Landspítali - National University Hospital of Iceland, in Reykjavik, is looking to hire a specialist in Sleep Medicine (MD) within the Division of Internal Medicine.
As the only Sleep Medicine department in the country, the department treats patients with both respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders from all over Iceland. It is the sole provider of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to adults, including home non-invasive ventilators, and embraces technological innovations such as the use of web based telemonitoring for all new patients. Currently more than 6.000 patients receive PAP treatment in Iceland. The role involves inpatient and outpatient work, as well as reporting sleep studies and overseeing PAP therapy.
Worldwide there are many medical subspecialties involved in diagnosing and treating sleep related medical problems. Our aim is to hire a medical specialist with clinical experience in diagnosing and managing sleep disorders and with a specialty in sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine, neurology, ear, nose and throat surgery, or general medicine. Other backgrounds might be considered given extensive clinical experience in Sleep Medicine.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
» Consultation in sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea
» Clinical oversight of diagnostic and therapeutic studies
» Participation in teaching of medical students, candidates and doctors in training
» Participation in research studies.
The Department of Sleep Medicine has high scientific activity with PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and international collaborations including the SAGIC and BOLD groups.
Applicants must have basic medical qualifications and a specialty qualification within one of the above fields.
The EU Directive 2005/36/EC is the legislation regulating the mutual recognition of professional qualifications by member states of the EEA/EU. For applicants outside the European Union, medical qualifications and licenses to practice are individually assessed for compatibility by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.
Applicants need to be fluent in English and have a will to learn Icelandic.
Submissions should include confirmed diploma transcripts, a confirmation by a previous employer regarding previous work as a specialist, a full CV and a list of contacts for references and other relevant information.
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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION AND APPLICATION:
The position is available immediately, but starting date is negotiable. The position is full time, however part time position is also considered.
Informal communication and discussions are encouraged, and interested candidates are encouraged to contact: Prof. Thorarinn Gislason Chief of Sleep department - via email: email@example.com and/or Thordis Ingolfsdóttir HR specialist via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Application deadline is 3rd of June.
The hospital offers a competitive salary and numerous collectively negotiated benefits, including training and development support, including international travel and Per Diem. Relocation assistance is offered, including housing assistance and assistance with adjustment to Icelandic society. The hospital is engaged in a lean management program with emphasis on patient service, staff and patient safety, as well as staff development and continuous improvement.
Iceland is a highly developed society, with high life expectancy, education and income levels. The country ranks 6th in the United Nations Development Program Human Development Index (HDI) released in 2018 and 4th in the Social Progress Index of the Social Progress Imperative (2018). Reykjavik is a vibrant city with a diverse population of about 200.000 people.
The National Hospital of Iceland is a university hospital providing service to patients, teaching and training for clinical staff and active in scientific research. The hospital offers diverse clinical services in outpatient clinics, inpatient wards and clinical laboratories. The hospital provides support services with a range of services related to human resources, finance, information technology and operations. At the hospital there is an Association for the employees that offers discounts on goods and services for staff and rent out cottages and apartments in various locations around Iceland. The hospital encourages a healthy lifestyle among staff, by offering free exercise on-site, a healthy selection in canteens, as well as supporting sustainable and healthy commuting options.
Þórarinn Gíslason, email@example.com, +354-824-5727