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DOH Region 7 has opportunities available to apply

The Department of Health (DOH; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kalusugan) is the executive department of the government of the Philippines responsible for ensuring access to basic public health services by all Filipinos through the provision of quality health care, the regulation of all health services and products.

Given the mandate, DOH is both a stakeholder in the health sector and a policy and regulatory body for health. As a major player, DOH is a technical resource, a catalyzer for health policy and a political sponsor and advocate for health issues in behalf of the health sector.

Interestingly, DOH Region 7 has job vacancies available until December 29, 2022:

One (1) Licensing Officer V (SG24/ Php 88,410 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-LIOF5-510004-2014
  • Education : Masteral Degree
  • Experience : 4 years in position/s involving management and supervision
  • Training : 24 hours of training in management and supervision
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional) / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7 

One (1) Development Management Officer IV (SG22/ Php 69,963 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-DMO4-510083-2014
  • Education : Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Experience : 3 years of relevant experience
  • Training : 16 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional) / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7 (willing to be assigned anywhere in Region 7)

One (1) Nurse V (SG20/ Php 55,799 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-NURS5-510007-1998
  • Education : Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Experience : 2 years of relevant experience
  • Training : 8 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : RA 1080 (Nurse Licensure Examination)
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

One (1) Administrative Officer V (SG18/ Php 45,203 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-ADOF5-510034-2004
  • Education : Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Experience : 2 years of relevant experience
  • Training : 8 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional) / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

One (1) Development Management Officer III (SG18/ Php 45,203 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-DMO3-510040-2014
  • Education : Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job
  • Experience : 2 years of relevant experience
  • Training : 8 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional) / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

One (1) Nurse III (SG17/ Php 41,508 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-NURS3-510051-1998
  • Education : Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  • Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : RA 1080 (Nurse Licensure Examination)
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

One (1) Training Specialist II (SG15/ Php 35,097 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-TRNSP2-510006-2014
  • Education : Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  • Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional) / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

One (1) Medical Technologist II (SG15/ Php 35,097 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-MDTK2-510044-2014
  • Education : Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  • Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : RA 1080 (Medical Technologist Licensure Examination)
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

One (1) Health Program Researcher (SG9/ Php 20,402 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-HRP-510047-2014
  • Education : Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job
  • Experience : none required
  • Training : none required
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Professional) / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

One (1) Administrative Assistant II (SG8/ Php 18,998 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-ADAS2-510021-2014
  • Education : Completion of two-year studies in college or High School Graduate with relevant vocational/trade course
  • Experience : 1 year of relevant experience
  • Training : 4 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Sub-Professional) / 1st Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

One (1) Administrative Aide IV (SG4/ Php 14,993 Monthly Salary)

  • Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-ADA4-510002-2014
  • Education : Completion of two-year studies in college or High School Graduate with relevant vocational/trade course
  • Experience : none required
  • Training : none required
  • Eligibility : Career Service (Sub-Professional) / 1st Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: DOH-RO 7

How to Apply

All interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the Human Resource Management Office, Department of Health Regional Office VII, Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City not later than December 29, 2022.

  1. Application Letter
  2. Fully accomplished resume/ Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017) which can be downloaded HERE
  3. Performance rating in the present position for one (1) year (if applicable)
  4. Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license.

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to hand in or send through courier their application to:

THERESA Q. TRAGICO
Administrative Officer V (HRMO III)
Department of Health Central Visayas Center for Health Development
Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City

APPLICATION WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

History

Americans assembled a military Board of Health on Sept. 10, 1898, with its formal organization on September 29. Upon its creation, Dr. Frank S. Bourns is assigned as president while Dr. C. L. Mullins is assigned as assistant surgeon. The purpose of this Board of Health was to care for injured American troops but as the hostilities between Filipinos and Americans waned in 1901, a civilian Board of Health was now deemed appropriate with Dr. L. M. Maus as the first health commissioner.

In the early 1900s, 200,222 lives including 66,000 children were lost; three percent of the population was decimated in the worst epidemic in Philippine health history. In view of this, the Americans organized and erected several institutions, including the Bureau of Governmental Laboratories, which was built in 1901 for medical research and vaccine production.

The Americans, led by Dean Worcester built the UP College of Medicine and Surgery in 1905, with Johns Hopkins University serving as a blueprint, at the time, one of the best medical schools in the world. By 1909, nursing instruction was also begun at the Philippine Normal School. In terms of public health, the Americans improved on the sewer system and provided a safer water supply.

In 1915, the Bureau of Health was reorganized and renamed into the Philippine Health Service. During the succeeding years leadership and a number of health institutions were already being given to Filipinos, in accordance with the Organic Act of 1916. On January 1, 1919, Dr. Vicente De Jesus became the first Filipino to head the Health portfolio.

In 1933, after a reorganization, the Philippine Health Service reverted to being known as the Bureau of Health. It was during this time that it pursued its official journal, The Health Messenger and established Community Health and Social Centers, precursors to today's Barangay Health Centers.

By 1936, as Governor-General Frank Murphy was assuming the post of United States High Commissioner, he would remark that the Philippines led all oriental countries in terms of health status.

When the Commonwealth of the Philippines was inaugurated, Dr. Jose F. Fabella was named chief of the Bureau of Health. In 1936, Dr. Fabella reviewed the Bureau of Health's organization and made an inventory of its existing facilities, which consisted of 11 community and social health centers, 38 hospitals, 215 puericulture centers, 374 sanitary divisions, 1,535 dispensaries and 72 laboratories.

In the 1940s, the Bureau of Health was reorganized into the Department of Health and Public Welfare, still under Fabella. During this time, the major priorities of the agency were tuberculosis, malnutrition, malaria, leprosy, gastrointestinal disease, and the high infant mortality rate.

When the Japanese occupied the Philippines, they dissolved the National Government and replaced it with the Central Administrative Organization of the Japanese Army. Health was relegated to the Department of Education, Health and Public Welfare under Commissioner Claro M. Recto.

In 1944, President Manuel Roxas signed Executive Order (E.O.) No. 94 into law, calling for the creation of the Department of Health. Dr. Antonio C. Villarama as appointed Secretary. A new Bureau of Hospitals and a Bureau of Quarantine was created under DOH. Under E.O. 94, the Institute of Nutrition was created in 1948 to coordinate various nutrition activities of the different agencies.

On February 20, 1958, Executive Order 288 provided for the reorganization of the Department of Health. This entailed a partial decentralization of powers and created eight Regional Health Offices. Under this setup, the Secretary of Health passed on some of responsibilities to the regional offices and directors.

One of the priorities of the Marcos administration was health maintenance. From 1975 to the mid-1980s, four specialty hospitals were built in succession. The first three institutions were spearheaded by First Lady Imelda Marcos. The Philippine Heart Center was established on February 14, 1975, with Dr. Avelino Aventura as director. Second, the Philippine Children's Medical Center was built in 1979. Then in 1983, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute was set up. This was soon followed by the Lung Center of the Philippines, which was constructed under the guidance of Health Minister Dr. Enrique Garcia.

With a shift to a parliamentary form of government, the Department of Health was transformed into the Ministry of Health on June 2, 1978, with Dr. Clemente S. Gatmaitan as the first health minister. On April 13, 1987, the Department of Health was created from the previous Ministry of Health with Dr. Alfredo R. A. Bengzon as secretary of health.

On December 17, 2016, Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rossel-Ubial announced that in 2017 the government will start paying the hospital bills and medicines of poor Filipinos. She said that the Department of Health (DOH) is capable of taking care of the hospital bills and medicines of poor Filipinos owing to its bigger budget starting in 2017.

A total of ₱96.336 billion was allocated to the DOH in the 2017 national budget, which includes funds for the construction of additional health facilities and drug rehabilitation centers. Ubial said poor patients in government hospitals do not even have to present Philhealth cards when they avail of assistance. She added that poor patients will no longer be billed by government hospitals.

Ubial said President Rodrigo Duterte is keen on implementing the program to help poor Filipinos in all parts of the country. She said Philhealth will remain a partner of government hospitals in serving the poor. 

Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on finance said that the proposed ₱3.35-trillion national budget for 2017 will provide healthcare assistance to all Filipinos, said an additional ₱3 billion was allocated to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to ensure coverage for all Filipinos.

“The Department of Health (DOH) said there are some eight million Filipinos still not covered by PhilHealth. It is our duty, in serving the public, to extend basic healthcare protection to all our people. That is why we pushed for the augmentation of the PhilHealth’s budget so that in 2017, we achieve universal healthcare coverage,” she said.

Legarda said universal healthcare coverage means that any non-member of PhilHealth will automatically be made a member upon availment of healthcare service in a public hospital.

Source: DOH RO7

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