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Pathologist - Gynecological and Breast Surgical

Company: Sonic Healthcare USA
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:Sonic Healthcare USA (SHUSA) is seeking an experienced board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with sub-specialization in Gynecological and Breast Surgical pathology to join a growing specialty pathology practice affiliated with Clinical Pathology Laboratories in Austin, Texas. This position offers numerous opportunities for a rewarding experience of leading/contributing to an expansive subspecialty practice in Austin, TX and nationally with the potential to impact the field of gynecological and breast surgical pathology via Sonic Healthcare USA's large network service of excellence. The ideal candidate is a productive pathologist with excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to high quality patient care, and an interest in advancing the field of gynecological and breast surgical pathology. Job Summary:Diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens and studies nature, cause and development of diseases, and structural and functional changes caused by them. Essential Key Responsibilities:

  • Examines and interprets prepared tissue sections and body fluids and secretions by using a variety of microscope techniques, including light microscopy, electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy.
  • Diagnosis, from body tissue, fluids, secretions or other specimens the presence and stage of disease or other abnormalities, utilizing laboratory techniques and dictates findings.
  • Identifies the etiology, pathogenesis, morphological change, and clinical significance of diseases.
  • Consults with referring physicians about ordering and interpreting tests or providing treatments.
  • Provides diagnostic information to the treating/referring physician in the form of a written pathology report.
  • Participates in proficiency testing programs and intradepartmental meetings to establish measures to ensure and improve accuracy of diagnoses and quality of care.
  • Participates in professional organizations, conferences and seminars to keep abreast of developments in pathology.
  • May perform gross examination, dissection and description of specimens according to procedure.
  • May train and educate laboratory personnel, students, and residents in the processing of specimens.
  • May take photographs of specimens when indicated for patient reports or archival purposes.
  • May consult with peers on difficult cases as requested or needed.
  • May teach residents on a rotating basis.
  • May plan and supervise the work of the pathology staff, residents or visiting pathologists.
  • May testify in depositions or trials as an expert witness.
  • May perform autopsies.
  • May perform on-call responsibilities.
  • Completes annual training programs within the required timeframe and regularly attends staff meetings.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
  • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Education/Licensure/Certification:
    • Be a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy; and
    • Possess an unlimited and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in the state in which the laboratory is located, and applicable states in which laboratory receives specimens or be eligible to obtain licensure; and
    • For Gynecological and Breast Surgical Pathology:
      • Completion of an approved four year residency in anatomic and/or clinical pathology with sub specialization in gynecological and breast surgical pathology; and
      • Fellowship training in either gynecological and / or breast surgical pathology is highly desirable; and
      • Be certified in anatomic or clinical pathology, or both, by the American Board of Pathology or American Osteopathic Board of Pathology or possess qualifications that are equivalent to those required for such certification. Experience:
        • Minimum of one year pathology experience. Requirements:
          • Successful completion of a pre-employment visual color discrimination test.
          • Complies with Board of Medicine on annual continuing medical education requirements.
          • Gain/Maintains appropriate medical staff membership and privileges at applicable medical facilities. Equipment:
            • Computer, computer programs, information system(s), microscopes, laboratory equipment, camera, general office equipment, and personal protective equipment. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
              • Knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiologic, and social behavioral sciences as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care and education of others.
              • Knowledge of the information and techniques to diagnose and treat human diseases.
              • Knowledge of national, state and local regulations and other regulatory requirements.
              • Knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures.
              • Knowledge of medical terminology, quality management, quality assurance and quality control.
              • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
              • Skill in written and verbal communications.
              • Skill in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information.
              • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies.
              • Ability to exercise initiative, problem solving, and decision making.
              • Ability to establish priorities and coordinate work activities.
              • Ability to work independently and make reliable recommendations and diagnoses as definitive in the care of treatment of patients. Environmental Working Conditions:Office Setting; with minimal time in a laboratory setting; exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, blood borne pathogens and chemical hazards. Physical Requirements:Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger; handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to focus. Requires visual acuity and normal color perception.Scheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift: Company:Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Inc.This unique opportunity comes with a competitive salary and full benefits including medical, dental, a matched 401K plan and more. Be a part of Sonic Healthcare; a global healthcare company and one of the largest pathology/laboratory medicine companies worldwide. For questions about this opportunity you may also contact:Jerry W. Hussong MD, MBAChief Executive OfficerSonic Healthcare USA12357-A Riata Trace Pkwy,Suite 210Austin, TX 78727Phone: Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Sonic Healthcare USA, Austin , Pathologist - Gynecological and Breast Surgical, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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