1000 Job Ready Candidates

 

As of today, OFW Careers has started building up a pool of over 1000 qualified Job Ready Filipino candidates. All of these are currently working as healthcare professionals in the Gulf States, have signed up for the assistance that OFW Careers has to offer, and are raring up for the next steps up in their career. In fact, of this number, over 20% are currently lined up to take on their next jobs. That’s a bonus considering that the hectic nature of their work makes it difficult to do these things themselves.

A Challenge of Time

The biggest challenge in finding the next big step in your career is not that there aren’t any opportunities—rather, there isn’t enough time between your busy work schedule or shift to go through the standard process of updating your resume, finding an opportunity, sending out your resume, and following up. For that reason, many healthcare professionals finishing up their first contract in the Gulf States miss out on opportunities to earn more and advance their careers.

OFW Careers offers comprehensive career management services targeting experienced Filipino Healthcare Professionals and aims to provide essential support in their career path. They do this by leveraging technology to create relevant connections.

A Better Way

Beginning with no fees for applicants, OFW Careers offers a simpler and more intuitive way for Filipino healthcare professionals to connect with jobs that matches their skill sets and professional goals. OFW Careers even offers a convenient means by which applicants can be reminded of when their professional licenses and certificates need renewing. This level of convenience makes them the perfect partners for Filipino healthcare workers in the Gulf States.

Being Job Ready

At the core of OFW Careers is a database wherein applicants can post their updated resumes online—including copies of their relevant certificates and licenses. This data base is secure yet still easily accessible for applicants to update wherever they may be. This resume is then used to match and connect your stored skill sets to relevant job vacancies across the Gulf States. OFW Careers even handles presenting your customized resume to these job opportunities taking into consideration the requirements and criteria of each opportunity.

Managing Connections 

On top of all of that, OFW Careers facilitates the screening as well as the interview that is essential to your next career move. We connect to potential employers by providing them your profiles for easy review. The convenience and comprehensiveness of your Job Ready profiles means that your application isn’t mired and drowned out by many other candidates. This ease of connectivity is what allows the process to be smoother.

Why wait for opportunities when you can proactively reach out to them as you work? Join the growing number of your fellow Filipino Healthcare Professionals who are on the way to advancing their careers through our services. With OFW Careers, your next great opportunity is just around the corner. Contact us via email at info@ofwcareers.com and we’ll be more than happy to talk to you about how we can help you today.

Healthcare Events and Conferences in Dubai

For many employers, it can be very difficult to sort through many different resumes to find something that stands out. Apart from a richness and depth of your work experiences, it helps to have a range of events and conferences related to your allied healthcare field. These show an expansive knowledgebase that takes in current trends as well as interest in growth—both appealing to potential employers. Here are several prominent events and conferences in Dubai focused on healthcare.

International Conference on Medical, Medicine, and Health Sciences

Held monthly in many other countries, this conference covers issues concerning medicine as well as medical and health sciences. There are always specially selected sub themes. While primarily scholastic in bent—with support ostensibly provided for students of specialization across a wider range—workers in the field will benefit from the discussions and seminars on offer within the conference. There are usually around 5000 delegates to this conference which runs the course of an entire day and is one of the best ways that you can also network with professionals in your field.

International Conference on Recent Challenges in Cardiology

One of the newer conferences to hit the circuit in Dubai, it’s actually rather small in terms of attendees with over 500 expected to attend. It covers everything to do with Cardiology. Rather than what the name implies, however, it focuses on cutting edge developments within the specialization. It’s the perfect option for those who specialize or assist within this field. Many of the participant come form manufacturing firms who research and produce the devices used by cardiologists to improve the care that they provide their patients. What they talk about makes this a worthwhile addition to anyone’s resume.

World Congress on Microbial Infectious Diseases

Another smaller conference, this one is organized by Aquilus International—a world leader in scientific research on infectious diseases—and is one of the most critical conferences in this field. The theme for this year is “An Insight on Advances in Microbial Diseases, Eradication of Important Pathogens and Prevention of Human Diseases by Developing New Strategies towards Personalized Medicine” It’s a great venue for any physician, practitioner, or even nurses invested in microbiology—which is nearly everyone.

World Nurse Practitioner Conference (World Nurse Practitioners & Healthcare Congress)

For those who are nurses, this is one of few conferences specific to the field. The current theme revolves around the current trends as well as innovations in nursing. It’s a larger gathering that features practitioners globally to share their insights and developments in the field. Attendees can expect talks and seminars to cover topics highly relevant to nurses. This will allow you to advance your knowledge and capabilities in your field—enhancing your own experiences. Attendance in this conference is a must for nurses looking to advance in their careers.

If you’re looking to expand on your career, you should consider attending a range of conferences and events to expand your experience. This will help your resume. With OFW Careers, that resume can be online and matched to potentially relevant employers. We offer assistance to find a step up in your career by finding employers who meet your personal career goals and who would want your specific experience.

Finding a Healthcare Job in Dubai

 

Dubai is considered as providing one of UAE’s highest standard of healthcare services and facilities. With competitive and tax-free salary, there is no wonder that many healthcare professionals across the globe choose to work in the country.

Dubai healthcare owes its continuous expansion to the increasing number of expat workers. In fact, expats comprise of 80 percent of workers in the country. Dubai is also a hub of many OFWs who look for a better opportunity and higher salary rate to support their dreams and goals.

Working in Dubai healthcare sector

The Dubai Healthcare City is where you can find different medical services and facilities (e.g. hospitals, pharmacies, etc.). Aside from the high-quality facilities, you will also be surrounded by well-trained, healthcare practitioners.

Salary rates vary depending on the role, level and qualifications. Pay rates in the private sectors are generally higher than in the public sector, so it just depends on where you work. According to Payscale.com, a staff nurse can earn up to 87,764 AED in a year while a physician or general doctor earns 257,713 AED.

In addition to competitive pay rates, benefits such as travel expenses, health insurance, and paid annual leave for 40 days (for full-timers only) can be enjoyed by the workers as most of the benefits are now compulsory.

Job opportunities

If you are interested to work in Dubai, you may browse the Dubai Healthcare City website: (http://www.dhcc.ae) for available job opportunities.

With the vast healthcare sectors in Dubai, it might be confusing where exactly to find the right job opportunities. Listed below are some of the well-known hospitals in the country. These facilities are notable because of the range of services they offer. If you want to jumpstart your career in the best environment, you might want to consider using OFW Careers to do the hard work for you to see if there are opportunities in hospitals such as:

  • American Hospital
  • Gulf Specialty Hospital
  • Emirates Hospital
  • Al Maktoum Hospital
  • Saudi German Hospital Dubai

 

OFW Careers can help you land your next healthcare job by assisting you in finding an opportunity that suits your skills and experience.

Be Job Ready and find your next job by signing up today!

Applying for a Job with OFW Careers

Some quick questions that we want to address for Filipino Healthcare Professionals wanting to apply for our open/vacant positions at OFW Careers.

“Found a Job that you want to apply for with OFW Careers like a Homecare Nurse Position, what to do next?”

Applying for a job is simple and absolutely free. All you have to do is access our website and you can use the Dropdown Menu on the home page or simply click on a red action tab – Be Job Ready or  Apply for Hot Jobs Now

 

When applying for a job on the OFW Careers Website, you can apply by either using your existing registration or create a new registration for those of you who have yet to join.

For new sign ups, you must follow the registration process which you can do in 5 easy steps!
Register, Complete your Profile and Apply for available jobs with us at OFW Careers.

Respecting the Ramadan Culture

 

Working and living in the GCC makes one to be able to adapt to the countries known cultures and one of which is the Ramadan.

Ramadan in 2018 just started last May 16 and will end on June 14.

In this time muslims are known to fast. For Filipinos who are non-muslims, they are not expected to fast but it is still important to show respect in their daily etiquettes in observance of the Ramadan.

  1. Do not eat, drink, or smoke in public during the fasting hours. This includes chewing gum.
  2. Do not dance or play music in public. You may listen to music quietly with headphones.
  3. Do not wear inappropriate clothing in public. Dress respectfully. Men should avoid wearing sleeveless tops, while women should cover their shoulders and knees.
  4. Do not swear.
  5. Accept gifts, from a simple date to something more exotic, try to politely accept it. Further, if invited, it would always be an honour to join someone at Iftar.

Ramadan Kareem from all of us at OFW Careers!

Reference website: https://gulfnews.com/guides/life/ramadan/features/ramadan-2018-all-you-need-to-know-1.1528649

Dentistry Expressions of Interest for United Arab Emirates

 

OFW Careers is searching for Licensed Dentists Healthcare Professionals who have an expression of interest to work in UAE or for those already in country who would like to be challenged with a new opportunity, who are clinically experienced, licensed and hold appropriate certificates:

  • General Dentist
  • Specialist
  • Consultant

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry (BDS, DMD, DDS): Or
  • Equivalent from a nationally accredited Dental school/College

License and Certificates

  • Valid professional Clinical License for country of origin(Philippines).
  • Valid professional Clinical License from host country (UAE, KSA, Qatar).
  • Current Life Support Certificates; BLS, ACLS, ATLS etc. (Not mandatory)

Experience

  • 2+ years of recent clinical experience within general practice or relevant speciality.
  • 2+ Years’ experience in working in the GCC regions.

Employment Specification

  • Must have existing Employment contract within the Middle East, GCC or current host employment country.
  • Or valid Eligibility Letter for new potential new employer to License with.

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Allied Health Sector Expressions of Interest for United Arab Emirates

 

OFW Careers is searching for Licensed Allied Health Healthcare Professionals who have an expression of interest to work in UAE or for those already in country who would like to be challenged with a new opportunity, who are clinically experienced, licensed and hold appropriate certificates:

Some of the many Allied Health Sector Professions:

 

  • Emergency Medical Services – EMT-P, EMT-I, EMT-B, Ambulance Nurse
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Medical Physics – Medical Technologists
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Central Sterile Services (CSS)

 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field as per the Professional Qualifying Requirement (PQR) of the UAE: Or
  • Equivalent Diploma/Certificate from a nationally accredited relevant school/College

License and Certificates

  • Valid professional Clinical License for country of origin(Philippines).
  • Valid professional Clinical License from host country (UAE, KSA, Qatar).
  • Current Life Support Certificates; BLS, ACLS, ATLS etc. (Not mandatory)

Experience

  • 2+ years of recent clinical experience within the relevant speciality.
  • 2+ Years’ experience in working in the GCC regions.

Employment Specification

  • Must have existing Employment contract within the Middle East, GCC or current host employment country.
  • Or valid Eligibility Letter for new potential new employer to License with.

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Dental Clinical Support Expressions of Interest for United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

OFW Careers is searching for Licensed Dental Clinical Support Healthcare Professionals who have an expression of interest to work in UAE or for those already in country who would like to be challenged with a new opportunity, who are clinically experienced, licensed and hold appropriate certificates:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Aid

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field as per the Professional Qualifying Requirement (PQR) of the UAE: Or
  • Equivalent Diploma/Certificate from a nationally accredited relevant school/College

License and Certificates

  • Valid professional Clinical License for country of origin(Philippines).
  • Valid professional Clinical License from host country (UAE, KSA, Qatar).
  • Current Life Support Certificates; BLS, ACLS, ATLS etc. (Not mandatory)

Experience

  • 2+ years of recent clinical experience within the relevant speciality.
  • 2+ Years’ experience in working in the GCC regions.

Employment Specification

  • Must have existing Employment contract within the Middle East, GCC or current host employment country.
  • Or valid Eligibility Letter for new potential new employer to License with.

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Allied Health Opportunities in the Gulf Region

The view of the job market in the Gulf Region predominantly always been based on nurses and doctors and the rush was to find positions in that field. Allied health professionals, which comprise nearly 60% of the healthcare workforce, are often overlooked as career launching pads.

With its ambitious plan to bring its healthcare services to world class standards, over the coming years, the Gulf Region will need an influx of clinical personnel to meet its growing demand for high-quality medical services. Across the Gulf region, there are staffing shortages in the healthcare sector, including allied health professionals.

According to the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Allied Health may be defined as those healthcare professions that are different from the medicine and nursing disciplines. Allied health professionals are the segment of the workforce that delivers services involving the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; and rehabilitation and health systems management.

Professions that are often listed as “allied health” include many non-nurse, non-physician healthcare providers including:

– audiologists and speech language pathologists;
– physical therapists,
– occupational therapists and respiratory therapists;
– diagnostic medical personnel (medical laboratory scientists, cytogenetic technologists, diagnostic molecular scientists, histotechnologists, and pathologists’ assistants);
– imaging specialists (radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, and sonographers); nutritionists and dietitians;
– and physician assistants.
– dental personnel (dental hygienists and dental assistants);
– exercise science professionals (athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, kinesiotherapists );
– health information technologists;
– specialists in cancer diagnosis and treatment (medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, and radiation therapists);
– pharmacy personnel (pharmacy technicians and assistants)
– medical assistants

A high quality service is a result of a collaborative effort that begins with physicians and nurses to the allied health professional. Effective treatment, however, can only come after proper interpretation of results that lead to accurate identification of the disease and disorders, one of the many important roles of the allied health professional.

OFW Careers, together with its partnering medical facilities in the Gulf Region recognises the importance of this sector and continues to assist placing qualified personnel in the field of allied healthcare. Additionally it continues to actively search for qualified candidates to meet the growing need for these specialist expertises in the region.

With its years of experience in positioning staff in the healthcare sector, OFW Careers recognizes the potential of our overseas workers, from physicians and nurses to allied health professionals and the assistance that will make them continuously job ready for the next bright opportunity.