Senior Medical and Health Officer (Pathology), Department of Health (Ref: 44014)

Department: Department of Health

Publish Date: 2021-02-26 15:00:00

Job Title: Senior Medical and Health Officer (Pathology)

Salary (Monthly): $117580

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should -

(a) have a medical qualification registrable in Hong Kong under the Medical Registration Ordinance, Cap. 161; and
(b) have one of the following relevant higher qualifications in the relevant specialties of Pathology, Clinical Microbiology and Infection and a minimum of five years of post-registration experience in the relevant specialties :

  • Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Pathology); or
  • Specialist registered under the relevant specialty in the Specialist Register of the Medical Council of Hong Kong; or
  • Specialist or equivalent status conferred by a competent authority outside Hong Kong; and
    © meet the language proficiency requirements of Level 1 or above results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent (See Notes (1)); and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.


    (a) To oversee laboratory operation and the quality management system of the Microbiology Division under the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch.

    (b) To monitor the trends of various infections through surveillance and epidemiological study of laboratory data for timely control measures.
    © To liaise with external healthcare workers on the prevention and control of infection.
    (d) To perform training, staff management as well as administrative duties.

(Remarks: Selected candidates may be required to work shifts outside normal working hours and perform on-call duties.)

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidates will be appointed on civil service agreement terms for three years. The offer of further appointment is solely at the discretion of Government. A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes, equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.

General Notes:

(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.

(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
© Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the recruitment interview/ written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(i) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below enquiry address.

How to apply:

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website at (

The application period for the post of Senior Medical and Health Officer (Pathology) is from 26 February 2021 to 11 March 2021. Applicants should state in detail in the application form their relevant experience, qualifications, progress of completion of specialist training (if any), and registration number in the Medical Council of Hong Kong under the Medical Registration Ordinance Cap.161. Completed application forms together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant professional certificates should reach the enquiry address indicated on or before the closing date for application. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope.

To avoid unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents by post to the below enquiry address indicated within one week after the application. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting document. Please do not send originals of transcripts/ certificates.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview and/or written test will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about six to eight weeks after the application is received. Those who are not invited for interview and/ or written test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Appointments Section, Department of Health, Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2961 8526

Application Start Date: 2021-02-26 15:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-03-11 23:59:00