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    Pharmacist on a full-time/part-time basis

     Reference No. Government Gazette dated 04/02/2022


    General Public - Rolling Call  

    Indefinite  

    Healthcare, Medical and Caring
    Published Date: 01/07/2022 12:00
    Closing Date: 30/09/2022 13:30
    Ministry: Ministry for Health

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View File Maltese 
View File Annex A - Duties 
1. The Director General (People Management), Ministry for Health invites applications for the post of Pharmacist on Full-time /Part-time basis in the Ministry for Health.

2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months. 

2.2 The salary for the post of Pharmacist is Salary Scale 9, which in the year 2022 is equivalent to, €23,353 per annum, rising by annual increments of €447.33 up to a maximum of €26,037.

2.3 A Pharmacist will progress to Scale 8, (€24,845 x €486.83 - €27,766 per annum) on completion of two (2) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance, during which the Pharamcist is subject to placements on a rotation system, as indicated by Management from time to time, within the various sections of the Public Service.

During this period of time in the grade of Pharamacist, successful candidates must obtain a Certificate of Completion of General Professional Training (CCGPT). Until such time that this Training programme is in place, this requirement will be waived.

2.4 A Pharmacist will be promoted to the grade of Senior Pharmacist in Scale 7 (€26,438 x €531.17 - €29,625 per annum) after six (6) years satisfactory service in the grade of Pharmacist.

Once the Certificate of Completion of General Professional Training (CCGPT) is up and running, progression to Senior Pharmacists at Salary Scale 7 will be after two (2) years of satisfactory service in Salary Scale 8 and successful completion of the CCGPT.

2.5 An appointee will be entitled to such other benefits and subject to such other conditions and obligations as may be stipulated in any pertinent agreement between the Government and the competent Union.

2.6 Lateral applications in the same grade from public officers are not allowed.

2.7 Accepting appointment in this grade signifies that any pending applications within the Public Service are automatically considered renounced, unless the latter are applications for SAAC positions or applications for a definite position when the officer concerned holds an indefinite appointment.


Duties

3.1 The job duties for the post of Pharmacist may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.

Further details of the job description of the post may be obtained from the People Management Division, Ministry for Health, 15, Palazzo Castellania, Merchants Street, Valletta, VLT 1171, which may also be contacted by email at recruitment.health@gov.mt.

3.2 An appointee may be required to perform duties in any of the health care services of the Government of Malta at the discretion of the Management.

3.3 Selected candidates may be required to perform duties on a shift basis including night duty according to the established rosters. Pharmacists engaged on part-time basis will be required to work on a minimum of 20 hours per week and deployed on a roster and section according to exigencies of the service.

Eligibility

4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
    1. citizens of Malta; or
    2. citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
    3. citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
    4. any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
    5. third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”; or
    6. in possession of a residence document issued in terms of the “Residence Status of United Kingdom Nationals and their Family Members in Malta in accordance with the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community Regulations”.
The advice of the Citizenship Unit within Community Malta Agency and the Expatriates Unit within Identity Malta Agency should be sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions.

The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation.  Jobsplus should be consulted as necessary on this issue.

(ii)(a) proficient in the Maltese Language. However, candidates who do not possess proficiency in the Maltese language will still be considered but must provide evidence of basic proficiency in the Maltese Language before confirmation of appointment, which is within one (1) year of engagement by being successful in the examination in Basic Medical Maltese for the Healthcare Profession Part 1 and Part 2 of the University of Malta. The course officially leading to this examination is the Course in Basic Medical Maltese for the Healthcare Profession Part 1 and Part 2 run by the Department of Maltese of the University of Malta. Any course or assessment fees are to be paid by prospective candidates. However, such expenses may be claimed through the Continuous Pharmacy Education (CPE) Scheme.

AND

(b) proficient in the English Language

Either

  • by providing proof by the interview date, that the primary qualification was undertaken in the English Language;

OR

  • by providing by the interview date, a valid certificate of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of average band score of 6 or above in the listening, reading, writing and speaking domains. A certified equivalent qualification to IELTS (Overall Band Score 6) e.g. GCSE/ Cambridge: Grade C, TOEFL (IBT): 60-80, CEFR: B2 will also be accepted.

OR

  • by providing documentation showing at least 6-month Full Time Equivalent certified work experience as a Pharmacist in the United Kingdom, Ireland or any other English Speaking country where English is the primary and/ or the official language.
AND

(iii) be in possession of a warrant to practice as Pharmacist in Malta.
   
       iv. Public Officers applying for this post must be confirmed in their current appointment.

4.2 (i) Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.

(ii) Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualification in question.

(iii) Furthermore, candidates who are currently following a recognised programme of study at a higher MQF level than that requested above will also be considered.  Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, and attained the required MQF level, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.

Furthermore, candidates who have not yet formally obtained the requisite specified in paragraph 4.1 (iii) will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they would qualify for such requisite by end December 2022. If selected, such candidates must produce the requisite indicated in paragraph 4.1 (iii) before appointment.

4.3 Public Officers holding a grade in a particular stream, and who were granted Officer in Scale status by virtue of a Grievances Unit decision in the same scale as that of a higher grade in that stream, are eligible to apply for grades open to officers holding such higher grade within the stream that carries the same scale as that of the Officer in Scale status.

The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Scale are reckonable for the purpose of satisfying any requisite years of service stipulated in calls for applications. 

Any other eligibility requisites for the post must be met in terms of this call for applications.

4.4 Public officers who currently hold an appointment as Officer in Grade are considered on a personal basis to pertain to the Class/Stream of their immediately previous substantive grade, and may apply on the basis of their current scale as Officer in Grade, which must be equivalent to, or higher than, what is required by this call for applications.

The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Grade are reckonable for the purpose of satisfying any requisite years of “service in the grade” as stipulated in calls for applications.

Any other eligibility requisites for the post/position must be met in terms of this call for applications

4.5 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for. In the case of applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service, the GP 47 is to be requested by the HR Unit of the ministry /department issuing the call for application from the Director responsible for HR where applicants are serving, while those applying from outside the Public Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have ever been in Government Service, giving details. 

4.6 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.5 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.

4.7 Applicants are obliged to immediately inform the Selection Board (if result has not yet been published, in which case the application should be withdrawn by the applicant) or the HR Unit within the issuing ministry / department (if result has been published) upon any change in the status of their appointment from the date of submission of their application until the closing date, or upon being called for appointment as a result, of this call for application, as the case may be. Non-observance of this instruction may lead to disciplinary action. On its part, at the start of the interview, the Selection Board will request the candidate to declare any changes in status of his/her current appointment from the date of submission of application.

4.8 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).

Ministry / Department :

 Ministry for Health

Contact Persons :

 Maureen Mahoney

Address :

Ministry for Health, 

15, Palazzo Castellania, 

Merchant Street, 

Valletta VLT 1171

Telephone :

 +356 22992604

Email address :

recruitment.health@gov.mt

  • Note

  • In case of conflict in interpretation of any part/s of a call for applications, the final interpretation should be that of the published Maltese version of the call for applications.