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Old 18.02.2011, 22:46
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English speaking healthcare

Hello all,

I moved here about a month ago with my company. My girlfriend is sadly left behind in the UK, (same as about half the people on here probably!). Her speciality is healthcare. She currently carries responsibility for a budget in the region of 20m or so running departments across a few hospitals in London.

I'd kind of like her out here :-), the situation is a little odd as she's actually more senior and probably more successful than I am... but it's nicer here (Zurich) than London. I suspect equivalent job here does not exist, because there is nothing like the NHS, healthcare appears very fragmented. Does anyone know if there are jobs in that sector (not frontline) which can be done on the back of English only?

I suspect it would be tough :-(, would it be impossible?

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Old 19.02.2011, 14:44
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Re: English speaking healthcare

You're right when you say it would be difficult because there is no standardised health care system: everyone in CH is duty-bound to have some kind of affiliation to private health care [AFAIK] otherwise you are in contravention of the rules. These are individually run and the monthly premiums are sometimes horrendously expensive. Obviously they need qualified employees but without fluent German or French, it would be almost impossible. Take a little look under Comparis health schemes which should give you an idea.
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