The Department aims to provide new employees with an early understanding of the organisation’s customer commitment in order to build the foundations for a positive working environment.
New Employee Process: On appointment, employees will receive a statement of the terms and conditions of service which contains the main details of employment. This document is supported by a set of policies and procedures made available in their place of work. More information will also be available from other sources such as the Government Intranet.
Induction Programme Evaluation: The induction programme evaluation has four elements: a bi-monthly induction day (half day), staff portfolio, local induction programmes and post induction evaluation. These provide a comprehensive introduction aimed at team spirit, developing a sense of corporate identity and ensuring understanding of the Department’s vision, aims and objectives.
ID Card and Key Card: The Departments' new employees will be issued with a Government photographic identification as a proof of employment. They must be carried at all times and presented when asked for. These cards are issued by the Office of Human Resources upon commencement of your employment with us.
Uniform: The Department of Health wants to present a professional image to visitors and so requires a standard of dress which suits the nature of their work should be maintained. Their appearance should be clean, tidy and acceptable to all the people who they come into contact with. Health service staff will have a compulsory dress code, which will be outlined in the terms and conditions of employment. Although there is no specific uniform for other employees, they are advised to dress in smart office-wear e.g. tailored suits. It is in the best interests of staff and their divisions that they create a good impression at all times and set a good example to colleagues, both senior and junior. It is also important that their dress conforms with safety requirements particularly where machinery is being operated.
Professional Registration: Every healthcare professional should be registered with a professional body e.g. the Nursing & Midwifery Council or General Medical Council. They have to pay their annual membership and ensure they stay up to date with developments, updates and training. They must provide valid registration documentation and confirmation of renewals to the appointing officer.
Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults: Employees who are working with or have access to children or vulnerable adults need to have a criminal record check.
Immigration: Immigration legislation on the Isle of Man is similar to that in the United Kingdom and applies to nearly everyone who is not a British Citizen or who does not have the right of abode in the United Kingdom, although Irish citizens and EEA citizens exercising Treaty rights are exempt from many provisions. Non-British citizens should contact your nearest British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate, who will be able to establish immigration status and advise individuals on the procedure they will need to adopt to enter the Island.
Work Permit: The Isle of Man Control of Employment Act requires any newcomer who is not an
"Isle of Man worker" to have a work permit before starting employment in the Island (Work Permits are not necessary for a limited number of occupations such as doctors and dentists). Qualification as an
"Isle of Man worker" includes being born on the Island, resident for at least five years, married to an
"Isle of Man Worker", having received full-time education during residence (and having remained on the Island thereafter) or having a Manx-born parent who spent the first five years of their life on the Island. The Department of Trade and Industry web site has full details.
Health Screening: New health care employees need to have health screening, which may include having a medical examination, to ensure they are fit to work.