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County doctor – head of the health department

EmployerStatsforvalteren i Oslo og VikenPosition titleFylkeslege – head of the health departmentFrice09.01.2022Employment formFast
About the position and the health department
Our skilled county doctor has got a new and exciting job in the Ministry of Health and Care Services!
We are therefore looking for a new 100% county doctor for the Health Department at the State Administrator in Oslo and Viken. The county doctor is also the department director, and becomes part of the State Administrator’s management group.

The health department has an external business towards the health and care service, health and care personnel and central authorities. We have varied administrative tasks, such as supervising the companies and health personnel, processing a large number of complaints and guiding and teaching health personnel. We are an interdisciplinary department with around 125 employees in total.

The health department consists of five sections in our offices in Moss, Drammen and Oslo. There are three sections for municipal health and care services that are each responsible for their own geographical area, Østre Viken (Moss), Vestre Viken (Drammen) and Oslo. We also have a section for the specialist health service (Oslo) and a section for joint tasks and development (Moss). The section leaders and the assistant department director are part of the department’s management group. The headquarters of the health department are located in Moss. As our new county doctor, you must be present at all three office locations.

As a county doctor, you will be responsible for the administrative and professional management of the health department’s work, including personnel management, budget management and professional quality assurance of all decisions. The work is varied and largely interdisciplinary, and offers great opportunities for personal development.

medical degree
authorization as a physician, with clinical experience from the service
management experience
experience with budget management and personnel management
experience in public administration
experience with change and adjustment processes
good knowledge of the health and care sector
good written and oral presentation skills in Norwegian
Desired personal qualities

you work well with others and have the ability to listen and build trust
you have great work capacity and ability to complete
you work efficiently, structured and independently
you think holistically in your work, and understand the State Administrator’s overall mission
Personal suitability will be given decisive weight when appointed. The position requires security clearance.

We can offer
Exciting work assignments in Norway’s largest state administration office. You get to work with committed colleagues in an interdisciplinary and inclusive work environment characterized by high competence. We offer flexible working hours and good welfare schemes.

The position is paid as a county doctor, code 0779 in the salary range NOK 1,007,100 to 1,261,200, depending on previous professional experience and professional qualifications. For specially qualified applicants, higher salaries can be considered. 2% is deducted from the salary to the Government Pension Fund. The probationary period is 6 months.

Do you have questions?
If you want more information about the position, please contact:

State Administrator Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, 22 00 35 05
e-mail: [email protected]

assistant state administrator Ingvild Aleksandersen, 69 24 71 00
e-mail: [email protected]
You can also make non-binding and confidential contact with Beate Ottem Svanes or Bendik N. Blindheim in ISCO Group, before the application deadline expires. Contact them on telephone 22 06 87 00 or e-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

The state administrator is concerned about diversity, and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of, for example, age, gender, disability, gaps in CV, national or ethnic background. And we also encourage applicants to tick the jobseeker portal if they have a disability, a gap in their CV or immigrant background. If there are qualified applicants from these groups, we will call at least one applicant in each of these groups for an interview. Read more about the requirements on the Employer Portal (https://arbeidsgiver.difi.no/positivsaerbehandling).

The ticks in the jobseeker portal form the basis for anonymised statistics that all state-owned enterprises report in their annual reports. The position is an IA company (inclusive working life).

Application deadline
Application deadline: 09.01.2022

Application is sent via electronic application form.

Information about the applicants can be published even if they have requested not to be entered on the applicant list, cf. Public Law §25. Those concerned will in that case be notified before the applicant list is set up.

About the employer
The state administrator is the state’s representative in the counties. Through supervision, guidance and dialogue, we follow up the Storting’s and the government’s decisions, goals and guidelines for the county. A key task is to safeguard the legal security of the inhabitants and to be the appellate body for municipal decisions. The state administrator also performs administrative tasks for the ministries within environmental protection, agriculture, education, health, emergency preparedness and social and family law.

The state administrator in Oslo and Viken was established on 01.01.2019, with headquarters in Moss. The office has a total of approx. 530 employees, divided into seven departments and three staffs. The departments are organized in different sections, which may have office locations in Moss, Oslo and / or Drammen.

SectorPublicManagement categoryManagerPlaceHolberg Terrasse, Stensberggata 27, 0170 OsloIndustryPublic administrationPosition functionManagement, Doctor, Doctor / Specialist


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