Vacancy Brief Description
1. The Director General (People Management), Ministry for Health invites applications for the position of Medical Consultant Geneticist on Locum Basis in the Department of Pathology at Mater Dei Hospital, in the Ministry for Health.
3. The Salary attached to the position of Medical Consultant Geneticist on locum basis is equivalent to Salary Scale 4 which in the year 2020 is €36,014.
4. The job duties for the position of Medicall Consultant Geneticist on locum basis may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.
Further details of the job description for the position may be obtained from the People and Standards Division, Ministry for Health, 15, Palazzo Castellania, Merchants Street, Valletta, VLT 1171 which may also be contacted through email on email@example.com.
5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
- 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”.
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.
- able to communicate in Maltese and English language;
It is hereby being noted that candidates who are not able to communicate in the Maltese Language may still be considered as long as the selected candidate provide evidence of basic proficiency in the Maltese language 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. Consultants who would have not obtained this certification within the probationary period, will be given a one time extension to successfully obtain this certification. Any related course and assessment fees are to be paid by prospective selected candidate. However, such expenses may be claimed through the Continuous Medical Education (CME) Scheme.
5.2 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must furthermore be:
i. listed in the Specialist Register of Genetics kept by the Medical Council of Malta; or
ii. approved for inclusion in the Specialist Register of Genetics kept by the Medical Council of Malta; or
iii. a. in possession of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) issued by the Specialist Accreditation Committee of Malta for the relevant profession which shows that the applicant has completed such specialist training as may be prescribed for Genetics; or
b. in possession of a specialist qualification equivalent to the CCST for Genetics, which is issued by the competent authority in another EU member state, as listed in Part 1b of the Second Schedule of the Health Care Professions Act of Malta; or
c. in possession of any other specialist qualification provided that this must be accompanied by a formal recognition statement by the Specialist Accreditation
Committee of Malta, stating that the qualifications/experience are sufficient for a doctor to be registered with the Medical Council of Malta as a specialist in Genetics.
5.3 The successful candidate eligible under paragraph 5.2 (iii) (b) and paragraph 5.2 (iii) (c) above must be listed in the Specialist Register kept by the Medical Council of Malta and must also be fully registered with the Medical Council of Malta before appointment.
5.4 Candidates applying in terms of paragraph 5.2 (iii) (b) or paragraph 5.2 (iii) (c) above must obtain a recognition statement from the Specialist Accreditation Committee of Malta confirming that their qualifications may be considered as an equivalent to the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) issued by the Specialist Accreditation Committee of Malta. In case of any difficulty, the advice of the Specialist Accreditation Committee of Malta is to be sought.
For ease of reference, the website of the Specialist Accreditation Committee of Malta may be consulted at (https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/sph/Pages/Specialist-Accreditation-Committee.aspx).
5.5 Candidates applying in terms of paragraph 5.2 (iii) (b) or paragraph 5.2 (iii) (c) and who are required to present a statement by the Specialist Accreditation Committee as specified in paragraph 5.4 should include a copy of that statement with their application and present the original at the interview. Candidates not in possession of the required statement may still apply, provided that they submit a copy of the statement as soon as it is available and in any case, by not later than the closing date of this call for applications. Applicants who fail to present the required statement within the one-month period for reasons beyond their control may request an extension of this time limit, up to a further one month, from the Head of Department receiving the applications, indicating clearly the reasons for the delay. Requests for an extension beyond this period are to be submitted for the consideration of the Public Service Commission.
Public Officers applying for this post must be confirmed in their current appointment.
5.6 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).
5.7 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.6 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
- 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