Specialist in pathology in Scandinavia

Specialist in pathology in Scandinavia
Job Description

The Pathological Department at Zealand University Hospital, Denmark is looking for EU certified specialists in Pathology.

Perhaps you are looking for:

A good collegial atmosphere
A highly professional environment
Opportunities to develop your carrier in pathology
Excellent work-life balance in a highly livable town just half an hour drive from Copenhagen
Assistance with relocation and Danish lessons etc
A job with influence and team based work

We are looking for medical specialists in pathology who want to make a difference, for patients and colleagues and in their field of expertise. We have openings for both consultants and unit specialists and can offer good opportunities to the right candidates.

The pathology department in Region Zealand covers almost all disciplines in pathology, with each one encompassing virtually the entire spectrum. We work in smaller teams divided by organ area, with some of our specialists working in a single team and others in multiple teams.

We are in the process of establishing two areas and are therefore looking for enthusiastic applicants who have ideas about and an interest in influencing how the development of these areas can be supported. This concerns pulmonary pathology and otolaryngology/oral pathology. We are also looking for colleagues for our other organ areas to continue the good work that has already started and would like to expand our team of skilled employees as we are also in the middle of a generational shift.

A good balance of routine work and professional challenges and development

We have a busy working day with a good balance of routine work and exciting professional challenges, and there is a good working atmosphere. Our focus is on day-to-day operations and on ensuring quality and a good work flow. We have a large and growing molecular team that offers many opportunities. Clinical applicants across all teams work closely together, and we have a solid research base comprising many research staff and related projects. You will have the opportunity to participate in or initiate your own research projects. If you are interested in management, there are good opportunities to work with this and develop it further.

Here is how our teams describe themselves:

A very versatile sub-specialism where you are faced with a wide range of diagnoses, tissue types and sample types. This is where rare birds are somewhat less rare. And the level of professional ambition is high. We have a very good collaboration with regional clinics and professional colleagues in pathology. Experience within the sub-specialism would be an advantage, but qualifications such as interest, a can-do attitude and a cheerful disposition are also highly valued.

Lung cancer workflows are a focus area in Region Zealand. That is why we have a close collaboration with other specialist areas (pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiology) to ensure fast work flows and the best possible pathway for patients. Molecular biology is also part of this development. All in all, a fast-paced and versatile working day.

A large and exciting area with a very wide range of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions, where we challenge systematic thinking and perform clinical detective work. The department receives samples from the Department of Plastic and Breast Surgery, which requires rapid diagnostics of both frozen and cancer pathway samples, and samples from the dermatology department and both specialist and general practices throughout the region. Molecular biology also plays a role, along with other special investigations.

Breast pathology:
We are the second largest centre for breast cancer diagnosis in Denmark. The team is involved in a dynamic and well-functioning collaboration with the other partners in the multidisciplinary group focusing on breast cancer (radiology, surgery, oncology, genetics). Like the other teams, we focus on professionalism and quality. We also prioritise commitment to development and research within the field of breast cancer and believe good and equal cooperation is essential for a well-functioning team.

Gastrointestinal pathology:
The team works with specimens from both hospital departments and the primary sector and therefore deals with medical and surgical issues, small biopsies and large surgical specimens while maintaining close contact with our partners, including participating in several weekly MDT conferences. We are a large and well-functioning team that works with reception and excision in addition to microscopy of both the upper and lower GI tract as well as the liver and pancreas, so we face many different professional questions and challenges every day.

One of the most interesting and popular sub-specialisms in pathology, where we experience and work with a combination of histology, cytology and molecular biology. We are a well-functioning team with a major focus on professional development and research possibilities. We receive samples from all the gynaecological departments and practicing gynaecologists in the region. We also handle the screening programme for cervical cancer in Region Zealand.

An active and flexible work place with many career possibilities

You will be joining an active and professionally strong department that offers routine work, teaching/education, research, molecular biology and management development. We value flexibility for both the department and its employees. The department offers training for all professional groups (doctors, bio-analysts, secretaries, etc.) and believes participation in conferences and courses is necessary to develop and maintain a high professional standard.

We expect you:

to be a medical specialist in pathology
to help make a difference in day-to-day life, both for patients and colleagues
to have good collaboration skills both within your own department and across disciplines
to be a skilled colleague with a cheerful disposition
to have an interest in the development of pathology on a regional, local and international scale
to take responsibility for patients, the department, colleagues and your specialism
Please note that we only accept application from EU citizens and EU trained specialists due to authorisation procedures in Denmark.

Facts about the department:

Geography: The department is located across two sections in the cities of Roskilde and Næstved. Doctors work primarily in Roskilde. The department will be collated at Zealand University Hospital in Køge in the coming years.

The department consists of about 160 employees, of whom approximately 25 are medical specialists, about 12 are trainee doctors and 5 are molecular biologists, including one professor. You can read more about the Zealand University Hospital at our website here:www.regionsjaelland.dk/Kampagner/English/Hospitals/zuh/Sider/default.aspx 

The Application process

Please submit your resume and an application in which you describe your specialist profile, and how you fit one or more areas in this job description. Also please give a brief description about your motivation for relocating to Denmark. Press the blue botton "søg jobbet" to open the application form.

If you require further information, please contact:

Chief Medical Officer: Bettina Filtenborg-Barnkob (+45 24 98 76 59) or Consultant with training responsibilities: Katrine Stenfeldt Bisgaard (+45 47 32 59 84).

Candidates that matches our requirements will be invited to a virtual meeting and later on a visit to the hospital for more in-depth interview and information.

Why choose Denmark

You will be a part of an informal and professional work environment and you will have the opportunity to influence how you would like your future in the department to plan out. The Danish work place culture is informal and has a flat hierarchy, a 37-hour working week and an attractive salary and pension scheme. In addition, Region Zealand offers a great range of leisure and accommodation facilities as well as good schools.

Benefits for you and your family if you choose a career at Region Zealand:

A professional and inspirational work environment
Opportunities for training and professional growth
Good research opportunities - national and international
Good quality of life for families
A health care system with a high grad of digitalization and a good staff cover
A smart relocation service, that ease your and your family’s start in Denmark (help with u. a. property search, school for children, help with authorities, job search for spouse
The possibility to learn a new language with a specific and structured language program for physicians organized by the Region of Sjaelland

The Zealand University Hospital is situated in the cities of Roskilde and Køge, which are located at the Roskilde-Fjord and the Baltic Sea, respectively. It takes 23 minutes by train from Roskilde Zealand University Hospital in Roskilde (train station next to the hospital) to Copenhagen’s main station, and by this means it provides access and living possibilities in Copenhagen, which is one of the most attractive and liveable capitals worldwide.

Facts about Region Zealand

Region Zealand is one of the five regions in Denmark and is geographically spread across 17 municipalities. It covers a geography of 7.200 square kilometers and has more than 800.000 citizens. Region Zealand has seven hospitals spread across the region.

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