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General Surgery Consultant
» Position:General Surgery Consultant
» Location:Iceland
» Job type:one year contract
» Salary:about 1000,000 IKR per month
» Experience:5 years
» Specialization:general surgery
» Language skills:English - good
» Job description:Applications are invited for a full time General Surgeon for the Department of General Surgery in a modern major hospital in Northern Iceland.

The region
The hospital is located in a 17,000 inhabitants town, beautifully located in a coastal area over the fjords, surrounded by snow capped-mountains, Northern Iceland based.

For the sport and outdoor enthusiast the region offers many attractions including the northernmost golf course in the world, the ski capital of Iceland, the Northern lights, mountain climbing and glacier exploration, premier fishing, sailing, hiking, horseback riding and bird watching.

It also has an international airport, a harbor for cruise-ships and easily connected to the capital Reykjavik by road. There are a lot of major sight-seeing attractions around the area.

The General Surgery Department
The department of general surgery provides both emergency and elective service all year round. It provides service in all branches of general surgery except Neurosurgery and Cadio-thoracic surgery.

Currently there are 5 surgeons working in the department. Two are general surgeons, two are urologists and the fifth one is a general surgeon and also vascular surgeon.

Apart from the specialists there are two junior doctors (interns) working in the department.

Scope of work
To provide service in general surgery except Neurosurgery and Cadio-thoracic surgery.

Working hours are 07:45 - 16:00 every week day. In general, 40 hours per week plus on calls as required.

On-calls are necessary. The new surgeon will need to take every third or fourth weekend on-call and additionallly 1-2 working days on-call per week. Overall, the on-call days will be around 8-10 per month.

Salary is according to wage agreement between the Icelandic Medical Association and the Treasury.

Travel expenses will be paid and assistance provided with accommodation and settlement.

There are also a few other extras like subsidised housing.

Monthly salary
The doctor's monthly renumeration: basic salary + number of on-calls. Basic salary is 612,699 IKR which can go up depending upon the experience and subspeciality. On call is paid 2595 IKR per hour.

Weekend on call lasts for 64 hours and working day on call takes 16 hours.

Considering 8 days on call this comes to about 375,000 IKR per month to the basic salary. In addition, to this there is a 10% non-private practice allowance.

Applicants are required to hold a specialist qualification that is recognized and accepted in Iceland. The ability to understand, speak and write English is necessary.

The department seeks an individual with excellent skills in the aspects of modern surgery.

The applicant must have an experience as a consultant for at least 5 years, good communication skills and willingness to co-operate.

Should you find this offer interesting, don't hesitate to contact us.
» Contact person:Kate Wyrzykowska
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