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Surgical Pathologist

Company: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

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


  • 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 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 workplace. 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.
  • Participates in competency assessment activities for technical/grossing staff, when applicable
  • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as Company rules, polices, and procedural manuals.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Required Work Experience:

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

    Preferred Work Experience:

    5+ 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 perform all job functions visually, audibly, and physically.


      Knowledge/Skills:


      • Strong customer focus and understanding of laboratory operations.
      • Ability to communicate with decision makers in the laboratory and Company.
      • Proficient - Fully executes and applies the competency. Stays current on trends and developments related to a competency.
      • Interpersonal & Professionalism:

        • Communicates effectively with others
        • Building and maintaining client relationships
        • Model physicians and operations teamwork
        • Patient-centered focus


        • Medical Knowledge & Patient Care:

          • Laboratory Management
          • Advanced Diagnostic Testing
          • Expert advice to treating clinicians


          • Learning & Improvement:

            • Assimilation of external evidence


            • Applying - Acquires the skills, knowledge and behaviors related to a competency and puts portions of them into practice.
            • Learning & Improvement:

              • Practice Analysis
              • Process & outcome improvement
              • Provide consultation & development to others


              • Systems-Based Practice:

                • Informatics
                • Practice & system integration
                • Financial Acumen




                  EDUCATION
                  Doctor of Medicine(Required)

                  LICENSECERTIFICATIONS
                  Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology (AP) (Required)
                  Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state where practice is located or be eligible to obtain licensure (Required)

Keywords: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Seattle , Surgical Pathologist, Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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