|Saudi Red Crescent places job order for 300 nurses
Manila Bulletin – Manila,Philippines
The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has placed a job order for 300 Filipino male medical workers with the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) disclosed Wednesday.
The DoLE said that the health professionals will be working for a state-owned medical institution that pioneers in emergency response and first aid support in Saudi Arabia. “The SRCA needs 200 nurses and paramedics and 100 physicians,’’ said Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito Roque.
“This is a government to government arrangement. Application and inquiries should only be made through the POEA,’’ he added.
Roque said that the SRCA has expressed preference for Filipino nurses and physicians “because they are dedicated and competitive in their craft.”
As mandated in the job order, the applicants for all positions must be males not more than 50 years old.
For nurses and paramedics position, applicants must have a diploma in BS Nursing and/or certification for paramedic training, license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and high school diploma.
They also 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, and should have a license authorized by the PRC, and with 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.
The DoLE chief urged applicants to submit the required documents at the POEA office in Ortigas Avenue in Mandaluyong City or register online at www.poea.gov.ph.
Since 2008, the DoLE-POEA was able to deploy a total of 275,933 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom, it was learned