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), or equivalent;
(d) be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English; and
(e) preferably have at least three years of relevant post-registration working experience.
For 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.
A Contract 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.
(1) Free uniform and laundry provided.
(2) Required to perform shift or on-call duties or work extended hours.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.
(a) An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(b) Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity/ paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions in the Employment Ordinance.
(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) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(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) 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.
(f) 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 any further shortlisting criteria.
(g) 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 indicated enquiry address.
(h) Towards the application deadline, the 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.
The application period for the post of Contract Nurse is from 17 April 2015 (Friday) to 30 April 2015 (Thursday). 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 30 April 2015 (Thursday) with the envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Contract Nurse”.
Applicants should state in detail in the application form their academic attainments, relevant working experience and registration number in the Register of Nurses.
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 8526.
Appointments Unit, Department of Health, 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 (17 & 24 April 2015), Job Market Magazine (17 & 21 April 2015)