STATE OF NURSES IN THE PHILIPPINES
About a decade ago, demand for nurses in the US and UK were high. Nursing schools popped up all over the Philippines. Now, we have more than 200,000 registered Filipino nurses who could not find any work. Because of this oversupply, some nurses were working in Philippine hospitals for free. Even worse, some nurses allegedly paid Philippine hospitals so they can work as a volunteer nurse and obtain certificates that they were nurse volunteers or trainees for a specific period in time.
Now, it seems that time is changing. Demand for nurses is back up. In the UK, the demand for qualified nurses is becoming severe enough that UK is now helping qualified nurses to pass the IELTS. Our employers partnered with prestigious IELTS Review Center in the Philippines to train nurses to achieve the required score for UK.
JS Contractor, a recruitment agency licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, has job openings for qualified nurses in the United Kingdom, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. Referral fees are available for those who refer qualified applicants, successfully deployed to the destination country.
UK JOB OPENINGS
Sanctuary Care Home, a home for the elderly in the United Kingdom, is in need of registered nurses with at least one-year experience in the hospital or clinic or as a private-duty nurse. There is no placement fee and the employer will pay all processing costs of the successful applicant. However, in order to be a successful applicant, the nurse must pass the IELTS (around P14,000.00) and the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Test of Competence Part 1 (around P9,000.00), which is a computer-based test. Once they pass these two tests, the nurses will then upload all their supporting documents to NMC for the evaluation of their credentials. Then, NMC will be release a decision letter, stating your eligibility to take the OSCE exam. It will also be a ticket for the employer to release a Certificate of Sponsorship to process your Visa and be deployed to the UK, with no placement fee and no processing costs. When they get to UK, the nurses will be on probationary period until they pass NMC Test of Competence Part 2, the Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) (around P9,000.00). OSCE tests the nurses’ practical clinical skills. Interview date is on October 3 to 4, 2017.
Although the UK employer is an elderly home, Sanctuary Care Home pays more than the hospital at Twenty Thousand Pounds (£20,000.00) gross per annum. That’s about P1,133,000.00 per year or P94,400.00 per month.
Enayati, the number one homecare provider in the United Arab Emirates, is looking for female staff nurses with a valid and current PRC nursing license, at least 2 years nursing experience, and holder of an eligibility letter from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) or Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD). There is no placement fee, and the employer will shoulder all processing costs. Enayati wil pay AED 5,000.00 or about P69,000.00 monthly plus free housing. There is no expiry date for this job order, and hiring is done on a continuous basis, so if you haven’t taken the DHA or HAAD exam yet, now is the time. Qualified applicants will be interviewed by Enayati via Skype.
To receive priority in JS Contractor pre-qualification interviews and documentation processing, please mention OFWLIFE. You may also email them at [email protected] or call +927 236 2073.