Associate Professor - Clinical Educator Track, Divisions of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Informatics

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Post Date: 05/15/2017


Position Description:

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Associate Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track. The successful applicant will be accomplished in the area of lab medicine and informatics, serving as an Associate Director of Laboratory Medicine as well as the Associate Director within the newly created Division of Pathology Informatics. Responsibilities include result interpretation, sign-out and quality management of the Metabolic Disease Laboratory, expansion of mass spectrometry services and research within the whole department, quality control, innovation and test development, interactions with clinical colleagues, and teaching of genetics and clinical pathology residents, fellows and medical and graduate students. The successful candidate will also provide coverage for sign-out in clinical chemistry. Additional responsibilities will include expansion of clinical informatics across the department, development of high-dimensional machine learning approaches to pathology diagnostics, and mentoring of junior faculty within the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine on clinical tracks to ensure their career progression and eligibility for promotion. We are interested in someone with a strong background in clinical chemistry, with a particular emphasis on clinical mass spectrometry, as well as in bioinformatics. An MD, with American Board of Pathology certification in Clinical Pathology is required and administrative experience at the director level is strongly preferred. Applicants must have an M.D. degree.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Instructions to Applicants:

Apply for this position online here.

Assistant/Associate/Professor – Informatics, Pathology

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Chicago, IL, USA

Post Date: 05/10/2017


Position Description:

The Department of Pathology at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is currently seeking an M.D. at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level who can assist the Director within the Division of Pathology Informatics to expand and strengthen the informatics program.  This person will assist in providing direction for the Department’s laboratory information systems, digital imaging program, active learning curriculum for residents, graduate students, the Clinical Informatics fellows, and consultative services and Outreach Program. The position requires close interaction with the University and Hospital Information Services.  The incumbent will be expected to maintain active practice and credentialing in an area of anatomic and/or clinical pathology service. Current medical license, board certification in AP/CP, AP or CP as well as successful completion of a fellowship or post-doctoral training in clinical/pathology informatics is required.  Special consideration will be given to those with demonstrated experience in teaching and the development of an informatics curriculum.  Academic title and rank will commensurate to experience. UIC is an AA/EOE.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include MD Degree with appropriate Illinois state license.

Instructions to Applicants:

For fullest consideration submit resume/curriculum vitae to http://jobs.uic.edu.

Pathologist

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Rockville, MD, USA

Post Date: 05/05/2017


Position Description:

Surveillance Research Program Seeks Candidates for Pathologist

          





The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services, is conducting a national search for a senior scientist to work within the Surveillance Research Program (SRP). SRP supports population-based cancer research to provide a quantitative portrait of cancer in the US population and to understand the factors influencing the cancer burden in specific populations. A premier program in SRP is the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, which collects and manages high-quality data from cancer registries in specific geographic areas covering 30 percent of the US population. The primary mission of the SEER registry is to support research on cancer etiology, prevention, treatment, and control.  The Surveillance Informatics Branch (SIB) supports informatics tools for the next generation of cancer surveillance systems. It also coordinates and supports research on informatics technology to optimize and enhance the acquisition, storage, retrieval, de-identification, analyses, reporting, and visualization of cancer surveillance systems, in particular of the Results SEER Program.  SRP has initiated pilot studies to evaluate a variety of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools for information extraction from pathology reports. These pilots are part of broader goals to enhance cancer surveillance through automated or facilitated case abstraction, to conduct large-scale quality assessments of SEER data, and to acquire more detailed diagnosis, treatment and outcomes data for research than what is currently collected by cancer registries.

Position Description

The pathologist will function as an integral member of the Natural Language Processing working group. He/she will work with staff on projects related to the mission of SRP, particularly as that mission relates to projects on pathology and pathology informatics. Day-to-day activities of this full-time position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide review and recommended edits of metadata (e.g., field names, drop down values, annotation guidelines) for the manual and automated annotation of data elements from pathology reports in support of the SEER clinical data processing pipeline.
  • Provide pathology expertise to NLP engineers for adjudication of discrepancies in annotation of reports and for face validation of rules that features or make conclusions about text in pathology reports. This deliverable may include providing expertise related to computing recurrence/progression from information in pathology reports.
  • Participation and provision of expertise in selected pathology conference calls for SEER pathology informatics efforts (e.g., virtual tissue repository, data linkages for biomarkers)

Qualifications:

Candidates for the position should have a PhD, MD and/or equivalent level of training or experience in areas such as pathology, oncology, or informatics. Substantial career experience in cancer registration or cancer surveillance is preferred. Experience in methods for assessing data quality from nontraditional data sources, such as secondary data linkages, and/or innovative methods that will enhance the efficiency, depth and scope of the surveillance data collected by the SEER registries is also desired.

All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

 

THE DHHS/NIH/NCI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 


Instructions to Applicants:

A letter of interest and vitae may be submitted immediately to Trish Murphy, MS, SRP, DCCPS, 9609 Medical Center Drive Room 4E516, Rockville, MD 20850, patricia.murphy@nih.gov, or by fax (240) 276-7908.

Clinical Informatics Pathologist

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI, USA

Post Date: 04/05/2017


Position Description:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is recruiting an academic clinical informatics pathologist. An MD, DO or MD/PhD and board certification in AP, CP, or AP/CP are required. Candidates must also be board eligible or certified in Clinical Informatics (ABP) and be qualified for unrestricted licensure for the practice of medicine in Wisconsin. Expertise in clinical informatics at an academic medical center is essential.

The clinical laboratory informatics faculty will develop and optimize processes and workflows at UW Health that interface between laboratory instrumentation and lab information systems (LIS) and between LIS and EHR. The clinical informatics faculty will listen to and inform (negotiate with) clinician clients and pathologists to develop decision support tools to further improve standard of care, optimize utilization and improve billing efficiency. The clinical laboratory informatics faculty will routinely serve on UW Health-wide working groups and committees. The informatics role will occupy approximately 50% of this faculty's time, and the remaining time will be spent in research, teaching, and clinically in another area of pathology dependent on the interests/expertise of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the department at the level of Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor on the Clinical Health Science track and must have experience and academic accomplishments commensurate with the level of appointment.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and as such, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality and a criminal background check will be conducted prior to final offer.

 


Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply at http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/494977/clinical-informatics-pathologist. You will be required to submit a letter of interest referencing PVL 90397, current CV and a list of at least three references. Questions should be directed to hr@pathology.wisc.edu.

Manager Lab IS & Support

CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA

Atlanta, GA, USA

Post Date: 03/29/2017


Position Description:

Leads and manages resources and processes by which all lab-related information systems technology and applications are designed, planned, tested, implemented, and maintained, including systems primarily focused on supporting internal lab operations (Sunquest/CoPath), and systems primarily focused on supporting external users to access lab support and information (EPIC). Collaborates with the EPIC leadership team and is integrated into the organization- level strategy to ensure lab activities and support are integrated into the organization’s strategic and tactical planning, resourcing, and implementation of information systems. Works closely with Patient Billing and Revenue Cycle to establish, manage, and maintain systems and processes that ensure accurate, comprehensive, and compliant billing for all laboratory services, in accordance with current organizational-level payer agreements, Children’s policies, and relevant accrediting and regulatory agencies.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.    Represents the laboratory in organization-wide IS initiatives to help plan, design, implement and operate all IS systems and functionality that includes ordering lab tests and accessing lab data for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, and managing patients.  Serves as a member of the IS&T groups that strategize, plan, design, test, implement, and validate the lab portion of all IS&T implementations.  Leads and manages the Lab-related EPIC interface and integration to support standard lab orders, reporting, and convenience to users, including all new implementations as well as remediation of existing Epic implementations.  Works closely with lab leadership and the Pathologist Informaticist to achieve those tasks.

2.    Maintains current level of support and develops new applications, as needed, for the Lab Information Systems (Sunquest & CoPath) to support clinical laboratory operations, including, but not limited to, building tests, building and implementing new interfaces, implementing new Sunquest & CoPath functionality and modules, and extracting the utility from the system required for efficient lab operations. 

3.    Using QlikView and other tools available in Sunquest and Epic, and in collaboration with Children’s Business Intelligence department, develops, implements, trains or arranges for training, and propagates the appropriate use of such tools and systems as required to support retrieval of lab data. 

4.    In collaboration with lab technical leadership, establishes, leads and manages those activities performed by technical staff that impact on the lab’s ability to document patient activity and lab services required to generate accurate, and prompt billing, in compliance and in concert with related departments, including Managed Care, Revenue Cycle, Patient Financial Services, Patient Access, and Finance.  Works with the lab’s technical leadership to develop and ensure staff comply with processes that will support clean, accurate, prompt, and efficient billing, including accurate patient/specimen registration, recording of services provided to outside clients, timely and appropriate insurance verification, and knowledgeable review of invoices sent by Children’s lab to outside clients. 

5.    Works closely with lab technical leadership, supply chain, sourcing, and accounts payable, to facilitate prompt payment of bona fide bills for lab information system-related equipment and activities. 

6.    In collaborations with the lab and IS&T leadership, develops a strategy for the updating and, if appropriate, replacement, of the lab information system in a manner and timeline compatible with lab & IS&T strategic objectives and overall CHOA mission & strategy.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Demonstrates competence as described in the Performance System.
  2. Responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility.
  3. Responsible for identifying potential risk areas within area of responsibility and for supporting the problem resolution process.
  4. Responsible for maintaining records of compliance activities and reporting compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
  5. Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.  Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to supervisor or Compliance Office.
  6. Provides excellent service routinely in interactions with all customers, i.e. coworkers, patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, etc.
  7. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

 


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in information systems,  computer science, medical technology with emphasis in health information systems, Health Administration with emphasis in health information systems, or MBA with emphasis in health information systems
  • Sunquest training & experience.  Knowledge of EPIC functionality, especially as it relates to request and using lab services.  Certification of relevant EPIC modules is desirable.  Knowledgeable of laboratory and financial operations. 
  • 5 years of experience working with Laboratory Information Systems required, 10 years preferred
  • 5 years’ experience in a managerial responsibility role supervising technical positions
  • Prior project leadership required.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:

  1. Personal organization and time management.
  2. Human relations and teamwork.
  3. Personal adaptability.
  4. Personal motivation.
  5. Listening.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Hearing/Speaking:    Effective communication with patients, staff, and visitors.
Standing:                   20% of the workday.
Sitting:                       70% of the workday.  
Walking:                     10% of the workday.
Climbing:                   1% of the workday.
Pushing/Pulling:       1% of the workday.
Bending/Stooping:   1% of the workday.
Lifting:                    1% of the workday

WORKING CONDITIONS

No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.


Instructions to Applicants:

Research Technician – Pathology Digital Imaging

Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)

New York, NY, USA

Post Date: 02/03/2017


Position Description:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description:

As a Research Technician you will:

  • Maintain the equipment and supporting experiments using the MicroCT and other imaging devices. This will include supporting the vendors in maintaining the equipment, performing regular QA tests, facilitating experiments, and monitoring the stock of consumables.
  • Support maintenance of the MicroCT imaging system working with the vendor.
  • Perform various duties including specimen scanning and optimization of image aquisition to contribute to the smooth operations of the lab. Provide reports to the PI or designee on the progress of the workload in the laboratory on a weekly basis. Uses common methods of the laboratory procedures by referring to the instructions regarding the established regulatory guidelines when handling equipment.
  • Create, edit, and modify spreadsheets to produce basic charts and databases by generating tables, queries, and building reports which incorporate data from internal/external sources as requested.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics, or a related field with 0-3 years full-time experience
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field is preferred. Experience with 3D visualization software, 3D analysis software (e.g., ImageJ, Slicer) and basic statistical software is preferred.

Pathology Informaticist

Cedars-Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Post Date: 05/16/2016


Position Description:

Cedars-Sinai Health System is currently seeking a pathology informaticist to join our dynamic Enterprise Information Services (EIS) Department physician team. The candidate will function as a liaison to the Department of Pathology for its IT needs and requirements. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for the informatics training curriculum of pathology residents. Board eligibility or board certified for American Board of Pathology subspecialty of Clinical Informatics is required. Formal Medical Informatics training via fellowship or masters is preferred.

Cedars-Sinai Health System encompasses a world renowned Academic Medical Center, dedicated to providing the highest standard of clinical care while conducting biomedical research. The medical informaticists’ role at Cedars-Sinai will provide the physician with multiple clinical practice opportunities while supporting the implementation and optimization of our clinical and diagnostic information systems, interfaces between laboratory information systems, applying data standards for pathology information and integrating complex data such as genomic information. The candidate will be eligible for appointment to Clinical Informatics Division which is dedicated to collaboration with our clinicians and research scientists enabling them to provide superior patient outcomes and innovative translational research.

Candidates must be board certified or eligible in pathology, California licensed or license eligible, and qualified for professorial appointment at the appropriate academic rank.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please send your CV to: Dr. Richard V. Riggs, Chief Medical Information Officer c/o Pamela.Roberts@cshs.org.

Come join us and find out why Cedars-Sinai has been ranked as one of the top 100 best places to work in IT as ranked by 2015 Computerworld Magazine. Always at the forefront of technologies, Cedars-Sinai continues implementation of Epic as its comprehensive electronic medical record system.

The Enterprise Information Services (EIS) team at Cedars-Sinai understands that true clinical transformation and the optimization of a clinical information systems implementation is fueled through the alignment of the right people, processes and technologies.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center encourages and welcomes diversity in the workplace AA/EOE

Qualifications:

Candidates must be board certified or eligible in pathology, California licensed or license eligible, and qualified for professorial appointment at the appropriate academic rank.

Contract Opportunity - Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information System (AP-LIS) Analyst for Cerner CoPathPlus

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Aurora, Colorado, USA

Post Date: 04/14/2016


Position Description:

Position Duration:
This is a limited time / contract position for a duration of 7 to 9 months depending on start date.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Application Analyst to assist in the build, integration, testing, training, go-live, and immediate post-go-live phases of a new Cerner CoPathPlus AP-LIS. This system will serve an academic hospital-based pathology department with a full spectrum of anatomic pathology services including surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology. The Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is committed to building an AP-LIS that supports current best practices for patient safety and efficient laboratory workflows. The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with the Medical Director of Pathology Informatics and the Cerner project manager during all phases of this new implementation.

Responsibilities / Duties / General Description:
- Work directly with pathologists, laboratory staff, and Cerner staff to build an instance of Cerner CoPathPlus AP-LIS that meets the technical and business requirements of our department

- Coordinate with departmental IT staff and, as needed, University and Hospital/Health System IT to ensure proper configuration and functioning of desktop, server, network, and peripheral hardware as it relates to the AP-LIS

- Assist vendors with the extraction, transformation, loading, and validation of historical report data from the legacy system into Cerner CoPathPlus

- Assist in the implementation and testing of HL7 interfaces between information systems to include ordering, results, data repository and billing interfaces

- Assist in planning, implementing, and testing hardware interfaces to include laboratory instruments, staining equipment and miscellaneous devices

- Assist in developing, refining and executing scripts to validate the system during unit testing and integrated testing

- Provide training and assistance to lab superusers and end users

- Assist in developing and organizing system documentation, including AP-LIS policies and standard operating procedures

- Assist in translating existing reports and developing new database reports in Cerner CoPathPlus, CrystalReports and/or Microsoft SQL Reporting Services (as appropriate)


Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Laboratory-related Science and/or Computer Science (or equivalent technical training)
- At least 3 years’ experience as a laboratory system analyst
- Candidates with anatomic pathology laboratory experience preferred
- ASCP certification, preferred
- Willingness to work on-site in the Denver/Aurora area
- Experience with building and/or managing an AP-LIS
- Experience with building or managing Cerner CoPathPlus strongly preferred
- Experience with integrating/interfacing an AP-LIS with an Epic EHR environment strongly preferred
- Significant skills with SQL queries and report writing tools


Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants can view the posting & apply. The link below will connect applicants to the posting:

Search under Job Number 04650

Director of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Informatics

University of Minnesota Medical School

Minneapolis, MN USA

Post Date: 03/24/2016


Position Description:

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School seeks a fulltime MD, MD/PhD or PhD trained laboratory medicine and pathology (LMP) informatics faculty member to lead its Informatics Division.   This position will also serve as the Chief laboratory Information Officer (CLIO) for University of Minnesota Health (MHealth).  Candidates should have fellowship training in informatics, and have documented experience in managing LMP informatics systems and teams.  Candidates with graduate training (at MS or PhD level) in Informatics, a track record of academic achievement including independently funded research, high impact publications and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring are preferred.

The successful candidate will be a faculty member of the Institute for Health Informatics in the Academic Health Center. The Institute for Health Informatics of the University of Minnesota is the academic home for informatics in the Academic Health Center at the University and provides graduate education programs, carries out research in diverse areas, and evaluates and formulates policy proposals.

The Director of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Informatics will provide expert leadership in this area across the MHealth care system and maintain a level of systems integration necessary to support safe and effective patient care as it relates to the professional practice of laboratory medicine and pathology.

Responsibilities include the development and execution of a strategic plan for a progressive pathology informatics program which addresses service objectives defined by the department and the health care system.  This position will work collaboratively with the MHealth Information Services (IS) department to foster a dynamic and constructive partnership. 

The University of Minnesota is a large and diverse university and medical school with a large subspecialty practice plan of over 800 physicians, University of Minnesota Physicians.  The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is home to a large number of anatomic and clinical pathology faculty as well as many basic science faculty involved in research, undergraduate and graduate education.  The department also has an ACGME approved residency program and five ACGME approved fellowships.  More information about the department can be found at http://www.med.umn.edu/pathology/ 

To apply go to https://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html and go to search postings and enter the requisition #307856 or 307857 or 307858.  Please upload
 a cover letter, a CV, and a one page career goal statement. Your application will not be considered until all components of the application are complete. Review of
applications is ongoing, and the position will remain open until the posting is removed. Please direct all inquiries, if any, to Santé Consulting in care of Rich Cornell
at rcornell@santellc.com.

The University of Minnesota is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


Qualifications:

Candidates should have fellowship training in informatics, and have documented experience in managing LMP informatics systems and teams.  Candidates with graduate training (at MS or PhD level) in Informatics, a track record of academic achievement including independently funded research, high impact publications and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring are preferred.


Instructions to Applicants:

To apply go to https://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html and go to search postings and enter the requisition #307856 or 307857 or 307858. Please upload a cover letter, a CV, and a one page career goal statement. Your application will not be considered until all components of the application are complete. Review of applications is ongoing, and the position will remain open until the posting is removed. Please direct all inquiries, if any, to Santé Consulting in care of Rich Cornell at rcornell@santellc.com.

Full-Time/ Assistant Professor Pathologist - Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Charleston, SC, USA

Post Date: 03/17/2016


Position Description:

The Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is recruiting a Full-Time/ Assistant Professor Pathologist. This individual will work with the Medical Director of Laboratory Informatics to create and maintain a level of systems integration necessary to support safe and effective patient care as it relates to the professional practice of Pathology. Candidates should be Board Certified and/or Board eligible in Clinical Pathology and/or Anatomic Pathology. Professional training and experience in laboratory and/or systems management will also be considered. The individual should have completed an informatics fellowship or have documented experience in managing some or all aspects of Pathology informatics. To excel in this role, the individual should have working knowledge of the application of information technology, data analytics and other aspects of information system use and management required for the practice of Pathology. The applicant must also obtain an unrestricted South Carolina medical license by start date. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Participation in clinically-oriented research and the Department’s teaching programs for medical students, residents and fellows is expected. This is a tenure track position with academic rank and salary commensurate with qualifications, expertise and accomplishments.

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should apply online by clicking the link below. Please upload your letter of interest with Curriculum Vitae when applying for the position. http://www.jobs.musc.edu/postings/34614

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