Master Pay Scale Point 15 ($25,600) per month to Master Pay Scale Point 25 ($41,200) per month
Candidates should – (a) possess a Certificate of Registration (Part I) issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong [Note (i)], or equivalent; (b) possess a valid practising certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong [Note (i)]; and (c) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination [Note (ii)], or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese.
(i) Candidates expecting to have possessed a Certificate of Registration (Part I) and a valid practising certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong on or before the closing date for application (i.e. 23 February 2015) may also apply. Consideration for appointment will be subject to their fully meeting the prescribed entry requirement. (ii) For civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth. (iii) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs. Candidates who are invited to attend the recruitment interview will be assessed on their BL knowledge through a written test to be conducted immediately before or after the recruitment interview. The BL test result will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate.
A Registered Nurse is mainly deployed on – (a) carrying out inspection of residential care homes and advising and monitoring improvement/remedial measures to be carried out by the residential care homes for the issue of licence under relevant licensing scheme; (b) carrying out general nursing duties to persons including the physically or mentally disabled, children in need of care and protection and juvenile offenders, and supervising and giving advice and guidance to other staff in the provision of medical and domestic care when required; and (c) providing assistance on matters relating to clinical issues of tenders and contracts monitoring.
Remarks: (1) may be required to work irregular hours and perform shift, on-call or standby duties; (2) may be required to wear uniform which is provided free; and (3) subject to deployment to any places.
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. (b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment. (d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made. (e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes. (f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing. (g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview. (h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. (i) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address. (j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Applications must be made on the form G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013), which is obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applicants must provide a detailed account of their relevant post-qualification working experience and their registration number in the Register of Registered Nurse (if applicable) in the application forms. Completed application forms should reach the Appointments Section, Social Welfare Department, Room 754, 7/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong on or before the closing date for application (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application). Please specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Registered Nurse”. On-line application can also be made through Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applications which are incomplete, late and applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be considered. Applicants who are holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority should submit copies of their official transcripts, certificates and other documents in support of their qualifications to the above address on or before 2 March 2015. The title of the post being applied for and on-line application number, where applicable, should be quoted on the envelope and on every page of the copies of the document. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email address on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to twelve weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Section, Social Welfare Department, Room 754, 7/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (6 February 2015) and South China Morning Post (7 and 14 February 2015)