Landspitali, the National University Hospital of Iceland, which is the leading mental health services provider of Iceland is now looking to expand the team of Consultant Psychiatrists.

Landspitali employs around 6,000 people and provides specialist health services in inpatient, outpatient and emergency departments. At the hospital we treat different kinds of psychiatric disorders at our various units; Acute Inpatient Unit, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Addiction Psychiatry - Inpatient Unit, Rehabilitation Units and at our Outpatient Services. 

We seek psychiatrists within different specialties/ with a variety of experiences who possess outstanding communication skills, professional ambition, and an interest to work with individuals suffering from severe mental disorders. Landspítali offers professional support with commitment to continued medical education, professional development and participation in developing a growing service that is at the forefront of mental health services in Iceland.

  • Conduct psychiatric evaluations; make diagnoses and prescribe 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

  • A license to practice psychiatry
  • Professional ambition and interest in working with people with severe mental illness
  • Independent and organized working methods
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clinical competence in evidence based practices
  • Knowledge of current research to integrate into your practice
  • 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. All applicants will be answered.
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.
The hospital is located in Reykjavik, Iceland, one of the most vibrant cities of culture in Europe with outstanding opportunities for outdoor activities at its doorstep.
Reykjavik is a vibrant city with a population of about 200.000 people. Around 15% of the current inhabitants of Iceland (population 365.000) were not born in Iceland. 

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.

Informal communication and discussions are encouraged, and interested candidates should contact the following for further information: 
Center for addiction and dual diagnosis - Consultant psychiatrist Kjartan J. Kjartansson, Via e-mail:
Center for mood disorders - Consultant psychiatrist Birna Guðrún Þórðardóttir, Via e-mail: 
Center for psychotic disorders - Consultant psychiatrist Halldóra Jónsdóttir, Via e-mail:

Application deadline is June 15th 2021 and the starting date is negotiable.

To apply for the position, please click the dark blue Sækja um starf button. After this you will be able to change the website interface to English, and sign into the Icelandic State Recruitment system.
Navn: Kjartan J. Kjartansson
Tittel: Center for addiction and dual diagnosis - Consultant psychiatrist
Navn: Birna Guðrún Þórðardóttir
Tittel: Center for mood disorders - Consultant psychiatris
Navn: Halldóra Jónsdóttir
Tittel: Center for psychotic disorders - Consultant psychiatrist
108 Reykjavík
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