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.Learn more about this agency
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
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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