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I'm a registered nurse from Ireland trying to get a job in Spain, does anyone have any experience of this? I have already registered with the "Bolsa" to try and get a job in the public health... Read More

  1. Visit  Sopever profile page
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    Good luck to you too!!
  2. Visit  LACICURN profile page
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    Hello, Sopever. I am planning to move to Spain early next year 2017. I am looking at Barcelona Spain. I am not a Spanish speaker. I have a CCRN and a 10 year experience in cardiac surgery ICU. Is there any English speaking facility I can work in Barcelona that you can recommend? If so, how do I start the process of making it happen as far as paperwork needed. Thank you.
  3. Visit  LACICURN profile page
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    I forgot to mention I am a USA citizen and licensed here to practice.
  4. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Quote from LACICURN
    Hello, Sopever. I am planning to move to Spain early next year 2017. I am looking at Barcelona Spain. I am not a Spanish speaker. I have a CCRN and a 10 year experience in cardiac surgery ICU. Is there any English speaking facility I can work in Barcelona that you can recommend? If so, how do I start the process of making it happen as far as paperwork needed. Thank you.

    You likely need to be reasonably fluent in conversational and medical Spanish. You will have difficulties not having a Spanish or EU passport, do you already have work rights?
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    (FYI Sopover has not logged into all nurses since August 2013 over 3 years ago)
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    Quote from LACICURN
    Hello, Sopever. I am planning to move to Spain early next year 2017. I am looking at Barcelona Spain. I am not a Spanish speaker. I have a CCRN and a 10 year experience in cardiac surgery ICU. Is there any English speaking facility I can work in Barcelona that you can recommend? If so, how do I start the process of making it happen as far as paperwork needed. Thank you.
    I have a coworker who spends a lot of time in Spain and they have used the Spanish private system.

    The nurse there are all multi-lingual. Minimum Spanish and English. The charting, labs, etc is in Spanish. The wages are lower but then to a degree the cost of living is lower.

    Chances of getting a job? Slim to nil. The public system is over burdened. The private system can pick the best of the best (and only speaking English? you won't make the cut). Layoff have been made in many provinces. The economy isn't great.

    There are a couple of NATO facilities over there but none really close to Barcelona. Gibralter is English speaking but not close and again they hire local and UK trained. There is a large UK population in the coastal areas but they either use the private system or go home to the UK for healthcare. Those who do use the private system have very high expectations service wise.

    Is there a reason you are moving there like a fiancée? Because without several languages and a EU passport, you are at a severe disadvantage for employment.

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