Place of work 

Sahlgrenska University Hospital/ Unit 52, Gothenburg 

Description of the workplace: 

We are an oncology department with 14 care places that care 

patients with breast cancer, thyroid cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal tumours and unknown primary tumours. We are a good team that works closely together: assistant nurses,  nurses, doctors, dieticians, physiotherapists and care administrators and more. Together, we create the conditions for the best possible care and care of our patients. 

The treatments given in connection with the care period are mainly radiation, cytostatic and  radionuclide therapy, both for curative and palliative purposes. We also care for patients for  symptoms that follow the cancer disease or treatment, and some are cared for until the end of  life. The department also has the Isotope-reception for visits.  

We welcome both you who are new in the profession and you who have been working for a  long time! 

All our employees undergo radiation safety training, and we offer cytostatic driving licenses,  point training in oncology and the opportunity to study specialist nursing training in oncology.  You have the opportunity to influence your schedule, as we add individual schedules for at  least ten-week periods in ISP, individual schedule planning. The service is on day / evening /  weekend. 


Usual duties for a nurse at an oncology ward. 


You have to be a registered nurse. Specialist nurse in oncology and / or experience in  oncological care is an advantage but not a must. 

You who are a newly graduated nurse are part of the Clinical Base Year, which is our  introductory program. The Clinical base year is mandatory and lasts during the first year of  your employment by our place. The clinical base year includes lectures, nursing guidance and  practical training of your profession at the Simulator Centre. In addition to this, it also includes service in at least two different departments to broaden your skills.

Personal qualities / abilities 

We have to see that you wish to work person-centred. You are a team person who can also  work independently in your area of expertise. 

Our nurses who work here at our university hospital: 

– Need to learn a lot as the patients have multiple diseases and have a cancer on top of  that 

– Need to attend radiation protection training and receive cytostatic driving licence – Receive acute oncology team training 

– Need to study 7.5 credits of courses at the university during working hours in general  oncology and / or organ-specific oncology 

– Can apply to subspecialize as an oncology nurse during paid working hours – Work closely together in a team with different professions and nurses’ professional  competence is highly valued 

– Have ISP individual schedule planning for 10 weeks at a time where they enter their  wishes for a shift 

– Attend CPR training once a year 

– Have a common Friday breakfast every Friday and with educators / lecturers every  other Friday 


It is one of Northern Europe’s largest hospitals, located in Gothenburg, in the heart of  Scandinavia. At Sahlgrenska you will have over 17 000 colleagues divided between all of our  different units, and as a university hospital we focus on involving all our employees in  innovation, research and education. We want you to develop together with your colleagues  within your expertise.  

In close collaboration with universities as well as with leading companies in the Gothenburg  business area, we can provide a unique clinical range, high level of expertise and highly  advanced technology. 

Together, we at Sahlgrenska University Hospital create care of the highest quality with the  patient in focus. With great commitment and constant learning, we are one of the country’s  leading university hospitals. We provide everything from county healthcare to national highly  specialized care. Through interesting research, we have a focus on the healthcare of the future.  By us, digital competence and that everyone contributes to digital development is important. In  our work, we take advantage of the breadth of knowledge and experience we have in common – Together with you, we want to create value for our patients. 


The city sits beautifully on the Swedish west coast with the sea close by. Today Gothenburg has  appr. 570 000 inhabitants and the city continues to grow every year. Gothenburg is among 

other things known for its unique archipelago, the fresh seafood and as an event city with a  rich cultural life.  

The size of the city makes it easy to get from one place to another either by bike, by foot or by  tram which makes Gothenburg an appreciated city to live in.  

FUN FACT! The city has been elected as Sweden’s most social and nicest town in many different  international surveys. 


The salary for a newly graduated nurse starts at about 26,000 SEK and 

in addition, about 1500 – 3000 SEK / month is added for evening and weekend services.  Experience pays more up to 33-36.000 SEK. 

SU also makes pension provisions of 4.5% of salary and you are insured for illness, accident,  death. 

Good opportunities to take extra shifts if you want to earn a little more. Of course, you get paid  for every hour you work extra if you need to stay a day or so. It is also included in the annual  salary revision according to the Swedish Labour Code. 


– A permanent position  

– 25 days of paid vacation/year (> 40yrs = 31 days)  

– Individual competence development plan  

– Annual salary reviews  

– Pension savings (4,5%)  

– Insurances  

– Free primary care  

– Possibilities for subspecialisation, research or development projects within your field  – Possibilities for a leadership career  

– Wellness benefits (€200/year)  

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 is detailed  

– Cover letter 

– scanned version of nursing diploma