Educated within EU/EEA
Are you a specialist doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, psychologist, specialist dentist or dental hygienist who wishes to start a new life in Västra Götaland? In that case, you are very welcome to join us!
Our mission is to ensure that all of our citizens in Västra Götaland have access to good healthcare. We stand for quality, availability, innovation and efficiency.
To show your interest in working for us and for further guidance, you are welcome to contact our hospitals, primary health care centres and public dental service directly.
PLUS - introduction to Swedish healthcare
PLUS is offered to those of you who are trained abroad and are employed by Region Västra Götaland. PLUS is a unique training programme which combines lectures, group supervision and language training in order to provide you with knowledge and understanding of Swedish healthcare.
Health care professions that require a licence
Within healthcare, there are 22 regulated professions that require a licence to practice. The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is the public authority that grants licences which enables you work in Swedish healthcare. If you have a licence issued within the EU/EEA or in Switzerland, you need to have your professional qualifications recognised before you can obtain your licence. This means that your training is comparable to Swedish requirements. You must also be able to show that you are proficient in the Swedish language.
Health care professions that do not require a licence
For professions that do not require a licence, such as assistant nurse, dental nurse and medical secretary, we recommend that you contact the Swedish Council for Higher Education. They can do an evaluation and recognition of your qualifications.