Master Pay Scale Point 25 (HK$39,345 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 33A (HK$57,275 per month)
Candidates should have – (a) registered in Hong Kong as a Physiotherapist in Part Ia of the Register of Physiotherapists under the Supplementary Medical Professions Ordinance (Cap. 359); (b) a valid Practising Certificate issued by the Physiotherapists Board of Hong Kong; (c) at least 3 years of relevant post-qualification experience; and (d) met the language proficiency requirements of “Level 2” (Note 1) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese.
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. Results of the BL test for degree/ professional grades 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 qualification, experience and calibre.)
A Physiotherapist I is mainly deployed on – (a) conducting assessment of physical competence, providing support and therapy, and co-ordinating for the rehabilitation of clients; (b) performing related administrative duties including taking charge of a physiotherapy service unit; (c) assisting in the planning of physiotherapy service in the health service setting; (d) giving talks and lectures on physiotherapy, conducting related health promotion programmes, and producing health educational materials; (e) disseminating health information through mass media channels; (f) giving on-the-job training to junior staff and officers in other grades; and (g) participating in planning and conducting physiotherapy related research and health education projects. (Remarks: May be required to work irregular hours.)
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 indicated above. (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. For online application, it can be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website.
The application period for the post of Physiotherapist I is from 9 (Friday) to 23 (Friday) January 2015. Applicants should list in detail the relevant academic qualifications as well as working experience in the application form. For application by post, completed application form, together with copies of documentary proof of academic certificates/ transcripts and working experience should reach the indicated enquiry address on or before the closing date for application. Please clearly mark on the envelope “Application for the post of Physiotherapist I in Department of Health”. For online application, copies of documentary proof of academic certificates/ transcripts and working experience should reach the indicated enquiry address within one week after closing date for application. Please clearly mark on the envelope “Application for the post of Physiotherapist I in Department of Health”, and 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. Applications not made in the prescribed form, submitted by fax or email, or which are incomplete or late will not be considered.
Candidates who are not invited for written test and/ or selection interview within ten weeks from the closing date for application may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the indicated telephone number.
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: 9 & 16 January 2015 ; Job Market Magazine: 9, 13, 16 & 20 January 2015