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Seattle VA Medical Center
Visas Accepted:None
Opportunity Description:

The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Division of the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) invites applications for the position of Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist and Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology.


VAPSHCS is a level 1A, academic, tertiary health care system, affiliated with the University of Washington, and was deemed to provide the highest complexity of care in all the Department of Veterans Affairs. Staffed by approximately 4300 FTEE, VAPSHCS provides health care annually to more than 100,000 unique Veterans in a large geographic area between two major divisions, Seattle and American Lake, as well as VA-staffed Community-Based Outpatient Clinics throughout Western Washington.  The medical center has a strong affiliation with the University of Washington School of Medicine as well as number of other educational institutions, and hosts hundreds of medical residents in 37 specialties, dental residents in three specialties, medical students, nursing-auxiliary students, and nursing-professional students.  VAPSHCS has one of the most robust and competitive research programs in VA and is home to seven nationally recognized Centers of Excellence:  Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence West (MSCoE West), Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE), Epilepsy Center of Excellence, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Center of Excellence, Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education, RR&D Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering, and Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care.


The qualified applicant for this position must have an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent degree and be Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty training or experience in Clinical Chemistry. The successful candidate will participate in the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology diagnostic services of the VAPSHCS and will provide specific leadership for the Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology section of the Laboratory. The incumbent will demonstrate administrative experience in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology. The candidate will also participate in the training/teaching programs through University of Washington affiliation, and may qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. An academic record of original contributions to the field of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology and/or Anatomic Pathology with individual and/or group research experience is preferred. Additionally, Cytopathology background will be a preference but is not mandated. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Non-citizens may be considered in the absence of qualified applicants meeting the stated requirements.


The benefit package (http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp) includes competitive salary, 26 vacation days, 10 federal holidays, and 13 sick days annually. The package also includes malpractice and life insurance, health, 401K and CME. An unmatched work/life balance and very high quality personal and professional life is a part of this job. Seattle is the largest city of Washington and Pacific Northwest and is one of the fastest growing American Cities, surrounded by Mountains, lakes and neighboring Pacific Ocean. Summers are bright, sunny and winters are mild and rainy, with abundant snow sports in the neighboring mountains. Public and private schools are excellent and Seattle boasts companies like Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, T-Mobile among many others. We are looking for immediate hiring.


To receive consideration or for additional details regarding this position, please email your CV, Cover Letter and contact information for three Professional References to Henry.Laguatan@va.gov  or call (253) 583-3273.


For details regarding our great city, please go to:  http://www.travelseattle.com/


Practice Type: Multi spec.gr., Academic
Available Date:
$100,957 to $264,000 per year
Production bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days per year Malpractice:None
Other benefits:
Competitive salary, health & life insurance, 401K & CME
Facility Description:

VAPSHCS has a busy 231 bed tertiary medical center in Seattle providing a wide array of inpatient and outpatient surgical, medical, rehabilitation, and behavioral health services. Additional ambulatory care services are also provided at the American Lake Division in Tacoma, Washington, and at seven community based outpatient clinics in western Washington.

With a reputation for excellence, innovation and extraordinary care of our Nation’s heroes, VA Puget Sound strives to lead the nation in terms of quality, efficiency and public service through its proven record of innovation and extraordinary care of Veterans. As the primary referral site for VA's northwest region, VA Puget Sound provides care for Veteran populations encompassing Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon.

Community Description:

Seattle has quietly grown from a far-flung port city not registering on too many radar screens, to being nationally recognized as one of the most livable cities in the US. This recognition is based on criteria such as a critical mass of advanced technology, diverse economic sectors such as agriculture, services, manufacturing and international trade, superior educational and health care, (First Hill just east of downtown has been nicknamed "Pill Hill" due to the number of medical facilities crowded onto its slopes), public safety, a well-educated work force, quality of life and the international outlook of its people. The popularity of Seattle's natural and cultural amenities, that so epitomize the attraction of the Northwest, see the city now faced with the challenge of preserving its livability under the pressure of increasing residential and tourist populations.

Community Size:Metro Area/Big city
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