Organisation at CLINTEC
CLINTECs main activities are undergraduate and postgraduate education as well as research and development. Some divisions at the department almost exclusively handle undergraduate education, while others concentrate mainly on research.
All divisions have in common a close collaboration with a clinic at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.
The entire human body is represented at CLINTEC, from infants to adults, and from the head (ears, nose, throat, hearing and speech) to nephrology, obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery, orthopaedics, transplantation, urology, medical imaging and radiography as well as anaesthesiology and intensive care.
In much the same way as the President has delegated considerable responsibility to the heads of departments at KI, the Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC) has delegated responsibility to the fourteen heads of the divisions/sections.
The Head of Department is supported by an office comprising a personal assistant, Head of Administration, financial administration and HR, and a number of steering groups
- Management group
- Departmental council
- Working environment committee
- Undergraduate committee
- Postgraduate committee, and
- Collaboration group.
Each department is required to have a Departmental Council to deal with issues of fundamental importance or of a meta-departmental nature. The Council is to serve as an advisory body and a forum for dialogue and for the Head of Department to anchor his/her decisions. A Head of Department has to take decisions on a number of issues of concern to different groups in the department, and it is his/her job to consult these interested parties and seek their acceptance and approval of the decisions he/she takes. The Departmental Council is such a platform, and one at which the representatives of different groups can meet.
It is essential that the Departmental Council has all-round representation that takes into careful consideration the balance between research and undergraduate education, equality, technical/administrative personnel and students. It is important that the composition of the Council allows the different representatives to have their opinions and professional experience taken into account and their voices heard.
- Till Institutionsrådet CLINTEC (swedish)
Each division at CLINTEC is led by a professor/senior lecturer assisted by an administrator. Two-thirds of CLINTECs administrators are employed at their particular division, and work directly under the Head of Division.
The administrative work of each divison mainly covers researcher support and undergraduate and contract education. It also involves a certain amount of financial, human resource and postgraduate administration along with other general administrative tasks.
The rest of CLINTECs administrative work is done centrally, most importantly the day-to-day accounting, financial follow-ups/analyses, personnel matters, postgraduate education and IT/internet. CLINTECs Head of administration has responsibility for its overall administrative operations. The office of the Head of Department employs a total of five full-time staff, including the Head of administration. The office is a shared resource able to offer integrated competence on different areas.
CLINTECs administrators meet regularly in the administration group to discuss matters and exchange experiences, in order to make sure that administrative issues are dealt with uniformly and in line with KIs intentions.