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Physician Section Chief Anatomic Pathology Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Physician Section Chief Anatomic Pathology Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. RZ-17-OTe-1881183-T38 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $115,000.00 to $292,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/23/2016 Close Date 12/22/2017
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Physician (Section Chief, Anatomic Pathology)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Memphis, TN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 12/23/2016

Closes Friday 12/22/2017

  • Salary Range
    $115,000.00 to $292,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1881183

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 VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).
The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY; Huntington, WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN.
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.
**This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified candidates will be referred as needed after the first cutoff date of January 27, 2017. This announcement will be open until filled.**


The Section Chief (Director) of Anatomic Pathology is an experienced Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist (AP/CP) with subspecialty training in other areas of Pathology (e.g., Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, etc.) should provide neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology and cytopathology diagnoses at the VA Medical Center Memphis in order to meet the clinical needs of our Veterans. The AP Section Chief is expected to provide supervisory support and coverage for the following services: Surgical Pathology, Cytology, and Autopsy Services. Also, the Section Chief will provide coverage for Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine, as required. Additionally, the AP Section Chief must demonstrate:

  • Uses concepts, principles, and methodology in a major Anatomic and Clinical Pathology program and operations to assess program effectiveness and provide authoritative guidance for operations, personnel, and management.
  • Works collaboratively with other disciplines, upper management, VHA Central Office and/or VISN level staff.
    Plans and execute short and long range programs.
  • Skill in administrative management, i.e., budgeting, contracting, procurement, and property management.
  • Provides advisory, planning, and surveillance services to clinicians, laboratory directors, and supervisors on specific functions, programs, or particularly difficult, widespread, or persistent problems.
  • Solves complex problems concerned with unique or controversial aspects of laboratory sciences, new or unconventional methods, program changes, or conflicts between scientific/technological requirements and regulatory or program (i.e., cost effectiveness) requirements.
  • Provides a full range of services, which includes responsibility for the assigned work, for planning and executing short and long range programs.
  • Documents, finalizes reports and effectively communicating results to the clinicians overseeing care for our Veterans.

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As needed to provide technical and administrative oversight to fourteen (14) Community Based Outpatient Clinical (CBOCs)

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change.
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Osbourne Easter
Phone: (901)523-8990x5301


VHA Memphis VAMC
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
HR Management Service 1030 Jefferson Ave

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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