Ministry for Health
Position of Resident Specialist (Medical Imaging) on Locum Basis in the Department of Medical Imaging in the Ministry for Health
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
1. The Director General (People Management), Ministry for Health, invites applications for the position of Resident Specialist (Medical Imaging) on Locum Basis in the Department of Medical Imaging in the Ministry for Health.
Duration of Assignment and Conditions
2.1 A selected candidate will enter into a one (1) year assignment as a Resident Specialist (Medical Imaging) on Locum basis in the Ministry for Health, which may be renewed for further periods subject to satisfactory performance.
2.2 The position of Resident Specialist (Medical Imaging) on Locum basis is subject to a probationary period of three (3) months.
2.3 Since this is a time-barred position, the position of Resident Specialist (Medical Imaging) on Locum basis falls under Regulation 7(4) of Subsidiary Legislation 452.81 entitled "Contracts of Service for a Fixed Term Regulations"
Salary Pegged to the Position
3.1 The salary for the position of Resident Specialist (Medical Imaging) on Locum basis is Salary Scale 5, that is €27,538 per annum, rising by annual increments of €640.67 up to a maximum of €31,382. It is being noted that the salary for the position of Resident Specialist on Locum basis is supplemented by allowances as specified by the sectoral agreement in force signed between the Government of Malta and the Medical Association of Malta (MAM) which renders the salary competitive.
Requests for further information regarding the remuneration package or other working conditions may be submitted on (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3.2 The appointee will be able to choose to work on a Contract A or Contract B basis.
4.1 The duties of Resident Specialist (Medical Imaging) on Locum basis include amongst others:
(a) forming part of the team within the Department of Medical Imaging and will be accountable to the Clinical Chairperson of the Department of Medical Imaging;
(b) participating in the day to day provision of routine and emergency medical care both for outpatients as well as for in-patients;
(c) performing clinical duties, which may include night duties according to established rosters within the Department of Medical Imaging, as may be required;
(d) liaising with colleagues who are on duty immediately before or after himself/herself to ensure adequate communication and continuity of patient care. He/she must liaise with other staff (nursing, allied health, technical and other staff of other departments) to ensure that necessary information on patient care and investigations required are fully understood;
(e) deputising for Consultants as necessary;
(f) supervising other medical staff under his/ her charge;
(g) performing residential on-call duties according to a roster tailored to the needs of the Department. He/she will take the necessary decisions concerning the management of patients and will refer to the Consultant on Call for advice as necessary and when appropriate;
(h) providing cover for other colleagues in an emergency or when on vacation or other leave;
(i) participating in any teaching or training programme for undergraduates or postgraduates, as required, and involving himself/ herself in on-going research programmes and any other activities organised by the department;
(j) establishing appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality of service and medical audit;
(k) being able to independently report plain film radiographs, general CT scans and ideally (though not necessarily) general MRI scans, supported by a log book;
(l) being able to independently conduct and report general ultrasound scans also supported by a log book;
(m) submitting to an initial assessment of radiological proficiency conducted by a board of at least two fully qualified radiologists nominated by the Chairperson of the Medical Imaging Department;
(n) may be required to perform night duties and waiting list initiative work with additional remuneration;
(o) carrying out any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary;
(p) making use of the Information Technology systems which may be in operation within the Ministry for Health.
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.
5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
(i) (a) citizens of Malta; or
(b) 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
(c) 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
(d) 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
(e) 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.
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 paragraphs 5.1(ii) to 5.5. 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) proficient in the English language;
Furthermore, selected candidates must 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. The Resident Specialist (Medical Imaging) on Locum basis who would have not obtained this certification within the probationary period of three (3) months, will be given a one-time extension of nine (9) months to successfully obtain this certification, prior to consideration of a further renewal. 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 Radiology kept by the Medical Council of Malta; or
(ii) approved for inclusion in the Specialist Register of Radiology kept by the Medical Council of Malta; or
(iii) (a) in possession of the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) issued by the Specialist Accreditation Committee (SAC) of Malta for Radiology, which shows that the applicant has completed such specialist training as may be prescribed for Radiology; or
(b) in possession of a specialist qualification equivalent to the CCST for Radiology, 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 Radiology.
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 qualification 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-AccreditationCommittee.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 applicaton 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 onemonth 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.
5.6 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 position must be met in terms of this call for applications.
5.7 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the position applied for (applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce a Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47); 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).
5.8 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.7 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
5.9 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).
Submission of Supporting Documentation
6.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal (https://recruitment.gov.mt). Under no circumstances should any such documents be submitted after two (2) working days from the closing date.
6.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
7.1 Eligible applicants will be assessed by a Selection Board to determine their suitability for the position. The maximum mark for this selection process is 100 and the pass mark is 50.
7.2 Due consideration will be given to applicants who, besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 5.1 to 5.6, have proven relevant work experience.
Submission of Applications
8. Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the People Management Division, Ministry for Health, 15, Palazzo Castellania, Triq il-Merkanti, Valletta VLT 1171, through the Recruitment Portal only (https://recruitment.gov.mt). Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant), and an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP47), in PDF format (in case of Public Service Employees) or a Certificate of Conduct in PDF format 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 (in case of non-Public Service employees), which are to be uploaded through the Portal. In the case of Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service, they are also to produce confirmation from the DCS of the Ministry where they are performing duties, that they are officially performing duties in such Ministry. The closing date of the receipt of applications is noon (Central European Time) of Friday, 13th September, 2019. A computer-generated e-mail will be sent as an acknowledgement of the application. Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained in the general provisions referred to below.
Other General Provisions
9. Other general provisions concerning this call for applications, with particular reference to:
applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;
reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;
submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
publication of the result;
the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
access to application forms and related details;
retention of documents,
may be viewed by accessing the website of the People and Standards Divison (https://publicservice.gov.mt/en/people/Pages/PeopleResourcingandCompliance/FormsandTemplates.aspx) or may be obtained from the People Management Division, Ministry for Health, 15, Palazzo Castellania, Triq il-Merkanti, Valletta VLT 1171. These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.
The website address of the Ministry for Health is (https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt), the fax number is +356 2299 2604 and the email address of the Division is (email@example.com).
30th August, 2019