Saudi- MOH - page 74

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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


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    Quote from chadlie
    @lyfer> thank you also! may I know where can I get job infos in KSA?
    You're welcome. I apologize for my late replies..I'm having issues with this consent from moderator first before they post my messages, so technically, most of my messages were posted after several hours..I don't know why? Is this some kind of probationary issue?
    Anyway, you can try checking workabroad.com.ph. There are job openings that are regularly posted in that site, not only in KSA, but also in other countries. Just navigate in the site, you can search by specialization (job), by countries, or by agencies. And..uhm..also you can broaden your infos by reading other forums. There's another forum I know which you can locate in POEA website, try to visit that. I got most of my infos from there when I was just starting=)
    Good luck.
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    Quote from Lyfer
    You're welcome. I apologize for my late replies..I'm having issues with this consent from moderator first before they post my messages, so technically, most of my messages were posted after several hours..I don't know why? Is this some kind of probationary issue?
    Anyway, you can try checking workabroad.com.ph. There are job openings that are regularly posted in that site, not only in KSA, but also in other countries. Just navigate in the site, you can search by specialization (job), by countries, or by agencies. And..uhm..also you can broaden your infos by reading other forums. There's another forum I know which you can locate in POEA website, try to visit that. I got most of my infos from there when I was just starting=)
    Good luck.
    The forum is moderated and therefore all posting in this forum have to be reviewed by a staff member first. Doesn't matter when they are reviewed and approved they will keep the same time stamp to when it was originally posted not when it was approved.
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    @pangarapnanatupad

    What a nice, interesting, inspiring story you got. I actually almost mistaken you for someone I knew when I got in KSA for the first time. Coz like you, only 5 of us we're the only Filipinos left in the transient for 3-4 days. Some other Filipinos were picked-up earlier on the 1st and 2nd day. We got separated into 2 groups on our last day in the transient: 2 were taken to a hospital in Riyadh City while the 3 of us were assigned in a remote hospital in Riyadh region (province).
    It was a horrifying experience for us, coz it's already dark, we traveled 4-5 hours in the wilderness, we couldn't see the road, we can't read the names of the place we passed through, and last but not the least, the driver stopped in a place where there is like a row of single rooms!! We really freaked out and called the only Filipina we met at the airport. She's also working under MOH for years already, and she helped us a lot and gave us helpful infos during our stay in the transient. We talked to her in frightened voices and told her of our situation, she then talked to the driver, and then she translated the driver's intention. The driver simply wanted to treat us a meal, but we're still so scared that we strongly refused the offer. He then left us in the van, and like paranoid crazy girls, we took a video of our surroundings, and carefully observed the guys roaming around our van. The driver returned, and we head on to our long trip. Finally, we reached the hospital, and there, we were welcomed by a guy who wears a typical white arabic dress. Even with his warm welcome, we still couldn't smile back at him 'coz of our paranoia.
    After we picked-up the pillows, comforter, and bedsheets from the hospital, the driver then took us to the hostel. That's the only time we finally felt safe!
    The matron in the hostel explained to us that the driver is really naughty, but she assured that he is nice and protective. Well..no one could actually feel safe coz that country is really famous for many rape and murder cases in the dessert??
    But while chatting with some other Filipinas, we got shock after we learned that some of them traveled alone with the driver, and one of them accepted the offer to have dinner! I mean, "whoa, that was really freaking scary"!

    My only advice for first timers under MOH..when you reached the KSA airport, passed through the immigration, and got your luggage: don't roam around; don't travel by yourself especially in a TAXI (could be your 1st and final mistake), don't go with any stranger (guy or girl) unless he/she present you your passport (immigration collects them upon your arrival and gives it only to those with proof that they are the one who will pick you up). Join with other Filipinas while waiting in the airport, in that way opportunist will have no guts of doing any wicked ideas.('__,^)
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    Quote from banchan
    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...
    Uhm..a nurse under MOH can only assume that there is a high probability to be assigned in a remote area hospitals or PHC..and yes, even first timers or newly hired nurses in the kingdom isn't exempted.
    The only assurance you can have that you will not go in PHC is if it's written in your Offer of Appointment that you will be designated under HOP. But, there's still a small probability that your slot for that job may be given to a Saudi citizen without prior notice, and therefor, might put you again somewhere else.
    It's really annoying..but that's one of the things nursing applicants to MOH should expect..or be ready for..
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    thanks you so much lyfer!
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    @lyfer

    nice to know that we have almost the same experience except that you were not assigned in a PHC.. I hope you already adjusted in your place..

    Yes it is true, if you are purely MOH hired applicant, get ready for the chance of being assigned in a PHC. Actually there are three types of PHCs. There are tertiary PHCs equipped with x-ray, dental, OB, laboratory, secondary PHCs which are moderately sized PHCs, and small PHCs, like my PHC, only the basics are present, endless wound dressing, some injections, VS taking, assisting in sutures....

    We are 60km away from the nearest hospital which is 45minutes drive and from Riyadh, we are 1 hour and 45minutes drive away.

    And one more thing, my food is not free..I expected initially that it'd be free.. but anyway the rest are free, house, water, electricity.. :icon_roll
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    Quote from chadlie
    thanks you so much lyfer!
    you're welcome=)
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    @pangarapnanatupad

    Hm..i was able to adapt for a while..for 2 years exactly.
    But I didn't last longer than that, i decided not to renew my contract, hehe.

    By the way, it's good to know those PHC types there. I was like, "Reallyhh??" (with eyes wide open) haha.
    Well, I guess I was also assigned in a PHC^_^
    Our hospital is just around 50-60 bed capacity. And a friend of mine, who was also assigned in a nearby hospital, said their hospital is only recognized as dispensary/PHC by MOH. Only ER and OPD is open in their hospital, but their facilities are complete, they also have wards and better than ours. But according to her, they are having approval issues from MOH that's why they still remain to be PHC. There are wards but they can't open it yet.
    And added to that, there is this said memo from MOH that all hospitals having 50 beds or less will either be closed for good or will be turned into PHC, including ours. It's kind of a problem if you're talking about COE (cert of employment). To other employers or agency, dispensary is just a like clinic, where nurses were like considered by others to have less skills. Even MOH doesn't want clinic experience when they are hiring nurses. Correct me if I'm wrong, I heard before that they (MOH) don't count it as experience.
    It's unfair for my friend and the others 'coz she's working in ER, and it's like a public market or amusement park, pooled with pts every day. They have ER cases most of the time, road accidents, cardiac arrest, cva, more referral and ambulance transfer, and then it will appear in your COE like you just worked in a clinic? It's kind of sad..

    About your case, I believe that's how really is in dispensaries, no food supply, but rather they provide food allowance. Are they giving you that?
    'Coz I knew someone before who said her food allowances were not given to her during the first years of service. But after few years, she suddenly received some big amount that was said to be her food allowances from the past years.
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    hi everyone!!! Just want to ask if anyone here have an idea if an HOP and HOP can swap? I asked my friend in Jeddah to look for other sisters whom I can switch hospital but she only saw MOH sisters. Anyone here have an idea?
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    @lenjoy03,
    i heard many MOH nurses was able to swap with other MOH nurses, but still it depends on the approval of the hospital..
    about HOP nurses swapping, haven't heard if it's allowed..
    have you communicated with your hospital if they will allow you to swap?
    if yes, then your remaining problem would be to look for someone who's willing to swap with you then..maybe you could have a list of HOP hospitals in Jeddah then try to contact their nursing division/office.
    I worked before under MOH, and one day our chief nurse asked whom among us wants to transfer to other hospital because someone was looking to swap with one of us..maybe someone called to our nursing office right? So just try it. Good luck=)


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