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.
The Department of Health (DOH) is the national government agency mandated to lead the health sector towards assuring quality health care in promoting and protecting the health of all Filipinos.
The Department of Health (DOH) holds the over-all technical authority on health as it is a national health policy-maker and regulatory institution.
Interestingly, DOH in Region 10 has vacancies available until June 23, 2022.
HIRING OF VACANT POSITIONS AS OF JUNE 10, 2022
Nursing Attendant II (SG6/Php 16,877.00
- Eligibility : None required (MC 10, S. 2013-Cat-III)
- Education : Elementary School Graduate
- Training : None required
- Work Experience : None required
Engineer III (SG19/Php 49,835)
- Eligibility : RA 1080
- Education : Bachelor’s degree in Engineering relevant to the job
- Training : 8 hours of relevant training
- Work Experience : 2 years of relevant experience
(16) Medical Officer III (SG21/Php 62,449)
- Eligibility : RA 1080
- Education : Doctor of Medicine
- Training : None Required
- Work Experience : None Required
Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the address below not later than June 23, 2022.
- Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017)
- Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable);
- Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license; and
- Photocopy of Transcript of Records.
How to Apply
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to hand in or send through courier/email their application to:
JESUS MARTIN S. SANCIANGCO III,MD,FPPS,MBA-HHA
Medical Center Chief II
MHARSMC, Ozamiz City
APPLICATIONS WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.
Get to know some of the History of DOH
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.