A clinical position as consultant in Clinical Cardiology at the Department of Cardiology, the Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital is open for appointment starting as soon as possible.
The position is combined with a 5-year externally funded position as clinical professor of cardiology with special focus on advanced heart failure and transplantation at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
With this new position the Department of Cardiology at Rigshospitalet wishes to strengthen the leadership in clinical research and teaching in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.
It is a requirement that the applicant is accepted for appointment of both the professorship and the consultancy.
In order to be considered the applicant must send two applications: one to the Faculty (the professorship) and one to the hospital (the consultancy)
cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the professorship. This also applies to applicants who are already employed as consultants at the Hospital.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet offers clinical and advanced residency programs for cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, anaesthesia and research. The large number and complexity of patients at the Heart Centre provides an ideal learning environment for specialized cardiovascular care. In 2016, the Heart Centre physicians completed more than 8000 interventional or diagnostic cardiac catheterisation procedures, and performed approximately 1800 open-heart operations. These numbers, and the outcome based on the numerous procedures used to treat different types of heart disease distinguishes the Heart Centre from other institutions in Denmark.
Clinical functions and focus areas of the department:
The Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet offers a complex, specialised care programme, which includes: Open heart surgery (coronary bypass procedures and valve surgery), surgery for congenital heart disease, heart (and lung) transplantations, surgery for atrial fibrillation, diagnostic and interventional catheterisation procedures (including a 24-hour service of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction), echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures (ablations), permanent pacemaker insertions (including implantable cardiac defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers), percutaneous lead extractions, percutaneous aortic valve insertions and mitral valve repair, stress tests and ECGs. As a unique feature, the Heart Centre has intensive care facilities designed for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors and patients severe acute heart failure with treatment options ranging from intensive medical care to implantation of various types of mechanical circulatory assist devices.
Research and teaching. With the new position as consultant in the Department of Cardiology, the Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital and clinical professor at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, the Department of Cardiology wishes to strengthen leadership in clinical research and teaching.
Applicants must be board-certified specialist in Cardiology, and must be experienced in the cardiological aspects of acute and chronic heart failure, heart/lung transplantations and mechanical circulatory assist device therapy.
Salary and conditions of employment as consultant are as agreed between the RLTN (Danish Regions) and the Danish Association of Medical Specialists and between the Capital Region/Region Zealand 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 Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet.
The clinical professor will receive secretarial or technical support equivalent to 50 % of a full time secretary position from the Department of Cardiology. Additional support and details on the working conditions must be negotiated with the head of the Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet.
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
- Health advocate
- Scholar/researcher/teacher, professional
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For applicants with a foreign license also include a copy of the authorization certificate for board certified specialist in Cardiology.
The closing date for applications is 23.59pm CET, Sunday 6 August 2017.
For further information please contact Head of Department Søren Boesgaard (tel. + 45 35 45 23 46 ) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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