Physician (Chief, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service)

This is a non-bargaining unit position.
We are seeking a full-time Physician to serve as the Chief of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (PLMS) in Temple, Texas.
The Chief, PLMS provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the PLMS to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals and applicable performance measures.
The Chief, PLMS is accountable for the delivery of all health care by the PLMS staff.
The incumbent is responsible for developing a plan for the delivery of health services to patients and assessing that those health care services are consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans Health Administration.
Additionally, the Incumbent establishes an environment within the service that promotes optimum patient care.
The Chief, PLMS participates in top-level decision making and policy design that impacts on PLMS through collaboration with Medical Center administration, other service chiefs, and interdepartmental Supervisors.
The Chief, PLMS directs health care programs, delegating authority, and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals.
They are responsible for the fiscal management of the department including budget planning and management.
The incumbent reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and the Deputy Chief of Staff.
He/She is an integral part of the key leadership team of the medical center.
The Chief, PLMS is expected to remain privileged and provide clinical services in his/her specialty field.
He/She ensures practice-based learning and improvement, demonstrates ability to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care and delivery of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine services.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills and behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients and profession.
The successful candidate demonstrates an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided as well as the ability to apply that knowledge to improve and optimize health care.
Preferred qualifications and experiences include Board Certification in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology, academic appointment and research experience with publications in peer-reviewed journals, additional degree(s) in management related field, and managerial/supervisory experience.

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