Vacancy Brief Description
(a) assisting in the delivery of health care in the hospitals and various health care settings of the Ministry for Health;
(b) working in the respective Department within the Ministry for Health. He/she will work at all times under the supervision of his/her seniors and will be directly accountable to the Consultant in charge;
(c) participating in academic activities organised within the respective Department;
(d) successfully completing the requirements of the Foundation Programme as specified in the Reference Guide together with those specified by the Malta Foundation School. Further information is available on the website http://www.fpdoctors.info;
(e) making use of the Information Technology systems which may be in operation within the Ministry for Health;
(f) performing any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.
4.2 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.
- citizens of Malta; or
- citizens of the 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”.
Applications will also be considered from candidates who are third country nationals and do not satisfy the criteria set out in paragraph 5.1 (i), provided that they satisfy the requirements stated in paragraph 5.1 (ii) to 5.3. The appointment of such candidates would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation.
(ii) have the ability to communicate in the English Language provided that due recognition will be given to candidates who also have the ability to communicate in the Maltese Language. Proficiency in the English Language will be accepted if applicants:
• Provide proof that the primary medical qualification was undertaken in the English Language;
• Provide a valid certificate of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) at the medium band score of 7.5 or above in each domain;
Furthermore, before confirmation of appointment, i.e. within twelve (12) months from engagement selected candidates must be successful in both Part 1 and 2 of the examination in ‘Basic Medical Maltese for the HealthCare Profession’ of the University of Malta. Failure to present evidence of successful pass by the end of probationary period (ie twelve months from engagement) will result in automatic termination of work contract. The course officially leading to this examination is the course in ‘Basic Medical Maltese for the HealthCare Profession’ run by the Department of Maltese of the University of Malta. Any course assessment fees are to be paid by prospective candidates. However, such expenses may be claimed through the Continuous Medical Education (CME) Scheme.
(iii) qualified with a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta or any other basic medical qualification First Degree at MQF Level 7 of five years or more from an accredited medical school in an EU Member State as per Part I (a) of the Second Schedule of the Health Care Professions Act (Cap. 464 of the Laws of Malta) by not earlier than 1st January 2016, provided that such candidates must obtain the said qualification prior to engagement.
(iv) (a) EITHER be listed in the Provisional Register kept by the Medical Council of Malta in terms of Article 11 sub-article 3 of the Health Care Professions Act (Cap. 464 of the Laws of Malta);
(b) in the case of graduates outside the University of Malta they must produce evidence in the Dean’s statement referred to in paragraph 5.1(v) that they would be eligible to be considered for registration by the start of the Foundation Programme, provided that such candidates must obtain a letter of intent from the Medical Council of Malta that their qualification is registrable and which letter must be attached with the application.
Furthermore, successful candidates must inevitably obtain the said registration prior to engagement. For ease of reference the website of the Medical Council of Malta is: https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/regcounc/medicalcouncil/Pages/Registers.aspx
(v) produce a Medical School Dean’s Statement (sample available at http://www.fpdoctors.info), which is signed, dated and stamped and completed in English, which comprises:
(a) permission to apply for the Foundation Programme in Malta;
(b) confirmation that applicant is of good standing at medical school and considered fit to practice Medicine;
(c) a verifiable academic ranking in deciles. Where information regarding the academic ranking is inconsistent with decile grading or missing, then the lowest academic score will be used;
(d) confirmation of whether primary medical qualification (including instruction, examinations and a significant amount of clinical contact with patients) was/ is being undertaken in English;
(e) the expected date of qualification, in the case of applicants who have not yet qualified.
5.3. Candidates who wish to seek eventual full registration from the Medical Council in a country other than Malta, should seek advice from the respective Medical Council as prospective approval from some of that country’s institutions may be required. Persons graduating from a UK Medical School who would like to eventually seek registration with the UK General Medical Council are advised to seek written approval from the post-graduate Dean before joining the Malta Foundation Programme. Further information on the above required documentation may be accessed at http://fpmalta.com/page/view/1578392943.
5.4. In addition to the requirements at 5.1 above, by the start of employment and training, applicants must:-
(i) be in possession of a valid recognised Basic Life Support Certificate;
(ii) show that they have understood and agreed to the minimum requirements for completion of the Foundation Programme by signing a Foundation School Training Agreement.
5.5. Successful candidates are to attend for the pre-employment medical examination and relevant investigations in Malta, one (1) week before taking up the position of Foundation Doctor. Failure to undertake the pre-employment medical examination on time will result in delays in provision of the employment licence and residence permit and consequently engagement.
5.6. The engagement of successful candidates who are not citizens of Malta, or who are not citizens of the European Union, with the exception of citizens of Croatia, would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation. Issue of an employment licence will depend on a satisfactory pre-employment health check. Jobsplus should be consulted as necessary on this issue. In the case of successful candidates who do not hold an employment licence, the application for an employment licence will be done by the employer.
- 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