Master Pay Scale Point 5 (HK$14,245 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 8 (HK$17,200 per month).
Applicants should have –
(a) at least 2 years' working experience in a clinical/ dental/ chemical laboratory; and
(b) attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard.
(1) May be required to pass a trade test.
(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. Applicants who are invited to attend the selection interview will be tested orally on their BL knowledge during selection interview. The results of BL assessment will be taken into account only if two applicants are considered equal in all other aspects. As a general principle, the main consideration for suitability for appointment remains an applicant’s qualifications, experience and caliber.
A Laboratory Attendant is mainly deployed on –
(a) disinfecting and cleansing all laboratory equipment, instruments, benches, shelves, cabinets, etc;
(b) collecting, sorting, handling and preparation of specimens of the pathology laboratories or the forensic pathology laboratories for further processing; and disinfecting potentially infectious laboratory waste before subsequent disposal;
(c) assisting in the daily operation of and arranging regular maintenance of laboratory equipment and tools;
(d) assisting medical and technical staff in preparing for and performing laboratory tests, preparing simple reagents and processing laboratory forms/ items;
(e) breeding and taking care of animals and handling of animals for laboratory tests, disinfection and disposal;
(f) constructing wax bite blocks and special trays, pouring of models, repairing and addition of tooth to dentures, assisting in polishing and cleaning of dentures, receiving and dispatching of denture boxes; and
(g) preparing materials for training/ production uses and booking appointment.
(1) Required to wear uniform;
(2) Required to work irregular hours and shifts;
(3) Required to attend duties during typhoons and emergencies; and
(4) Subject to deployment to various laboratories.
Terms of Appointment:
A new appointee 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 (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
The application period for the post of Laboratory Attendant is from 10 April 2015 (Friday) to 17 April 2015 (Friday). Applicants should state in detail in the application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] their academic qualifications and working experience relevant to the entry requirements. Completed application forms should reach the enquiry address below on or before 17 April 2015 (Friday) with the envelopes clearly marked "Application for the post of Laboratory Attendant". On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk/). For applications submitted by post, the postmark date on the envelop will be regarded as the date of the application.
Applications which are incomplete, late, not duly signed by the applicants or without copies of the official transcripts and certificates required in General Note (i) above, where applicable, will not be considered. Applicants who are invited for the trade test/ selection interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for applications. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. Those applicants who are not invited for the trade test/ selection interview 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 (10 April 2015) and Job Market (10 April 2015 and 14 April 2015).