Pdn as my new job

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    i signed a contract last month for a work abroad as a pdn. but i am so nervous because i had only a month volunteer experience in opd. i am so eager to work with a salary so i immediately find job and fortunately, i found one. but i am indoubt it is a luck. i am so afraid because i thought my skills not enough to have that job. i just pray it is that easyto manage. but its not only my experience that causes my anxiety. there is another thing. before i decided to volunteer, i was stocked for almost three years because i looked up to my baby till we are both ready.no trainings and seminars.just reading and interviewing.so i am craving for knowledge and infos about pdn.can anyone tell me what actually a pdn does.specifics are better
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    Quote from setiram08
    i signed a contract last month for a work abroad as a pdn. but i am so nervous because i had only a month volunteer experience in opd. i am so eager to work with a salary so i immediately find job and fortunately, i found one. but i am indoubt it is a luck. i am so afraid because i thought my skills not enough to have that job. i just pray it is that easyto manage. but its not only my experience that causes my anxiety. there is another thing. before i decided to volunteer, i was stocked for almost three years because i looked up to my baby till we are both ready.no trainings and seminars.just reading and interviewing.so i am craving for knowledge and infos about pdn.can anyone tell me what actually a pdn does.specifics are better
    What country are you going to work in? Are you working through an agency? What is the patient population (pediatrics, chronically ill geriatric, MS/paraplegic?)
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    Just be sure this job is legit. This is how a lot of women get caught up and kidnapped for human trafficking.
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    yes thank you for the reply..i just hope i will not be included to human trafficking cases and so on,,,saudi riyadh...the employer said we mostly handle an old patients with disabilities. i was informed that it is a polyclinic/hospital...but we'll do house calls also..please tell me what a pdn usually do..i search everyday but it seems dont satisfy me...
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    Quote from setiram08
    yes thank you for the reply..i just hope i will not be included to human trafficking cases and so on,,,saudi riyadh...the employer said we mostly handle an old patients with disabilities. i was informed that it is a polyclinic/hospital...but we'll do house calls also..please tell me what a pdn usually do..i search everyday but it seems dont satisfy me...
    Try posting in the international forum under Saudi nursing. I can only tell you the duties of a US private duty nurse. Even what is considered a disability varies by country.
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    You need to have some information about your employer. Were you hired through a recruitment agency? Do you have to register with the Saudi Council for Health Care Specialties? (all medical, nursing and paramedical staff must be registered with the Saudi Council, which is in effect a license to practice. You must take a nursing exam before being registered.) If the employer states you do not have to register I would be sure you are actually going to be documented as a nurse. Here in Saudi you receive an Iqama or residency permit which ties you to your employer. Your work or profession must be on this Iqama. It is not uncommon to be hired under one title and placed in another. This is OK if this is explained up front and it is with a legitimate employer. This can happen if the organization cannot get a visa in a particular job class but can bring an employee in another. I strongly advise you to check this before traveling. Will this private duty be in one home? If so, be sure again that you are hired as nurse and not to do maid duties. Also, once under an employer you cannot switch jobs easily and almost never within the country. You will have to leave and to return, you may require a No Objection Certificate (NOC). Although a law was passed several years back stating an NOC is not required to return to another job, often times Saudi embassies will not give the visa without it. This can vary from countries. If your from an Asian country expect needing an NOC. Finally, be cautious and check out the employer. Be sure that what is stated in the contract will be what you receive once in Saudi.


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