Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Pathology) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Pittsburgh, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Wednesday 9/21/2016 (32 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 12/16/2016 (54 day(s) away)
Join us for an exciting career at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System where serving Veterans and their families is our passion! With over 583 beds spread across two sitesUniversity Drive division and H.J. Heinz III Progressive Care Centerwe offer innovative and compassionate care to Veterans in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Our patient focused approach allows our providers to practice medicine the way it was meant to be practiced. VA physicians work with an interdisciplinary care team to deliver state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical technologies. Learn more about VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System here, http://www.pittsburgh.va.gov/. Pittsburgh offers all the perks of a bustling metropolitan cityprofessional sports, a dynamic cultural scene, and a celebrated melting pot of ethnicitieswithout sacrificing the neighborly warmth of small-town America. Pittsburgh has been ranked as Forbes.com "Most Livable City" and Parents magazine ranked Pittsburgh the fourth-best city in America for raising kids. For more about Pittsburgh, visit http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/.
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.
The Medicine Service Line at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seeking a Pathologist to join an expanding clinical practice located primarily at the University Drive Campus.
Work Schedule:Full-Time, M-F (Specific schedule will be determined upon appointment)
Work Location:University Drive Campus
Bargaining Unit:This is a Non-Bargaining Unit Position
Education Debt Reduction Program:No
The Medicine Service Line of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seeking an AP/CP board certified pathologist for full-time appointment.
The duties of this position are located at the University Drive Division of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
VAPHS Pathologists provide coverage as needed during the entire period 24 hours per day 7 days per week. This will be accomplished by being available by telephone in addition to the hours actually spent at the Medical Center. VAPHS is one of the largest tertiary centers in the VA system. Pathology department serves as a reference lab to the VA system in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. It performs more than 3 million tests per year, including surgical pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, hepatopathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, microbiology, flow cytometry, molecular pathology, and Blood Bank. The successful candidate will have responsibilities in surgical and cytopathology, as well as in one or more sections of Clinical pathology. The Lab is actively developing molecular tests in Anatomic and Clinical pathology with intent to become one of the major molecular Labs in the National VA system.
VAPHS is affiliated with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Accomplishments should be commensurate with academic appointment at assistant or associate professor level. Teaching pathology residents is expected.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, M-F (Specific schedule will be determined upon appointment)
Work Location: University Drive
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: At times, you may encounter Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 found in your local VA Human Resources Office).
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must possess a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine.
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken english.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Basic Requirements*: *
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
- Preferred Experience:Experience in hematopathology, renal pathology, and molecular pathology is highly desirable.
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.
EDUCATION: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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
What To Expect Next
After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. You will be notified via email when this decision has been made.
Please Note: Applications will be reviewed throughout the open period of this job vacancy announcement. If a highly qualified candidate is identified, the announcement can close prior to the closing date. All applicants will be notified via email.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/JobBenefits/benefits.asp. **
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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.
Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 450636000
Job Announcement Number: HP-646-16-HM-1802602-SR