3000 Filipino Nurses and Doctors wanted in Oman- Where to Apply

Where to Apply as Oman Oman is in Need of More Than 3000 Filipino Nurses and Doctors! 

The Sultanate of Oman is in need of 3,288 nurses and doctors to fill up their country’s shortage on medical professionals, says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday.

According to Baldoz, this latest positive development will certainly boost the chances of our highly-skilled and highly-qualified medical workers, particularly Filipino nurses, of getting a job in Oman if they are inclined to.

Oman to hire more highly-specialized PHL nurses

A February 22, 2013, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs:

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the Sultanate of Oman will hire 3, 288 doctors and nurses from other countries in response to a projected shortage of these medical professionals in that host country.

“This latest positive development will certainly boost the chances of our highly-skilled and highly-qualified medical workers, particularly our nurses, of getting a job in Oman if they are inclined to,” Baldoz said.

She cited a report from Philippine Ambassador to Oman Joselito Jimeno which quoted the Minister of Health of Oman, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al-Saidi, saying the Sultanate is facing a shortage of around 8,900 doctors and nurses going to 2015.

Jimeno disclosed that in a meeting on 26 February 2012, Minister al-Saidi conveyed his country’s intentions to hire more nurses from the Philippines, particularly nurses specializing in obstetrics, gynecology, anesthesiology, surgery (neuro and cardio), intensive care, and psychiatrics.

Professional nurses in Oman receive an average basic salary of $703.79, based on employment contracts processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

The report, furnished the DOLE, said Oman’s Ministry of Health has announced it will hire 3,288 doctors and nurses from other countries in response to this projected shortage.

Jimeno said the MOH will need 4,464 doctors by 2015, but can only source 1,176 of them locally. In terms of nurses, 5,598 will be hired abroad, he further said.

To meet these needs, Jimeno said Oman’s state budget for health was increased by 9.4 percent for 2013, growing from OMR 500 million ($1.3 billion) to OMR 547 million ($ 1.4 billion).

He said the health budget accounts for five percent of the total state budget which stands at OMR 12.9 billion ($ 33.5 billion).

The Philippine ambassador to Oman said the MOH’s 2011-2015 Five-Year Plan calls for the creation of more hospitals and clinics that aim to reach even the remotest areas in Oman.

Records at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) show that OFW deployment in Oman reached 15, 868 in 2012, with 10,291 rehires and 5,577 new hires.

By major occupational category, domestic helpers and related household workers is on top with 2,724 followed by professional nurses with 328.

Related to this, Baldoz warned OFWs wanting to work in Oman to apply only with POEA licensed overseas recruitment agencies with verified job orders in Oman to avoid getting illegally recruited.
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