Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Chief of Lab Service) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Salt Lake City, UT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 1/16/2017 (85 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1824192

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics.

NOTE: A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAYbe authorized for highly qualified candidates.


The Chief, Laboratory & Pathology Service, will be a board certified in Pathology unless otherwise authorized by VA Central Office.

It is emphasized that the Chief has the authority and responsibility for the clinical management of Laboratory and Pathology services. The proposed physician service chief must be employed at least six-eighths time.

The Chief, Laboratory and Pathology is responsible for:

(a) The establishment of service goals, (b) The planning and implementation of programs within the policies and procedures of VHA (Veterans' Health Administration),

The position entails coverage of anatomic pathology, including surgical pathology grossing and sign-out, and supervision of 1st year residents on the autopsy service.

Clinical pathology duties include overseeing eh blood bank/transfusion service and providing technical assistance as needed, as well as leadership of the transfusion committee. Oversight of the clinical chemistry laboratory, and providing technical assistance when needed.

Administrative duties include supervision of pathologists, administrative officer and lab manager. Attends all needed administrative meetings as detailed below and presents laboratory information when scheduled.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM; To be negotiated with Supervisor. Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Chief of Lab Service) / 000000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

*Preferred Experience: *Do you meet the below preferred experience?

  • Board Certification in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology; AND

  • 4-5 years of demonstrated experience in Clinical Leadership; AND

  • 5+ years of prior clinical experience in Lab/Pathology; AND

  • Eligible for faculty appointment

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.* *This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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.

Salary Range: $130,000.00 to $260,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453282600

Job Announcement Number: UT-WV5914-2016-1824192