Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Vacancies for doctors to work in Brunei

We have received a lot of requests on how to apply for work in Brunei. I'm not sure what is the official requirements for doctors in Brunei, but having worked here for almost 2 years, I can say that we are still short of doctors both in the Health Services (GPs) and in the Medical Services (Hospitals).

We have about 460 doctors working with the government of which 2/3 are expatriates. We serve a population of about 300,000 people at 4 different districts, Brunei Muara, Tutong, Kuala Belait & Temburong. So the ratio of doctors to population is about 1 to 800 not taking into account the attrition rate.

If you are interested to work in Brunei, below are information regarding on how to apply

This information has been extracted from the official MoH Website

Vacancies are follows:

Requirements

  • Recognized basic medical degree
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification
  • At least 5 years of post-registration working experience
  • Working in a job relevant to the post being applied for

Salary and level of appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

  • Tax-Free salary
  • Passage to Brunei Darussalam for you, your wife and up to four children under the age of 18 years.
  • Heavily-subsidized housing, charged only at BND130 per month.
  • Education allowance of up to BND800 per month for up to four children.
  • Free treatment at government facilities for you and your wife, and your children under the age of 18 years who are resident in Brunei.
  • 48 days of paid annual leave.
  • Shipment of personnel effects.
  • 25% gratuity on successful completion of contract.

How to apply:

  • Download and print application form (SPA 1).
  • Send completed form with required documents to relevant Department (Medical or Health).
  • Required documents:

a. Up-to-date CV giving details about the work you are doing now and have been doing in the last 5 years, and your clinical skills and responsibilities, as well as information about the hospital or clinic you are working at size, workload etc.

b. Proof of registration after completion of medical training.

c. Copies of your certificates

d. A copy of a letter/certificate of Good Standing from your present Medical licensing board (under which you are currently practicing) which should be less than
6 months old.

e. The names, full postal addresses and other contact details (and preferably email addresses) of at least three referees.

Please also provide an email address for ease of contact.

Applicants considered suitable will be invited by the Public Service Commission to attend an interview. Successful applicants will normally be given 3-year contracts. In exceptional circumstances two year contracts will be considered.

Applicants must be prepared to work in any of the four Districts of Brunei Darussalam.


Department of Medical Services

Vacancies for Doctors In Department of Medical Services

Specialty

Specialist

Senior Medical Officer

Medical Officer

A&E Medicine



Yes

Anesthesia

Yes


Yes

Cardiology

Yes

Yes

Yes

Respiratory Medicine


Yes

Yes

Critical Care Medicine



Yes

Dermatology



Yes

Infectious Diseases/Tropical Medicine

Yes

Yes

Yes

Internal Medicine (Endocrinology)


Yes

Yes

General Medicine


Yes

Yes

Neurosurgery



Yes

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oto-Rhino-Laryngology



Yes

Renal Medicine



Yes


Applications should be sent to the Director-General of Medical Services at:

Director-General of Medical Services

Department of Medical Services
Ministry of Health
Commonwealth Drive
Bandar Seri Begawan BB3910
Brunei Darussalam

Or by email to moh_dgms@hotmail.com


Department of Health Services

Specialty

Specialist

Senior Medical Officer

Medical Officer

Maternal and Child
Health Services



Yes

Primary Care Services
+
School Health Services




Yes

Applications should be sent to the Director-General of Health Services at:

Director-General of Health Services

Department of Health Services
Ministry of Health
Commonwealth Drive
Bandar Seri Begawan BB3910
Brunei Darussalam

Or by email to phc_moh@hotmail.com

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do salaries in Brunei compare? I'm a US anesthesiologist and even though I like the idea of working in Brunei for a few years I'm not sure I'm willing to take much of a pay cut. So how do you think they compare?

Doctors Mess Brunei said...

The payscale in Brunei is nothing comparable to the US. It's the perks that you get as an expat, Free housing, education allowances for your kids and 25% gratuity of your total pay accumulated after 3 years contract.

Just for your references, as a specialist/consultant your pay is BND$6,800 plus M Allowance (only for specialist) of BND$1,200. So thats about $8,000 per month (US 5,685).

That's all tax-free.

Then standard of living here is quite good. Petrol is cheap, electricity and water is very cheap. It's a good place if you enjoy peace and quiet. But if you are the fast-paced cosmo city type, then Brunei may not fulfill your needs.

But here you can find time to play golf! haha...

John said...

How about surgical specialities? Quality of life? Schools College for children etc?

Doctors Mess Brunei said...

Apart from General Surgery (includes Urology & Breast Surgery) and Orthopaedics, RIPAS Hospital also provide ENT, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Neurosurgery and Opthalmology services. However we are still lacking Plastic Surgery & we don't have enough Neurosurgeons (1 specialist only).

If you are thinking of settling here in Brunei with your family, there are no shortages of good schools and colleges for your children. There are at least 2 good international school that I know of in the main city, Jerudong International School (JIS) and International School of Brunei (ISB). There are 2 universities and one technical institute.

Brunei is a small peaceful country with around 300,000 plus population. It is an Islamic country so there is no pubs, dischotheque and sale of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.

The nearest neighbouring city Miri (Malaysia) is only 2 - 3 hours drive away, and is the most frequently visited place for expats seeking some extra leisure.

I hope that answers your question John.

Anonymous said...

hi
i am contemplating work in brunei at the level of medical officer . what salary should i expect.please reply .. thanks

Anonymous said...

hello!
I am a Filipino doctor who is planning to apply there. At the moment I have heard that there are 8 Filipino doctors currently employed there. Would you know how they applied? Since it was only last August that the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Agreement for medical practitioners was signed. Thanks.

abbuus said...

heloo,
iam an indian and i finished my MD generale medecine in moscow.i want to apply to brunei hospital .the application which is shown above is not available(not opening).any one can send me the application to

e.mail:abbuus@yahoo.co.in

tanx.
take care.

asim said...

salam
I am working as ENT specialist in karachi pakistan.did my FCPS and MCPS last year.. what is the possibilitie in brunai for me or do i need more post fellow ship work experience. kindly reply.

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Anonymous said...

hi, me 52yrs male indian citizen is a general surgeon with 23yrs of post M.S.,experience presently working in moh maldives as consultant general surgeon like towork with moh hospitals of brunei and i also worked in moh of iran for 7yrs and saudi arabia for one year.please let me know method of applying,related e-mails and please e-mail the application format to raomoju@yahoo.com
thanking you sir,
yours sincerely
dr.s.rathnakar rao,
e-mailid;raomoju@yahoo.com
dated;22-10-2008.

Anonymous said...

Im an Indian Physiotherapist having 6+years of experience.worked for 5 years under Maldives Ministry of Health.Please let me know the details for applying as a Physiotherapist there in Brunei....Kindly let me know the details as early as possible.Thank you..

Dr Chan said...

What does 'Relevant post-graduate qualification' stated in the job requirement actually implies?

Does Part 1 MRCP be considered relevant?

Anonymous said...

Hi! I totally appreciate the info on your blog. I'm wondering if you have an updated info on the vacancies. As far as I know hiring is closed april of last year. Thanks!

Dr.patricia said...

How about GP dentist ...do they stand a chance in RIPAS Hospital or any other centres?

farhan said...

Hi
Can you please send me SPA 1 application form, I its not downloadable from any website, thank you.
Dr. Farhan

Dr zaheer said...

HI!....my name is DR Zaheer ahmed qureshi and I live in karachi(pakistan)I have done my MBBS from karachi university and having 6 months house job in thoracic surgery of JPMC in 1984 further 6 months house job in Orthopedic Surgery of JPMC in 1885,one year as a CMO in Bantwa Memon hospital karachi from 1986-1987,as a medical office in Okahi Maternity Home from 1987-1990,6 months as Medical Officer in Muslim Khatri hospital,7 years as medical officer in Govt. of sindh school health service karachi and 14 years as senior medical officer in sindh Govt. services hospital karachi Please let me know the details for applying as a General physician there in Brunei....Kindly let me know the details as early as possible.Thank you..

Doctors Mess Brunei said...

Dear Dr Zaheer, if you visit the official website for our ministry (the link is in this post) you may find the contact details of the appropriate people. Good Luck

Dr zaheer said...

salam!...Is the Relevant post-graduate qualification necessary for applying?

Doctors mess Brunei said...

Dr Zaheer, normally MBBS is sufficient with relevant clinical experience to apply for medical officer post. But most of our General physician have MD due to the large number of applicants.

M.O. (M16) = $3260 - $4595 (MBBS +/- M.D.)
M.O. (M16A)= $4750 (usually MD)
S.M.O. (M17) = $5400 (usually membership of royal college and above)

Rajesh said...

hi docs,
can anyone tell me how long the whole process take from the time of application?what type of exerience will be more considered Hospital/GP?will their be any practical interview after phone interview?

Dr Geetha Unnikrishnan said...

Hello docs! Am an Anesthesiologist ,with an MD from India, with more than 12 years of experience after my postgraduation.I and my husband who is an ENT surgeon (MS with ~20years of experience)are looking out for a job in Brunei and would like to know if there are any vacancies for us currently.We are presently working in a private hospital in Saudi Arabia.Please let us know at the earliest.Thanking you in anticipation.
Dr Geetha unnikrishnan

messdoctor said...

Dr Geetha,
I think we still need anaesthesiologist, but I'm not so sure about ENT. Currently we have quite a big ENT team/department, so you'd have to enquire to dgms office about that. Or perhaps speak to the head of department Mr Garg.

Btw isn't the pay in Saudi better than Brunei?

Anonymous said...

Dr.Shahbaz Haider
hi their, I applied to the given linked they replied that we recieved ur cv but right now we dont have any vacancy. Im a doctor done my mbbs from karachi university and diploma and master from university shieffield in nephrology wht the paye scale for me hope some one contact me regards
shahbazhai@yahoo.com

Doctors Mess Brunei said...

Dr Shahbaz Haider,
I think they are pretty sorted for the renal team. If they did have a vacancy and your accepted, it depends on the number of years and experience you have. They only recognizes membership (UK) and Master of Medicine (Singapore & Malaysia). After that it's Advance Specialist Training that is recognized.

Other Post graduate qualifications are assessed individually. Some go to M16 some M16A.

Have a read of the more recent career in Hospital medicine flowchart that we've posted to get a better idea

micray said...

I am a board certified Internist in the US. I have 11 years post residency experience, working predominantly in hospital medicine with critical care experience (though not certified in critical care). Are there any vacancies that would suit my experience at this time? I am a Malaysian citizen, so I speak fluent Malay (if that makes a difference!). Just exploring options here. thank you!

Doctors Mess Brunei said...

If you are specialist board certified you are likely going for consultant post here. The best advice I think would be to forward your query to our head of Critical Care Service, he is also one of the panel for interviewing. Here is his e-mail
zulaidilatif@yahoo.com

Good Luck!

razi ahmad said...

i,am dr razi ahmad,have done M.B.B.S ,plus 4 years experience,presently persuing post graduate diploma in public health from national institutes health and family welfare,new delhi ,india, under ministry of health and family welfare, india. iwant to do work in maternal and child health department as medical officer,pls give me infommation. ey email razi.ahmad53@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi,
i am dr sai jp working as lecturer in pharmacology in a medical university of libya. i had a MD degree in pharmacology. i would like to know if there are any medical colleges in brunei and if they recruit pharmacologists for teaching undergrduate doctors
thanks

Doctors Mess Brunei said...

Dr Sai, for teaching jobs I would suggest you inquire directly with Institute of Medicine at University Brunei Darussalam. I think they will be able to anwer your questions better

Doctors Mess Brunei said...

Dr Razi, your pursuing a diploma in public health but your interest is in Maternal and Child Health. If you're interested to do Public Health, you can apply through to department of health services, it will be the same for Community Maternal and Child Health Care. But I think they usually employ female docs only.. They usually require you to write in and send your CV.

KHAIRUL said...

I graduated from Russia(M.D) I am now currently serving malaysian government hospital. am i eligible to apply for medical officer vacancy in brunei? i have work for almost 5 years.

mahinda hemapriya said...

IM DR.MAHEENDA FROM SRI LANKA. I HAVE 14 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN GOVERNMENT SECTOR. I HAVE DIP. IN COUNCELING, DIP. IN FAMILY MEDICINE & MRCGP(INT)PART 1 ( AWAITING TO DO PART 2 )WILL I HAVE A PLACE IN YOUR PRIMARY CARE.

Doctors Mess Brunei said...

mahinda, if your interested to work as a a GP in Brunei, then you should send your CV and apply directly through the director general health services. Good Luck

Dilnawaz Khan said...

hi i am dr sarwar i have done mbbs from pakistan and mph from sheffield university, i have 2 years post master experience in public health, how can i aplly for public health jobs, is there any jobs related to public health

Anonymous said...

I am a clinical Microbiologist with 8 years experience in microbiology and infection control. How do I know if I am required ?

Milda sari Lubis said...

Hello doc..I am an orthodontist from Indonesia. I would to know about an orthodontist vacancies in Brunei. Thanks

abdul wakil said...

hello,
i am dr abdul wakil baloch, specialist general surgeon,done fellowiship in surgery, belong to pakistan, wants to join ministry of health brunei,i want know how to proceed,

ammar shahid said...

I am an anaesthetist (specialist doctor) working for last 20 years in Govt. teaching hospital & assisting daily based various operations in private setups as well; what salary & facilities could I get while working in BRUNEI & plz. explain me how to apply to get job of anaesthetist there?? thanks.. Dr.Naveed

Ismael Abu salem said...

SALAM..IM A MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST FROM PALESTINE -GAZA,I WANT TO WORK IN BRUNEI.
PLEASE CONTACT ME ;
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Anonymous said...

m dr faheem from peshawar pakistan,working as anesthetist in government hospital.i have post graduation 3 years experience.want to apply.

maythu soewin said...

Dear Dr Mess Brunei
I am Dr Kyaw Soe Lin. I got MBBS degree since 2005 from University of Medicine 2 Yangon. I also got M.Med.sc (Med jurisprudence) since 2011 from UM2 Yangon. Can I get a job as a police surgeon post in Brunei. If I get a job, how about salary. My wife also got M.Med.Sc(OG) since 2011. Can my wife get OG post?
Looking to ur reply, Thanks

maythu soewin said...

Hi
I got MBBS and M.Med.Sc(OG) and I have 7 years working experience as MO and 3 years eperience as OG. Can I get a job in Brunei and how about salary? My husband got MBBS and M. Med.Sc (Med Jurisprudence) . He work as a teacher in Forensic department ,University of Medicine2 ,Yangon as a assistant lecturer and also have hospital experience as a police surgeon. He also has 8 years experience. Can he also get a job?
Reply to me

Dr ishaq said...

i am Dr Ishaq from pakistan. i have completed my MBBS ( english medium) from china. i want to work in brunei and start my career there. can you tell me the requirements for medical board exam of brunei?

Anonymous said...

What are the recognised medical degrees ? Are the Egyptian medical degree is recognised by brunei health authority also I finished part 1 of amc . Are there any language required other than english ?

Drjax Shaer said...

Salam 3alikom im orthopedic specialist in egypt in most qualified hospital in middle east I consider the challenge working there if any job available plz inform me dr_jax_1@yahoo.com

Drjax Shaer said...

Ortho specialist 7 yrs experience any chance dr_jax_1@yahoo.com thanx

Anonymous said...

May I know my chance to get the job in Brunei. I have nearly seven years experiences in the field of surgeries after my graduation including two years in urology and four years in general surgery and six months in trauma surgery. I had completed MRCSEd on Jan 2012 and currently working under MOH in Oman as a general surgeon . Although I am now working as a medical officer at the moment, I am going to promote as specialist very soon because I need to pass two years after joining in the current job as per the ministry protocol in Oman. I would be great full if u tell me about the possibility of mine to get a job in MOH Brunei.

DR MUZ said...

Salam,

Hello, I am Dr Muzammil Munshi from India, I am BDS General Dentist with 5 years of experience excluding internship. I am keen to work in Brunei, can anyone provide me any procedure to get registered over there?

Wai Nyein said...

Dear Sir ,
I'm Medical officer from Myanmar. I wanna know can i apply medical post in your country and also wanna know estimated salary in US dollars ..I really love to work in Brunei .

Anonymous said...

i am an indian doc with MD general medicine with 4 years of experiance in hospital.. i am working as a consultant physician in a multispeciality hospital now.. i got all degrees from good govt medical colleges in india.. what is my chance there?

Anonymous said...

i am an indian doc with MD general medicine with 4 years of experiance in hospital.. i am working as a consultant physician in a multispeciality hospital now.. i got all degrees from good govt medical colleges in india.. what is my chance there?

sathesh kumar said...

im dr.sathesh kumar from india. i completed my internship in cmc vellore and worked in emerg.dept. and completed dip. in emerg.med. in Apollo hospital in 2013 april. now doing my master in med of family med. in cmc. and also workin in fortis hosp. in emerg. dept. i would like to join as family physician or in emergency dept. in Brunei

sathesh kumar said...

im dr.sathesh kumar from india. i completed my internship in cmc vellore and worked in emerg.dept. and completed dip. in emerg.med. in Apollo hospital in 2013 april. now doing my master in med of family med. in cmc. and also workin in fortis hosp. in emerg. dept. i would like to join as family physician or in emergency dept. in Brunei

Zeeshan Mahmood said...

Hi my name is Muhammad zeeshan
I would like to work In Brunei as Medical or surgical senior house office or MO .
currently working in England for last 3 and half year could you please tell me how can I apply if there is any job opportunities.
Please reply on my email
drzeeshanmahmood@gmail.com
Regards
Dr zeeshan

sahul hameed said...

Still is there any jobs for doctors in brunei

A.Khalifa said...

I am Egyptian Russian.Finished my medical faculty in Egypt,master degree in cardiology the Phd in cardiology in Russia.Is there an opportunity to work as a cardiologist in ur country,procedure to do so,and approx.what will be the salary.thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

dear doc.
i have completed my specialist training in urology and now about to appear in FCPS exams.can i apply for job in brunei in department of urology and for which should i apply if applicable?thank u

Anonymous said...

Hi I am a qualified gastroenterologist post CCT in UK. What are the opportunities for me? Muhammad

Anonymous said...

Hello Doctor ! I'm Dr Aung Thu Aye from Myanmar and graduated last 4 year . I worked as a assistant of radiologist in Myanmar for 1 year and then recently I am working as a site doctor in Petronas Carigali Myanmar Interprise (PCMI) camp . Am I eligible to apply ? I am willing to do at the hospital as a medical officer in Brunei and I would like to know the minimum pay scale . Apart from that , I love to teach , so clinical teaching is my favorite field . I have already sat USMLE step 1 but I stop trying for my personal matter . And I am still preparing to sit MRCP in our country . Pls kindly let me know the answer ... Thank you !

Amutha Suresh said...

Hi, I'm Dr. Amutha, paediatrician MD (paed),from
india. My husband is anaesthesiologist (DA). Do we have job opportunity there?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm a neurologist from Indonesia with 3 years experienced as neurologist and teaching in medical faculty. Is stil there a job for me? Tq

Rico Quimbo said...

I am a surgical/anatomic pathologist with sub specialty training in OBGYNE and pediatric pathology . Is there an opening? I got my MD in the Philippines and proceeded to specialty and subspecialties in New York Medical College, Columbia University(OBGYNE pathology), and SUNY Downstate Medical Center(pediatric pathology). I am currently practicing in Manila but Brunei interests me.