Region Östergötland is the main health care provider in Östergötland county with approximately 14000 employees, 11600 of which in healthcare. Three hospitals and 43 primary care centres are available for the general population, as well as 40 public dental clinics. The university hospital in Linköping serves the south-eastern part of Sweden with 1.2 million inhabitants.

Our mission is to provide excellent care to all our inhabitants. We collaborate closely with Linköping University, one of Sweden´s leading research institutes in healthcare, life science and education. Both Region Östergötland and Linköping University are top ranking in the national level of education and as providers of health care. Our departments offer good opportunities for your professional development.

The region offers a broad range of leisure activities with a stunning countryside, rivers, lakes and the Baltic Sea, as well as a rich cultural life. Here you find direct connections to the cities of Stockholm, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, and four international airports within one hour of travel.

Job description

The Pulmonary Clinic provides specialist healthcare within its field. We deal with investigations and treatments. The population within the county Östergötland is around 460 000 inhabitants, and even more highly specialised care, mostly investigations, are provided for the Southeastern part of Sweden with around 1.2 million inhabitants.

For the moment 14 specialist doctors and 6 doctors in specialist training works at the clinic. Under their specialist training, doctors from the southeastern part of Sweden within the pulmonary field come to the clinic to work and get experience from the University Hospital. From the University Hospital we also have doctors practising. Since we are a part of a University Hospital we also have medical students and students within in other professions doing part of their practise with us.

We have an interventional unit for patients under investigation and provides bronchoscopy including EBUS and starting cryobiopsies. Some specialists are skilled to perform CT-guided lung biopsies. We also provide thoracic drainage and have rounds with the thoracic surgeons on a weekly basis. All medical oncologic treatments for lungcancer patients are located within the Pulmonary Clinic. Radiation therapy is within the Oncology Clinic. We also have weekly rounds discussing these patients.

We provide medical care for adult patients with cystic fibrosis and also for patients who has undergone a lung transplant. Within these fields we work closely together with centers for cystic fibrosis and lung transplant in Sweden. We also provide specialised care for patients with COPD, IPF, sarcoidosis and other pulmonary conditions. Home mechanical ventilation and oxygen treatment at home are also provided for the inhabitans of our county.

Specialised care for asthma is provided by the allergy center, which is a separate clinic at the hospital.

At the clinic we have several experienced nurses and physioterapeuts and we all work together in teams, making the care multiprofessional. The ward is situated within the same building and hosts around twelve lung patients and is organised together with the oncology ward.

You will work within the different sections and as a specialist at the ward, often on a weekly basis. We don´t expect you to already have experience within every field. Most specialists cover some areas and inward patients. Depending on your earlier experience you will also take part in doing rounds in the weekend at the ward.


Registered medical license within the EU/EEA.

Registered license as a Pulmonologist.

Experience from pulmonary care at a hospital level. Preferrably within a field that already is within the clinic.

Postgraduate education and active research in the subject area of pulmonary medicine are meritorious.

Basic computer skills.

English and Swedish language skills.

Personal characteristics

Good cooperative ability and can handle different situations in a constructive way. You should enjoy working in teams with different professions. Ability and wish to further development within the pulmonary field.

Terms of employment

Before moving to Sweden you need to reach a certain level in the Swedish language and have your medical training recognized by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

The employment will start with a trial period, combined with further language studies. If the trial period will be proved satisfactory and you demonstrate required skills recognized by the County Council of Östergötland, it will automatically turn into a permanent employment.

All contracts follow local and national collective agreements. Salary is set individually depending on your qualification and experience.

Support during recruitment process

You will receive continuous information and support from the International Office in Region Östergötland, regarding relocation, establishment and language education.

If you are an EU/EEA citizen you may be eligible for support from EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme, an EU mobility scheme with the aim to increase mobility of workers and match those to employers with shortages in EU.

You are welcome to read more about your employee benefits here.

Welcome with your application in our digital application system. If you are in need of technical support regarding your registration in teh recruitment system you are welcome to contact our Customer Service at +4610-103 60 00 (touchtone 3) during office hours (08:00 – 17:00 mon – fri).

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Upon agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Linköping
County Östergötlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/523
  • Operation manager, Helena Engström,
Published 06.Mar.2023
Last application date 31.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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