Germany eyes 70 ICU nurses

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Wednesday Germany is looking to hire 70 qualified applicants to work as intensive care unit (ICU) nurses.

In a statement, POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said that they are waiting for the applicants for qualified individuals for possible employment opportunities in Germany.

“We are now accepting qualified applicants for nurses for deployment in Germany under the Triple Win Project,” said Cacdac.

Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen and permanent resident of the Philippines; with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (four years professional education); active Philippine Nursing License; and at least two years of professional experience as nurse in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and care institutions.

Cacdac added that applicants must have German language proficiency and is willing to undergo German language training in the Philippines to attain Level B1 (to be paid by the employer) or with B1 or B2 language proficiency level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Qualified Applicants should register online at www.ereqister.poea.gov.ph and personally submit the required documents at the POEA Building in Mandaluyong City on or before July 29.

Successful candidates shall have a starting monthly salary of €1,900 (gross) and an increase to €2,300 after recognition as a qualified nurse.

Cacdac also said the employer will pay the visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany and will assist the employee find a suitable accommodation while bearing the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging.

Meanwhile, Cacdac said the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) also needs qualified applicants to fill up another batch of vacancies for 48 nurses and 585 caregivers.

“We are now accepting qualified applicants for nurses and care workers for deployment in Japan under the Framework for the Movement of Natural Persons of the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA),” said Cacdac.

Candidates for nursing positions should have the following qualifications: graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing; with Board License; with at least three years hospital experience; preferably 20 to 35 years old; and must be medically and psychologically fit to work.

For care workers, the requirements are the following: graduate from any four-year course and certified as a caregiver by TESDA; graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (under board) or any allied profession; preferably 20 to 35 years old; and must be medically and psychologically fit to work.

Cacdac advised qualified applicants to register online at www.eregister.poea.gov.ph and personally submit the required documents at the POEA Building in Mandaluyong City on or before July 7.

He said candidate-nurses to be hired must first complete a six-month onsite Japanese language training and undergo on-the-job training at their respective hospitals before taking the licensure examination in Japan in order for them to be able to work as registered nurses.

Candidate-caregivers, on the other hand, shall initially complete a six-month onsite language training and work on-the-job for at least three years before they can take the national examination for caregivers to be able to work in Japan indefinitely, said Cacdac. (HDT/Sunnex)

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