The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London reports a 'need in Ireland for suitably qualified nurses to fill up vacancies in Health Service Executive and care homes'
MANILA, Philippines – Fifty jobs in an Ireland nursing home are
available to Filipino nurses, the Philippine labor department said.
Two Ireland-based recruitment agencies hiring nurses for the European
country's Health Service Executive (HSE) are also looking for local
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Monday, March 23, said a foreign
placement agency in Ireland confirmed to the Philippine Overseas Labor
Office (POLO) in London it will hire 50 Filipino nurses for its client
Ardmore Care Home Group Limited.
"Our POLO in London has verified the 50 job orders of Triopharm Ltd
for nursing positions. It has tied up with Serviecon International
Corporation, a licensed Philippine recruitment agency, which is
conducting sourcing and selection of qualified candidates," said Baldoz.
Applicants for the jobs in Ardmore must be licensed or registered
nurses in the Philippines with minimum two years relevant working
experience and must have an overall score of 6.5 in the International
English Language Testing System.
Hired applicants will be deployed to Ardmore under a two-year contract with an annual salary of €35,000 (P1.70 million).
The POLO also reported that Kate Cowhig and TTM Healthcare, two
recruitment agencies in Ireland, are looking for Philippine recruitment
Kate Cowhig supplies nurses in the critical care and operating room
specialty areas to the HSE and 6 Dublin University hospitals.
The HSE is the publicly-funded healthcare system in Ireland, much like the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. (READ: UK demand for Filipino nurses on the rise – DOLE)
Baldoz had described Filipino nurses as "not only professionally
qualified" but also "hardworking, courteous to patients, flexible," and
are good communicators in English.
The labor chief warned anew against unregistered recruitment
agencies, and encouraged applicants to go through the legal process of
applying for jobs abroad.
The POLO in London reported a "need in Ireland for suitably qualified
nurses to fill up vacancies in Health Service Executive (HSE) and care
To register with the Nursing and
Midwifery Board in Ireland (NMBI), internationally recruited nurses
trained outside the European Union or the European Economic Area need to
go through a nursing adaptation or supervised nursing practiced
program, Baldoz explained.
If the nurse is trained in another EU state, she must contact the regulatory body in the EU country where she is registered.
Under the European Directive 2005/36/EC, nurses in some EU countries
are entitled for NMBI registration given their prior training.
A request for Certificate of Current Professional Status can be sent directly to the NMBI in this case.
Only overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with the proper travel and
working documents are entitled to some government benefits, including a
P10,000 reintegration package if they ever choose to go back home
The Philippines is a known labor-sending country, with 10 million
Filipinos overseas either as permanent migrants or as temporary workers.
Still, President Benigno Aquino III envisions "a government that
creates jobs at home so that working abroad will be a choice rather than
Culled from:– Rappler.com