Akureyri Hospital is hiring physicians in Emergency Medicine.á
Akureyri Hospital is a university-affiliated community hospital serving Northern and Eastern Iceland.áWe currently have 53 attending physicians on staff and are looking to expand to 63. Akureyri is a the largest community in North Iceland, with 18,500 inhabitants. The hospital's catchment area has 40,000 inhabitants.
Akureyriáis located in at the base of IcelandĹs largest fjord, surrounded by stunning mountains. The area offers lots of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, whale watching, white river rafting, kayaking and gliding. It is home to the Arctic Open, a golf tournament played during the bright nights of summer. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, downhill skiing (about 10 minutes away), world-renowned heli-skiing (about an hour away), and enjoying the Northern Lights. And for all seasons, Iceland is a photographerĹs paradise!
Akureyri has a smalláuniversityáand a surprisingly vibrant cultural life. Educational and extracurricular opportunities for children are particularly impressive (music school, gymnastics hall, indoor skating rink, indoor football field). It is a popular tourist destination and a fishing industry hub.
Akureyri Hospital provides specialty care in the following fields: OB-GYN, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, anesthesia and critical care, radiology, and pathology. We are a teaching hospital with 15 doctors in training as well as rotating medical students. We have full laboratory services, 3 operating rooms with 2800 surgeries per year, outpatient clinics with 13,400 annual visits, and an emergency department with around 17,000 annual visits. We provide physician staffing for fixed wing med-evac operations for all of Iceland. A satellite dialysis unit has lately been added.
The Icelandic government recently approved significant wage increases for physicians. The medical environment is relatively informal and collegial, with a minimum of medicolegal concerns and a patient population that is both pleasant and compliant. We look forward to receiving applications from individuals who want a high quality of life in a beautiful small-town setting and who wish to provide high-quality care to our community.
Please direct enquiries about these positions to Pßlmi Ëskarssonájpalmi@sak.is, Medical director of ED. All positions are full time or by arrangement.
UppfŠrt: f÷s 27.apr 2018