english speaking nurse moving to germany - page 2

I will be moving to Germany in 2 years while my husband does research. I am a nurse and am wondering if anyone can lead me in the right direction for possible jobs in Germany for a nurse who does not... Read More

  1. Visit  babygracy} profile page
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    Oh , Vielen Dank! i thank you for giving me such information, at least i have an idea now..we are moving to Germany in a month and i am really struggling hard to learning your language..i will tell my husband about this.
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  3. Visit  saudin} profile page
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    Hello everyone...
    I am from Bosnia, and right now I am working at the Clinical and University Center of Tuzla. I am technician in the Intensive care unit (it's a part of neurosurgery and neurology) for over a year now. A year before that, I worked in the ICU that belonged to General surgery (abdomen, thorax, polytrauma, car accidents etc.). In our hospital we don't have any Urgent center that deals with admitting polytraumatic patients (that are not hospitalized). Every patient thats diagnosed as 'polytrauma' is admitted by our clinic (Clinic for anaesthesia and reanimation), and that is where technicians jumps in. We have to set the peripheral i.v. lines (few hours later, if the patient is very unstabile, our doctors sets the central venous catheter), we drain blood for analyses, sometimes we have to apply urinary catheters to our patients, nasogastrical tubes etc... After that we take the patients to CT, MRI or US... We have to participate in CPR, by doing heart massage. We administer Atropin and Adrenalin i.v. and some other drugs...
    I have to make this post shorter:-)
    Anyway, doctors do the talk, technicians do the walk, so we are trained for everything.
    Question: can I get a job in any German hospitals ICU, as trained as I am??? without those certificates that they are looking for...
  4. Visit  Silverdragon102} profile page
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    Quote from saudin
    Hello everyone...
    I am from Bosnia, and right now I am working at the Clinical and University Center of Tuzla. I am technician in the Intensive care unit (it's a part of neurosurgery and neurology) for over a year now. A year before that, I worked in the ICU that belonged to General surgery (abdomen, thorax, polytrauma, car accidents etc.). In our hospital we don't have any Urgent center that deals with admitting polytraumatic patients (that are not hospitalized). Every patient thats diagnosed as 'polytrauma' is admitted by our clinic (Clinic for anaesthesia and reanimation), and that is where technicians jumps in. We have to set the peripheral i.v. lines (few hours later, if the patient is very unstabile, our doctors sets the central venous catheter), we drain blood for analyses, sometimes we have to apply urinary catheters to our patients, nasogastrical tubes etc... After that we take the patients to CT, MRI or US... We have to participate in CPR, by doing heart massage. We administer Atropin and Adrenalin i.v. and some other drugs...
    I have to make this post shorter:-)
    Anyway, doctors do the talk, technicians do the walk, so we are trained for everything.
    Question: can I get a job in any German hospitals ICU, as trained as I am??? without those certificates that they are looking for...
    Welcome to the site

    What position is the job? If they require certificates then they may not accept any application without them
  5. Visit  saudin} profile page
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    What position is the job? If they require certificates then they may not accept any application without them[/quote]


    It's hard for me to explain. I went to secondary medical school (high school), not medical school (college, faculty..). After school I intern at the UCC, for about six months, then I passed the state exam and became a registered techinician. I got a license to work independently. With this passed exam and licence you can work anywhere in my country, so I got the job in ICU, because no one wants to work there (the job is very difficult). In ICU I'm just an ordinary technician who works all the technicians in other countries may not. Our doctors only say what has to be done and we do that. If the doctors is not present, they authorizes us to do whatever it takes, and I mean whatever!
    I do not have a certificate to work in ICU, because such certificate does not exist in our country. We are trained for everything in ICU. I maintain respirators, participate in the intubation/extubation of the patient, accept patients from the operating room...
    I'm not afraid of work, I can do anything. Can I get a job first, and then to pass examinations and receive certificates??? I have no money to go to Germany and to take all of this exams, I would have to work first.

    Tnx
  6. Visit  Silverdragon102} profile page
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    I guess it depends on the hospital, whether they employ technicians, not all do I can't remember technicians working in ITU/ICU in the UK only nurses. I would suggest probably contacting hospitals and asking them
  7. Visit  saudin} profile page
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    Technician and nurse are the same positions in our hospital...
    In Bosnia, everything is different :-)
  8. Visit  Mona77} profile page
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    You won`t be able to work at an ICU in Germany, because your education is not equivalent!
    To work at the ICU you must be a RN, with two years experience, starting then a two year ICU training and certification!
    With your occupational title you`ll be only permitted to work as a health care aid, or attend a nursing program!
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  9. Visit  pinay nurse ako} profile page
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    Quote from royalafghan
    hi dear

    actually its pretty different to work as a nurse in Germany but as far as you concern there are some steps that you have to go through it before working as a registered nurse in a hospital.I am a german nurse and working in hospital and i know pretty much about the german system for nurses.

    First of all u need to learn how to speak ,write and read german.its very important to know the language fluently although there are some foreign nurses from poland and russia who dont really speak perfectly german but they solve their problem with their broken German.oh no one speaks perfect german in germany even not the germans cause its a very difficult language.secondly you have to do a one year volunteer work in German hospitals through a german school which is responsible for international nurses which is called recognation year.after one year you will be able to go through a written ,oral and practical exam and if u pass it then you will be allowed to work as a nurse in Germany and you will obtain a german certificate.but remember that the recognation year will be not paid.i hope that this information will help u .if u have any other question then ask me.
    hi royalafghan,
    im a nurse from philippines and about to marry a german citizen, his a filipino by blood.. i would like to ask about the requirements i'll be needing if i'll work in germany? do i have to engage in recognation year even if im married to a german? and im planning to go to a german school in the philippines.. how's the status of nurses in your country? how's the benefits and salary? hhmm thanks.. hoping for your response..
  10. Visit  5cats} profile page
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    Your professional credentials have nothing to do with your legal status there, doesn't matter if you will be married to a german citizen, you still have to go through the process of getting your education assessed and recognized, if you want to work as a nurse with "Anerkennung". While the title RN is protected by law the job itself is not, so you cannot have the title nurse if you are not but you can still do nursing jobs, often in community care or in nursing homes, many people doing a nurses job there are not necessarily nurses. Unless something has changed in recent years, what I highly doubt.
    But you will need sufficient language knowledge.

    5cats
  11. Visit  pinay nurse ako} profile page
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    ja.. thanks a lot.
  12. Visit  enchevia} profile page
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    Hello to all,
    I am a nurse from the EU, can I please ask you how difficult it is to register in Germany as a nurs, and how to?
    Thank you
    Ivo
  13. Visit  royalafghan} profile page
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    hi
    sorry for the late reply.
    the first thing for you is to learn german language as it is the most important in Germany to work as a nurse.I would say its not very difficult to get a job as nurse in Germany but its challenging.If you are capable of speaking,reading, and writing in german so its very easy to go through one year of recognition "Anerkennungsjahr"which is quite easy.after you are done with it so you will need to go through oral,written and practical examination.as a matter of fact i dont know much about the oral and written exams but i know that the practical exams is quite easy.you have to prepare a patient regarding his medications,Insulin if he is diabetes patient, change the wound dressing,etc.
    everyone has to go through this procedure if he is not from EU.The nurses are not being paid good in germany and its different from hospital to hospital and it depends on your years of experience and tax classes.if you are married and have children then you will be paid more than a single person but you wont get more than 2000 to 2300 net maximum (only nurse with good experience and marital status of married with kids).most new educated nurses get paid only 1500 to 1700 euro net per month.

    hope it will help you.


    Quote from pinay nurse ako
    hi royalafghan,
    im a nurse from philippines and about to marry a german citizen, his a filipino by blood.. i would like to ask about the requirements i'll be needing if i'll work in germany? do i have to engage in recognation year even if im married to a german? and im planning to go to a german school in the philippines.. how's the status of nurses in your country? how's the benefits and salary? hhmm thanks.. hoping for your response..
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  14. Visit  Nein33} profile page
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    How is the job market for nurses in Germany right now? I am thinking about moving out there in the next two years. Meine Sprache ist ein wenig. My language is sparse. However, I am willing to work hard to make it work. My husband's family lives out there (my husband is German). They are getting older, and I am looking to do what I can to move us out there soon. I was even looking at joining the service, but the bases have cut back significantly. Doubt they would station me where I ask to go. Any ideas? I am interested in even modifying my education to meet the needs in Germany. Do you think that getting a masters degree would help? I could become a physician's assistant. I appreciate any ideas anyone has that reads this.
    Vielen Dank!
    Kell


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