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An employer with the human touch

From the laboratory to the various treatments, working at CHUV means crafting the future of medicine. Our hospital is also considered to be the most attractive employer in Switzerland in the health field.

In Spring 2019, some 12,400 students from Swiss universities and specialised colleges surveyed by the Universum company placed CHUV at the top of a classification of 70 companies in the health sector. CHUV is the top employer in the canton of Vaud and a major training centre: it offers various research and innovation possibilities, as well as working conditions that aim to promote a better work-life balance.

Several key measures have been taken in this direction over the past few years, including jobsharing, remote working, part time and a progressive return to work following maternity leave. In terms of managerial culture, CHUV also stands out by placing emphasis on benevolent leadership, via the intermediary of its MicroMBA programme aimed at managers and future managers.

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Working at CHUV

CHUV is located two metro stops from the centre of Lausanne, an Olympic city on the banks of Lake Geneva and a stone’s throw from the Alps. The strength of our shared commitment to accomplishing our treatment, training and research missions can be found within every one of us and in the diversity within our teams.

A little over 40% of our members of staff work part time. New organisational methods such as jobsharing are practised, particularly by our trainee doctors, for the purposes of a better work-life balance. We also subsidise 260 creche places for the children of our employees.

As a university hospital, CHUV supports the professional training and progress of its employees. In addition to specialised training or courses leading to qualifications, our Training centre offers over 150 professional development courses each year. Our management training programmes – such as MicroMBA, aimed at managers – aim to develop a managerial culture based on collaboration, benevolent leadership, innovation and client focus.

Find a new challenge

Browse our job offers on our Careers site. Please note that these are published in French as we require a minimum B2 level in the French language for all staff members who come into contact with the patients and their families.

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