No week is similar in Dignus Medical, there is always something new going on.

Occasionally we will post Life of Dignus Medical, here you will get an insight into how our last weeks have been.

Initially, we will also introduce our skilled staff.

Next one up is our Norwegian Advisor Britt Holten

Britt Holten, Advisor

What advice do you have for prospective Dignus Medical candidates?

We have a quite long recruitment process for candidates from abroad, so I am very thorough with checking the candidates’ motivation on coming to Norway. I do this by explaining the processes when it comes to learning Norwegian language and authorization to work within the health field. I will do my utmost to help the candidates and stay in touch with them all along the way, and I carefully map their wishes for where they want to go and other relevant information before getting them into a job that fits them perfectly. I will include the whole family as well, since it is important that the family is just as motivated as our candidate, so that it works out perfectly for all parties. When the whole mapping process is done, I will present the candidate for the customer. If the candidate’s profile matches customer’s needs, I will invite the candidate to Norway where I will help them with the residence permit and relocation. Also, we have a fantastic new Head of Research, Monica Salater, who already does a great job to help out and follow up our candidates when it comes to the Directorate of Health.

For me it is very motivating to work with these processes, and see that my customers are very happy and that my candidates does a fantastic job!

What do you do on a normal day of work?

No days at work is the same. Every day is very varied. I always have a plan and an agenda for the day. I carefully plan what I am going to do every day for both ongoing projects and future projects, and if it comes a urgent order I will focus on that. I think that I am good to prioritize my work tasks and organize, I am very “hands on” to solve needs and match candidates with customers. I never work a normal 9-5 working day, this is a lifestyle for me. I will work some on afternoons and weekends, because I have a very high motivation to work with psychiatry. When I get one of my candidates to someone that needs it, I contribute to people getting help, and that makes it worth to even work 12-14 hours a day. I work with my heart and soul to psychiatry. It is important for me that people around me are comfortable, that also goes for my colleagues.

Why is it so rewarding to work at Dignus Medical?

I work independently while working in teams. I can work as many hours as I want and give it that little extra. I can work with my heart and soul. I can help build new relationships with hospitals and the private sector. I travel a lot and have had the pleasure of being brought in to build up expertise in newly established psychiatry projects. It is rewarding, educational and engaging. Carpe diem – that’s something I live by. I am also very fond of my colleagues.

What do you do when you are not at work?

I do not have much spare time, but I think it is very important to get physical training. I enjoy running, going to the gym and swimming. I am born in Trøndelag in Norway where I am, as we say, “born with skis on my feet”. I have run in the skiing tracks of Therese Johaug. My two daughters are very important to me and I prioritize quality time with them. Besides that I love seeing friends.

In the summer I am very fond of going to the Sun Coast in Spain every summer to get more energy for new projects. When I am in Spain I will work some hours as well, which is something I like to do.

Consultants

Our advisors have been working hard, and some have been traveling as well.

Henning went to visit some customers and some candidates in Trønderlag, while Britt have met one of her candidates.

Also a new advisor have started, her name is Rikke. And have started her job excellent.

Henning took a ferry when he was in Trønderlag.

It is important to get some fuel while out travelling as well.

We like to welcome to Rikke!

Britt have been sightseeing with one of her candidates.

In Sweden they are also working to get our candidates out to good positions. We have also hired a new consultant for recruitment, her name is Johanna.

Research

Much have happened in the researchteam since the last time. Our former Head of Research Magdalena have left us for new challenges, we had a last lunch to thank her for her service for us, and wish her the best in the coming years.

We have of course gotten a new Head of Research, her name is Monica and have established well in the role as “Head of research”.

Our teamleader for the telemarketing team Ida have also established, and the team are working hard many days a week, and we have some new faces in the telemarketing team as well.

In Alta a new person is hired, and will start next week.

Weekly doctor joke

What’s the difference between a general practitioner and a specialist?

One treats what you have, the other thinks you have what he treats.