The American Society of Dermatopathology

Call for Dermatopathology Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program Director

Deadline: December 31, 2018
ASDP is seeking a director for the popular Laboratory Proficiency Testing (LPT) Program in dermatopathology. Members who are interested in submitting a letter of interest for consideration should read this information thoroughly before proceeding. Letters of interest and supporting documentation are due to ASDP by 11:59 p.m. Central on December 31, 2018. See submission instructions below. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

ASDP Mission

Improve the quality of lives by continually advancing the theory and practice of Dermatopathology.

What is the Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program?

The Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program in dermatopathology is open to laboratory directors, histotechnologists and dermatopathology trainees. Laboratory Proficiency Testing is offered in spring and fall to help satisfy CLIA requirements for biennial testing. A certificate of participation is issued upon completion of each laboratory proficiency testing.
Testing participants receive tissue specimens, which must be processed in their laboratories according to specific techniques determined by the director. The microscopic slides are then sent to the director of the Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program. The director assesses the technical quality of the work performed and informs the participant of deficiencies. A certificate is issued to the laboratory if the work is satisfactory.

How much time is required for a director? 

Approximately 15 hours per month.

How much experience should the director have? 

The director must be a board certified dermatopathologist and have been in practice for at least two years.

Is there a budget? 

Yes. The ASDP will reimburse for expenses such as postage and mailing materials, and a nominal amount for clerical assistance up to a specific dollar amount per year. Other supplies beyond postage and mailing must be pre-approved prior to reimbursement.

Where can I get clerical assistance? 

Program directors typically find clerical assistance within their laboratories or institutions and are offered some compensation from the ASDP for this assistance.

What is the process for submitting applications and letters of interest?

There is an application process for the position of director. The Quality Assurance Program Committee solicits applications for potential program directors from the membership. The final nominee is recommended by the Committee and approved by the Board of Directors 
Members may submit their applications using the ASDP online application submission site. On the application submission site, scroll down to Other Programs, view other available programs and start a new submission. Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central on December 31, 2018. Be sure to have your ASDP username and password handy. 
Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Applicants must read and understand the position description and the ASDP Code of Conduct for Volunteers and Professional Staff

Applications must include the following:

  1. Completed and signed commitment form.
  2. Completed and signed financial and conflict of interest disclosure form
  3. Curriculum Vitae. 
  4. Short bio that does not exceed 250 words.
  5. A list of prior ASDP activity/service.
  6. A list of experience in association volunteer positions.
You will be required to upload all of these completed documents during the online submission process.

Submit your application today!


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