A permanent clinical position as consultant of infectious diseases at the Department of Internal Medicine at Zealand University Hospital is open for appointment from as soon as possible.
The position is combined with a permanent position as clinical professor of infectious diseases at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
With this new position the Department of Internal Medicine, Zealand University Hospital 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.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Region of Zealand has a population of approximately 820.000 citizens who are under the care of four hospital units. Zealand University Hospital is one of these units and is constituted by a division in Roskilde and a division in Koege. Zealand University Hospital has at present approximately 700 beds and cover most medical specialties. The division at Roskilde primarily treats specialist diseases whereas the division in Koege also treats more general conditions and emergencies. In 2023 Zealand University Hospital becomes the main regional hospital with a centralization of nearly all medical specialties and a total of 835 beds. In the meantime, the division in Roskilde will prepare for the merger by increasing expertise and developing specialized functions. State of the art technology will be introduced, the ambition being that research will become an integral part of the organization’s everyday functions.
The Department of Internal Medicine at Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, comprises three different specialties; infectious diseases, pulmonary medicine and nephrology. Each specialty has a status as regional center of expertise and carries out specialized investigations and treatments. The department has two different wards and 40 hospital beds. Approximately 3000 admissions and 50.000 outpatient consultations are carried out each year. The department has 300 employees and a budget of 180 million Danish kroners per year.
Clinical functions and focus areas of the department
The section of infectious disease employs four experienced senior consultants.
The ward has 21 beds and approximately 1500 admissions per year. It is shared between the sections of infectious disease and pulmonology. The patients are admitted from the emergency department and the outpatient clinic or are transferred from other departments/hospitals. Most patients suffer from complicated disease within the entire spectrum of infectious disease, e.g. spondylodiscitis, tuberculosis, HIV and severe septicemia.
The outpatient clinic covers all aspects of infectious disease except for the treatment of highly specialized disease entities. We annually perform 3000 outpatient consultations.
In Denmark, hospital services are defined at three levels. Main functions are available at all or most hospitals. Regional functions are available at one or more hospitals in the region while highly specialized functions are only available at 1-3 hospitals in the country.
At present, the department at Roskilde provide main and regional functions. It is the ambition to provide highly specialized functions once Zealand University Hospital becomes the main regional hospital in 2023.
Both the ward and the outpatient clinic have the latest equipment.
Research and teaching
With the new position as consultant of infectious diseases and clinical professor of infectious diseases the Department of Internal Medicine wishes to strengthen leadership in clinical research and teaching.
At present, the department has two associate professors and a PhD student in both nephrology and pulmonology.
The department teaches medical students at Copenhagen University as well as post-graduate doctors and doctors in training in infectious diseases. Formal teaching is provided by the professor (the vacant position and four associate professors, however, all staffs participate in formal education of students).
Applicants must be board-certified specialist in infectious diseases.
Conditions: In order to be considered, the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the professorship) and to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the professorship. 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 Zealand University Hospital.
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/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 Clinical Medicine at the University of Copenhagen. The remaining time will be allocated for clinical work in agreement with the Head of the Department of Internal Medicine. The clinical professor will receive secretarial or technical support equivalent to 50 % of a full time secretary position from the Department of Internal Medicine. Additional support and details on the working conditions must be negotiated with the Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Zealand University Hospital.
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
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 infectious diseases recognition.
The closing date for applications is 23.59pm CET, 7 November 2018.
For further information please contact tel. + 45 51202498, or email: email@example.com.
The advertisement for the professorship is available from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/) https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=148025
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