Cardiothorasic and Vascular surgery, University Hospital in Linköping

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.

We are now searching for Operating room nurses to our Department of Cardiothorasic and Vascular surgery, University Hospital in Linköping. 

Job description

The Department of Cardiothorasic and Vascular surgery are the fourth largest in Sweden and divided in three sections, cardiothorasic surgery, vascular surgery and cardiovascular anesthesia and intensive care.

The department has four operation theaters. The operating room nurses should be able to work with both cardiothorasic and vascular surgery.

The section for cardiothorasic surgery perform a broad spectrum of cardiothorasic surgery. The section for vascular surgery perform both advanced endovascular operations and open vascular surgery.

The Department of Cardiothorasic and Vascular surgery are connected to the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Linköping University. There are four professors and one associate professor working at the department. These are tutoring 10 PhD-students.


Registered license as a nurse within the EU/EEA
Experience from surgery                                                                                                                    
Basic computer skills
English and Swedish language skills

Personal characteristics

You should have a positive attitude, a good cooperative ability and can handle different situations in a constructive way. You should enjoy working in teams with different professions.

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 2023/525
  • Operations manager, Mats Johansson,
  • HR consultant, Tilde Palmgård,
Published 06.Mar.2023
Last application date 31.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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