HK$ 46,665 per month plus end-of-contract gratuity
Candidates should –
(a) have a Hong Kong bachelor degree in Pharmacy (Chinese Medicine), or equivalent; or have graduated from university of Chinese medicines registered under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China with main stream in Chinese medicines;
(b) have very rich knowledge and at least 10 years practical experience in assessment and evaluation of quality, safety and efficacy of proprietary Chinese medicines and/ or Chinese herbal medicines; and
(c) possess good written Chinese skill (preference would be given to candidates with good command in Putonghua ).
[Remarks : All candidates should forward curriculum vitae including personal particulars, academic qualification attained, years of experience and detailed description of previous job responsibilities.]
(a) To study and review Hong Kong existing regulatory system of Chinese medicines and provide expert opinion and technical support on the development of Chinese medicines in Hong Kong;
(b) To liaise and meet with Mainland and overseas drug regulatory authorities for the control of Chinese medicines;
(c) To provide assistance in planning projects and implementing control in relation to proprietary Chinese medicines and Chinese herbal medicines and formulate suitable guidelines for trade references;
(d) To provide professional input on any amendments to Schedules 1 and 2 of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance;
(e) To provide expert comment on the reports regarding toxicity, stability, quality specification, efficacy, etc. of the proprietary Chinese medicines;
(f) To provide expert comment on the reports regarding identification of the Chinese herbal medicines;
(g) To plan and provide necessary training to the professional staff for the enforcement of regulations on Chinese medicines; and
(h) To carry out any other duties as assigned by seniors.
[Remarks : May be required to work shift and irregular hours. ]
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Department and the performance of the candidate.
(a) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485), equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period; and
(b) Candidates appointed are eligible for 14 days’ paid annual leave. Other benefits such as rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave/ paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the Employment Ordinance (Cap.57).
(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 candidates 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.
(g) The period of notification of recruitment examination and/ or interview may be longer when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications requiring a longer processing time for the applications.
(h) 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.
(i) 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. Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website.
The application period for the position of Chinese Medicine Officer is from 3 (Friday) to 10 (Friday) July 2015. Applicants should list in details 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 enquiry address on or before 10 July 2015 (Friday). Please clearly mark on the envelope “Application for the position of Chinese Medicine Officer”.
For online application, copies of documentary proof of academic certificates/ transcripts and working experience should reach the enquiry address within one week after closing date for application, i.e. on or before 17 July 2015 (Friday). Please clearly mark on the envelope “Application for the position of Chinese Medicine Officer”, 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 enquiry telephone number.
Appointments Unit, Department of Health, Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong