Job Title: Paediatrician
Open to: All English Speaking, Western Trained Speaking Currently Board Certified Paediatricians
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Job Type: Permanent, Direct Hire
Relocation: Yes there will be some financial help with some relocation costs
Salary: US$6,000 per month, net after taxes are paid by the employer
Start Date: Within 30 days after registration and work visa are approved. (Note: Registration takes around four months *after* the successful candidate provides all of the required documents. Physicians are expected to comply with all requests for information on a priority basis and submit the necessary documents within 30 days after offer is accepted. The Clinic will advise what documents are required for both registration and the work visa.)
Certification: The Medical Clinic will sort out your medical registration/license for you.
Work Status: The Medical Clinic will sort out your visas and registration
Benefits: One-way airplane ticket for the Doctor to Hanoi;
Housing for seven days upon arrival. They do not provide more long-term accommodations;
Free health care for you and your family;
Visas for you and those who may be coming with you;
Work approximately 44 hours per week, 5-1/2 days a week with no night duties;
Paid time off is approximately 21 days plus 14 local public holidays; and
Exceptional opportunity to experience multi-cultural diversity.
Be part of a team of western educated, trained and experienced physicians who have been with the clinic for a number of years and are part of a highly professional, collegial team.
This is a privately held healthcare organisation in Vietnam which provides primarily health care to expats who reside in Hanoi and others parts of Vietnam. They are the largest and first established foreign, privately held, international health care provider in Vietnam. They are building more outpatient clinics and also will have built a hospital for inpatients within 24 months to supplement fix clinics in major cities. They take pride in providing personalised support, excellent customer service and comprehensive medical care for the best value targeted to expats and local populations. Their team of physicians come from diverse locations such as the US, Canada, Israel, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, UK, Japan, Philippines, Australia, Argentina and Vietnam. This is a growing and thriving health care organisation with big growth potential and plans.
All contracts include a four months’ probationary employment period.
It’s important to understand that we are looking for more long-term candidates. Although the contracts are one-year contracts, all of their physicians have been with them for a number of years. The ongoing, continuation of Physician’s work is crucial from their perspective and that of their patients as the patients always sees the same doctor. Therefore, the clinic takes pride in creating long-term relationships amongst their physicians as well as with their patients.
Last but not least, the work permit and the doctor license processes in Vietnam can take up to four months from the time the Physician has provided all of the required documents to approval of the medical license. Typically, it takes overseas Physicians one to three months to provide needed dossiers. Therefore, with this kind of time and effort invested on behalf of the Physicians to obtain their vocational registration/license and the necessary visas, a minimum two years’ commitment is required.
Primary Requirements Include:
a) Must be currently board certified in your specialty;
b) At least or three or more years’ experience in your specialty;
c) Basis to advanced knowledge of paediatric resuscitation;
d) Desired subspecialty in developmental and behavioural/critical care medicine and infectious diseases;
e) Must hold a Medical Degree or equivalent from a Medical School that is listed on wdoms.org;
f) Speak, read and write excellent English. As a guide you may want to consider taking the IELTS to learn how good your English is? While the Vietnam client does not have any specific test requirements for English proficiency, you may want to know that the Medical Council of New Zealand requires the minimum following scores on the IELTS if you wanted to practice as a Doctor in New Zealand:
i. Speaking 7.5
ii. Listening 7.5
iii. Writing 7.0
iv. Reading 7.0
Is you were to take the IELTS would your English be good enough to pass New Zealand’s Medical Council requirements? If yes, and you are open to living and working in New Zealand then I would like to speak with you about New Zealand at some point. If you are not interested in living and working as a Doctor in New Zealand then that’s fine as I’m happy to represent you for a position in Vietnam;
g) Able and willing to commit at least two years;
h) Able and willing to work under pressure;
i) Good computer and MS Office skills;
j) Able and willing to work with medical software;
k) Excellent team orientated work skills;
l) Good patient facing skills;
m) Able and willing to work in a multi-cultural environment with team members from all over the world; and
n) Clinical and/or hospital experience desired.