Psychiatrists for Denmark

Psychiatrists for Denmark
Job Description

Denmark is looking for skilled and dedicated psychiatrists

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Are you a medical specialist in psychiatry from a European university?
Are you ambitious about your profession, and do you want to develop your skills even further?
Do you find it easy to learn new languages and do you have the courage to establish yourself in a new
Then you may be one of our new psychiatrists in Central Denmark Region.

Psychiatry in Central Denmark Region – one hospital

Psychiatry in Central Denmark Region consists of 8 psychiatric departments which are located all over the region
and together they constitute one hospital. Each department has its own management team on the premises, and
the hospital management works in unison with the administration units in the city of Viborg.
The vacant specialist positions are located in the cities of Herning and Horsens. Both departments are part of the
consolidated hospital. Therefore, you will be associated with both the local department and with colleagues in the
other cities. Each department has both ward sections and outpatient clinics.

We treat all patient groups within Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and in total we have 190,000
bed days and 247,000 outpatient visits a year. There is an approximate total of 3200 members of staff employed
across many different professions.
In order to ensure the best possible treatment, psychiatry works in partnership with many different specialties in
regards to the individual patient, even after the patient has been discharged. For example, the patient’s own GP,
municipality, somatic hospitals, social services, and patient associations.
Read more about working in Central Denmark Region psychiatry here and WATCH the film featuring one of our
young doctors in Psychiatry.

What do we offer?

An ambitious professional environment and great colleagues, who look forward to welcoming you
Thorough introduction to the department, hospital, language, and culture
Instruction in the Danish healthcare system and legislation
Ongoing supervision and guidance in professional, cultural and social issues.
Intensive language classes in the beginning, followed by gradually increasing contact with the department
Guidance in connection with moving abroad, accommodation, child care and networking
Guidance regarding job search and networking for your spouse

In Psychiatry, we work together across many professional disciplines, complimenting and strengthening each
other’s competencies in daily life. You will be working in partnership with nurses, psychologists and health and
social care assistants, and we expect you to collaborate across professions with an open mind and see the benefits
of the differences. We have a good working environment with respect for each other’s competencies, and a flat
organisational structure.
There are excellent career and development opportunities in Central Denmark Region, and we emphasise
professional and personal development. Competence development is an ongoing aspect of employment within
You will be paid according to the collective agreement for doctors in Denmark, after negotiation with the relevant
union. The monthly salary will be DKK 42,835 from the start of employment, increasing to DKK 57,345 when you
have passed the Danish tests.

What are we looking for?

We expect you to have an interest in the development of psychiatry and to take active responsibility for
examination, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric patients. Furthermore, we expect you to be involved in the
department and contribute positively to the continued development of a good working environment. All of this for
the benefit of the patients and their treatment.

Your qualifications

We are looking for specialist psychiatrists who have:
a broad psychiatric education, with comprehensive treatment competencies in psychological, biological and
social-psychiatric treatment methods
experience and/or interest in the field of quality development
experience and/or interest in the field of research
experiecnce with teaching and guidance

We are known for our work-life balance in Denmark

Denmark is known for prioritising a work-life balance, and for us to be able to perform at work, it is important that
the whole family thrives on a daily basis. Child care is available in all municipalities, and there are networks and
consultants on hand in most cities to welcome newcomers.

As a general rule, everyone has a 37-hour working week with 6 weeks holiday a year.
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You can read more about living and working in Denmark here.
Taxes in Denmark are high in order to fund the strong welfare system. You can read more about the tax system
Central Denmark Region is located in the western part of Denmark as one of the country’s five regions, home to
approx. 1.3 million inhabitants. Here you will find beautiful nature, forests, beaches and many cultural attractions.
We are close to the university cities of Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense, with Billund international airport an easy
distance by car. You can read more about Central Denmark Region here.
Language requirements and authorization
All employees at the hospital are expected to be able to communicate with patients, relatives and colleagues in
Danish. As a doctor with a foreign education, you are required to pass Danish tests at multiple levels during the
first year of your employment.
During your first months in Denmark, you are to concentrate on Danish classes alongside the new doctors from the
other departments. You will then gradually be introduced to the work within the department, while your language
classes continue.
There will be opportunities for your spouse to take Danish classes at the local language centre.
It is a prerequisite that you have specialist authorization from a European university. You can read more about
Danish medical authorization here, in accordance with the procedure for EU member states.
Recruitment process
You will be hired through a professionally designed process, with focus on aligning expectations and competencies.
An external partner screens and assesses the applicants, so we can be sure to move forward with the right
After the first screening, we conduct Skype-interviews, after which the selected candidates and their spouses will
be invited to visit the departments in Denmark. Conversations and interviews will be held in English. Similarly, the
application and CV must be written in English.
The process will be implemented during the Summer and Autumn 2021. We will be reading and processing the
applications on an ongoing basis.

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