Offer for specialist and resident doctors
Affective Psychiatry/Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU), Gothenburg
Västra Götaland Region

Requirements for education
Specialist certificate in Psychiatry from an EU-country or recognized in any EU-country (together with the medical diploma).
EU-conform medical diploma & ongoing education in Psychiatry in EU where the speciality training is at an advanced stage and the doctor needs to complete maximum one more year to become a specialist.

Job description
We are seeking psychiatrists mostly for outpatient services at the Affective Psychiatry team,
Mon-Fri, 8.00-16.45. There are four profiles we are searching specialists for:
1. Affective disorders: anxiety/depressive states, eating disorders, self-harm, OCD. etc.): both outpatient and round-the-clock care
2. Neuropsychiatric functional variations (ADHD/autism spectrum): outpatient care
3. Reception for personality disorders (borderline, paranoid, narcissistic or histrionic personality): outpatient care
4. Bipolar reception

One will work with the chosen profile.
Supervision of ST-doctors (trainees) are included in the service after one year.

On-call duty
Included but only after one year.

Planned date of employment
As soon as possible (after completing Swedish language course on B2-level).

Description of the activity
As part of a university hospital, Affective Psychiatry’s mission is to offer our patients investigation and treatment and to carry out development work, education and research in collaboration with the Sahlgrenska Academy.
A prerequisite for successful work is close cooperation with our care neighbours and user organizations. Psychiatric care is shared between primary care and specialist psychiatry depending on patients’ care needs.
The Affective Psychiatry is one of five adult psychiatric areas of activity at Sahlgrenska University Hospital that investigates and treats patients with:
– mood disorder (including bipolar disorder)
– neuropsychiatric conditions
– personality syndrome
– eating disorders
– anxiety disorder (including PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder)
– fatigue syndrome with psychiatric co-morbidity (regional assignment)
– complex self-harm behaviour (regional assignment)

Description of the clinic
The psychiatrists at Psychiatry Affective are divided into 3 different teams: Affective, Neuropsychiatry, Personality Disorders – each team needs more colleagues.

Psychiatry Affective consists of 10 full-day departments and 10 psychiatric outpatient receptions staffed by specialist doctors, trainee doctors, assistant doctors, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and administrative staff.
Patients in ongoing treatment: 11000
New referrals per month: 450
Clinic budget: SEK 580 million
Number of employees: 650

Broad career paths
Psychiatry is a discipline that offers many different career paths, which provides good opportunities for psychiatrists to find the career path that best suits them. For example, you can choose the leadership path and become a doctor chief, health care unit chief doctor, operations manager or study director for AT and ST doctors (trainees). You can also specialize in a certain area, such as bipolar disorder or self-harm behaviour. Another group is doing research careers, while others are working with a broad category of patients with different types of psychiatric diagnoses.
We are very research-oriented, so we welcome doctors who want to contribute with research to future knowledge within these areas, however, the first year is about learning the language and the routines at SU before it can become eligible to enter a research project.

The average salary for psychiatrists in Sweden is 80-88.000 SEK.
Once one has reached B2-level, they move to Gothenburg and start a trial period as an assistant doctor with 50% further language training and 50% clinical introduction until C1-level is reached and legitimation is obtained. Salary during this time is SEK 46,000 / month. After that the probation salary will depend on professional background and years of experience as a
specialist doctor including experience in home-country. The lowest salary for young specialists with 0 years of experience starts from 59.000 SEK but for a specialist with several years of professional background it can even start from 65.500-70.000 SEK and it will raise continuously up to 80-90.000 SEK or even more.
The average salary for trainee-doctors is 48-53.000 SEK.

About PLUS
PLUS introductory program is applied to doctors trained in countries within the EU but outside of Sweden. Prerequisites are knowledge of the Swedish language at the lowest level B2 and employment in the Västra Götaland Region. Swedish licence to practice is not a requirement. The purpose of PLUS is to create familiarity in the Swedish health care system for doctors
trained abroad by contributing with increased knowledge and understanding. The goal is for the participants to develop good language skills, a good understanding of attitudes and treatment issues as well as familiarity with the regulations that apply, and which actors and partners exist around health care. This contributes to increased security for the participant and thus increased patient safety in care.
The education includes:
– continuation course in the Swedish language with communication and culture (level C1)
– lectures and seminars: topics related to the professional approach in Swedish health care; for example, interprofessional collaboration, ethics, person-centred care, laws and regulations, documentation, insurance medicine, mental illness and more
– group supervision in small groups with reflection on own experiences and theoretical sections, under the guidance of experienced doctors.
The training lasts for 34 weeks, 1-2 days per week depending on language level.

Services offered by the employer and Mediflexible
– During the personal visit which is part of the interview process, the cost of travel and accommodation is financed by Mediflexible
– Swedish course on C1-level, financial support during the course up to B2-level (the amount is topic of negotiation)
– Assistance during the application for Swedish license to practice, supervision of the process
– Assistance in finding school/kindergarten for the children
– Assistance in the organization of moving and in apartment-seeking

Documents required for application:
– Professional English CV in which your experience (number of completed examinations/surgeries, with differentiation between pre-and post-specialization experience) are detailed
– Cover letter
– scanned version of license to practice in home country with English translation (no official needed)
– scanned version of medical and specialist certificates with English translation (no official needed)
– two references

If you are interested, please send your detailed professional CV and other
necessary documents to