Family doctor

Primary care in Ljusdal

Qualification required

Specialist exam in Family Medicine from within EU.

Description of work at the actual health centres and its assignment and goal

In the Primary Care Ljusdal operating area, we have three health centres (HC). Ljusdal-Ramsjö Din has approx. 10,500 listed patients, Färila-Los Din HC has approx. 4,000 listed patients, and Järvsö Din HC has approx. 4,300 listed patients.

Ljusdal HC is a relatively large health centre located at Ljusdal Local Hospital, where there is also a medical day care, a 24-hour family doctor’s reception, and a local care department with totally16 places in collaboration with the municipality. The entire operational area is assisted in staffing the doctor’s on-call.

The health centre also has psychosocial team and rehabilitation unit.

At the smaller health centres in Järvsö and Färila, you will work both independently as well as team-based together with a committed and safe work group consisting of district nurses, reception nurses, BVC (child health centre) and diabetes nurses, assistant nurses, medical secretaries and counsellors.

We have a broad collegial collaboration where we see issues between each other in and between professional categories as a natural part of the work.

By our place, you get a positive and developing workplace with a strong patient focus and the opportunity to follow the patient through the various phases of the life. You will be part of a committed and safe work group where our strength lies in the good and close cooperation with all colleagues. By our place, you get independent work with the opportunity to influence and develop the business.

We have extensive experience in receiving doctors recruited from abroad and are used to supervising doctors in training.

Challenges and development areas within the business

VO Ljusdal, like many places in Sweden, has a large dependence on locum doctors, which we are tasked with trying to reduce. We are working to get our own staff, which will be better for both the patient and the business as a whole.

The municipality of Ljusdal is a sparsely populated area with an aging population, which increases the demands on us as a business as we need to meet this need.

Plans for the future

Reduce dependency on locums, work more team-based, work to ensure that the right patient meets the right professional category at the right time.

The population of the catchment area

Around 19.000 residents.

Number of employees


83 + 6 locum doctors:

About 7 assistant nurses

About 26 nurses

About 9 medical secretaries.


6 locums

About 5-6 general specialists including pensioners employed on an hourly basis

Right now 5 ST doctors (resident doctors)

AT, BT (trainee doctors) and practical service.


14 + 1 locum doctors:

6 nurses (4 of them are district nurses), one is a diabetes nurse and one is a BVC nurse

2 assistant nurses

3 medical secretaries

Doctors: 2 + 1 who do practical service before the legitimation and BT (base duty)

Locum: 1 doctor/week


13 + 2 locum doctors:

6 nurses, all are district nurses, one is a diabetes nurse and one is a BVC nurse

2 assistant nurses

2 medical secretaries

Doctors: 3 of which 2 are pensioners employed on an hourly basis

Locum: 2 doctors/week


3 psychologists

5 curators of which 2 are based in Järvsö or Färila

1 psychotherapist employed on an hourly basis

4 occupational therapists

7 physiotherapists (currently 5 positions)

3 rehab assistants

Access to dietician and speech therapist.

Rehabilitation coordinator.

Job description

With your specialist skills, you must be able to supervise and support our training doctors in their work and be consulted by other colleagues. You have your own patient reception with physical, digital and telephone visits. Home visits may occur. Doctor-BVC, and rounds with SÄBO (nursing home)/LSS residents (persons with disabilities) can occur if necessary. On-call/standby shifts can occur outside office hours by agreement.

On certain days, the doctor can be scheduled to work on the day on-call (daytime family doctor’s on-call), which includes both emergency and planned reception visits.

Clinical experience

We expect the doctor to have worked in primary care based on the structure of his country.

Important personal characteristics

Flexible and willing to learn, participate in the development of the business to meet the challenges of the future.

Responsibilities/requirements linked to the position

In addition to their basic mission, the health centres have a major responsibility for education.

Areas of responsibility may vary over time.


At least 81.300 SEK as a specialist in general medicine in permanent employment. This sum is for newly graduated specialists with 0 years of experience as a specialist. The more experience one has, the higher salary one receives up to 90.000 SEK or more.

However, in the first period of work, when one needs to be mentored, the salary will be lower and will gradually increase.

  • 45.500 SEK as a medical assistant, special fixed-term employment during Swedish studies B2-C1 and while waiting for a Swedish legitimation or specialist certificate

Here, in Gävleborg Region, a candidate coming from abroad will start to work after reaching B2-level in English so after moving to Sweden, first he/ she will need to reach C1 as employment as a specialist doctor requires licence to practice from the National Board of Health and Welfare which in turn requires C1 in Swedish. The candidate begins his employment as a medical assistant for around 6 months as he/ she will not be able to work with full competency during the period as it is described above.

  • 52.600 SEK as an assistant doctor, special fixed-term employment, already with Swedish licence to practice, still needs language training and mentor.
  • 56.600 SEK as an assistant doctor but already with permanent employment when the probationary time has passed but the doctor still needs to be mentored.
  • When he/ she can work perfectly independently, the minimum 81.300 SEK salary takes effect.

On-call duties and their organisation

At the Familjeläkarjouren (Family doctors’ on-call), which is open 24 hours a day and is run by primary care. It staffs the entire Ljusdal region together.

Setup for language course B2-C1 when it is carried out after employment in the Gävleborg Region has begun:

Half days.

We want the language course up to level B2 to be carried out in the home country / on campus, including an intensive course. B2 – C1 is carried out from the workplace in Ljusdal/Färila/ Jarvsö and is combined with work as an assistant doctor and studies 50% / 50%, i.e. work mornings and studies afternoons Monday – Friday.

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
  • Free Swedish course from A1 to C1 level. Between A1 and B2 online and B2 – C1 in the workplace in combination with work. The candidates will study each afternoon after work. Financial support during the course up to B2 (the amount is topic of negotiation).
  • Free language education for family members – to B2 level for spouses obligatory and for school-age children is recommended.
  • 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 finding school/kindergarten for the children
  • Assistance in the organization of moving and in apartment-seeking
  • Support for moving: 30.000 SEK for singles and 45.000 SEK for families for furniture transport + 5.000 SEK for travel costs.

Documents required for application:

  • Professional English CV in which your experience is 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)
  • Three English-speaking reference persons who are reachable on phone, two of them must be a chief and the other a colleague.

Further requirements

As a part of the application process, we need to take a personality test with our candidates and its result must be presented for the Swedish employer.

If you are interested, please send your detailed professional CV and other necessary documents to before 11. March.