Work and education

Oslo University Hospital is home to Norway’s largest team of health professionals. The hospital has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi‐regional assignments and national centres of competence. We employ professionals within a wide array of diciplines, and we are always looking to recruit the most competent staff members. If you are passionate, motivated and at the top of the game within your field, you might be our next team member!

Who are we?

At Oslo University Hospital our 18 333 FTEs (full time equivalent positions) treat over 1 million patients a year. We perform over 53 000 surgical procedures, and patient treatment takes place in more than 40 different locations. Among the health care we provide is treatment of severe injuries ‐ multiple traumas, cancer treatment, transplants, treatment of heart arrhythmia, childbirths and gynaecological procedures with keyhole surgery.

Providing highly specialized treatment requires highly skilled and dedicated employees. As a university hospital, guidance, training and education of professionals is also a major part of our activity. We play a major part in national knowledge building and professional networks and reference groups exist within most of our disciplines.

Through our collaboration with the University of Oslo, we are proud to facilitate no less than three Centres of Excellence located at our hospital. We also collaborate with various university colleges and a number of national and international research partners, and provide research support for hospitals in the South‐East of Norway.

Our quality of service rests on the principles of equity in health services and continuous monitoring and dissemination of results. Working here requires the ability to always seek to learn and improve yourself, commitment to our values and ethics, and the motivation to always go that extra mile to give our patients the best care possible.

Language requirements for health care personnel

The working language at Oslo University Hospital is Norwegian. Your Norwegian proficiency must be sufficiently high to ensure reliability in patient care when communicating in Norwegian with our patients, families and colleagues. We do accept Danish and Swedish as academic languages.

Norwegian authorization as health care personnel

For positions that require a certification as health care personnel according to the Health Personnel Act, a Norwegian authorization/temporary license must be obtained prior to the employment and commencement.  More information on how to apply for authorization can be found on the homepage of the Norwegian Directorate of Health. https://helsedirektoratet.no/English

Residence permit/registration certificate

Before working at Oslo University Hospital, residence permit or registration certificate must be obtained. Nordic citizens have automatic residency in the Nordic countries.
Within the EU / EEA you need only obtain a registration certificate.
Outside the EU / EEA you must obtain a residence permit.

Tax card/D number

If you are a foreign worker, you must have a D number to obtain a tax card. Anyone who is getting a D number must personally appear at the tax office with a valid ID. This also applies to Norwegian nationals who move back to Norway. More information about tax card and D number, application forms, and identification requirements can be found at

How to apply for a job with us

Unfortunately we do not accept open applications, and do not consider these. You need to apply on vacant positions through our recruitment portal - Webcruiter. Most of our vacancies are only announced in Norwegian as ability to understand Norwegian is a requirement for most of our positions.









English information about interships can be found here


English information about our onboarding programme "ny@OUS" can be found here


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