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    Summary

    This position is at the VA Boston Healthcare System in West Roxbury, MA. The Supervisory Health Science Specialist - Anatomic Pathology Manager provides Anatomic Pathology services in cytopathology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular studies for all Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 1) medical facilities; surgical and autopsy pathology for the Boston Healthcare System VA Medical Centers (Boston and its outlying clinics, West Roxbury and Brockton), Bedford, and Northampton.

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    Responsibilities

    Oversees personnel, logistical, fiscal, and educational matters for the Boston Area Consolidated Laboratories (BACL) Anatomic Pathology (AP) Service;
    Creates, formulates, writes and reviews BACL AP Service administrative and technical policies and procedures;
    Prepares a variety of administrative material, committee reports, memoranda, etc.;
    Oversees Quality Assurance functions of the BACL AP Service, including surgical pathology, autopsy services, immunohistochemistry services, Mohs cancer surgical service, and cytopathology services;
    Reviews changing requirements for space, equipment, personnel, supporting material requirements, and proposed new programs;
    Ensures the AP laboratories are adequately supplied, and monitors economic and cost-effective use of supplies;
    Works with VA attorneys and the US Attorney's Office to identify and sequester patient cases under review for litigation;
    Coordinates and provides documentation for all Pathologists' and residents' Credentialing and Privileging activities;
    Performs initial examination and processing of surgical pathology specimens including fixing, gross examination, orientation, cutting and dissecting, photographing, and sectioning of patient biopsy and surgical excision specimens;
    Participates in the teaching of residents and medical students;
    Prepares all needed instruments, surfaces, and containers, reviewing the patient's clinical history;
    Oversees maintenance of the autopsy suite area, properly disposing of chemicals and biohazard materials;
    Performs frozen section microtomy and staining of specimens according to protocols in the pathology department;
    Monitors stain quality documentation, preparation techniques, and workflow daily and oversees and coordinates Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Service when necessary;
    Performs a variety of supervisory duties to include selection of new employees; plans, schedules, and conducts projects and studies; performance evaluation; provides advice, counsel, and instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; hears and resolves minor complaints and grievances; etc.; and,
    Performs all other duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

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