VHS. The position includes participation on various hospital committees, task groups, and special project teams at both the facility and System level. Expertise in Anatomic Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Autopsy, Cytology and Clinical Pathology procedures is required. The Chief, PLMS is expected to remain privileged and provide clinical services in his/her specialty field. The candidate should possess anatomic, pathology, clinical pathology and administrative experience to provide oversight for a wide variety of PLMS programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Sign-out responsibilities in surgical pathology, cytopathology, autopsy service
Frozen section coverage; night and weekend call on rotating basis
Participation in and case presentation at tumor boards
Providing graduate medical education level instruction, training, supervision, and leadership to pathology residents
Oversight of QA/QC within the service to ensure accurate and timely pathology testing results
Participation in continuing education
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.Physical Requirements: There are no physical requirements for providers. They must only be able to practice medicine according to their privileges, in a manner that presents no danger to themselves or others. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019).
Attention: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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