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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 speak German. While my... Read More


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    Quote from ponigRN
    Hi,
    My name is Robin and I too am interested in working in Germany. I have partner that lives in Munich and a long distance relationship between Australia snd Germany has proven to be a little difficult. I only speak very limited german definately not enough to have a professional conversation. I also have an american passport, which could help me in getting job in an US military hospital. Unfortunately I'm not registered in the US. My speciality is ICU, in which I have a post-grad certificate. I have been searching the net with very little success. Is there anyone out there that could help me with contacts or numbers that I could use to try and get a job in Germany?
    Thank You.
    You would probably be better off trying to teach there, rather than trying to get a license for there. Your language skills would have to be perfect.
    Most of the nursing programs would love to have someone with fluent English skills to help their students with their language skills. I would start with that. To get a job at a military facility will usually require a license from a state in the US and passing of the NCLEX exam as well.
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    hi, i am a registered nurse in the Philippines and is married to a Saudi citizen for 3 years now..In 3 months time we are moving to Germany for his Medical Specialization Scholarship.We will be staying in Bonn for his language course and after a year we'll be moving to Giessen for his specialization..I have worked here at Saudi Hospitals as an Emergency Nurse for 6years, my question is, will there be a chance for me to work as a nurse at Germany knowing that my Visa is dependent to my husbands'?Hope you could help me, thanks!
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    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.
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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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    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...
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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
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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
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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
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    Technician and nurse are the same positions in our hospital...
    In Bosnia, everything is different :-)
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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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