Day Surgery Units at Vrinnevi Hospital and Linköping University Hospital

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 (abbreviated:US) 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.

Within the Center for Surgery, Orthopedics and Cancer Care there are two day surgery units, one unit at Vrinnevi Hospital in Norrköping and one unit at the University Hospital in Linköping. The combined mission is to be a unit that performs day surgery together with other clinics at the respective hospitals. In practice, it means collaboration with clinics within ENT, surgery, orthopedics, gynecology, urology, gastrointestinal medicine, hand and plastic surgery, oncology and pain/rehab. The day surgery unit in Norrköping is also tasked with conducting endoscopic examinations.

At the units, we plan and operate on a large proportion of Östergötland's day surgery patients.

We cooperate between the two units that perform day surgery within Region Östergötland and also perform some highly specialized regional healthcare in the Southeast healthcare region.

Now we are looking for anesthesiologists who want to become part of the Day Surgery in Region Östergötland and develop the units and our misson together with us.

Job description

With us, you are offered a stimulating work environment with a wide variety of patients and procedures. Both the premises for Day Surgery Norrköping and Linköping are updated and modernized and inaugurated during 2018/2019. At Vrinnevi Hospital there are six state of the art operating theaters and three very well equipped endoscopy rooms and recovery unit.

There are two operating theaters at the University Hospital and a postoperative part with five beds. Since both units underwent changes of the business during 2018/2019, there is great potential to further develop the units.

As an anesthesiologist, you collaborate with operating, anesthesia and general nurses as well as assisting nurses who jointly work together as a team. The operators that come from the different surgical specialties are included in the team as they work with us.

The clinical work as an anesthesiologist in day surgery includes, among other things, anesthesia in the room, preoperative anesthesia assessment and post operative work as well as management/control. In addition to the clinical work, you are involved to develop the business together with other professions in the unit.

For this position, the opportunity is given for cooperation between the two day surgery units and has the possibility to conduct and stimulate research, development and education. There is an opportunity to influence the design of the position based on your skills profile.

We offer permanent employment with access according to agreement. 40 hour work week distributed on Monday to Friday. Some on call duty may occur when working at the day surgery unit in Linköping.


Registered medical license within the EU/EEA
Registered physician with specialist competence in pediatric and neonatology
Basic computer skills
English and Swedish language skills

Personal characteristics

We attach great importance to your personal qualities. The position requires you to be structured, efficient and flexible. As we are a team that cares about each other, you need to have good cooperation skills and a positive attitude that contributes to maintaining a good working environment. You listen, communicate and resolve conflicts in a constructive way. You are calm, stable and controlled in stressful situations. We take it for granted that you, as an anesthetist, can work independently in your professional role.

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 2023/508
  • Operations manager Vrinnevi, Peter Karlsson,
  • Operations Manager US, Kim Berg,
Published 06.Mar.2023
Last application date 31.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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