U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$190,000.00 to $260,000.00
Open & closing dates
$190,000 to $260,000 per year
Salary will be commiserate with training and experience.
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Los Angeles, CA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Clarification from the agency
US Citizens Only
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?
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The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is seeking a senior level, academically oriented full-time pathologist, board-certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology. Candidates with subspecialty fellowship training will receive special consideration. The candidate will function as the Lead (Chief) of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and be responsible for overall clinical, administrative and technical direction at the West LA VA facility, which includes Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, and Autopsy Pathology, as well as a full complement of Clinical Pathology and Molecular Pathology Services, to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals and applicable performance measures.
Candidates must have excellent background in various disciplines in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, strong interpersonal and administrative skills, experiences in service activities, as well as a commitment to education of medical students and residents. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and training. A solid research record is favored to demonstrate scholarly activities. The successful candidate should actively participate in the department and hospital committees.
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient health care services at the medical centers in Greater Los Angeles area and at various community clinics.
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is the largest, most complex healthcare system within the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to veterans residing in Southern California and Southern Nevada. GLA consists of three ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 10 community based outpatient clinics. GLA serves veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million veterans in the GLA service area. GLA is affiliated with Cedars Sinai Medical School, UCLA School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine, as well as more than 45 colleges, universities and vocational schools in 17 different medical, nursing, paramedical and administrative programs. The successful candidate may be eligible for an appointment as a faculty member of the Department of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a peer review appointment process.
The service chief is accountable for the delivery of all health care by the staff of the Path and Lab Service. This responsibility includes the administration, management, maintaining accreditation and CLIA licensure and leadership of the entire Path and Lab Service. The service chief is accountable for the assessment of the health care delivery system, as well as developing a plan for the delivery of health services to patients, consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans' Health Administration.
Additionally, the service chief establishes a climate within Path and Lab Service that promotes optimum patient care. The service chief participates in top level decision and policy design that impacts on Path and Lab Service through collaboration with VISN, Medical Center administration, other service chiefs, and interdepartmental Supervisors. The service chief directs health care programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals. The incumbent reports to the VISN 22 Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Service Line and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff and part of the key leadership team of the medical center.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Relocation/Recruitment: May be authorized.
PCS Expenses: Not authorized.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You are required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
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 education in medicine or osteopathic medicine (ie. M.D., M.D./Ph.D., DO).
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.The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
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. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Board certification in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and subspecialty Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.
Fellowship in Surgical Pathology or ACGME- accredited subspecialty board certification in Pathology is preferred.
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.
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 receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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; religions; 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.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search
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to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
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 02/20/2018 to receive consideration.
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Agency contact information
Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.