6,000 healthcare workers needed in Saudi Arabia

By JC Bello Ruiz
The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in urgent need of more than 6,000 healthcare workers according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

In a post on its website (www.poea.gov.ph), POEA said the KSA-Ministry of Health needs 2,000 female specialized nurses; 3,000 female general nurses; 200 male and female specialists; 200 male and female general practitioners; 200 female asst. pharmacists; 200 female physiotherapists; 200 female dental assistants; 200 female medical technologists; 100 female infection control nurses; and 100 male and female respiratory therapists.

The 2,000 female specialized nurses needed are those with specialization in Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neo-natal intensive care unit, Hemodialyis, OR, MS, ER, and cardiac nursing.

Applicants should be Bachelor of Science graduates with Board License (optional for RT; with at least 1.5 years of hospital work experience; not more than 55 years of age for doctors and not more than 40 years of age for other positions; and preferably with Saudi Council exams.

Also needed are 50 male bio-medical equipment technicians or hospital safety officers. Applicants should be BS Engineering graduates with or without board license; with at least two years hospital work experience and not more than 50 years of age.

The 100 female infection control nurses; and 100 male and female respiratory therapists; and 50 bio-medical equipment or hospital safety officers have been previously posted, POEA said.

Deadline for submission of application is on March 10, 2010.

“Qualified applicants may personally submit a detailed resumé with job description, school credentials, employment certificates, original and photocopy of the first page of the passport and six pieces 2×2 recent picture at the Manpower Registry Division, Window M, Ground Floor, POEA main office in Ortigas Avenue cor. Edsa Mandaluyong City or register online at www.poea.gov.ph or www.eregister.poea.gov.ph.

Applicants are advised to submit original documents if they submit the requirements in person. “Those who will register online will be asked to present original documents for authentification of written information before forwarding the resumé to the employer,” POEA said.