Lancaster General Hospital
SUMMARY: The Department of Pathology at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital (Lancaster, PA) is seeking a BC/BE anatomic/clinical pathologist to join an expanding diverse group of 8 pathologists. We seek a pathology candidate who can bring additional breadth and experience to our group.
Lancaster General Hospital is among an elite group of "Best of the Benchmark Hospitals"- institutions that have achieved 100 Top Hospital honors for seven of the last nine years. The hospital has been recognized as a Magnet facility for nursing excellence and has received HealthGrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety. Lancaster General Hospital has also been named a "Best Hospital" by U.S. News & World Report for heart surgery, orthopedics, urology, hormonal disorders and ear, nose & throat
PATHOLOGY TEAM: The pathology department serves Lancaster General Hospital, Women's and Babies Hospital and the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion as well as overseeing small off site POC locations. The laboratory at LGH is a state of the art laboratory which was awarded with the 2019 Lab of the Year from Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO).
The Pathology department consists of 8 pathologists with various subspecialty fellowships including transfusion medicine, hematopathology, cytology, breast/GYN, immunology and dermatopathology.
The approximate yearly workload in anatomic pathology include: 26,000 surgical cases, 2,000 non-GYN cytologies, and 10,000 Pap smears.
THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.
THE COMMUNITY: Lancaster County is a growing and dynamic community. Lancaster offers the unique blend of access to major East Coast cities while providing a family friendly environment with excellent schools and easy access to the shore and mountain areas. There are five institutions of higher learning in the area to meet the needs of you and your family. Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York are just 1.5-3 hours away.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
- Performs routine and complex dissection, description, examination and interpretation of tissues and other specimens obtained from surgery, aspiration, biopsy, and autopsy. Provides consultative and problem-solving support to Medical Staff and Technical personnel. Provides medical direction for assigned Laboratory sections, subject to review by the Director of Laboratories. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).
- Performs gross examination and dissection of biopsy, surgical, and autopsy specimens. Selects and prepares tissues for microscopic processing. Performs microscopic examinations and renders interpretation and diagnosis in accordance with established procedures.
- Examines, interprets and diagnoses specimen materials or results referred by Cytology and other Laboratory sections requiring pathologist review.
- Performs gross consultation and/or frozen section in the operating room suite for the Surgical Staff, issuing direct verbal and written reports of findings.
- Contacts Medical, Surgical and Dental Staff members and other personnel, as required, to recommend testing protocols, assist in interpretation of Laboratory data, and resolve problems in lab services requiring Pathologist intervention and input. Serves as consultant of the Medical Staff in the definitive diagnosis of disease states.
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
- Accepts assignment to weekend, holiday and night call/duty rotation to support essential and emergency Laboratory and Blood Bank services.
- Provides Pathologist supervision of lab sections assigned by the Director of Laboratories, including involvement in the selection of new procedures and equipment, review and revision of procedures, review and investigation of the section's routine Quality Control Surveillance reports and all other aspects applicable to the performance of section.
- Participates in regular departmental and staff meetings to discuss and resolve general and specific concerns in inter- and intra-departmental operation.
- Participates in Medical Staff, Hospital and/or Laboratory Committees, Programs and Projects, as assigned by the Director of Laboratories.
- Prepares and delivers lectures and other educational programs for the Medical Staff and the School of Medical Technology as instructed by the Director of Laboratories.
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- A doctoral degree in Medicine, Osteopathy or one of other related sciences and Board certified in Clinical Pathology AND Anatomical Pathology is required, issued by the American Board of Pathology.
- Lancaster General Hospital requires a current license in PA as MD/DO for this position.
Posted on 11/01/2019
- Two (2) to five (5) years experience in anatomic and clinical pathology.