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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 each section of the Division of Anatomic Pathology.
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. Performs other duties as assigned by each section.
In the Section of Autopsy Pathology
Performs the postmortem examination on all assigned cases. Works independently; however, the dissection, gross description, documentation, selection of sections, microscopic examination, and clinical pathologic correlation of the autopsy findings may involve and require working with teaching, and supervising residents, fellows, pathologist extenders, other health professionals and students, as needed.
Ensures the timely provisional and final anatomic diagnosis of assigned cases.
In the Section of Cytopathology
Reviews all assigned cases, and ensures the accuracy in the diagnoses and timely completion of each case, as need.
Completes all assigned Quality Assurance/Quality Compliance (QA/QC) activities in Cytopathology, as directed.
In the Section of Surgical Pathology
Performs the gross examination, dissection, documentation and photography, and sampling of the specimen for microscopic examination in all assigned cases, as needed.
Performs the microscopic examination and edits the gross description and microscopic findings on all assigned cases.
Provides intraoperative consultations with or without frozen sections on all assigned cases.
Responsible for the timely completion and reporting of intraoperative consultations.
Responsible for the timely completion and reporting of all assigned surgical pathology cases.
Works independently; however, completion of a case may involve and require working with, teaching, and supervising pathologist extenders, residents, fellows, other health professionals, and students.
Completes all Histology and Surgical Pathology forms that are required for the section's QC/QA activities
Performs all assigned duties in the Division of Anatomic Pathology according to the nationally accepted standards in the fields of Anatomic Pathology.
Follows the policies and procedures in the Sections of Autopsy, Cytopathology, and Surgical Pathology, Division of Anatomic Pathology, and Department of Pathology.
Participates in service coverage rotation schedule in cytopathology section and signs out all the cytology 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 4:00pm. 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-hours) 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, Cytopathology, and Surgical Pathology.
Supports and participates in scholarly activities and clinical research in the Division of Anatomic Pathology and Department of Pathology.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited medical college or university.
Valid License as a Physician in the State of Illinois
Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Completed fellowship in Cytopathology
Board Certification in Cytopathology or Board Eligible in Cytopathology with the ability to become Board Certified within one (1) year of starting employment.
Board Certified in Cytopathology
Subspecialty training, expertise or interest in soft tissue pathology, molecular diagnostics, informatics, and immunohistochemistry
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, Cytopathology, 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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