Interview of caregivers, nurses bound for Japan ongoing

Interview sessions for the second batch of nurses and caregivers under the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (POEA) has started, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced.

According to POEA, the interview will run until February 6, 2010 at the POEA’s head office at Ortigas corner EDSA in Mandaluyong City.

POEA said its counterpart in the recruitment of nurses and caregivers, Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS), will fill in 77 nurse positions and 101 caregivers for deployment to 82 Japanese health and caregiving institutions.

Last week, applicants drawn from POEA’s online manpower registry system underwent Pre-Employment Orientation Seminars to prepare them for their jobs and new life abroad.

Meanwhile, POEA urged JICWELS to consider holding part of the language training in the Philippines.
“The move is expected to benefit our nurses and caregivers as it will give them more time to be with their families as they learn the Japanese language at the same time,” POEA Administrator Jennifer Manalili said during the courtesy call of JICWELS officials.

Qualified candidate nurses and caregivers need to complete a 6-month Japanese language training in Japan and undertake on-the-job training at their respective hospitals.

Nurses should be able to pass the licensure examination in Japan before they can work as registered nurses and are given 3 chances to take the licensure examination. Caregivers, on the other hand, are required to complete at least 3 years on-the-job training before they can take the national examination for caregivers and work in Japan for an indefinite period after passing the examination.

Manalili is set to fly to Japan this month to visit the various health care institutions where Pinoy nurses and caregivers conduct their trainings. She hopes to meet with her counterparts to discuss the arrangements for the entry of Filipinos in the health care sector as well as to negotiate for better terms and conditions for them. - via


Anonymous said...

when will be the 1st preference order list matching of the japanese institutions for successfull Filipino candidates? we were so excited about it!

Anonymous said...

do you consider also the jlpt? japanese language proficiencey test?



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