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Job Title:
Health Admissibility Adjudicator (HAA)

PHP 703,942 plus bonuses and benefits, non-negotiable

Vacancy type:



Embassy of Canada in the Philippines

Closing date for applications:
07-12-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the Regional Program Coordinator (RPC): the HAA processes medical reports of prospective immigrants, temporary residents and refugee/refugee claimants (herein called “applicants”) to Canada; provides initial determination of medical admissibility of applicants for review by the RPC or contract physician; provides final decision on medical admissibility for certain medical files; participates in research for and the preparation of reports and statistical information for submission to RPC and Migration Health Branch (HB); develops protocols and guidelines for the management of routine medical files and those requiring special handling; identifies impediments to and develops resolutions for the effective delivery of the Immigration Medical and Examiner programs; provides expert advice, assistance and support to Panel Physician (PP) network.

Essential qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Nursing Degree recognized by the Professional Regulations Commission/PRC (an equivalent nursing degree from an accredited university in another country may be considered)

• Fluency in English (read, write, speak)

• At least two (2) years’ experience in clinical health care in a hospital setting
• One (1) year’s experience in clinical health care, with an additional one year's experience in a public health program, community health program, and/or health research program

• Tuberculosis Management
• Management of common chronic diseases

• Analyze medical examination results/information to assess health risks for the purposes of immigration
• Manage professional stakeholders
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Use computer software applications
• Ability to provide guidance

Personal Suitability:
• Collaboration and Cooperation
• Judgement
• Interpersonal skills

Asset Qualifications:
Preferred standing may be given to those candidates who also meet the following:
• Medical specialization, having passed the diplomate board examinations in: internal medicine, pulmonology, public health, infectious diseases, or other related medical specializations
• Master of Arts or Master of Science in Nursing, Statistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Community Medicine or related disciplines
• Master’s degree in Administration, Public Administration or related disciplines
• Master in Public Health, Epidemiology and Statistics, Infectious Diseases, or Health Service Administration

• At least 3 years’ experience in clinical health care related to the medical management of tuberculosis and/or chronic diseases

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
37.5 hours/week, Full Time
07:30 – 16:15 (Monday – Thursday)
07:30 – 12:00 (Friday)

• Be able and committed to working additional hours as required, and on short notice, during evenings and weekends.

Condition(s) of Employment:
The successful candidate must:
1. Obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance from the Government of Canada. This involves, among other things, criminal record checks, credit checks and validation of qualifications.
2. If non-citizen of the Philippines, have the possession of or ability to procure a valid working permit in the Philippines for an indeterminate period.
3. Meet the employer’s medical requirements by undergoing a medical evaluation by a physician.
4. Valid Professional Nursing License

Area of selection:
This position is open to Philippine nationals and expatriates with or eligible for a work permit, who meet the Essential Qualifications and are currently residing in the Philippines.

Important Notes:
• Applications must be submitted through this website by 23:59, 07 December 2020, Manila time.

• Only applications received through the aforementioned website before the closing date will be accepted.

• Applicants should send a résumé and cover letter in English or French which addresses each of the essential qualifications and any asset qualifications with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

• Applicant should attach a copy of a valid Professional Nursing License in their application. If a valid physical Professional Nursing License card is not available due to delays in issuance, proof of online renewal must be sent in the interim.

• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

• We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only contact those who pass the initial screening.

Other Information:

• Please note that the Canadian Government does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.

• Applicants who fail to confirm their attendance at our written exam and/or interview will be considered withdrawn from the process.

• Applicants are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language (English or French) in their application.

• Applicants are advised that the exam and interview will only be re-scheduled under these exceptional circumstances:
a. Medical reason with certificate
b. Pre-arranged travel with proof
c. Pre-scheduled training with proof
d. Death in the family
e. Other exceptional reason deemed acceptable by the Selection Board

• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews, then please let us know at during the application process.

• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the The Embassy of Canada in Manila which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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