Värmland Region, Sweden is looking for specialist doctors 

Together with our patients, we are strengthening public health and develop healthcare 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 in Arvika,  Karlstad and Torsby. 

Our healthcare is knowledge-based and appropriate, individualized, efficient and equal. We  work with a person-centred care which 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, develop and evolve together with  us. We are looking for you if you are a specialist in Radiology educated in the EU. 

Profile general radiologist

• General radiologist (Conventional radiology, CT, ultrasound, basic MRI preferably) with some  / a few years’ experience as a specialist – e.g. not worked for many years in just one  examination method. 

• Solid and broad MRI knowledge is a plus 

• Preferably be accustomed to simpler interventions on ultrasound and X-rays with  nephrostomy inserts

• Be able / willing to go on call / stand-by 

• Social skills and ability to work together 

Profile breast radiologist

• Some / a few years’ experience as a specialist in mammography. 

• Social skills and ability to work together 

Your benefits as an employee 

Within 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 activities, 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 Ny i Värmland – 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 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: 

Radiologists are available at the hospitals in Karlstad, Arvika and Torsby and at Region  Värmland’s health centres in Säffle and Kristinehamn. We perform examinations and  treatments using X-rays, CT, ultrasound and MRI. Our staff consists of radiologists,  radiographers, assistant nurses and care administrators. We work entirely on the basis of  referral. 

The task of the mammography reception is to perform breast screening and clinical breast  reception. Mammography is centralized at Karlstad Central Hospital and is co-located with the  surgeon’s breast reception, Breast Centre.

The hospital in Karlstad 

Karlstad Central Hospital functions both as a county hospital for the whole of 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 eyes, skin,  gynaecology, renal 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. 

Arvika 

The hospital has many 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 the 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. Welcome to Värmland! 

Salary 

Region Värmland applies individual salary setting, 

Starting salary for specialists in 2021 in Region Värmland is 64,000 SEK (directly after  specialist training without any experience). It is around 6250 EUR. 

The average salary for specialist doctors in Sweden is between 77-85.000 SEK (around 7500- 8300 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