9/3/21: Update to announcement reflects a change in salary range. *** A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate. *** The Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Service serves as the administrative and clinical Section Chief for Pathology and Laboratory Service and is responsible for the overall operation of the Service Line at the El Paso VA Health Care System (El Paso, TX) Applications will be reviewed for determination of eligibility and qualifications and be referred as they are received. The Chief of Pathology and Laboratory will assume the responsibility, in collaboration with the Administrative Officer and Lab Manager for the overall management of the Pathology & Laboratory Service across all sites of care. This includes the organization of the clinical and administrative day to day activities of the service, development and approval of guidelines, SOPs and policies for the Service and management of Quality Assurance guidelines and protocols to ensure integrity and safety. The Chief of Pathology and Laboratory will fulfill the duties of the position that will include but are not limited to; Administrative Will provide leadership and accountability for all aspects of Pathology & Laboratory service, assuring support of the mission and values of this health care system and VISN 17. Will assume responsibility for carrying out the goals, objectives, plans and policies established by the Chief of Staff and Health Care System Director. Coordination and administration of related activities in the service, which includes the management of pathology and laboratory, and supervision of personnel. Utilize data about providers and goals for the Path & Lab Service to address deficiencies. Plan, implement, and manage the Performance Improvement/Quality Management programs within the Service. Formulate and implement general policies, procedures, standards and goals and objectives for the Service that are consistent with and supportive of the mission of the health care system and VISN 17. Coordinate and integrate the interdepartmental functioning of the Path & Lab Service. Complete performance appraisals, proficiency reports, and professional practice evaluations on staff pathologists and other direct reports within the Service. Ensures adequate resources are available to effectively operate the service and utilize them in an effective and efficient manner. Clinical Provides interpretive and patient care services within the scope of Pathology & Laboratory service. Establish effective and productive relationships with medical center administration, staff, Veterans and the community as appropriate; to comply with training requirements and to contribute to a safe environment for patients and staff. Stay abreast of recent advances in respective specialty techniques and technological innovations as they become available. Follow standards of clinical competence and conduct; to also maintain standards through compliance with credentialing and privileging, clinical practice and performance, and comply with other quality improvement activities. Provide quality clinical care and services with regard to customer satisfaction, compliance with Joint Commission regulations and other relevant accrediting agencies as indicated, and ensure efficiency of service delivery. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization needs.) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: May be authorized to a highly qualified candidate Bargaining Unit Status: This is a Non-Bargaining Unit Position. Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. [Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable.] At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.