Resident Physician

Job ID:  3413
Job Function:  Medical
Institution:  National University Hospital

Shaping medicine for the future


Join us at the cutting edge of medical innovation

The National University Health System (NUHS) is one of three public healthcare clusters in Singapore, and an integrated Academic Health System and Regional Health System that delivers value-driven, innovative and sustainable healthcare in Singapore.  With member institutions under one Academic Health System, NUHS creates synergies as a fully integrated cluster to provide seamless care, develop solutions for Singapore's healthcare challenges and nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals.


The Supportive and Palliative Care Service of the National University Hospital (NUH) offers a consultative service to patients with advanced, progressive illness. Although part of the National University Cancer Institute Singapore (NCIS), it serves the whole hospital, regardless of diagnosis, gender and age of the patient.


The multi-disciplinary team provides patient care within the hospital setting, as an inpatient consultative service and also in the outpatient clinic setting. It liaises closely with community hospice services to ensure that patients receive appropriate support when they leave hospital. Staff members are also active in developing ACP (Advance Care Planning) within the hospital, teaching and mentoring at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and building up research capabilities. As demand grows, the service needs to expand and hence candidates who are highly motivated and willing to join us for a challenging and fulfilling appointment on a contractual basis are invited to apply for the following positions:


Requirements for Resident Physician

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team led by a Palliative Care Consultant / Senior Consultant in the day-to-day running of the inpatient Palliative consultative service. Additionally, you may occasionally be required to see patients in the clinic (under supervision). You will be required to provide coverage for week-ends/public holidays as per departmental roster and take on additional duties and responsibilities such as basic teaching/supervision of healthcare students, clinical audits and quality improvement projects. You shall demonstrate good diagnostic and clinical management acumen and perform any other duties as directed by Head of Department or the Chairman Medical Board of the Hospital.

Depending on aptitude, interest and eligibility, the doctor may choose to pursue further training either the GDPM (Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine) or AST (Advanced Specialty Training) in Palliative Medicine. Doctors who have completed GDPM and who wish to practice Palliative Medicine, including on part-time basis, are welcome to apply.


Candidates should have postgraduate qualifications in internal medicine such as Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), MRCP or equivalent and must be registered or registrable with the Singapore Medical Council.