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Infectious Diseases Consultant – Tropical and sunny - Singapore

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 1101 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 Feb 2017
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An exciting job opportunity has become available for a consultant with an interest in Infectious diseases. Singapore has been voted number 1 in a survey by Bloomberg as the most efficient healthcare system in the world 2014 and it continues to rank in the top 10 of other prominent healthcare surveys taken around the world!

The English speaking, city state offers a delight to the senses, a year round tropical climate and the opportunity to also earn a low tax salary! With tremendous growth happening across the healthcare system, now is the ideal time to make a move to this bustling and thoroughly modern country.Singapore skyline with skycrapers

  • Award-winning 800+ bed hospital
  • Public hospital with teaching opportunities
  • Salaries average S$250,000-$305,000 plus with a host of employee benefits included such as child care, travel insurance, employee health cover, staff discounts and access to recreational facilities
  • Excellent career progression prospects
  • Continuous support with professional development
  • Performance bonuses are available as well as annual salary increments
  • Some relocation assistance offered to foreign applicants
  • A very low tax rate approx. 12.5% - 15%

The Role

As a Consultant within the Medicine Department you will be responsible for the treatment of a range of conditions. While the Department offers specialised care for patients with a wide spectrum of medical conditions, its doctors are trained in Endocrinology (diabetes), Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Respiratory Medicine and Rheumatology. Your role will focus around the delivery of Infectious Diseases and includes the following:

  • Antibiotic Utilisation
  • Clinical Trials
  • HIV Clinic
  • Infection Control
  • Infectious Exposure Management
  • Medical Centre for International Travellers
  • Nosocomial Infections (or hospital-acquired infections)
  • Research Laboratory

Singapore’s population is highly diverse; with a patient flow of Chinese, Malay, Indian and westerners as regular clientele, cultural appreciation is required.

What are we looking for?

The hospital is ideally looking for a specialist with one or more of the below:

  • Certification by one of the medical specialty boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • Specialist Certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT or CCST) awarded by a competent authority of the UK or Ireland
  • Certification by one of the Royal Colleges in Australia

Please note that the career path for a specialist in Singapore follows Associate consultant, Consultant and Senior consultant. 

We are supporting with hiring of specialists at Associate consultant and Consultant level for this department.


The Location

Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city populated with high-rise buildings and landscape gardens. Brimming with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture, Singapore is a dynamic city that’s rich in contrast and colour that embodies the finest of both East and West.

There are numerous shopping malls, museums, and dining and entertainment hotspots to choose from. Alternatively, you could choose to discover Singapore’s old world charm. You can explore and experience the island’s key historical landmarks or memorials or you could embark on a heritage trail and enjoy the sights and sounds at various cultural precincts, notably Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam.

What Head Medical can do for you

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Amanda Gregory

Senior Recruitment Consultant (Asia)

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5281 LinkedIn