This is an exciting opportunity to experience life in one of the world’s greatest cities! Singapore has a lot to offer including, having a healthcare system that is regarded as one of the best in the world, having a highly rated education system and also being South East Asia's travel hub, servicing flights to (well almost) anywhere!
- 600 bed teaching hospital with teaching opportunities available
- New and modern facility with state of the art facilities
- Excellent quality of life
- English speaking work environment
- Performance bonuses are available as well as annual salary increments
- Generous salary package
- Relocation assistance offered to foreign nationals
- Foodie's paradise
- Access to one of the world's most efficient transport systems
- A very low tax rate or 12.5-15% – that means more income left over for you to spend!
What's the role?
The Clinical Microbiologist will provide diagnostic and consultative clinical microbiology services to the hospital and participate in teaching, research, quality improvement and administrative activities.
The activities range from leadership of the Microbiology service, bench-level advice and management of the clinical microbiology service, validation of significant positive microbiology results, quality control of a medical diagnostic laboratory to communication of critical microbiology results, antimicrobial treatment and stewardship advice and other consultative services to staff of all clinical disciplines in the hospital.
This includes regular interaction with the hospital's infectious diseases service (and other clinicians), intensive care unit physicians and staff (including daily rounds) and the infection control unit and close collaboration with the other laboratory disciplines (and other units such as Pharmacy as the need arises).
Apart from the clinical duties stated above, there are administrative, research and educational commitments that are expected, including (but not necessarily limited to) serving on hospital and external (up to National-level) committees in roles related to the specialty, and the teaching of different levels of staff, including medical undergraduates, medical microbiology trainee doctors (including assuming supervisor-duties with the College), laboratory technical staff and nursing staff (including Infection Control Nurses).
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
- Fellowship with the Hong Kong Academy or College (FHKAM, FHKAM etc)
- 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 consultant and Senior consultant level for this department.
What does Singapore have to offer?
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 can Head Medical 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