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Job Number: 41810
Department: Department of Health 
Job Title: Optometrist 
Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 13 (HK$27,340 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 23 (HK$44,325 per month). 
Entry Requirements: Candidates should have –
(a) been registered in Part I of the Register of Optometrists under the Supplementary Medical Professions Ordinance, Chapter 359;
(b) a valid Practising Certificate issued by the Optometrists Board; and
(c) met the language proficiency requirements of “Level 2” or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, or equivalent [See Notes (2)]; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.

(Remarks: Candidates may be invited to attend a written test.) 
Note: (1) Candidates should submit a copy of supporting documents of relevant qualification/work experience.
(2) For civil service appointment purpose, Grade “C” and Grade “E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3” and “Level 2” respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(3) For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment. 
Duties: An Optometrist is mainly deployed on –
(a) providing evaluation on visual acuity and visual functions, using drugs approved by the Optometrists Board in the course of practice and making referrals for further examination and treatment;
(b) providing optometric care and advice;
(c) working with other professionals in the planning of optometry services and provision of support services;
(d) participating in optometric research and development/setting up of assessment tools, conducting and participating in health promotion activities and health education programme/projects, and giving talks and lectures; and
(e) performing related administrative duties.

(Remarks: May be required to work irregular hours.) 
Terms of Appointment: A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms. 
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.
(c) 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 selection 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 http://www.csb.gov.hk 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 contact address below.
(j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible. 
How to apply: The application period for the post of Optometrist is from 24 May 2019 (Friday) to 6 June 2019 (Thursday).

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 (http://www.csb.gov.hk).

Completed application form, together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts and documentary proof of working experience should reach the enquiry address indicated below on or before the closing date for application. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. Please clearly mark on the envelope “Application for the post of Optometrist in Department of Health”.

Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Copies of academic certificates, transcripts and documentary proof of working experience should reach the enquiry address indicated below on or before 13 June 2019 (Thursday). Please clearly mark on the envelope “Application for the post of Optometrist in Department of Health”, and quote the online application number on the envelope and every page of the copies of the documents.

Applicants should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post.

Applicants should list in details the relevant academic qualifications as well as working experience in the application form. Please do not send originals of transcripts/certificates. Applications not made in the prescribed form, submitted by fax or email, or which are incomplete or late will not be considered.

Candidates who are not invited for written test and/or selection interview in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. 
Enquiry Address: Appointments Unit, Department of Health, Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong 
Enquiry Telephone: 2961 8527 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 06/06/2019 23:59:00 
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s): Job Market Magazine (24 May 2019 and 28 May 2019); Ming Pao Daily News (24 May 2019 and 31 May 2019) 
Application via Internet: Online GF340 
Advertising Date 24/05/2019