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Helse Sør-øst RHF

Senior consultant - child and adolescent psychiatry

Offentlig forvaltning

Would you like a position in one of the best health care systems?

Healthcare workers in Norway receive competitive salaries and good working conditions. The Norwegian healthcare system emphasizes continuous learning. You have the opportunity to participate in courses, conferences, and research, which keeps you updated and contributes to your professional growth.  The Norwegian healthcare system offers flexible work schedules, making it easier to balance work and family life. Norwegian hospitals and clinics have modern equipment and skilled healthcare professionals. There is a strong focus on research and development to improve treatment methods.

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a division in Ostfold Hospital Trust with outpatient clinics in the cities Sarpsborg, Halden, Fredrikstad, Askim and Moss, in addition to county-wide outpatient clinics and inpatient services. At the unit BUPP Sarpsborg there is a vacancy for senior consultant.
BUPP Sarpsborg serves Sarpsborg and Rakkestad municipalities, and the target group is children and adolescents from 0-18 years with mental health difficulties.The unit is characterised by a pleasant working environment, with a tradition of good clinical work. Our sections has a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians, researchers and staff dedicated to providing excellent, accessible mental health care. The position of senior consultant is part of a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, special educators and family therapists. Accession by appointment.


  • Norwegian authorization as a medical practitioner doctor 
  • Approved specialist doctor in child and adolescent psychiatry 
  • Alternatively, an approved specialist in adult psychiatry with an interest in working with children and adolescents may be considered 
  • Declaration pursuant to Section 20a of the Health Personnel Act, a police certificate is required

Personlige egenskaper:

  • Open, flexible, creative and cooperative collaborative-oriented 
  • Social, sociable and engaged in the well-being of others
  • Structured and with the ability to prioritize in a hectic everyday life 
  • Proactive, unequivocal and with the ability to take a leading role when the situation calls for it
  • Good and stable work capacity

Vi tilbyr:

  • An interesting position in a good working environment with highly competent colleagues  
  • A clinic that emphasizes that the senior consultant can prioritise work with therapies,   individually or familybased, included with the senior consultant function 
  • Active collaboration with the community mental health service, where the senior consultant is an important resource in the collaboration
  • Welcoming, committed and skilled colleagues
  • Exciting tasks in a versatile and interdisciplinary environment 
  • Good welfare schemes including staff cabins
  • Good insurance schemes
  • Pension scheme


Here you will find information about Østfold and about our department:
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Barne- og ungdomspsykiatri og barnehabilitering - Sykehuset Østfold


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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.