UAE healthcare provider to hire more Pinoy nurses

MANILA, Philippines - One of the largest healthcare providers in the United Arab Emirates is keen on hiring hundreds of Filipino nurses, according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

In a statement, Baldoz said she recently met with representatives of NMC Healthcare, who assured her they will hire highly-qualified nurses in the last quarter of the year.

Paolo Martel, Managing Director of Ikon Solutions in Manila, has accompanied NMC Healthcare Vice President for Human Resources Raveendra Rai to my office where in my presence the NMC Healthcare official was presented a certificate of appreciation by Ikon Solutions for the company's dedication and commitment in hiring Filipino nurses and other hospital staff," said Baldoz.

Martel told Baldoz the company has conducted a three-day recuitment campaign in Ikon Solutions’ Cebu and Manila offices where over 160 candidates were selected.

He added the company is investing $200 million to expand in the Middle East. It is opening open two new hospitals by 2016.

"These new hospitals are expected to generate hundreds of new jobs, a significant number of which will be open for Filipino nurses," Rai said. "With our growing demand in highly-skilled and highly-qualified nurses, we intend to continue hiring Filipinos because of their compassionate service attitude and professionalism."

Ikon Solutions is the exclusive recruitment partner in the Philippines of NMC Healthcare.

Rai said applicants should build enough experience in a specific specialty area or department, as this is a licensing requirement. Filipino nurses who want to work in Abu Dhabi also need to pass the Pearson Vue exam required by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi.

Source: ABS-CBN News
Published: 25 Nov 2013

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