Vacancy Brief Description
1. The Director General (People Management), Ministry for Health invites applications for the post of Staff Nurse on Full-time /Part-time basis in the Malta Public Service.
2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of one (1) year if appointed with a Degree in Nursing (Scale 10) and for a period of six (6) months if appointed with a Diploma in Nursing (Scale 12).
2.2 The salary for the post of Staff Nurse with Diploma at MQF Level 5 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits) is Salary Scale 12, which in the year 2020 is equivalent to, €18,142 per annum, rising by annual increments of €354 up to a maximum of €20,266. A Staff Nurse (with Diploma) will progress from Salary Scale 12 to Salary Scale 10, (which in the year 2020 is €20,603 x €407.67 - €23,049 per annum) on completion of three (3) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance. A Staff Nurse (with Diploma) shall progress from Salary Scale 10 to Salary Scale 9 (which in the year 2020 is €21,933 x €447.33 - €24,617 per annum), subject to the attainment of the relevant warrant to practice AND upon completion of five (5) years whole time equivalence of satisfactory service in the grade.
Staff Nurses with Diploma who obtain a BSc. Nursing Degree at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003), or its equivalent as determined by Management, during the course of their employment, are immediately placed in Scale 10 and then progressed to Scale 9 after two (2) years with Degree or five (5) year service in the class and attainment of warrant, whichever comes first.
2.3 The salary for the post of Staff Nurse in possession of a BSc (Nursing) degree at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) or its equivalent as determined by the Department of Health, following consultation with the Council of Nurses and Midwives (Malta), is in Salary Scale 10, which in the year 2020 is €20,603 per annum rising by annual increments of €407.67 up to a maximum of €23,049 per annum. A Staff Nurse (with Degree) will progress from Salary Scale 10 to Salary Scale 9 (which in the year 2020 is €21,933x €447.33 - €24,617 per annum) on completion of two (2) years service as Staff Nurse (with Degree) in Salary Scale 10 subject to satisfactory performance.
2.4 A Staff Nurse who in addition to requirements stated in paragraph 2.2 or paragraph 2.3, is in possession of an appropriate postgraduate Masters’ Degree at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2008) or PhD at MQF Level 8 shall be immediately placed in Salary Scale 8 (which in the year 2020 is €23,358 x €486.83 - €26,279 per annum) as Staff Nurse.
2.5 It is being noted that the salary for the post of Staff Nurse on a full-time/ part-time basis is supplemented by allowances as specified by the sectoral agreement in force signed between the Government of Malta and the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses.
3.1 The duties of Staff Nurse include:
(i) providing safe, effective and efficient care to a specified group of patients and participating in the education of junior/visiting staff and students;
(ii) giving information to the Charge Nurse and other members of staff to ensure the efficient and effective use of personnel and resources;
(iii) teaching and supervising junior staff and students according to own level of competence/experience;
(iv) making use of the Information Technology systems which may be in operation within the Ministry where one is assigned duties;
(v) performing any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.2. Appointees shall be posted in a respective Ministry according to the exigencies of the service and letters of appointment shall be issued by the Permanent Secretary of the respective Ministry.
3.3 Selected candidates may be required to perform duties on a shift basis including night duty according to the established rosters. Staff Nurses 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 services.
4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
- citizens of Malta; or
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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”.
The advice of the Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs within the 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 have to provide evidence of basic proficiency in the Maltese Language before confirmation of appointment, which is within one (1) year of engagement in case of Nurses appointed with a Degree and six (6) months in case of Nurses appointed with a Diploma by being successful in the examination in Basic Medical Maltese for the Healthcare Profession Part 1 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 run by the Department of Maltese of the University of Malta. Nurses engaged with a Diploma who would have not obtained this certification within the probationary period of six (6) months, will be given a onetime extension of six (6) months to successfully obtain this certification, prior to confirmation of their appointment. Any related course and assessment fees are to be paid by prospective selected candidates. However, such expenses may be claimed through the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme.
Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a recognized higher MQF level program of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
b. be proficient in the English Language;
• by providing proof by the interview date, that the primary nursing qualification was undertaken in the English Language;
• 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.
• by providing documentation showing at least 6-month Full Time Equivalent certified work experience as registered Nurse in the United Kingdom, Ireland or any other English Speaking country where English is the primary and/ or the official language.
(iii) in possession of a recognised qualification at MQF level 5 with a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent in Nursing or a comparable professional qualification AND in possession of a certificate of registration as First Level Nurse with the Council for Nurses and Midwives (Malta), or be listed in the Special Parts of the Register held by the Council for Nurses and Midwives (Malta) in respect of nurses trained in the different special areas recognised by the said Council;
(iv) in possession of a recognised qualification at MQF level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in Nursing or a comparable professional qualification AND in possession of a certificate of registration as First Level Nurse with the Council for Nurses and Midwives (Malta), or be listed in the Special Parts of the Register held by the Council for Nurses and Midwives (Malta) in respect of nurses trained in the different special areas recognised by the said Council.
Public Officers applying for this post must be confirmed in their current appointment.
4.2 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. A Master's qualification at MQF Level 7, or equivalent, must comprise a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2008.
Furthermore, candidates who have not yet formally obtained the requisites specified in paragraphs 4.1 (iii) or 4.1 (iv) will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they would qualify for such requisites by end February 2021. If selected, such candidates must produce the requisites indicated in paragraphs 4.1 (iii) or 4.1 (iv) 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 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for (applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47) issued not earlier than one (1) month from date of application; those applying from outside the 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).
4.5 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.4 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
4.6 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).
- All Calls for Applications close at 19:00 on the respective closing dates unless otherwise stated.
- 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