Supervisory Pathology Specialist Job in SALISBURY, NC

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $72,538.00 to $94,302.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/7/2017 Close Date 12/18/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    12/07/2017 to 12/18/2017

  • Salary

    $72,538 to $94,302 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

    The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). America's Veterans need you!

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    This position is located within the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Supervisory Pathology Specialist is responsible for managing the operations of Anatomic Pathology, integrating and educating residents, and representing these services in a variety of interactions with clinical physicians, nursing staff, personnel within and outside the medical center. A Pathology Specialist is an intensively trained allied health professional who provides anatomic pathology services and is qualified to perform surgical and autopsy functions. The Pathology Specialist contributes to the overall efficiency of the pathology and laboratory services. The work directly influences the effectiveness and acceptability of the Anatomic Pathology program in regards to knowledge involved with diagnosis and efficient clinical practices. Major duties and responsibilities include:

    • Performs professional duties associated with the examination and preparation of surgical specimens;
    • Maintains constant observation over all histology and cytology work to assure proper processing of tissue samples;
    • Implements hospital and regulatory agency policies and rules;
    • Responsible for the maintenance, daily function and repair of complex medical/laboratory equipment;
    • Performs various specimen collections;
    • Provides accurate dictation of all findings during the grossing process;
    • Organizes training/education to staff and new employees;
    • Provides explicit biohazard information when preparing bodies for release;
    • Performs quality control and quality improvement functions to include workload data, provide improvement resolutions, supply information/data, etc.;
    • Provides technical assistance to all functions and sections of the Anatomic Pathology Section;
    • Formulates plans to implement service policies;
    • Performs a variety of supervisory duties to include selection of new employees; performance evaluation; providing advice, counsel and instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; hearing and resolving minor complaints and grievances; etc.;
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not Authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

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