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Under the administrative direction of the Chair of the Department of Pathology, assumes professional, scientific, consultative, administrative and educational responsibilities as needed in sections for the Division of Anatomic Pathology and in the Division of Hematopathology.
The Attending Physician VIII (Pathologist) is expected to participate actively in the delivery of quality patient care and service by each section in the Division of Anatomic Pathology and the Division of Hematopathology. Performs other duties as assigned by each section.
In the Section of Autopsy Pathology
· As needed supervises, performs and teaches the autopsy performance of all the assigned cases. Works alone or with the resident(s)/fellow(s) or other assigned health professionals including students on dissection, description, microscopic examination and clinical pathologic correlation of the autopsy findings.
· Responsible for issuing timely provisional and final anatomic diagnosis.
· Performs other duties as assigned by the Section Director of Autopsy Pathology and the Chair of the Division of Anatomic Pathology.
In the Section of Surgical Pathology
· As needed supervises, performs and teaches the gross examination, dissection, sampling for microscopic examination.
· Works alone or with resident(s)/fellow(s) or other assigned health professionals including students.
· Performs the microscopic examination and edits the gross and microscopic findings on all assigned cases.
· Supervises, teaches the resident(s)/fellow(s) and other assigned health professionals and students and/or performs frozen sections alone.
· Performs interpretations all assigned frozen sections.
· Responsible for the timely frozen section diagnosis.
· Responsible for issuing a timely final surgical pathology diagnosis.
· Performs other duties as assigned by the Section Director of Surgical Pathology or the Chair of the Division of Anatomic Pathology.
In the Section of Hematopathology
· Proactively reviews cases to select which ones need to be sent for flow cytometry and cytogenetics.
· Looks at all body fluids and peripheral blood smears which are put for pathologist review
· Reviews all special coagulation testing to make sure it is medically indicated and also to prioritize the testing.
· Acts as a consultant for any other specialized hematology testing interpreting hemoglobin electrophoresis.
· At the end of the rotation week, is responsible for preparing and holding the Hematopathology Conference.
· Provides coverage for the Division of Hematopathology (including Coagulation and Flow Cytometry) when the Divisional Chair is not available, or when on vacation or at continuing medical education etc.
· Under the direction of the Divisional Chair of Hematopathology, helps monitor, initiate, meet, and/or revise Quality Assurance activities. In the absence of the divisional chair, takes the function of acting chair of the Division of Hematopathology.
· Performs other duties as assigned by the Division Chair of the Division of Hematopathology.
· Follows the policies and procedures in the Sections of Autopsy Pathology and Surgical Pathology of the Division of Anatomic Pathology and in the Division of Hematopathology of the Department of Pathology.
· Participates in service coverage rotation schedule in the Hematopathology Division and signs out all the Hematopathology cases accessioned during that period. Participates in service coverage rotation schedule in surgical pathology. On assigned call days, will be responsible for the final disposition of all surgical pathology specimens that are accessioned to the attending pathologist and accessioned specimens, including the performance of intraoperative consultations (with or without frozen sections) up to 4PM. Signs out all the cases accessioned to the attending pathologist on the day on call. Covers as scheduled (one week at a time) night (4:00pm to 7:00am next day), weekend (24 hour) and holiday (24 hour) calls. Supervises and teaches pathologist extenders, residents and fellows in Surgical Pathology, and other health professionals and students rotating in Surgical Pathology. Covers autopsy service as needed.
· Shares responsibilities for the maintenance of all educational programs and postgraduate medical education involving Autopsy, Hematopathology, and Surgical Pathology.
· Supports and participates in scholarly activities and clinical research in the Divisions of Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology in the Department of Pathology.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited medical college or university or foreign equivalent
Valid License as a Physician in the State of Illinois
Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Completed fellowship in Hematopathology
Board Certification in Hematopathology or Board Eligible in Hematopathology with the ability to become Board Certified within one (1) year of starting employment
Subspecialty training, expertise or interest, especially in breast pathology, dermatopathology, informatics, histology laboratory expertise
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Excellent verbal and written communication skills which includes meticulous and legible medical documentation necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong diagnostic skills in the fields of Autopsy, Hematopathology, and Surgical Pathology.
Strong personal and communication skills, and a firm commitment to providing excellent patient care.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You also may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
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