Place of work
Borås in Västra Götaland Region
Requirements for education
Specialist in Nephrology. Educated in
the EU or has EU-legitimation through
at least three years of practice in an EU
Description of the hospital
Södra Älvsborgs Hospital (SÄS) is one of five hospital groups in Västra Götaland Region. There is a broad medical business, extensive research and several educational care departments. Most of the care is provided in Borås, but we are also located in Skene.
The hospital is a medium-sized county hospital with about 350,000 people in the catchment area. There are 4,100 employees in 120 different professions at the hospital. Close collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital exists in several areas.
Description of the clinic
The Medicine Clinic is responsible for specialized care in emergency medicine, heart disease, blood diseases, lung diseases, allergy investigations, kidney diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, hormonal diseases and cancer diseases. Our biggest assignment is the care of acutely ill, multi-sick and chronically ill patients.
The clinic works actively with the patient’s participation in care and sees a future scenario with the patient as an active party in the treatment. We have a good working climate and we are looking for new solutions that can ease the administrative burden for healthcare through new way of working and new methods.
With the goal of a smooth flow from the emergency department to inpatient care, we have gathered the emergency medical care in one floor. The emergency floor consists of 63 care places in emergency general internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonary medicine and infection.
At the emergency floor, intermediate care places are created to relieve intensive care and places for those patients who need respiratory support.
The clinic is a large one with 500 employees. We are divided into three sections:
– haematology, oncology and lung section
– the cardiology section
– the medicine section.
In addition to outpatient and inpatient
care, we also conduct day care activities. We employ nurses, assistant nurses, biomedical analysts, medical secretaries and doctors in team. We also work closely with counsellors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
At the clinic, we conduct clinical research in several different areas. We work closely with the college of Borås, one of our care departments is an education department that receives many nursing students and is staffed with head supervisors and clinical teachers. We are also developing an exciting collaboration with the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg by being able to offer different parts of medical education by us.
Description of nephrological department
In the business area Medicine, we have a comprehensive Renal Medicine activity managed in inpatient and outpatient care, including dialysis at 2 units (Borås and Skene), as well as reception activities. Dialysis on-call service is included in the assignment. There is a good opportunity for research but it is not funded from the hospital / clinic, own funding is required.
We have about 85 haemodialysis patients, 30 PD patients and 140 kidney transplant patients. The dialysis activity is located in two units, both of which have the option of self-dialysis. Nephrology reception, PD-reception and dialysis unit are located directly adjacent to our department of renal medicine care.
The department currently employs 4 specialists, of which 2 are going to leave in the spring. Trainee doctors are available at the ward. The team includes Dialysis nurses, nurses, assistant nurses etc.
Work as a specialist in nephrology. Competence in HD, PD, home HD and general nephrology is required, including transplant investigation and care of patients after transplantation. Depending on the applicant’s competence, either a specialist position or a head-doctor position.
As a specialist in kidney medicine, you will be responsible for the care within our kidney activities with a focus on increasingly involved and independent patients. You as a specialist will have good opportunities to contribute to the development of the unit within your specialist area.
We conduct research activities within our area of activity and are proud to be called a university healthcare unit, which means a seal of quality on our research and education capacity. There are good opportunities for own research if interested.
As a specialist doctor with us, you will handle all existing kidney care that is expected to be conducted at the county hospital level, including ward work, reception, dialysis responsibility, transplant investigation and more. On-call service is included for dialysis activity and otherwise depending on competence, such as medicine stand-by.
In your role as a specialist, you will work with supervision and further training of trainee doctors.
Employment-start and salary
Once one has reached B2-level, they move to Borås and start a trial period of 6 months as an assistant doctor with 50% language training and 50% clinical introduction until C1-level is reached and legitimation is obtained. The salary during this temporary period will be 46.000 SEK.
When Swedish specialist licence to practice is obtained, salary starts from SEK 62,000 and up to 70- 80.000 or more depending on experience. Permanent employment will be offered after the 6-months’ trial period. Remuneration for on-call time is
added. Further information will be shared at the interview.
About the city
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
• 4-5 months long, free Swedish course on B2-level conducted by Mediflexible, financial support during the course (the amount is topic of negotiation)
• additional language education between B2 and C1 level provided by the employer • assistance during the application for Swedish license to practice, supervision of the process
• Assistance in finding a flat or house for the applicant
• Assistance in finding school/kindergarten for the children
• Assistance in the first steps to be able to settle down in Sweden
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 medical and specialist certificates with English translation (no official needed)
– two references (at least one from a chief, if possible)