Master Pay Scale Point 32 ($54,265) per month to Master Pay Scale Point 44B ($92,770) per month (See Notes (2)&(3)).
Candidates should have (a) a medical qualification registrable in Hong Kong under the Medical Registration Ordinance, Cap. 161; and (b) met the language proficiency requirements of "Level 1" or above results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent (See Notes (4)&(5)); and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.
(1) Preference may be given to candidates having completed the hospital-based training in the relevant specialty/ subspecialty. (2) Subject to prevailing situation, candidates may be granted increments for experiences in the relevant specialty/ subspecialty. (3) Applications from serving civil service Medical and Health Officer would normally not be considered. (4)(a) Candidates' results in the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers of the CRE are classified as "Level 2", "Level 1" or "Fail", with "Level 2" being the highest. (b) Grade "C" or above and Grade "D" in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) are accepted as equivalent to "Level 2" and "Level 1" results respectively in the UC paper of the CRE. (c) Grade "C" or above and Grade "D" in Use of English of the HKALE, or equivalent, are accepted as equivalent to "Level 2" and "Level 1" results respectively in the UE paper of the CRE. (d) Applicants with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test are considered as having met the English language proficiency requirement of the Medical and Health Officer post. The IELTS test result must be valid on the starting day of the application period, i.e. 28 November 2014. (5) 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 of 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 caliber. (6) For passage of probation bar and further appointment on permanent terms, officers should complete all required Basic Specialist Training (BST) in an assigned specialty/ subspecialty and pass all examination(s) related to BST as required by the relevant College under the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. Training for completion of BST in an assigned specialty/ subspecialty, including hospital attachments, may be arranged during the probationary period.
Mainly deployed on clinical and non-clinical duties in the following programme areas: (a) statutory functions; (b) disease prevention; (c) health promotion; (d) curative care; and (e) rehabilitation.
(Remarks: Selected candidates may be required to work shifts outside normal working hours and perform on-call duties.)
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years, or the time taken to complete the Basic Specialist Training and pass all related examination(s) (See Note (6)) , whichever is the later and subject to a maximum period of six years. Upon passage of probation bar, the officer 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. (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.
The application period for the post of Medical and Health Officer is from 28 November 2014 to 18 December 2014. Applicants should state in detail in the application form their relevant experience, qualifications, progress of completion of specialist training (if any), and registration number in the Medical Council of Hong Kong under the Medical Registration Ordinance Cap.161. Completed application forms together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant professional certificates should reach the enquiry address indicated on or before the closing date for application. Please clearly make on the envelope "Application for the post of Medical and Health Officer". On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk. For online applicants, copies of all relevant documents must be submitted to the enquiry address indicated within one week after close of application period. They should 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.
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 enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
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: 28 November and 5 December 2014; Job Market Magazine: 28 November and 2 December 2014