Saudi- MOH - page 73
Hello to everyone..Can I ask anyone who is working with MOH saudi Arabia? Can I ask if they are offering a 1 year contract? Can you give me also an idea regarding their exam? thank you in advance. Godbless!... Read More
- 0Jan 28, '11 by metzembaum@ lyfer
my friend was also interviewed last nov.2010 and like you she didnt received any txt from sro...her friend went to sro and ask what had happened because during the interview the interviewers told them that they passed...sro told them that they ran out of job orders...because it was given alphabetically....my friend's last names starts at Y and V...whats your lastname? sro told them to wait for the next delegation and they told them that those who applicants who didnt receive their JO's will be prioritized...so that means you will just have to wait and pray and have faith..=)
- 0Jan 28, '11 by miss_diQuote from chadlieYou're welcome...thanks meangirl! oh myyyy how could I get hospital experience here when it is really hard to find one?
I guess that's a hard question to answer. I understand how difficult it is to find a job these days. I guess you just need to be more patient. Just continue with your training or volunteer work, then maybe that will help. You can look into employment agencies that hire nurses for the middle east, or go to POEA and inquire. They need registered nurses with at least 1 year of hospital experience, usually POEA hires nurses for KSA.
- 3Jan 29, '11 by pangarapnanatupadto continue my long story from page 72 , there I got my ticket and visa from the SR office, the payment should be in exact dollar amount.. hayy.. I still remember I had to look for other aplicants who has no dollar bill as well and simultaneously rushed in a money changer, they do not convert small amount.. I was in a hurry at that time because I have to catch up with my pm duty in NUeva Ecija.. hayy grabe..:smackingf
Then, the date of my flight came, the journey took 7-8 hours.. Humdullilah I have met a fellow nurse friend and we sat beside each other. After we reach the Saudi Immigration, we had to take our luggages... I took a lot of time looking for my luggage, at first i couldn't find it, I almost cried but at last I found my luggage somewhere in the corner with broken wheels and handle (a learn to lesson from buying a cheap luggage bag..) huhuhu, Then It was late for me to know that I lost my friend as well because of my preoccupation locating my luggages.. Hayy.. There was no way of calling her because I still have no saudi SIM at that time. Fortunately she found me and told me she was so afraid because she couldn't find me and I might be left behind by the MOH driver who will pick us up from the airport.. So for those first timers, ask other filipina nurses what are the things to be done just before the flight so that you will be informed and can avoid commotion like what I have experienced.
I am just wondering why the POEA during the PDOS didn't explain everything from A-Z. Hayy, anyway what to say?
Then from the immigration, I was told by my friend, a driver will take us temporarily from the airport and send us to a accomodation. Then we travelled almost an hour.. As we passed through the airport, and travel to the road, I started to see the vast yellow orange color of the sand around, I had a mix feeling of sadness and a feeling of being "trapped" but I told myself "forget about the drama, I went here to work and earn". There we reached the accomodation full of other filipino nurses and other nationalities (most of them indians)
The food and water are free and the moment we reach KSA we are already being paid at that time even if we didnt reach our hospital assignment. I met some more friends there.. Then we were told to wait until the manager in the accomodation find hospital assignments for us. Day 1,2,3,4 came, still we were in the accomodation, we were a little bit nervous because we are five there left in the accomodation.:uhoh21: On the fifth day, we finally receiver our hospi assignments. My other three friends got different hospital, me and another friend got the same hospital.
The driver from our hospital assignment took us from the temporary accomodation. Then we started to travel more kilometers. I can remember me and my friend were almost not breathing at that time because of nervousness :uhoh21: as we saw we are in the midst travelling in a vast dessert sand, so wide and endless space I can never imagined. She called her boyfriend all throughout the journey and described everything she saw along the way, making herself ready to shout and ask for help in case something bad will happen to us. hahaha!! But fortunately, we reached there after 1 hour and 45minutes, nothing happened to us, the driver was nice and even friendly. We cant do nothing but say "shukran!"(one of the very few arabic words we know) and smile at him as a sign of gratitude from giving us a safe journey.
There we finally met the chief nurse of our hospital including the other nurses in the accomodation. They gave us a good welcome and directed us to our rooms. That was thursday, we were told to attend the orientation on Saturday, the start of the week in KSA.
Finally Saturday came, the chief nurse gave oriented us inside the hospital and introduced us to the staff. Then morning was over, we were told to eat our lunch. As I was busy looking on my notes, I heard the chief nurse was calling my name. She came and a bit hesitant to tell something to me, then she finally told me, "You will be assigned in a PHC".
I was teary eyed, confused and didn't know what to feel at that time, especially when I learned that there is only one nurse assigned on that PHC, and I have to travel again to reach the place, which I have no idea what it looks like. :uhoh21: I pleaded again to the Chief N if she can do something about it, but she told me, it was the order of the hospital director.
(that is how they employ MOH-nurses here, They accumulate first the nurses in the temporary accomodation-give assignments to hospitals/PHC which are in bad need of nurses. Luckily I got the PHC >.< hayyyzzz.. :smackingf
Finally another driver took me with his wife (don't travel alone with the driver- this is a rule for the safety of nurses) from the hospital and travelled again. Finally from afar I saw a small groups of houses ( communities in far places here are like mushrooms, they are kilometers away from each other separated by dessert). Then I learned I reached my place.
It was a PHC( primary health care facility) with male,female nursing rooms, vaccination, pharmacy. My accomodation is on the second floor of the PHC. If there is an emergency nurses go down and attend the patient especially with doctor's order.
Actually, my job here is by far more relaxed but being a young nurse, I wish for a busier environment of a hospital for a better training, and for the qualification I need to work someday in the US as they only accept nurses with tertiary or 100 and above bed capacity hospital experience. Anyway haaaaayy what to say again.. In general the safe is place, but of course all precautions must be observed. I must say I am just a strong person , the reason why I can tolerate the new environment. I also need to learn good arabic because patients are speaking only in arabic, no other languages. With my foreign co-workers, I speak only in English (not even one Filipina here, only one indian nurse) which make me prepared a bit for my IELTS exam..
I received 3150 during my first year but on my second year, my salary reduced to 2587 SR , for the reason that my documents indicates that I have no hospital experience (actually I have 1 year and 9months hospital experience in the Philippines, it is just POEA only accept 2 years and above experience before they authenticate COEs >.<
Now Im almost two years here in my current place. I already learned to adjust. I plan to resign after three years of staying here, study masters for 1 year and a half in the Philippines and reapply again in POEA hoping for a better assignment. Inshallah.
- 0Jan 30, '11 by banchan@ pangarapnanatupad
How did you bypassed the 2 year work experience requirement? Are you still assigned in the PHC?
Well your story is quite scary for me! Haha! Not knowing were you will be assigned (hospital and ward assignment) for 5 days? Haha I'm starting to feel a bit of security to the agency I was referring in my previous post. The only difference is the salry. SR 3100 is a lot better thant SR 2250.
Now I understand that even if you were hired by MOH, there is no assurance that you will get your salary on time. Some even wait upto 6 months before they were able to get their previous month's salary. Also, you there is also no guarantee of knowing your hospital area and ward assignment. I can't imagine that they are sending new hired applicants in PHC. It's MOH so I assume that they will place you in a hospital...
- 0Jan 30, '11 by LyferQuote from metzembaumHm..I don't get their reason..i don't want to say they are lying but I don't think they are giving JOs alphabetically..a friend of mine with surname starting "G" was texted for medical referral, while my other two friends with surnames "C" and also another "G" weren't contacted (including me). And all of us were interviewed on the same day. That's why i never had the idea of this alphabetical order dispatching of JOs. In my opinion..I think they based it on area of specialization or how the interviewer liked the applicant, hehe=D Anyway, let's just be patient, keep our hopes and don't loose our faith=)@ lyfer
my friend was also interviewed last nov.2010 and like you she didnt received any txt from sro...her friend went to sro and ask what had happened because during the interview the interviewers told them that they passed...sro told them that they ran out of job orders...because it was given alphabetically....my friend's last names starts at Y and V...whats your last name? sro told them to wait for the next delegation and they told them that those who applicants who didn't receive their JO's will be prioritized...so that means you will just have to wait and pray and have faith..=)