Master Pay Scale Point 15 (HK$25,600 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 25 (HK$41,200 per month)
Candidates should – (a) possess a Certificate of Registration (Part I) issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong; (b) possess a valid practising certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong; (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 the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) [See Note (1)] , or equivalent ; and (d) be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.
(1) 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. (2) 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 on the same day. The BL test result will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate but will not affect his/ her eligibility for applying for civil service jobs. As a general principle, the main consideration for suitability for appointment remains a candidate’s qualifications, experience and caliber.
A Registered Nurse is mainly deployed on – (a) performing general nursing duties; (b) providing public health nursing service to clients; and (c) participating in health education and health promotion activities.
[Remarks : (1) free uniform and laundry provided; (2) required to perform shift or on-call duties or work extended hours; and (3) accommodation, messing and domestic services may be provided, for which charges are made.]
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 below 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:
Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are 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 at http://www.csb.gov.hk. Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
The application period for the post of Registered Nurse is from 6 February 2015 (Friday) to 18 February 2015 (Wednesday). Completed application forms should reach the Appointments Unit, Department of Health at Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong on or before 18 February 2015 (Wednesday) with the envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Registered Nurse”.
Applicants should state in detail in the application form their academic attainments, relevant working experience, registration number in the Register of Nurses and the Register of Midwives (if applicable).
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 and certificates to the indicated enquiry address within one week after the closing date for application. For applicants who apply online, please quote the online application number on the envelope and every page of the copies of the documents. Please do not send originals of transcripts/ certificates.
For applications submitted by post, the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. Applications which are incomplete, late, submitted by facsimile or email, or not made in the prescribed application form will not be considered.
Candidates who are selected for interview and/ or written test will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview and/ or written test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiry, please telephone the Appointments Unit of the Department of Health at 2961 8562.
Appointments Unit, Department of Health at Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (6 February 2015), Job Market Magazine (6 and10 February 2015)