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Helse Sør-øst RHF

Chief physician / physician

Offentlig forvaltning

Østfold County has around 300,000 inhabitants. The county is close to Oslo, with good train connections from our cities, Moss, Askim, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and Halden. Østfold borders the beautiful Oslo fjord with a coastline of 382 km. The county has a beautiful natural environment and an active cultural life.
The department for substance abuse and addiction treatment in Østfold Hospital consists of five outpatient clinics and two inpatient treatment centers. The five polyclinics are spread across the county's five cities. The inpatient treatment centers are located in Moss. We also have a liaison service at the main hospital at Kalnes. Our department is responsible for Interdisciplinary Specialized Treatment for addiction disorders (TSB) in Østfold County Hospital. TSB is a young, rapidly developing, field and you will have the opportunity to help create the future of addiction treatment in Norway.
Our department needs doctors who are interested in the treatment of addiction disorders. We have a bio-psycho-social approach to treatment. All of our outpatient clinics provide substitution treatment for opioid addiction within the framework of LAR (Medication-assisted rehabilitation), and collaborate with psychiatry through the FACT team. Additionally, we work with all types of drug addiction; alcohol addiction being the most common. We also offer supportive services to relatives of people with addiction disorders.
Our inpatient facilities provide for detoxification, assessment and stabilization of our patient group. One of our inpatient treatment centers also has responsibility for treatment of patients who are incarcerated.

Our department is an educational institution for doctors specializing in drug and addiction treatment. 


  • Authorization as a doctor and preferably with specialization in mental healthcare and/or substance abuse treatment
  • Work experience with drug treatment and addiction

Personlige egenskaper:

  • We are looking for doctors who have an interest in working with drug and alcohol addiction, and who value interdisciplinary cooperation with other professional groups. 

Vi tilbyr:

  • We offer exciting and varied tasks in engaged and pleasant treatment environments
  • Good cooperation between doctors and other treatment staff
  • Possibility for specialization in addiction medicine
  • Good Insurance schemes
  • Pension scheme



In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included on the applicant list.

We ask all applicants to attach documentation of education and certificates of work experience, which must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. This is to document qualifications that appear in the CV.

The hospital practices an inclusive working life and follows up on the government's inclusion initiative. This means that we welcome qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, disability, different national or ethnic backgrounds and candidates who for various reasons cannot document a continuous professional career.