Work in Singapore Doctors

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Calling All Foreign Doctors To Work In Singapore

Dear doctors, first enjoy a short slideshow:

 


How many of you think Singapore needs more doctors?  Why?

Because we live longer, we become more choosy and expect more and better medical care and attention, and also we are more unhealthy.

The situation now is such that, for example at Tan Tock Seng Hospital Emergency Department, we’ll have to wait at least four to six and even sometimes 12 hours before we can get a bed.

For Elective, sometimes it requires six weeks.

On average, the occupancy rate is about 90%.

In Singapore, we have five restructured Hospitals, namely Alexandra Hospital, Changi General Hospital, National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is under construction, Jurong General Hospital and another Hospital in SengKang are being planned.  And Parkway Group is building a private hospital next to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

This would lead to even more demand for doctors.  Where does this manpower come from?

Singapore’s Medical School can only produce 200 to 300 doctors every year.

We have a doctor-patient ratio of one is to five.  We  would need more than 1000 doctors by 2015.

We would need many more doctors  if we hope to achieve a ratio of one to two, which Developed Countries practice. 

If we factor in the number of people in Singapore when more tourists come to Singapore after the completion of the Integrated Resorts in Sentosa and at Marina Bay, even more doctors would be needed.

Also, don’t forget that some of the existing doctors would want to retire too.  And oh, I almost forgot to mention that Singapore is also known for its affordable, world-class medical tourism.

So if you are from one of the Medical Schools in the Singapore Medical Council List  you would stand a very good chance to get to work in Singapore. 

So come on over to Singapore where the salary is good. And some Hospitals would even give you a housing allowance of say between S$800 to S$1,500 depending on which grade you are in.  At Tan Tock Seng Hospital there is even a child care centre, which is located on the fourth floor.

Also the living environment and the education for your children is safe. 

Another very important factor to consider is that, in Singapore, your future remuneration and promotion is based on meritocracy.

For Singaporeans and Malaysians who have gone overseas to study and are graduating soon, you are most warmly welcomed to work in Singapore as a Medical Officer.

Send in your applications now because generally the processing time is about one to two months, where we would even verify with your University that you graduated there.  And after that, who knows, you might just be very blessed and be called up for an interview.

For doctors from non-English speaking countries, you have to pass an English course.

Currently Burma and Philipines are not recognized but you may apply because the Singapore Medical Council may issue temporary registration, especially for positions in Emergency Department, Medical Discipline and Pathology.  So, give yourself a chance.

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Doctors Job In Singapore, Psychiatrists, Pharmacists, Counsellors

I would like to inform you that a Job Placement Agency has received many requests from a number of hospitals in Singapore to head hunt for doctors to fill the many vacancies ranging from Medical Officers to Specialists. Psychiatrists are the most urgently needed doctors in Singapore, especially in the subspecialties of Forensic Psychiatry and Gambling Addiction Psychiatry.

If you or if you know of anyone who would like a doctors job in Singapore please send a cover letter and resume (also called CV) to me. I will then send them to the Job Placement Agency for further processing.

If a hospital wants to interview the doctor, then the doctor only has to pay S$200 to the job placement agency as an administration fee. There are no other agency fees to be paid.

The applicants must be holders of at least a relevant Bachelor degree awarded by Universities recognized by the Singapore Medical Council. Please refer to the: List of Registrable Basic Medical Qualifications and the List of Registrable Postgraduate Medical Qualifications.

There are also many vacancies for Pharmacists. Again if you know of anyone interested to work as a Pharmacist in Singapore ask him/her to send a CV and a Cover letter to me. Click here to check the List of Singapore Pharmacy Council-Recognised Overseas Qualifications.

Also in view of the two Integrated Resorts opening in Singapore in the coming few months, Singapore needs to employ more Counsellors to counsel problem gamblers in Singapore.

So if you know of anyone who wants to work as a Counsellor please also ask him/her to send a Cover letter and Resume to me.

For your information the websites for the two integrated resorts are attached below.

Resorts World At Sentosa

Marina Bay Sands

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Cardiologist, Psychiatrists, Radiologist, Radiographer, Sonographer, Ultra Sonographer, Generic Medicine, Other Specialist Doctors Job In Singapore

I have just received a request for applications for Cardiologist, Psychiatrists, Radiologist, Radiographer, Sonographer, Ultra Sonographer, Generic Medicine, and Other Specialist Doctors Job In Singapore.

Foreign Doctors who meet the following requirements will be granted conditional registration by Singapore Medical Council and able to work under the supervision of a fully registered Medical Practitioner.

• Age 25 - 50; and
• Holders of at least a relevant Bachelor degree awarded by university recognized by the Singapore Medical Council (Please refer to the List of Registrable Basic Medical Qualifications and the List of Registrable Postgraduate Medical Qualifications which are recognised by the Medical Council currently) ; and
• Proficiency in English language – Written & Spoken is required; and
• IELTS score of at least 6.01; and
• Qualified and Registered as a Medical Doctor with the relevant Medical Council in your home country; and
• 3 years of relevant work experiences in well established hospitals in your home country; and
• Hold a certificate of experience as proof of satisfactory completion of housemanship; and
• Is currently in active clinical practice.

All applicants will be accepted upon passing admission interview conducted by Johen International Career Consultancy.

For Applicant who does not meet the entry requirements may apply. The management will assess applicant on a case by case basis subject to final approval by Johen International Career Consultancy.

Note: Applicant who does not meet the English Proficiency level will be required to enrol in an English Language Course of 3 months in duration (additional course fees of S$1,800). English course fees S$ 1,800 paid will not be refunded under All circumstances.

Yes! I Want To Work As A Cardiologist/Psychiatrist/Radiologist/ Radiographer/Sonographer/Ultra Sonographer/Generic Medicine/ Other Specialist Doctors Job In Singapore.


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Doctors-Cardiologist Job In Singapore

There is presently a demand and request for Cardiologist to work in Singapore.

Foreign Doctors who meet the following requirements will be granted conditional registration by Singapore Medical Council and able to work under the supervision of a fully registered Medical Practitioner.

• Age 25 - 50; and
• Holders of at least a relevant Bachelor degree awarded by university recognized by the Singapore Medical Council (Please refer to the List of Registrable Basic Medical Qualifications and the List of Registrable Postgraduate Medical Qualifications which are recognised by the Medical Council currently) ; and
• Proficiency in English language – Written & Spoken is required; and
• IELTS score of at least 6.01; and
• Qualified and Registered as a Medical Doctor with the relevant Medical Council in your home country; and
• 3 years of relevant work experiences in well established hospitals in your home country; and
• Hold a certificate of experience as proof of satisfactory completion of housemanship; and
• Is currently in active clinical practice.

All applicants will be accepted upon passing admission interview conducted by Johen International Career Consultancy.

For Applicant who does not meet the entry requirements may apply. The management will assess applicant on a case by case basis subject to final approval by Johen International Career Consultancy.

Note: Applicant who does not meet the English Proficiency level will be required to enrol in an English Language Course of 3 months in duration (additional course fees of S$1,800). English course fees S$ 1,800 paid will not be refunded under All circumstances.

Doctors - Psychiatrist Job In Singapore

There is presently a demand and request for Psychiatrist to work in Singapore.
  • Foreign Doctors who meet the following requirements will be granted conditional registration by Singapore Medical Council and able to work under the supervision of a fully registered Medical Practitioner.

    • Age 25 - 50; and
    • Holders of at least a relevant Bachelor degree awarded by university recognized by the Singapore Medical Council (Please refer to the List of Registrable Basic Medical Qualifications and the List of Registrable Postgraduate Medical Qualifications which are recognised by the Medical Council currently) ; and
    • Proficiency in English language – Written & Spoken is required; and
    • IELTS score of at least 6.01; and
    • Qualified and Registered as a Medical Doctor with the relevant Medical Council in your home country; and
    • 3 years of relevant work experiences in well established hospitals in your home country; and
    • Hold a certificate of experience as proof of satisfactory completion of housemanship; and
    • Is currently in active clinical practice.

    All applicants will be accepted upon passing admission interview conducted by Johen International Career Consultancy.

    For Applicant who does not meet the entry requirements may apply. The management will assess applicant on a case by case basis subject to final approval by Johen International Career Consultancy.

    Note: Applicant who does not meet the English Proficiency level will be required to enrol in an English Language Course of 3 months in duration (additional course fees of S$1,800). English course fees S$ 1,800 paid will not be refunded under All circumstances.

    Yes! I Want To Work As A Psychiatrist In Singapore!

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    Doctors Want A Job In Singapore-Here Are Their Top 12 Reasons

    I have heard doctors from around the region as well as from other parts of the world say that they like or would like to work in Singapore.  Below you will find their top 12 reasons for saying so.

    1. Singapore Has A World-Class Infra-Structure

    It has many centres of medical excellence including the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.  More growth is coming our way. The Khoo Teck Puat hospital is planned to be opened in 2010, the Jurong General Hospital in 2015.

    2. Singapore Has Leading Medical Advances And Technology

    With more and more academics and medical researches and the Duke-NUS  Singapore Graduate Medical School we will create  medical breakthroughs. Singapore has already succeeded in growing liver cells.  It was the first in Asia to perform a combined kidney and bone-marrow transplant. 

    3. Singapore’s Medical Research Is Thriving

    Biopolis Phase I was opened in September 2003 and Phase II was opened in October 2006.  The Biopolis is a purpose-built biomedical research hub where researchers from the public and private sectors are co-located.

    4. Singapore Is A Hotspot For Knowledge Exchange For Medical Professionals

    Singapore is strategically located and well connected.  Thus it is a popular place for international medical conferences and meetings.

    Some conferences that Singapore hosted included the International Medical Eye Congress, the Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology, the 3rd 2005 World Congress of Nephrology, the 18th Wonca World Conference - Genomics & Family Medicine,  and the 13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008.

    Another fine example of conference was the 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Technology (ICBBT 2009) held in Singapore on 17-20 April 2009.

    5. There Is Increasing Opportunities In Research, Training And Service

    There are more than 80 healthcare-related companies in Singapore. 

    Just to name a few, we have Glaxo-SmithKline, Baxter Healthcare, Philips Healthcare and Siemens Medical.

    The growth of these Companies offers wide opportunities for medical professionals in the areas of research, teaching and patient service.

    6. Singapore Is A Dynamic Medical Hub

    It’s aim is to become Asia’s premier medical hub and to  attract 1 million foreign patients annually by 2012. 

    7. Affordable Cost Of Living

    Singapore has one of the lowest income taxes in the world.  Coupled with the provision of quality housing & schools, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2005 have ranked people in Singapore as having the best quality of life in Asia. 

    8. Singapore Is A Vibrant Garden City

    Singapore has even been called a city in a garden.  It is also among the cleanest in the world.

    Daily living is easy with modern housing, transport, education and recreation.

    In 2003, PERC rated Singapore as having the “Best quality physical infrastructure in Asia”.  In 2005, the Economist also named Singapore as “the best place to live in Asia” because it has so many options for entertainment and dining.

    9. Singapore Is A Multi-Cultural Society

    Thus living in Singapore is a unique experience of diverse religions, cultures and ethnic backgrounds.  Singapore’s multi-cultural society of more than 4 million is reflected in its major ethnic groups: Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians.

    With such diversity, Singapore has always opened its arms to international talent from all over the world.

    10. Singapore Provides A Safe Home For All

    Singapore is well known as one of the most stable societies in Asia.  It does all it can to uphold racial and religious harmony. 

    11.  Doctors From Asian Countries Like Singapore’s Proximity To Their Homes

    Singapore is well liked by other Asians because it is near their home countries.  Besides, Singapore is also located near good tourist spots and would offer good quality lifestyle in the long term.

    12. Singapore Has Strict Laws On Drinking And Smoking

    Some of you who don’t drink or smoke would find the strict laws in Singapore good for you. 

    This is especially so for those who hate the smell of cigarette smoke.

    Do you want to work as a doctor in Singapore?  Click here.

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    More Information About Doctor’s Job In Singapore

    A Golden Chance

    For many foreigners, moving to Singapore will be an opportunity to gain professional experience overseas.  A foreign doctor’s spouse and children can come to Singapore as dependents. A foreign doctor is also eligible to apply for permanent residency.

    I know of an example of a foreigner from an Asian Country who came to Singapore about five years ago, who found a job as a medical officer at one of our restructured Hospitals.

    List of Public/Restructured General Hospitals in Singapore

    A photo of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, one of the restructured hospitals.
    tan tock seng hospital

    This foreign doctor that I was talking about is progressing well in his career and is now working at a higher level, namely, as a Registrar.

    Before coming to Singapore he did his MBBS and earned his MD degree in his home Country.  He then worked for about four years at a Hospital in his native Country.

    Many doctors from Asian countries prefer employment in Singapore compared to the US, UK or other Western Countries because they feel more comfortable with our culture.

    Some foreigners like Singapore because it is safe to work at night.  Some think that the education system is very good.
     
    Some people in Singapore say that their Australian friends like Singapore because they can hire a maid to do their household chores, whereas in Australia they don’t have a maid.

    However they don’t like the education system in Singapore.  That is not an issue to them because there is an Australian International School in Singapore.


    A Warm Reception

    If you are thinking of coming to Singapore I would like to assure you that you will find the process of coming to Singapore a relatively smooth and well-organized one.

    In general Singaporeans are a friendly people.  We would be ever eager to receive you when you arrive at our renowned Changi International Airport. 

    When you arrive in Singapore you will get a sense of belonging. That will give you a good start. 

    We would even help you find a house.

    Besides that we will also settle the formalities at the Ministry of Manpower to get an employment pass for you.

    We are a hospitable people, and we would even take you on a tour of Singapore to orientate you.

    You will also not have much problems adapting to the differences in the work culture between your Country and Singapore.

    One of the adjustments you may have to make  is that there is more paperwork and accountability in Singapore compared to most Countries in Asia. 

    However most of the foreign doctors have been able to settle into their jobs within two to three months.

    Learn from the experienced  doctors in Singapore

    One suggestion for foreign doctors who want to come to Singapore to work is to visit Singapore to get a feel for what it is like to live and work here.

    Arrangements can be made for foreign-trained doctors who want to work in Singapore to meet with local doctors to get an inside look at the Singapore working environment.

    You can thus find out about the professional development, work-life balance, and so on to see if it is what you want.

    Then if  the recruitment by the hospital  is successful and you accept a job offer you would have made a sound decision.

    Thinking of working as a doctor in Singapore? >> Click here to register

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    The Ministry Of Health To Recruit 4,500 For Health Sector

    The Ministry of Health wants to hire 4,500 positions over the next two years and another 1,700 after that.  Full Report Here.

    The Ministry of Health wants to hire 4,700 doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals like physiotherapists. This means an increase of 40%.

    The balance of 1,500 to be recruited would be support staff like administrative staff.

    The Ministry of Health and the Workforce Development Agency will subsidise training for 250 people who are mid-career switchers to become nurses or allied health professionals.

    The question is where does Singapore turn to for the big additonal number of doctors that it needs?

    You’re right, it’s got to turn to the foreign-trained doctors to work in Singapore.

    If you are a foreign-trained doctor and you are interested in a doctor’s job in Singapore, click here!

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