AO Foundation

The AO Foundation is a medically guided, not-for-profit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Founded in 1958 by a group of Swiss surgeons who shared one goal - delivering radically improved patient outcomes in the treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Today, the AO has a global network of over 460,000 surgeons, operating room personnel, and scientists in over 124 countries. It has over 18,700 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial (CMF), veterinary, and reconstructive surgery. Our mission is promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. HR approach We strive to invest in, maintain and develop as necessary qualified in-house human resources. Employees are our most valuable asset. We believe success in our mission depends on the collective efforts of a diverse workforce made up of individuals committed to excellence in service and performance. Value diversity Assure equal employment opportunity Relationships are based on mutual respect Provide fair and competitive salaries and benefits Employment conditions Flexitime model At least 25 vacation days Continued salary payment for illness- and accident-leaves during two years Accident insurance includes hospital treatment in a private ward Pension plan with extraordinary contribution by AO (60%) Funding for external training up to 100% Internal transfers Promotion within AO