Department of Health seeks qualified doctors outside Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Department of Health seeks qualified doctors outside Hong Kong for the positions of Non-civil Service Contract Doctor (without Full Registration) and Contract Doctor (without Full Registration) (Child Assessment).

Eligibility requirements

The entry requirements are as follows.  Candidates should have –

(a) an acceptable overseas medical qualification registrable with a medical authority outside  Hong Kong (please see Remarks below); and

(b) a good command of spoken and written Chinese and English; and preferably can speak fluent Cantonese.

Department of Health

The Department of Health is the Government's health adviser and agency to execute health policies and statutory functions.  Its mission is to safeguard the health of the people of Hong Kong through promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services as well as fostering community partnership and international collaboration.

The job duties of the position include clinical and non-clinical duties in the following programme areas: (a) statutory functions; (b) disease prevention; (c) health promotion; (d) curative care; and (e) rehabilitation.

[Remarks : Experienced doctors who are not fully registered with the Medical Council of Hong Kong and not yet acquired the relevant qualifications set out in the entry requirements may apply for the position.  If necessary, assistance would be given to the successful candidate(s) to register with the Medical Council of Hong Kong to practise under limited registration.]


Applications for the post of Contract Doctor (without Full Registration) are accepted all year round.   Completed application forms together with copies of documentary proof of possession of the required academic qualifications (e.g. transcripts, certificates, etc.), should be sent to the Appointments Unit, Department of Health, Room 1807, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. 

Passage of the Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill 2018

The Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill 2018 was passed by the Legislative Council on 28 March 2018.  One of the objectives of the Bill is to extend the validity period and renewal period of limited registration from not exceeding one year to not exceeding three years.  With the passage of the Bill, it is expected that more flexibility can be provided to facilitate practice of qualified non-locally trained doctors in Hong Kong under limited registration to alleviate the imminent manpower shortage.  This arrangement also applies to the non-locally trained doctors recruited by the Department of Health under limited registration.


Application Forms in English and in Chinese [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)].  Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's websiteJob numbers are 40221 and 40248

For details of the job (including application procedures,duties, terms of appointment and fringe benefits), please refer to the attached advertisement notice.
A promotional brochure of the Department of Health on recruitment of non-locally trained doctors is attached.

Department of Health's website

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