Interested in a Scandinavian lifestyle? Keen to take on new challenges in a new country? Our hospitals in the region of Zealand in Denmark are looking for pulmonologists for positions such as unit specialist or consultant.

We offer:

  • An excellent work–life balance with a 37-hour working week
  • A good collegial atmosphere
  • A professional and inspirational work environment
  • Opportunities for training and professional growth
  • Opportunities to influence your own development and make your mark on pulmonary medicine
  • Assistance with relocation for you and your family
  • Intensive Danish classes
  • And much more…

Why choose Denmark?

The Danish healthcare system is based on the principles of free and equal access to healthcare for all citizens and offers high-quality services, the majority of which are financed by general taxes.

The Danish workplace culture is informal, team-oriented and has a flat hierarchy, a 37-hour working week and an attractive salary and pension scheme. In addition, Region Zealand is closely connected to Copenhagen and offers a wide range of leisure and housing options, a rich cultural life and good schools.

Become one of our top pulmonologists in Region Zealand

At Zealand University Hospital in Roskilde, there is a regional function in all areas of pulmonary medicine and allergology, and the outpatient clinic covers the entire pulmonary medicine/allergological spectrum as well as invasive examination of lung malignancy. At Næstved Hospital, specific pulmonary diseases and malignancies are also treated. A broad spectrum of pulmonary medicine is provided at the hospitals in Slagelse and Nykøbing Falster, both on wards and in outpatient clinics.

You will be linked with one of the departments as your permanent place of work. There is good collaboration between the departments in the region, and if you are interested in such, your job may be split between several of the hospitals.

Great career opportunities and influence over your job

Here at Region Zealand, we have large and well-functioning interdisciplinary university hospitals where all specialities are represented. This means that you will have the opportunity to work with many competent, passionate and collaboration-oriented colleagues. We also offer plenty of opportunities for those interested in contributing to research.

You will be part of a work environment with a flat structure where employees have significant influence over their day-to-day work and collaboration with many different professionals. Your ideas and opinions matter, and we encourage open and constructive dialogue between colleagues and managers.

We consider a good working environment and a high level of well-being to be prerequisites for ensuring good patient care pathways. We make sure that our doctors are able to focus on the most important thing, namely the patients, rather than having to deal with bureaucracy, finances and administration. We have also made great progress when it comes to digitalising pulmonary work processes.

Region Zealand strives to be an inspiring, developing and attractive workplace for education. We prioritise professionalism and skills development through clinical training to a high professional standard, training courses and many interesting patient categories.

What we need from you

The overall requirement for you is that you are a trained pulmonologist. Professionally, you should be motivated by the great responsibility and the diversity of tasks that you experience at work. You may wish to deal with all aspects of pulmonary medicine, with participation in ward rounds, pulmonary outpatient clinics, etc. It may also be that you have a particular interest in and competencies within more specialised pulmonary medicine such as invasive examination of lung malignancy, interstitial lung disease, severe asthma or allergies. The most important thing is that you have good professional competencies within your field of interest, and that you also have good collaboration skills and contribute to the department with a positive attitude and a high degree of commitment.

It is a requirement that you are an EU citizen and educated in an EU country so that you can be automatically registered as a doctor and specialist in Denmark.

You will spend a lot of time learning the Danish language so that you can maintain appropriate contact with your patients and their relatives. You must therefore be willing to initially spend much of your time learning the Danish language. In return, we will offer you one-on-one teaching with our skilled language teachers who are used to teaching Danish to international doctors.

Salary package

Attractive salary and pension benefits according to applicable Danish agreements as well as seniority, qualifications, shifts, etc. with the possibility of extra pay if you work more than 37 hours on average per week. You can apply for a position as a unit specialist or consultant depending on your qualifications and experience. You can read more about the basic terms and conditions for unit specialists and consultants.

Relocation assistance

Moving to a new country can be a huge challenge, and it can be very difficult to navigate in a new system. We therefore offer private relocation assistance to help you find somewhere to live, tax advice and help with the necessary registration in Denmark as well as with enrolling any children in a school or nursery. The region has excellent nurseries and pre-schools, great private and public schools, and some international schools.

We can also offer your partner four-month professional job search assistance, if necessary.

We also offer some financial assistance for your relocation costs such as travel expenses and a deposit on a home.

Region Zealand is ready to offer new arrivals plenty of help and advice in the relocation and onboarding process. You can read more about our offer here.

Help with the language

We will help you learn Danish and acquire knowledge about the Danish labour market and work culture through an intensive training course with our inhouse language teacher. We will also provide you with an online pre-boarding course before coming here to get your basic Danish skills up to speed. This can be done while you are still working in your home country, e.g. during your notice period.

Living in a provincial town, yet close to Copenhagen

If you prefer, you can live in Copenhagen, but we would love for you to live close to one of the hospitals in the region, whether in Roskilde, Næstved, Slagelse or Nykøbing Falster. You will find forests, water, countryside or cultural hubs all within easy reach. The regional train does not take long to travel through Region Zealand, and you can drive across the region to Copenhagen within 1–1.5 hours.

Application process

If you want to apply to work as a pulmonologist in Region Zealand, you must send us an application in which you describe your motivation for relocating to Denmark and your professional qualifications, interests and ambitions. Please also attach your CV and copies of your degree certificates.

Once we have assessed your application, you will be contacted by one of our heads of pulmonary medicine for a virtual Teams meeting if we deem your qualifications to be relevant. If there is then interest from both parties, you will be invited to a two-day recruitment visit at one of the region’s hospitals.

Please upload your application document by clicking on the blue “søg jobbet” (apply for job) button.

If you have any questions about the job description, please contact Head of Pulmonary Department at Zealand University Hospital Bue Fogh Juvik on +45 93 56 84 47 or email

If you have any questions about the application or recruitment process, please write to

Facts about Region Zealand

Region Zealand is one of the five regions in Denmark and is geographically spread across 17 municipalities. It covers an area of 7,200 square kilometres and has more than 800,000 citizens. Region Zealand has six hospitals spread across the region.

Job restrictions

Please note that we only accept application from EU citizens and EU trained specialists due to authorization procedures in Denmark.

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