Doctors of General Medicine (M.D.) to ward services - Western Uusimaa, Finland

Doctors of General Medicine (MD) for ward services

As a doctor of general medicine at Wellbeing Services County of Western Uusimaa, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of your patients. You will work with a team of dedicated professionals providing the best possible care for your patients as part of essential healthcare service teams in communities across West Uusimaa.

A smooth landing to Western Uusimaa ward services

means utilising the doctor's special medical expertise during treatment, needs assessment, appointments and examinations in an independent way of working in local hospitals. 

We are recruiting 3 skillful and dedicated medical doctors to full-time permanent positions. As a doctor, you will work as an expert in your own field in a multiprofessional working group. Your work will include the following responsiblities:

 - Examining, treating, and rehabilitating short-stay patients
 - Working in an interprofessional team with nurses and physiotherapists
 - Receiving support from other physicians and consulting physicians from specialized care
 - Writing discharge summaries, status reports, and epicrisises
 - Performing minor procedures, such as wound closure, cystostomy, and arterial blood sampling
 - Writing referrals, such as X-ray referrals, referrals to specialized care, and M1 referrals
 - Prescribing medications and writing opinions
 - Participating in off-hours ward rounds, after an adaptation period

The positions are located around Western Uusimaa, within a reasonable driving distance from the larger metropolitan area. 

Is it time to find your perfect life balance in Western Uusimaa?


The Offer?

Minimum 5 492.92€/ month
0 years of service

The basic start salary is 5492.92€/ month BEFORE taxes and social contributions as a starting salary with no previous years of acceptable service, in accordance with the collective agreement of Medical Doctors (LS), paygrade L1TK001C. This salary is paid as a minimum, without shift work, after you have received your Finnish license to practice your profession as a medical doctor.

Personal salary additions (LUVN supplements) are possible to be paid on top of base salary. 

Minimum 5 561,29€/ month
3 years of service

The basic start salary 5 561,29/month BEFORE taxes and social contributions as a starting salary salary with 3 years of previous acceptable service, in accordance with the collective agreement of Medical Doctors (LS), paygrade L1TK001D. This salary is paid as a minimum after 3 acceptable service years, without shift work, after you have received your Finnish license to practice your profession as a medical doctor.

Personal salary additions (supplements) are possible to be paid on top of base salary. 

Minimum 6 046.36€/ month
for General Medicine Specialist

The basic start salary 6046.36/month BEFORE taxes and social contributions as a starting salar salary when you work as a specialist doctor of General Medicine, in accordance with the collective agreement of Medical Doctors (LS), paygrade L1TK002AThis salary is paid as a minimum, without shift work, after you have received your Finnish license to practice your profession as a specialized medical doctor, with specialization in Family or General Medicine.

Personal salary additions (supplements) are possible to be paid on top of base salary. 

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What is the offer?

A unique opportunity to start your Nordic career and reimagine your future in Western Uusimaa:


full-time, 2 year fixed term contract, during which you will apply for permanent position (in accordance to the Finnish law) with 38 hours 15 minutes per week working time.

Prior to licencing

A basic monthly, full-time salary of a doctor in status L1TK001B    (3 855.58€ /month before taxes & social contributions) prior to reaching your licenced status and when working in Finland. 

After recognition

After receiving licenced status in Finland, a basic monthly salary starting from
5 492.92€/ month without previous work experience &  specialization (L1TK001C)
before taxes & social contributions but including the location bonus (*please, see above).

Additional compensation

Personal salary additions (LUVN supplements) are available during and after licensing period. 


Minimum 23 days per year starting after the first full working year acting as basis for calculations. Previous accepted work experience from with EU /EEA area will add vacation days in accordance to experience years. Maximum is 38 vacation days yearly.

Healthcare & insurances

Healthcare, insurances, unemployment & retirement fees and benefits are included. Employer also offers extensive work-related healthcare. 

Personal benefit card

is the key to the employee benefits: discounts and personal monthly amount to use in different services, such as commuting, culture & sports. Yearly value is 200€. 

Private commuting

is offered from the capital Helsinki to some hospital & healthcare center locations for doctors, with hospitals own busses. Free-of-charge, naturally. 

Wellbeing at work

Possibilities to affect the content of your work, standardized working times, personal guidance and much more is offered to ensure wellbeing at work and longer, rewarding, careers.

Work-life balance

A flexi-bank of hours, flexible work arrangements, possibilities to affect the content of your work and once settled - even distant working possibilities - offer much needed flexibility to optimize work-life-balance. 

Mentoring & coaching

Mentoring and servant leadership are used in daily work throughout the workplace.

Life-long learning

Possibility to participate in 10 external trainings each year paid by the employer. In addition career development opportunities, specialization opportunities, senior consultants support and job-rotation.

Induction period

Induction to your new tasks and responsibilities when you start working.

How do we support?

We understand that moving to another country is challenging, so here is how we help free-of-charge:

Named mediator

A dedicated contact person who acts as your match-maker and your mediator for the entire process.


We check that your qualifications match the requirements. 


We guide in application of different records and manage the translation process.


Help to calculate and understand how much is left of your salary after taxes & social contributions on average.

Living costs

Support to understand how much are the average living costs in Western Uusimaa (Living cost in Finland).


Information about living & working in Finland with EURES advisors for planning your relocation process & required paperwork.

Mental support

Named mediator to support your progress in the program, and if needed, psychological support for stress & change management.

Training program

Intensive language and intercultural training prior to your relocation.


All required learning and study materials.


Support  for your recognition of qualifications process during your training program.


Check of documents, stamps & management of the entire translation process, including sworn translations.


Home finding & other relocation assistance,  such as helping you manage the official registrations, when it's time to move.

Spouse support

in job search and language skills prior to arrival to Finland.

Schools & daycare

Help to find jobs, schools and daycare for your family members after relocation.

Financial support

Help & assistance to apply for any available financial support, such as the Targeted Mobility Schemes -support. Applicable for EU/EEA citizens and those in hold of EU long-term residency. 


Tips for settling-in after arrival.

The expectations

For you with a genuine interest and passion for praciticing general medicine and a well balanced life:


At least a  Masters level degree from Medical school within the EU/EEA - area  (2005/36/EU) and Registered Medical Doctor / Specialist Doctor -status within EU/EEA.


A clean Criminal Record & Record of Good Standing as required by the Finnish Law.


Preferrably 3 years of previous work experience as registered professional within EU/EEA.


An independent & responsible attitude, with good communication & team working skills. 

Commitment to training

Commitment to a free-of-charge language training program, and to study a minimum 20 hrs per week in order to reach a B1 level of Finnish language at the end of the training.

Commitment to relocation

Commitment to relocating and starting work in Finland after reaching your target in language training.

Considered as a plus

 fluent English language skills. Intermediate English language skills are required. 

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Western Uusimaa as an employer

Every of the 475,000 residents in Western Uusimaa has a chance to a happy and good life, from their first visit to maternity clinic until the last days of their lives. Employing nearly 10 000 professionals, and serving residents in Espoo, Hanko, Ingå, Karkkila, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi, Lohja, Raseborg, Siuntio and Vihti, the employer is one of the biggest public sector healthcare providers in all of Finland. 

The county is developing their services with their personnel and the residents. Together they will find optimal solutions. When combining everyone's strengths and abilities, they will succeed in reach their goals. Now you will have the unique opportunity to join the staff and find out what a perfectly balanced life can look like to you. 

Did we answer all your questions? If not, please contact us.

We are multilingual team, so we are able to help you in at least English, Greek & Spanish languages. Alternatively you can contact our matchmakers:
Marika (SPA: +34 654 07 1241)
Alexia (GRE: +30 694 45 68328)

      Ready for a smooth landing in your career?

      We are looking for doctors who are passionate about teamwork and collaboration. If you're a passionate and skilled doctor looking for a rewarding career in the peaceful magic of the Nordics, we encourage you to apply today!  

      This project is done in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Employment, the North-Savo Centre of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, the Wellbeing Services county of Western Uusimaa & BBi Nordics.
      The Swedish EURES Targeted Mobility Schemes project is funded by the European Commission.

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