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Senior consultancy in pathological anatomy and cytology combined with a clinical professorship

A clinical position as senior consultant in Pathological Anatomy and Cytology at the Department of Pathology, at the Diagnostic Centre of the Rigshospitalet is open for appointment from October 2017. 
 
The position is combined with a permanent position as clinical professor of Pathological Anatomy and Cytology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. 
It is a requirement that the applicant is accepted for appointment of both the professorship and the consultancy.
 
With this new position the Department of Pathology at the Diagnostic Centre of the Rigshospitalet wishes to strengthen leading clinical research and teaching in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen. 
 
About the department 
Clinical functions and focus areas of the department 
The Pathology department of the Rigshospitalet is Denmark’s pathology department for expert diagnostics within all areas of surgical pathology. As surgical pathology anno 2017 is a multidisciplinary discipline, it requires doctors, lab-technicians, molecular biologists, secretaries and anatomical pathology technicians to work together to serve our patients. We are in all 180 employees, of which 37 are consultants, and receive 95,000 requests yearly. 
 
In the coming years, the Department of Pathology will intensify its focus on the balance between efficiency in diagnostics on the one hand and resources allocated to research and development on the other side.  
 
Biobank and Databank 
Denmark collects more data on its citizens that any other country. Administrative registers in Denmark are all indexed with a unique person identifier, the so called CPR number, which is used to index the individual’s records across numerous aspects of life: Taxes, car ownership, housing, marriage, bank accounts, phones, crime, pension, sick leave, school grades, health care use, redeemed prescriptions at pharmacies and countless others. As the official Danish statistics bureau, Statistics Denmark recycles a large number of these ‘administrative footprints’ to produce extremely comprehensive statistics.  
 
The Patobank (www.patobank.dk) is Denmark’s nationwide digital databank since 1987 on pathology. The Patobank is continuously updated with data from all pathological analyses conducted by all the country's 13 pathology departments. This includes pathology results from the screening programs for cervical, breast and colon cancer. The Patobank feeds directly into the National Health Registry of Pathology  
(www.sundhedsdatastyrelsen.dk/da/registre-og-services/om-de-nationale-sundhedsregistre/doedsaarsager-og-biologisk-materiale/patologiregisteret) 
 
The Patobank is used as a daily tool for diagnostics, a data source for cancer registries and quality assurance programs and finally as a source for research projects. The bank is subjected to registry regulations approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency (www.datatilsynet.dk). The data contain the patients name, unique person identifier, incl. birth date, the diagnosis, both as a descriptive report and with relevant SNOMED codes referring to the organ and the diagnosis and the pathology department where the samples is archived.  
 
Parallel to the local archives with paraffin embedded blocks, is The Danish Cancer Biobank (www.cancerbiobank.dk), a national biobank since 2010, containing fresh and frozen tissue and blood samples from patients diagnosed with certain cancer types. The samples in the biobank are verified to contain malignancy and are always, if possible, accompanied by a sample of non-malignant tissue of the same organ. All samples are checked to be representative and are reported and linked to the diagnostic counterpart of the tissue in the Patobank and the local paraffin archive.   
 
Digitalization 
There is a broad consensus in the pathology community, that digitization of images is part of the future of pathology, and several initiatives have already been undertaken at the dept. of pathology of the Rigshospitalet and as a result, the equipment for scanning is purchased, just as the server capacity for archiving these images. Currently, there are good opportunities for scanning, digitalizing and archiving images for research goals and several research projects focusing on automatic image analysis and software development are been worked on. The department expects ‘to go digital’ no later than 2018, after which all the departments 0.8 million diagnostic images yearly will be diagnosed and archived digitally.   
 
Research and teaching 
Pathology department participates in several national and international research and development projects with the main objective to identify and investigate new diagnostic, prognostic, predictive and therapeutic conditions which affect patient care and treatment. With the new position as consultant in pathological anatomy and cytology and clinical professor of pathological anatomy and cytology, the Department of Pathology wishes to strengthen the department’s current clinical research activities and to promote inspiring pre- and postgraduate education in pathological anatomy and cytology. Please find this link to an English clip on the department’s website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHiOfSA9Khs 
 
Qualifications 
Applicants must be board-certified specialist in pathological anatomy and cytology. 
 
Conditions: In order to be considered the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the professorship) and the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the professorshiop. Appointment is conditioned by the fact that the applicant obtains both positions. This also applies to the applicants who are already employed as consultants at Rigshospitalet. 
 
Salary and conditions of employment as consultant are as agreed between the Danish Regions and the Danish Association of Medical Specialists and between the Capital Region and University of Copenhagen. 
 
As clinical professor at least 50 % of the working time will be allocated to academic tasks (e.g. research, teaching, evaluation tasks and communication with the public) in agreement with the Head of Department of Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Copenhagen. The remaining time will be allocated for clinical work in agreement with the head of Department of Pathology. The clinical professor will receive secretarial or technical support equivalent to 50 % of a full time secretary position from the department of Pathology. Additional support and details on the working conditions must be negotiated with the head of the department of the department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet. 
 
Application procedure
The application must include the following: 
Curriculum Vitae and a complete list of publications 
A description of how the applicant is qualified as 
Clinical expert 
Communicator 
Collaborator 
Manager/administrator/organizer 
Health advocate 
Scholar/researcher/teacher, professional 
 
For more information please refer to https://sundhedsstyrelsen.dk/en/news/2013/the-seven-roles-of-physicians. 
 
For applicants with a foreign license also a copy of the authorization certificate for specialist in pathological anatomy and cytology recognition. 
 
The closing date for applications is 3 May 2017. 
 
Further information: 
For further information please contact tel. + 45 2639 5316 or e-mail: vera.timmermans@regionh.dk. 
 
The advertisement for the professorship is available from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/) 
 
About the Centre of Diagnostic Investigation 
The Centre of Diagnostic Investigation comprises a collection of highly specialized departments: Clinical biochemistry, clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, pathology, center of genomic medicin, diagnostic radiology, clinical physiology/nuclearmedicine and PET.  
The center has a staff of 1.600 and produces annually 8.5 mill. laboratory analyses and performs  250.000 image diagnostics based on 800.000 contacts with patients and donors.  
The core task is high-level research, strong educational environments, customised diagnostics and patient treatment. 25 professors and 
other researchers provides annually more than 500 scientific articles in international reputable journals.
  • Fakta

  • Arbejdssted
    Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej
  • Kontaktperson
    Henriette Lambertsen
    henriette.lambertsen@regionh.dk
  • Adresse
    Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København Ø
  • Stillingstype
    Overlæge
  • Speciale
    Patologisk anatomi & Cytologi
  • Ansættelsesform
    Fast ansættelse
  • Ugentlig arbejdstid
    Fuld tid
  • Ansættelsens start
    01-10-2017
  • Regionens jobnr.
    204856
  • Quick-nr.
    316869
  • Ansøgningsfrist
    03-05-2017


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  • Fakta

  • Arbejdssted
    Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej
  • Adresse
    Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København Ø
  • Kontaktperson
    Henriette Lambertsen
    henriette.lambertsen@regionh.dk
  • Stillingstype
    Overlæge
  • Speciale
    Patologisk anatomi & Cytologi
  • Ansættelsesform
    Fast ansættelse
  • Ugentlig arbejdstid
    Fuld tid
  • Ansættelsens start
    01-10-2017
  • Regionens jobnr.
    204856
  • Quick-nr.
    316869
  • Ansøgningsfrist
    03-05-2017

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