Resident Physician

Job ID:  5588
Job Function:  Medical
Institution:  National University Hospital

Job Description

As a Resident Physician, the candidate shall be responsible for the following activities:

  • the provision of patient care and overall supervision of day-to-day running of clinical wards

  • the supervision and teaching of House Officers, Medical Officers, and Trainees

  • the management of cold and urgent referrals that may not be specially referred to any consultant by name

  • the escalation of difficult and complex patient cases to a Consultant on call, where specialist intervention is required

  • the overseeing of write out and endorsement on consultation/referral letters during emergency situations that may arise outside of office hours

  • the participation in departmental ward rounds, combined hospital teaching seminars, and clinical case conferences

  • the representation on behalf of the Hospital at Coroner’s inquests or medico-legal hearings involving patients admitted to their wards

  • the involvement in ward rounds at night or outside of office hours when they are on call

  • the compilation of confidential mortality reports for submission to the Chairman Medical Board through the Head of Department

  • the involvement in night duty where necessary, and commitment to other duties as directed by the Head of Department of the Chairman Medical Board of the hospital


For surgical disciplines, the Resident Physician may be involved in the following duties:

  • performing elective and emergency operations to the level of complexity permitted by senior staff of the department

  • teaching House Officers and Medical Officers basic operative procedures, providing guidance when necessary



  • Candidate shall possess a basic or post-graduate medical qualification from an accredited medical school, that is registrable with the Singapore Medical Council (; and

  • Have completed at least 1 year of housemanship and 3 years of medical officer posting (or equivalent).



Other ideal qualities/traits

  • Candidate shall take charge of their learning to provide quality care to all patients

  • Candidate shall demonstrate good diagnostic and clinical management acumen

  • Candidate shall demonstrate strong teamwork and motivate their team members at work  


NUH welcomes all interested applicants to send their resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.