Department of Neurosurgery at Linköping University Hospital is a part of the Anesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Centre in Region Östergötland, Sweden. The catchment area is the South-East Health Care Region of Sweden with a population of one million. There are eight referring local hospitals. We provide comprehensive neurosurgical care for this population, including all subspecialties, except stereotactic radiosurgery. There are approximately 25 doctors, including 16 neurosurgeons, 2 endovascular specialists, 2 residents and 4 juniors. Neurointervention/Endovascular Neurosurgery is an integral part of the Neurosurgical department at our hospital.
The department has 200 employees, have 1750 admissions a year, 1800 surgical procedures, 5300 hours of surgery, 8600 inpatient days and 2200 outpatient doctor visits. Revenues of SEK 310 million.
The department has a Ward with 15 regular beds, 6 Postop beds and an Intermediary Care Unit of 2-3 beds. The Neurointensive Care Unit (NICU) with 6 beds is also a part of the Neurosurgical department.
Our department is fully equipped in newly built spacious facilities and has a modern endovascular lab and 3 operation rooms dedicated for neurosurgery. We are also building intraoperative MRI facilities in conjunction with the NICU. This will provide one more OR and direct access to MRI for NICU and other inpatients.
Neurointervention in Sweden is performed at six University hospitals. In all other hospitals it is a part of radiological departments. We see a great advantage of having this as an integral part of our Neurosurgical department since the establishment of neurointervention at our hospital many years back. It facilitates discussions, team work, decision making and provides for a more comprehensive and holistic view of the patient and treatment options. It makes for a more natural logistic path and continuity of patient care.
Work description, opportunities and responsibilities
You will take a position as Senior Consultant in our endovascular team of two experienced specialists and one more in neurointervention training. Possibility to lead and develop the team and activities if suited and interested. The team provides comprehensive neurointerventional and diagnostic service for our catchment population. Elective cases in the whole field but also 24/7 on-call emergencies such as ruptured aneurysms, vasospasm treatments and ischemic stroke patients. You will be a part of the Neurosurgical department´s faculty team and specifically the vascular team. Participate in vascular rounds, handle referrals and outpatients visits. A close and well-functioning collaboration, communication and coordination with the vascular team, the neurosurgical on-call team, Ward and NICU, staff members and neighboring specialties such as Neurology, Anesthesiology and Neuroradiology is essential. You will be responsible for educational activities towards staff and students. You will contribute to the development of treatment, technologies and the team. There are ample opportunities for research, both in time and regarding facilities. There are generous conditions for continued medical education in the field with participation at congresses and courses. You will be expected to follow-up, present and evaluate results with focus on medical quality and patient safety, and contribute to departmental Mortality/Morbidity meetings. You will report to the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery.
Education & experience
You are EU certified specialist in Neurosurgery, Neurology or Neuroradiology with fulfilled Neurointerventional training according to European standards and experience working as a Neurointerventionist after training. You can present a personal log book of procedures. You speak and write in fluent English. Communication in Swedish will eventually be necessary, but language training can be provided.
You are a team worker with respectful and good communication and cooperation skills and thus able to establish good relations with co-workers and patients. You embrace and drive development and positive change. You have good planning skills. A thorough and stringent approach to the task and focus on quality and safety. You have good judgement; can see the bigger picture, a great sense of responsibility, self-knowledge, maturity and a capacity for reflection. You have a high stress tolerance and can keep calm under pressure.
In this recruitment Linköping University Hospital cooperates with Unik Resurs. We therefore would like you to apply on our website www.unikresurs.se or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest application date is October 21 2018. If you have any further questions about the employment, you are welcome to contact Head of Department Jan Hillman, email@example.com , +46 705803360, or Assistant Head of Department Per M Karlsson, Per.firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 707975022.
If you have questions about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Unik Resurs Åsa Liljegren, email@example.com, +46 70 4419751.
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