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Job Title: Physician (Microbiologist)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Physician (Microbiologist)

The successful candidate would be a member of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at the VAPHS and the Division of Microbiology in the Section of Laboratory Medicine of the UPMC Department of Pathology. The successful candidate for this position will either bring or be expected to develop a research program sustained by VA Merit or other extramural funding and contribute significantly to the varied diagnostic, research and educational activities at both VAPHS and the University of Pittsburgh / UPMC. Academic rank, tenure and salary will be commensurate with experience. Eligibility for medical licensure or practice in Pennsylvania is required.
Work Schedule: Full Time
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Laboratory Medicine/Clinical Pathology or a Ph.D. with training and boards (or board eligible) in Clinical Microbiology. Expertise in clinical virology and molecular diagnostics are particularly desirable. Experience in a large hospital-based service is beneficial.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-35 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-35 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Please submit a CV and online questionnaire.

Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Laboratory Medicine/Clinical Pathology or a Ph.D. with training and boards (or board eligible) in Clinical Microbiology. Expertise in clinical virology and molecular diagnostics are particularly desirable. Experience in a large hospital-based service is beneficial.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Contact Email:ROBERT.MATTHEWS2@VA.GOV
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