Quest Diagnostics
Pathologist - AMP- Irving, Texas
At a glance
Location: US-TX-Irving Map
Posted: 12/27/2019
Closing: 01/26/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Quest Diagnostics
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.

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Pathologist - AMP- Irving, Texas