Värmland Region, Sweden is looking for specialist doctors 

Together with our patients, we strengthen public health and develop health care so that it can  contribute to a world-class quality of life for Värmland’s 290,000 inhabitants. We run health  centres throughout Värmland and there are three emergency hospitals here: in Arvika,  Karlstad and Torsby. 

Our healthcare is knowledge-based and appropriate, individualized, efficient and equal. We work with a person-centred care that is based on the individual patient’s needs. Care should be  given close to the patient, and on the patient’s terms. 

We are looking for colleagues 

Now we are looking for colleagues who want to be involved and develop and be developed  together with us. We are looking for you who are a specialist in: 

• Geriatrics 

Requirements: 

• Specialist in geriatrics from within the EU 

• Being familiar with Clinical Geriatric Assessment is an advantage 

• Being a specialist in General Internal Medicine is also an advantage

• Must be able to handle patients with general internal medical diseases 

• Must be able to participate in on-call activities within Internal Medicine • Social skills and ability to work together 

Your benefits as an employee 

• Within the Värmland Region, we have an important assignment. We are there for  everyone in Värmland to feel good. That is why we as an employer take care of you.  Here we list some benefits: 

• All employees with us have at least 25 vacation days and as a new employee you have  paid vacation earned from the very first day. We offer more days than the holiday law  says. 

• We give employees the opportunity for learning and developing skills in their daily  work. 

• We take care of you as an employee and create conditions for financial security  throughout life. We have good benefits and various insurances. 

• In most of our operations, there is the possibility of flexitime. 

We share knowledge, experiences and clear strategies to be able to handle new challenges and  quickly integrate into Swedish society. We also help you and your family with the relocation  and establishment process. Read more at: https://nyivarmland.se/relocation-service/ 

A more comfortable life in Värmland 

• Värmland is a vigorous, creative, welcoming and open place where you can live a more  comfortable life. Here you work and live surrounded by a wild nature with effervescent  deep forests, calm lakes, lively rivers and fine farms. But also an open and welcoming  environment, an international business community, a strong storytelling tradition, inspiring culture, sports and outdoor life and an innovative university. 

• Here you can read more about Värmland: https://visitvarmland.com/english/ About the workplace: 

Geriatric care is provided at the hospitals in Karlstad, Arvika and Torsby, but the specialized  care is located at the Central Hospital in Karlstad, where you would work. At Ward 23,  there one works according to the team-based approach “Clinical Geriatric Assessment”. There  is a belonging clinic where especially younger patients with cognitive symptoms are  investigated. A general geriatric clinic is planned. The section conducts both medical and  nursing research. 

The Medical Clinic is responsible for the on-call activities for General Internal Medicine at the  Central Hospital. 

Central Hospital in Karlstad: 

Karlstad Central Hospital functions both as a county hospital for whole Värmland and as a local hospital

At Karlstad Central Hospital, there is the highly specialized care, care that most people need on  a few occasions in life. There are about twenty different specialties, including for eyes, skin,  gynaecology, kidney medicine, paediatrics, surgery, PCI and oncology. There are about 500 care  places. The hospital has about 3,800 employees, of which about 500 are doctors, 1,300 nurses  and midwives, 80 physiotherapists, 750 assistant nurses, 750 laboratory staff, 255 care  administrators and 350 service staff. 

Hospital in Arvika 

The hospital has most specialties. The surgical activities are extensive in orthopaedics and  surgery, including endoscopic activities. We also conduct business in medicine, X-ray,  rehabilitation, laboratory with blood donation, surgery and intensive care. At the hospital,  there is also a psychiatric reception, gynaecological reception, an ear, nose and throat  reception, a hearing centre, an oncologist reception and an eye reception with belonging  subspecialties. The number of care places amounts to 50. 

The emergency reception is open 24 hours a day, and the primary care on-call centre is also  located here on weekends. 

The hospital has about 530 employees. 

Hospital in Torsby: 

Torsby Hospital is the county’s northernmost emergency hospital with activity around the  clock. In fresh premises there is emergency and outpatient reception for all specialties. The  hospital is clinic-free, flow-oriented and based on the patient’s needs. We work based on the  vision “to create a hospital where we can imagine ourselves to be patients”. 

Here, activities are conducted in medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, urology, gynaecology,  anaesthesia, surgery and intensive care, radiology, laboratory, physiotherapy, occupational  therapy and palliative care. The surgical activities include both orthopaedics and surgery,  including endoscopic activities. There is also a dialysis department here. 

About Karlstad 

Karlstad is a pleasant place to live. The city centre is full of life and the offer for those  interested in culture, sports or leisure is large. The archipelago is rich in exciting islands to  discover and for those who prefer forest and land, the activities in summer and winter are not  far away. Karlstad’s business life has developed, including a number of authorities and Karlstad  University. There is also a large selection of schools with different profiles. The connections to  the Nordic region’s three largest cities are all very good and Karlstad Airport also has flights to  Europe. 

Salary 

By individual agreement. 

The starting salary for specialists in 2022 in the Värmland Region is SEK 64.800 (EUR 6.300 )  (directly after completed specialist training without any experience). 

The average salary for specialist doctors in Sweden is between 77-85.000 SEK (around 7.500- 8.300 EUR). 

Services offered by the employer and Mediflexible  

• During the personal visit which is part of the interview process, the cost of travel, accommodation and meals are financed by Mediflexible  

• 6-7 months long, free intensive Swedish course up to C1 level or 4-5 months intensive  course up to B2 plus additional 2-3 months besides half-time work up to C1, financial  support during the course (the amount is topic of negotiation)  

• Free language education for family members – up to B2 level for spouses and school-age  children 

• Help with the application for Swedish license to practice, supervision of the process  • free Swedish legal and social training which consists of 40 lessons 

• Integration assistance (assistance in registering at tax authority, opening bank account,  etc.)  

• Assistance in job-searching for the spouse 

• Assistance in finding school/kindergarten for the children 

• Assistance in the organization of moving and in apartment-seeking 

• When moving, transport of furniture is financially supported by the employer. The sum  is individually agreed. 

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 English-speaking reference persons (one is a chief) who are reachable on phone