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We are looking for Psychiatrists to join our Adult Mental Health teams 
in the following units: 
  • Acute Inpatient Unit
  • Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Addiction Psychiatry - Inpatient Unit
  • Two Rehabilitation Units (Mood disorders and Psychosis)
  • Outpatient Services

We seek Psychiatrists with outstanding communication skills, professional ambition and interest to work with individuals suffering from severe mental disorders. The positions are available from the  1st of January 2021 and the starting date is negotiable.

  • Conducts psychiatric evaluations; makes diagnoses and prescribes treatment
  • Participation in multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Participation in diverse educational activities and teaching of medical students
  • Clinical mentoring of residents
  • Participation in out-of-hour duties

  • Professional ambition and interest in working with people with severe mental illness
  • Independent and organized working methods
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Clinical competence in evidence based practices
  • Knowledge of current research to integrate into your practice
  • A license to practice psychiatry.
  • Fluency in English, willing 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.

The assessment of the Landspitali Medical Position Advisory Board is based on the submitted application documents. Interviews will be conducted with selected applicants and decision on hiring for these positions will also be based on them. All applicants will be answered. 

Landspitali offers you, professional support with commitment to continued medical education, professional development and participation in developing a growing service that is at the forefront of psychiatric services in Iceland.

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 programme with emphasis on patient service, staff and patient safety, as well as staff development and continuous improvement. 

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.

Landspitali - Iceland:

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 2019 and 6th in the Social Progress Index of the Social Progress Imperative (2019). 

Reykjavik is a vibrant city with a population of about 200.000 people. Around 13% of the current inhabitants of Iceland (population 365.000) were born in other countries. The National Hospital of Iceland is a university hospital providing services to patients, clinical teaching of students from the various health sciences from the University of Iceland and the University of Akureyri, and training for clinical staff. 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 which rents out cottages and flats in various locations around Iceland. The hospital encourages a healthy lifestyle among staff, by offering free exercise on-site, a healthy selection in its canteens, as well as actively supporting sustainable and healthy commuting options.

For more information on these positions and application here or contact: Halldóra Jónsdóttir +354 824 5359 / halldjon@landspitali.is or Engilbert Sigurdsson +354 824 5345 / engilsbs@landspitali.is

Application deadline is on December 14th 2020.
Navn: Halldóra Jónsdóttir
Telefon: +354 824 5359
E-post: halldjon@landspitali.is
Navn: Engilbert Sigurdsson
Telefon: +354 824 5345
E-post: engilsbs@landspitali.is
101 Reykjavík
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