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Pathologist

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  71881

 

JOB SUMMARY

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) has an opening for a Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis Physician. This position will report to the Chief of Pathology and serve as a critical member of the laboratory team in this large pediatric healthcare system.  The Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis Physician will join a group of eighteen pathology faculty members based at Children’s, nine of whom are existing Clinical Pathologists or PhD laboratory scientists.  The department is known for outstanding pediatric clinical and anatomic pathology services, including a national presence in pediatric pathology and laboratory medicine.  Successful candidates should demonstrate competency in transfusion medicine and good interpersonal skills, allowing for productive interactions with other transfusion medicine specialists, members of the department, technical staff, and caregivers. The ability to work both within and outside the department to lead or support research in transfusion medicine is also important. There are abundant opportunities for academic pursuits and teaching.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of allopathic or osteopathic medicine or equivalent
  • Successful completion of post-graduate residency training program or fellowship in pathology or a related field

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Provides clinical services as needed in the area of anatomic or clinical pathology.
  2. Directs referral of specimens to appropriate labs for ancillary studies as required.
  3. Maintains regulatory standards and performs duties in accordance with CLIA and other agencies. As appropriate, executes on duties delegated by the chief of pathology.
  4. Serves as consultant on outside specimens as required.
  5. Holds conferences to support Children’s medical staff.
  6. Teaches residents and fellows.
  7. Assists in resolving issues in the lab.
  8. Participates in the call schedule to provide 24 hour coverage of clinical and/or anatomic pathology services.
  9. Supports an environment in the department of pathology that facilitates retention, recruitment and the professional growth of all staff.
  10. Collaborates with Children’s in customer service initiatives.
  11. Collaborates with Children’s to achieve the highest possible quality of care.
  12. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
  13. Assists in monitoring quality indicators including reports to the Physician Practice Council as needed.

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Georgia
  • Board certified or eligible in pathology or laboratory subspecialty

EXPERIENCE*

  • Expertise in pediatric pathology

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills and aptitude for conflict resolution, problem-solving, staff development and time management
  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:

        o Personal organization and time management
        o Human relations and teamwork
        o Personal adaptability
        o Personal motivation
        o Listening

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322 
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Medical Lab, Pathology, Medical, Pediatric, Physician, Healthcare