| Saudi hospital needs 300 male OFWs—labor chief
Inquirer.net – Philippines
MANILA, Philippines—A government-owned hospital in Saudi Arabia is now recruiting 300 Filipino male medical workers, Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said Sunday.
In a statement, he said the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) had placed a job order for 300 medical workers with the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA).
He said that the SRCA needs 200 nurses and paramedics and 100 physicians.
Reminding applicants that this is a government-to-government arrangement, Roque reminded applicants that applications and inquiries should only be made through the POEA.
“The SRCA prefers Filipino nurses and physicians because they are dedicated and competitive in their craft,” said Roque noting that the hospital, as a pioneer institution, gives emergency response and first-aid support in Saudi Arabia.
Roque also reported that the POEA deployed 275,933 OFWs in Saudi Arabia in 2008.
Qualified to apply for nurses and paramedics positions are male applicants not more than 50 years old. They must have diploma in BS Nursing and/or certification for paramedic training, license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and high school diploma. Applicants must have worked as a member of an emergency support or ambulance team and has mastery of resuscitation techniques and medications.
For physicians, applicants must have specialization in emergency medicine, general surgery, traumatology, anesthesia, and intensive care. They must be males not more than 50 years old, must have license authorized by the PRC, and must have at least two-year experience/ training in emergency medicine and intensive care.
Among the documents required are comprehensive and latest resume with job description, photocopy of school credentials, employment certificates (old and latest), photocopy of the first page of passport, and six copies of 2X2 photos taken within 10 days before filing of the application.
Complete requirements must be submitted at the Window 1, Manpower Registry Division, ground floor, Blas F. Ople Building (formerly POEA Building), in Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Applicants may also register online at the the POEA website.