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pisceanbabe74 LPN, LVN

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  1. pisceanbabe74

    New Grad RN Advice Please

    Thanks for the response Fiona. And NO, i'ved never been to Manitoba, that is why I'ved said i'm wondering though they have been posting jobs & offers on their website. I'ved heard and read about drugs & gangster in Manitoba but I believe that other provinces also deals with that same problem. Have you been and have worked in Manitoba? Would love to hear inputs so would have idea of nursing status in other provinces. Have read a thread here before from a nurse in Manitoba that they're enjoying their work & benefits. But of course, I agree with you that there's a reason why people chose not to move to certain provinces. And yes, AHS is just starting to post hirings "open to public", not much "permanent full time position", most are "temporary positions. And its also not easy to get one eventhough you're already within the system.
  2. pisceanbabe74

    New Grad RN Advice Please

    hmmmm...how come i don't hear from you about Manitoba? Some of my friends got a job offer from Manitoba & Nova Scotia. And have learned that they also have good benefits.....just wondering. >>>Just passed CRNE & my children just got here in Alberta. I'm also looking for RN position, trying to get one here in Alberta because I wish us to be stable here for a while before moving somewhere.
  3. pisceanbabe74

    I PASSED!!!! Canadian RN exam CRNE

    Hello to allnurses.com members & guest! It's been a long time since i last visited this site. I just recently passed the CRNE last June, now the next step is to find an RN position. :)
  4. pisceanbabe74

    Saudi- MOH

    Hi Kokoy! The usual offer of appointment from POEA is 2years but when you get to Saudi, to your hospital employer, they will give you the actual contract. It will be a contract for 1year and renewable and they will also state the salary you'll get, it's either you get the rate they offered to you or they would increase it (within 3 - 4months) as it depends on the Hospital director coordinating with their gov't but surely would not be reduced. If I am not mistaken, MOH nurses are assigned on tertiary hospitals, dispensary/community health clinics while HOP are assigned on hospital base only. MOH has regular every 6months or yearly salary increment (not much though) but better benefits (longer vacation). HOP are subcontract and would not have a regular increase of salary and will be stated on the actual contract you'll receive. With regards to NOC (No Objection Certificate) issuance, they usually won't issue NOC if you would work for only a year (11months) but you'll be able to get a Certificate of Employment. And request for it with your resignation letter. Some hospitals would issue NOC if you have worked for 2years or more with them. Plane ticket to get home would also be provided by your hospital employer even if you finish a 1year contract only but of course they would want you to stay there for as long as you can. And with Departure, you first need to comply with all the requirements like the medical, visa payment, pdos (pre departure orientation seminar) etc and usually you'll be able to leave within 2months from the time you get the Offer of Appointment. Hmmm, I hope I have answered your questions. Goodluck and Bon voyage.
  5. pisceanbabe74

    Saudi- MOH

    Hi Meliza, sorry for the late response. Anyway, I only worked for just a year in KSA because I focused on cgfns, ielts and nclex review & exam after that 1yr contract. Most nurses stays for yearsss in KSA because of the benefits they get but most of them can't have their family with them. And I have 2 kids and I wish to go to a place wherein I could have them with me. Salary starts at 2,400 SR to 2,700 SR for inexperienced nurse and 2,800 & above for experienced nurses in 2004 through POEA/SRO (Saudi Recruitment Office) and also depends on the employer after you get interviewed. I just don't know how much was it right now. Although on some cases, there are some nurses in KSA earns for only 2,000SR/month or even worse, these are nurses who applied through bad agencies here in our country.
  6. pisceanbabe74

    Saudi- MOH

    Hi! Goodluck to you Nikka! Once you submit your documents to POEA, they will forward it to Saudi Recruitment Office (SRO), then you have to wait for a call or notice within 2 to 4weeks for interview, exam, and completion of requirements. Then from the time you get sched at SRO, you'll be able to leave our country within 2months. I agree that Saudi is the best training ground for new nurses because you would not just be an RN but also be the nurse aid (bathing, cleaning them after defecated), LPN and medical technician too (blood extraction) because medical technicians in saudi usually stays in their laboratory unlike here in the Philippines, they will come to the ward and extract blood for laboratory works. You'll be able to learn how to do ABG, mastery on suctioning, tube feedings, blood extractions even if your patients 4 extrimities is casted. hahahaha, Just have patience on them and take good care of yourself especially with your back when changing their bed linens and if you be assigned on male ward because some patient/watcher would try to take chance on you. Their hospital equipments are mostly new/upgraded/high technology, electrical beds, pulse oximeter, infusion pumps, suctions & oxygen is on their overhead wall just like in US, most unit/ward has their own standby Emergency cart. Just a reminder, never ever ever throw the empty ampule of narcotic on the container because you won't be able to go home and investigation will be done. It must be returned by the charge nurse to the pharmacy. If you be assigned on the ward, you'll learn how to speak arabic fast. The first word you'll learn are "Yala Yala" (come, come), Sura (hurry up!). Kam?(how much), Akil (eat), Pulos (money) , Esh?(what?), Ana mafi malloom kalam Arabic (I do not know how to speak Arabic). hahahaha. Then just after few weeks staying in the ward, you'll already know how to communicate & defend yourself if needed. Be observant!!! Avoid talking with males, always keep distance when talking to male patient or male watcher. And make it sure that your upper uniform should be close to knee level (not butt level) . You'll be working with Indian nurses, and different races like Pakistanis, Sri Lankan, doctors from Egypt, Romanian, Afghanist, Syrian, India, Etiopia, etc.. Just do your job very well and you'll be fine. If senior or other nurses would ask you to check on their patients or to do something, just make it sure that you have done your own assignments too. Keep your money in your bank account, never lend it unless you know the person you dealing with because you have worked hard for it, be thrifty so you'll see the fruit of your hardship at the end of your contract. Avoid buying too much fancy materials & in installment basis(imitated watches, camera, fancy jewelries) because you'll end up paying something every payday. Am I too strict and disciplinarian??? hahaha. You'll be able to learn how to bake this and bake that, always baking and cooking. hahaha! Then have time for yourself, beautification than staring at the ceiling when bored though not even 1 lizard would pass by and not in the mood to watch tv on the dining room. Sorry for the long message but I hope this would be a help. Again, take care, God Bless & Goodluck to you!
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