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Medical doctor - Gastroenterology and hepatplogy

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Consultant/registered specialist for the Gastroenterology Department at the General Medicine Clinic, North Denmark Regional Hospital Hjørring

We have a vacancy for a consultant/registered specialist in the Gastroenterology Department

If you are:

  • A registered medical specialist in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology

  • Interested in providing patients with high-quality treatment – in close collaboration with the department’s other staff members – focusing on rapid investigation and integrated patient care

  • Good at working with both colleagues within the clinic and external personnel

  • Keen to help further expand an already well-functioning department

  • Have broad clinical experience.

  • Are professionally inspiring and full of initiative.

  • Are service-minded with regard to both patients and the clinic’s partners.

  • Enjoy mentoring junior doctors, since teaching has a high priority in the clinic.

  • Are ready to relocate to Denmark and learn the language


    ... then you may be just the person we are looking for!

    We can offer:

  • A registered medical specialist in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology

  •  A varied and busy working day.

  • An excellent working environment.

  • A clinic that focuses on quality in the care of each patient.

  • A team of helpful and highly competent colleagues.

  • Permanent position with an attractive payment

  • Danish language course in Denmark with full payment

  • Assist your partner with job search

Conditions of employment

This is a full-time position, and you will be included on the duty roster in Hjørring. The position entails shift work, including periods of being on-call outside the place of work.

How to apply

Please send your detailed application documents (curriculum vitae, formal recognition as a medical specialist and other relevant documents which reflect your professional career) along with a motivation letter to the following email address: , asap and no later than April 1st 2017

We will then contact you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claus Bang Møller, Workindenmark, email , telephone +45 72 22 33 81

What happens if I am interested in the job?

  • If both parties are interested in taking your application to the next step, we will invite you and your spouse on a short trip to Denmark to visit the hospital and its surroundings. On the trip, you will be able to look at different types of housing, visit childcare facilities or schools and get a better picture of life and work in Denmark.

  • If after the visit both parties are still interested in continuing the relationship we will agree employment terms and draw up a contract.

  • Typically, you will be able to start working in Denmark as soon as you are able to move you and your family to Denmark, and you have been formally approved by the Danish health authorities.

  • If you do not have any Danish language skills, you will spend the first few months learning Danish. Typically, you will start by learning Danish 80-90% of the time and working 10-20% of the time. As you begin to master the language, you will be working more, and having fewer Danish lessons. We expect that after 3-6 months you will be fluent enough to cut the Danish lessons down to nothing or nearly nothing. You will receive full pay throughout the entire period.

Where will you work?

The General Medicine Clinic treats patients suffering from illnesses within the medical specialisations of cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, rheumatology, general internal medicine, endocrinology, geriatric medicine and acute medicine.

Each of the eight specialist areas is led by a management team made up of a chief consultant, a head nurse with operational responsibility and a head nurse with functional responsibility. You will become part of the day-to-day management of the gastroenterology beds in Ward 205, the gastroenterology day ward, outpatients department and endoscopy function. You will report to the chief consultant for Clinical Gastric and Intestinal Disorders.

There are seven beds attached specifically to the gastroenterology area. Inpatients, outpatients and the day ward are all located on level 205 in the Medical Building (Medicinerhuset). Medical endoscopies are currently performed on 1.5 days a week on average, which will be boosted to 3.5 days a week during the course of the year. The endoscopies are performed on outpatients in a clinic shared by surgical and medical gastroenterology.

Why choose Northern Denmark?

  • Good work/life balance. We offer a 37-hour working week, a generous pay package and 5 weeks paid annual holiday.

  • Although taxes are high in Denmark, so are the salaries, which means your take-home pay will still be more than you would make in most other European countries. Typically, your starting salary as a medical specialist will be around DKK 50,000 + an attractive pension pr. month before tax. After tax, you can expect to receive approx. DKK 30,000 + pension.

  • You will receive full salary from day one, even though you will be spending most of your time learning Danish for the first few months.

  • Continuing education – as a doctor you are entitled to annual, employer-funded continuing education. There are also good opportunities for sub-specialisation in cooperation with the region’s university hospital in Aalborg.

  • Research. We do not consider research to be an optional extra, but something all our medical specialists are expected to engage in.

  • Housing: You can rent low-cost housing through the hospital, or we can help you find a place to rent or buy in the private market.

  • Relocation: We will help you and your family with practical matters and support your integration into the local community. If relevant, we will also do what we can to help your spouse find work.

  • You will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy North Denmark’s beautiful scenery. The tip of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides. The unique quality of light that this creates is celebrated in the works of the world-famous Skagen Painters of the late 19th century. Northern Jutland is also famous for its excellent surfing conditions at Cold Hawaii, and for its rich bird life. Northern Jutland is, quite simply, a great place to pursue outdoor activities, whether you enjoy white, sandy beaches, mountain biking, kitesurfing or something else entirely. For more information please visit:

  • North Denmark has a varied and flourishing cultural life, with museums, cultural centres, concert venues and a wealth of arts and crafts producers. The public libraries are free of charge and open to everyone. In addition to lending out books of all kinds, they stage a wide range of interesting talks and organise a whole host of events for children.

North Denmark Regional Hospital provides high-quality treatment and care to residents in the northern part of Denmark’s North Denmark Region. Brand-new and modern facilities provide an attractive setting for the provision of clinical care. The area boasts excellent housing opportunities and an airport with frequent daily departures.

At North Denmark Regional Hospital we emphasise professional quality and a good collaborative environment, and we are well-known for our progressive open-mindedness.

We are also looking for medical practitioners specialising in the following areas:

  • Surgery (abdominal surgery)

  • Urology

  • Radiology


  • North Denmark Regional Hospital – for a wide range of medical services and excellent quality of care

  • North Denmark Regional Hospital is a combined hospital made up of facilities in five towns. We operate two acute hospitals, in Hjørring and Thisted, and one hospital providing medical care and elective surgery in Frederikshavn. Neurological rehabilitation services are provided by Neuroenhed Nord at locations in Frederikshavn and Brønderslev, while Skagen Gigt- og Rygcenter provides rehabilitation for patients with arthritis and back pain.

    We are able to provide the vast majority of hospital treatments required by patients in our local area – and we are constantly developing our capabilities in the areas of investigation, treatment and care, so that we are always among the best-performing hospitals for the specialisations we cover.

    We aim to be at the forefront of medical advances. For that reason, we have our own research unit and work closely with Aalborg University Hospital, the region’s main centre for teaching and medical research.

    Our goal is to be attentive to and support the needs and wishes of patients and their families.

    We are a flexible employer that sees you as both a colleague and a person. We know that you can perform at the highest level only if you enjoy your work and your workplace.

    Facts about North Denmark Regional Hospital:

    Budget (2016):  DKK 1.4 billion

    Hospital activity in 2016 (expected):

    39,137 admissions

    258,884 outpatient appointments

    No. of employees (as at 31 December 2016): 2,923

    No. of beds (as at 31 December 2016): 381

    The Danish health care system

    Denmark is divided into five regions. They are in charge of running hospitals and (through collective agreements) managing the general practitioner system. The local government is in charge of providing prevention and healthcare services to the public. Hospital treatment is free of charge for residents in any region of Denmark, and emergency treatment is available to any person in need. You find further information about the Danish healthcare system at Wikipedia > Healthcare in Denmark

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