AL AHLI HOSPITAL TO VISIT ABBA
Al Ahli Hospital representatives are going to visit Abba and interview applicants for various positions. The 250 bed hospital that specializes in Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology need 80 female nurses for the medical/surgical, labor and delivery, home care, obstetrics & gynecology, emergency room, outpatient department, and pediatrics area.
To qualify for any of the above positions, the applicants must have at least three (3) years continuous nursing experience in the area they apply for, a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing, good English language/communication skills, essential basic computer learning skills, current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and must be willing to take prometric examination for Qatar.
Al Ahli Hospital offers competitive salary. They have no placement fee policy; no fees will be collected from any of the selected workers.
Interested applicants may submit their application on line or may apply as walk-in and look for Rachelle Reyes. All applicants have to be pre-qualified for the client interviews on or before October 15. For inquiries/questions, call 637-1393 or text to 09175112654.
JUNE 2012 NURSE EXAMS HAS 27,823 PASSERS, AND THE FEWEST NUMBER OF TAKERS IN THE LAST SIX YEARS
The Nurse Licensure Exams (NLE) in June 2012 produced 27,823 passers, out of 60,985 exam-takers, or a 45.29% passing rate. The results were announced by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) seven weeks after the exams were conducted in 15 cities in the country.
The number of takers (60,985) was the lowest since December 2006, when there were only 40,147 examinees. After that year, the number of examinees swelled up, the highest being in November 2009, when there were 94,462 examinees. For details, see "Results of NLE, In The Last 14 years".
The NLE is given twice a year, one in June the other in December.
PH HAS 308 NEW PT'S AND 27 New OT'S
The country's PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) has announced that 308 (out of 610 takers) passed the Physical Therapists Licensure Examinations, and 27 (out of 72 takers passed the Occupational Therapists Licensure Examinations, both conducted in February 12 in the cities of Manila and Cebu.
The tests continue to be tough, as it has again posted the lowest passing rate among medical professionals.
NUMBER OF NCLEX TAKERS PLUMMET IN 2011, 2012
The number of nurses worldwide taking the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) has gone down considerably, registering only 9,719 takers in the entire year of 2011, and 3,892 takers in the first 6 months of 2012.
In the heyday of the NCLEX, there were 38,768 takers in 2007 and 30,007 in 2008. The number of takers are detailed HERE.
NCLEX is the licensure exams of the U.S for foreign-educated nurses. For a foreign nurse to be employed in the U.S., she has to pass this exam. NCLEX is given in many countries of the world, including Manila and Cebu.
The decrease in the number of takers is apparently due to the slowdown in the approval of visas for the U.S. since the year 2008.
AGENCIES NOW REQUIRED TO BUY INSURANCE FOR WORKER
Starting November 08, 2010, all private recruitment agencies in the Philippines will have to buy insurance for all the workers they deploy to any country in the world. The insurance requirement is part of the Omnibus Rules Implementing Republic Act 8042 as amended by R.A. 10022, which mandates insurance protection for workers deployed by agencies. Those deployed by the government, workers rehired by their previous employers, and vacationing workers are not covered by the insurance requirement.
The insurance coverage include benefits on death, disablement, termination, settlement claims, compassionate visit, medical evacuation and repatriation. The law prohibits passing on the premium to the workers. Premium for the insurance are expected to be paid eventually by foreign employers. Premiums cost US $72 for workers with one - year contracts, and US $144 for those on two year contracts.
PAG - IBIG MEMBERSHIP NOW MANDATORY TO OFW's
Membership to Pag- Ibig Fund has become mandatory for Overseas Filipino Workers. The Fund, which offers housing loans to its members, was previously required only of Philippine based workers, and optional to OFW's.
Starting July 1, the POEA will only issue Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC's) to those who have paid P600, or the equivalent of the first 6 - months membership fee for Pag - Ibig. After that, the OFW is expected to make monthly payments of P100.
Aside for the Pag-Ibig fund, the other required fee from the OFW is the P900 contribution to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. The two other fees, the OWWA membership and Processing Fee, are shouldered by foreign employer or its appointed recruitment agency
ABBA RECEIVES POEA'S "TOP PERFORMER AWARD", ITS 3RD STRAIGHT
Abba Personnel Services received its Top Performer Award in ceremonies at the PICC Convention Hall last April 29. It is the 3rd consecutive award for Abba: it previously received the same award in 2002, and 2005. For this decade, the POEA has given out the Award three times.
There were 8 other receipients of the 2010 awards (for complete listing of the agency-awardees, please click here.)
Nestor Flores, President of Abba, delivered the Response on behalf of all the land-based awardees.
NOVEMBER 2009 NURSE BOARD EXAMS SETS NEW RECORDS
The November 2009 Philippines’ Nursing Licensure Exams (NLE) has established many records of sorts, as follows:
- It has the most number of takers, 94,462 of them, in the history of the NLE. The next highest number of takers was in the NLE of December 2008, when 88,649 took the twice a year exams.
- It has the lowest percentage of passing, with only 39.73% of takers passing (37,527) the exams, which makes it the “most difficult “NLE so far. The second lowest was the NLE of June 2009, when the passing rate was only 42.13% ( 32,617 passed, out of 77, 901 takers).
- It has the most number of people passing the exams, with 56, 935 passers. Because of the sheer number of takers , 90, 000 plus, the NLE of November 2009 has correspondingly the most number of RN’s who will be sworn in, on two dates, March 08 and March 09, at two sessions on each date.
Above records include results of first timers and repeaters. The next NLE is scheduled on July 03 and 04, 2010, and will be administered in 11 cities all over the country.
For a complete listing of the NLE results in the last 13 years, please click here.
February 16, 2010
INTERESTED IN A NURSING JOB IN AN ABU DHABI HOSPITAL? HERE'S HOW
The requirements have changed for Abu Dhabi-bound Filipino nurses.
If you're a registered nurse, with at least 3 years work experience, and looking for a job opportunity in a hospital in Abu Dhabi, you'll now have to meet the added prerequisite of passing an online exam.
The online exam is the HAAD (Health Authority of Abu Dhabi) Exam offered by Pearson Vue Testing Center. The PVE is done at the Trident Tower , 312 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, during office hours from Monday to Friday. Nurses can apply online, choose his/her exam date, and pay the exam fee of $90. The test results can be obtained within a few hours after taking the exam.
After getting the results, the nurse can attach the results as part of his application for employment in any hospital in Abu Dhabi.
The better method of course, from the standpoint of the Filipino nurse, is to take the exam ONLY after having had an employment offer, or perhaps after employment interview. What use is the PVE anyway if no employment offer will come?
Among Abba's clients in Abu Dhabi, almost all will require nurses to have taken and passed the exams. There are plans at present that calls for a recruitment trip from the Abu Dhabi hospital, for the visiting hospital representatives to conduct interviews, and for those who pass the interviews to take the PVE. An ideal scenario? Yes, but for now just a dream.
Until that scenario is achieved, a nurse will have to take the PVE first , before she can be considered for a nursing job in Abu Dhabi. For questions about nursing jobs in UAE , or the PVE, call Jen of Abba , at (02) 687-3668.
SAUDI IS STILL TOP OFW DESTINATION
Saudi Arabia is still the top destination for Filipino workers in 2008. There were 275, 933 workers both new hires and rehires, who were deployed to the Kingdom last year.
Saudi Arabia is followed by UAE, which also registered the highest incerease in 2008, compared with the previous year.
Total deployments for 2008 was 974, 399, up 20.1% from 2007.
SAUDIS GET TOUGH ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
The government of Saudi Arabia, thru its Cabinet, approved a set of regulations that will further promote human rights of migrant workers and penalize human trafficking. The prominent features of the regulations, recommended by the Shoura Council, include penalties against coercion, threats, misuse of position or influence, taking advantage of the workers’ weakness, coercive service, practices similar to slavery.
A committee has been formed to monitor known victims of human trafficking and human rights violations. It will ensure that victims are not harmed again, and will coordinate with the authorities concerned to repatriate foreign victims if they so request, or pursue complaints against the offending parties.
KSA BOUND WORKERS TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED AND
Saudi Arabia is introducing fingerprinting and full-faced
digital photographs for visa applicants. sometime the year 2010,
as part of its effort to strengthen security.
There will be a network of service
center that will receive visa applications, and take fingerprints
and digital photo of those people wanting to visit or work in
The measure is also expected to
enable this Mideast country to enforce its rules against workers
who were not able to finish their employment contract or who do
not have no-objection certificates.
SAUDI ARABIA HAS NEW AGE LIMITS FOR OFW's
Saudi Arabia has new minimum age requirements for incoming foreign workers. The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in the Philippines annouced that effective immediately, the age requirements for these occupation are as follows:
Domestic helper ......................................21 years
Nurse and Flight Attendant ...................... 21 years
Dressmaker ...........................................30 years
Salesman for Textile and Ladies wear .......40 years
Barber ...................................................35 years
Physical Therapist ...................................35 years
Family Driver ..........................................21 years
Male Worker ...........................................21 years
TAGALOG SPEAKERS ARE HIGHEST SCORERS IN IELTS
If your first language is Tagalog, it is very likely that you'll have the highest score among the IELTS takers all over the world.
That's what the statistics show for the Test Takers Performance of IELTS in the year 2007. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an exam required by English speaking countries (like the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia), to measure English proficiency of the examinee in 4 areas: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
A large number of examinees are Filipino RN's who take the exams as a requirement for work - entry to the English speaking countries.
Statistics show that examinees with Tagalog as first language fared better, with an overall band score of 6.57, compared to those whose first language is Spanish (6.54), Malay (6.44), Tamil (6.21), Hindi (6.21).
The Tagalog speakers were highest in Listening, Writing, and Speaking.
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