Pathologist - AMP in Fort Myers, FL at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/14/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Basic Purpose:

Provide professional oversight and direction of clinical pathology services including quality assurance functions, medical directorship where indicated (per CLIA), and technical direction as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•        Provide accurate and timely diagnosis of the presence and stage of disease from a tissue specimen, utilizing appropriate laboratory procedures. Confers with other physicians as needed.

•        Be familiar with and able to recommend clinically appropriate advanced diagnostic testing such as molecular and genetic studies.

•        Assigns the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the appropriate ICD-9 codes for the service(s) provided and the diagnosis rendered, following authoritative coding guidelines and Company coding policies.

•        Takes the initiative to improve quality in the work place.  Participates in and coordinates activities of QA/QI to ensure quality care and evaluates the effectiveness of quality assurance policies and procedures to enhance standards and excellence of service in the laboratory and Company.

•        Actively builds upon education and experience through Continuing Medical Education (CME) to maintain licensure/credentials.

•        Manages medical, associate, and financial resources wisely.  Provides others with the support necessary to successfully accomplish daily activities while monitoring and controlling costs.

•        Provides advice to referring physicians regarding the clinical significance of laboratory findings

•        Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information concerning patients, physicians, employees, clients, vendors, and the Company.

•        Provide educational services, conferences, and instruction where required.

•        Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as Company rules, polices, and procedural manuals.

Qualifications:

Education:

• MD or DO degree plus accredited pathology residency.

• Must be board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Work Experience:

• 2-3 years post residency experience desired.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

• Ability to spend consecutive hours with continued focus, interpreting tissues and cellular preparations through a microscope.

• Ability to visually, audibly, and physically perform all job functions.

Technical Training or Professional Licensing

• Must hold valid unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state where practice is located or be eligible to obtain licensure.

• Must hold active privileges in facility where any inpatient work is interpreted.

Other:

• Strong customer focus and understanding of laboratory operations.

• Ability to communicate with decision makers in the laboratory and Company.