Applications are invited from qualified candidates who wish to be considered for enlistment as Trainee Nurse in the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life.

II. AGE LIMIT

Candidates should be between 18 and 40 years of age by the closing date for the submission of applications.

III. QUALIFICATIONS

By selection from among –

A. officers in the grade of Health Care Assistant/Senior Health Care Assistant (General) who are not more than 48 years of age and who reckon at least two years’ service in a substantive capacity in the grade and who possess –

(i) a Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including one Science subject obtained at not more than two sittings or

(ii) passes not below Grade C in at least five subjects including one Science subject obtained at not more than two sittings at the General Certificate of Education “Ordinary Level” provided that at one of the sittings, passes have been obtained either (i) in five subjects including English Language and one Science subject with at least Grade C in any two subjects or (ii) in six subjects including English Language and one Science subject with at least Grade C in any one subject or

(iii) an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Public Service Commission.

AND

B. (i) candidates who possess a Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including one Science subject obtained on one certificate or

(ii) at least a pass in English Language and passes not below Grade C in at least five subjects including one Science subject obtained on one certificate at the General Certificate of Education “Ordinary Level” or

(iii) an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Public Service Commission.

NOTE:

The onus for the submission of equivalence of qualification (if applicable) from the relevant authorities (Tertiary Education Commission or Mauritius Qualifications Authority) rests on the candidates. Applications will not be considered failing the non-submission of Equivalence Certificate, as appropriate, by the closing date.

IV. CONDITIONS OF TRAINING AND ALLOWANCE

The selected candidates will be required to undergo three years’ training, both theoretical and practical, in all aspects of the work of a Nursing Officer (General Nursing) at such institutions as may be approved and arranged by the Ministry.

During the training period, Trainee Nurses will draw an allowance in scale Rs 13,790 x 260 – 14,050 x 275 – 14,325 a month plus salary compensation at approved rates.

On successful completion of the training, which includes the passing of an examination and obtention of the National Diploma Level 6 in Nursing, Trainee Nurses will become eligible for registration as Nursing Officer with the Nursing Council in accordance with legislation in force in Mauritius. On registration, and, as and when vacancies occur, they will be considered for appointment to the grade of Nursing Officer which carries salary in scale Rs 17,050 x 325 – 17,700 x 375 – 19,575 x 475 – 21,950 x 625 – 23,200 x 775 – 32,500 x 925 – 36,200 QB 37,125 x 1225 – 38,350 a month plus salary compensation at approved rates.

Note

Trainee Nurses will be required to undergo practical training during the day or at night on weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and officially declared cyclone days.

V. BOND

Selected candidates will be required, after serving a satisfactory trial period of fifteen days, to enter into a bond (which will start as from the date of enlistment) together with two sureties in the sum of five hundred and forty eight thousand, one hundred and forty five rupees (Rs 548,145) to the effect that they will follow and complete the training course and thereafter serve in any Government Hospital or Health Institution in Mauritius, Rodrigues and Agalega for a period of five years as from the date of appointment in the grade of Nursing Officer.

VI. MODE OF APPLICATION

1. Qualified candidates should submit their application on PSC Form 7 which may be obtained either from the Enquiry Counter of the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Ground Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis or from the Enquiry Counter of the Public Service Commission, 7, Louis Pasteur Street, Forest Side or from the Chief Commissioner’s Office, Port Mathurin, Rodrigues or from the offices of the Mauritius High Commissions/Embassies overseas.

2. Qualified candidates already in the service are required to submit their application electronically via the website of the Public Service Commission at the following address:- http://psc.govmu.org/English/Pages/ServingOfficersHome.aspx They are also required to submit a printed copy of their Application Form duly signed through their respective Supervising Officers/Responsible Officers.

3. This advertisement together with the Application Form (PSC Form 7) are available on the website of the Public Service Commission at http://psc.govmu.org

4. Candidates are encouraged to submit on-line application through the government web portal at http://www.govmu.org

5. Acknowledgement of applications will be made, as far as possible, by e-mail. Candidates are therefore advised to submit their e-mail address.

6. Candidates are also advised to read carefully the “NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES” before filling in the Application Form. Care should be taken to fill in the Application Form correctly. Incomplete, inadequate or inaccurate filling of the Application Form may entail elimination of the applicant.

VII. CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, 7, Louis Pasteur Street, Forest Side, not later than 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Public Service Commission,

7, Louis Pasteur Street,

FOREST SIDE.

Date: 07 February 2018