The latest surge in COVID-19 cases has once again highlighted the need for more healthcare professionals in many parts of the world. As a result, competition for talented international workers is at an all-time high. For medical workers who have global ambitions, the world really is their oyster!
Many countries are offering excellent packages for healthcare workers who are keen to broaden their professional ambitions and have added even more benefits to their already excellent packages. So if you’re a Filipino nurse or doctor looking for career opportunities in a foreign land, here are the top countries with the best healthcare systems:
The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) is one of the best in the world. Currently, around 21,000 Filipino nurses and other healthcare professionals are enjoying the many benefits provided by the NHS. They are offered market-rate salaries that are well above their expected rate in their home country. They also receive excellent professional development and career opportunities, free healthcare, well-equipped hospitals, modern facilities, and an opportunity to relocate their families in the UK, especially for Filipino healthcare workers who plan to stay in the UK long-term.
Ireland offers a friendly working environment for overseas workers, especially in the healthcare industry. Within healthcare, Ireland is known for their progressive training, advanced standards and facilities. So, healthcare professionals who dream of working abroad can find that Ireland is an ideal destination for them to build their careers. The benefits they can enjoy include a salary range of Php 136,000 to Php 195,000, depending on experience; paid leaves, 39 working hours with additional pay for shift differentials; and permanent, full-time pensionable contracts, among others.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a dream destination for Filipino medical professionals because of the numerous career benefits. Licensed doctors enjoy a salary ranging from Php 134,000 to Php 250,000 depending on specialty and experience, while registered nurses’ salaries range from Php 53,000 to Php 134,000. Once there, they are offered housing and transportation benefits. Some hospitals in Saudi Arabia also offer bonuses upon contract completion as well as free return tickets to their home country. Just like other foreign professionals in Saudi Arabia, Filipino doctors are hired on a contractual basis. The duration of each contract is anywhere between 12 to 24 months, with 40 to 60 hours of work per week. The standard workweek is divided into morning and night shifts.
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is also known to offer attractive compensation and benefits for healthcare professionals. In Dubai, for example, nurses in government hospitals can earn as much as Php 140,000 while in Abu Dhabi, you may be paid twice as much more. They’re also granted paid leaves, insurance, visa renewals, and salary increments depending on the hospital you work for.
Now that you know the possible benefits you may enjoy if you work as a nurse in these countries, you can finally seize your opportunity to work abroad. TrueProfile.io, a platform that provides Filipino healthcare professionals around the world with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, makes the application easier.
To get started, you must collect all the basic requirements, which include either a 1×1 or 2×2 ID picture, a PSA-authenticated birth certificate, a resume, college diploma, transcript of records, employer contract, marriage contract (if applicable), NBI clearance, a passport (valid for at least six months), as well as licenses and certifications. You must also apply for a working visa once the employer offers the job.
All these documents must be verified, which you can easily do with the help of TrueProfile.io. Through its blockchain technology, you no longer need to verify your documents over and over again when you apply. By signing up to become a member, TrueProfile.io offers its members a number of career solutions, including a free digital CV that can be shared with employers, regulators, and recruiters, and can also be showcased on social media.
For interested applicants, simply create an account on TrueProfile (https://member.trueprofile.io/register), build a myTrueProfile page, and then set contact settings to the ‘Recommended’ option in order to attract new career opportunities.
To know more, visit https://www.trueprofile.io/