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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Congress finalizes bill on new Comprehensive Nursing Law

The House committee on civil service and professional regulation chaired by Rep. Mario Vittorio MariƱo (5th District, Batangas) is finalizing a bill which seeks to provide a comprehensive nursing law towards a quality health care system.


The bill harmonizes House Bills 1693, 2548 and 3110 authored by Reps. Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City), Carlos Isagani Zarate (Party-list, Bayan Muna) and Emmeline Aglipay-Villar (Partylist, DIWA), respectively.

The bills are similarly titled: “An Act Providing For A Comprehensive Nursing Law Towards A Quality Health Care System, And Appropriating Funds Therefor, Repealing For The Purpose Republic Act No. 9173, Otherwise Known As The ‘Philippine Nursing Act of 2002”.

The bills provide that RA 9173 must be amended to achieve the vision of the Philippine professional nursing care to be the best for the Filipino and the choice of the world by 2030.




The proposed amendments to RA 9173 provide a structuring of the scope and practice of nursing to include certification, specialization and educational requirements; expanding the powers of the Board of Nursing to strengthen its role in decision-making processes concerning the nursing practice; providing additional educational requirements for different levels of nursing practice to ensure competitiveness and further strengthen the nursing profession and provide a better practice environment.

The bills call for the creation of a Professional Regulatory Board of Nursing or Board that shall be composed of seven members who shall elect among themselves a Chairperson to serve for one term without re-election.

The President of the Republic of the Philippines shall appoint the members of the Board from among those recommended by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and ranked from a list of three nominees for each vacancy of the accredited integrated professional organization of nurses in the Philippines and who possess the qualifications for the position. The membership of the Board shall comprise the scope of the nursing practice.

A member of the Board must be: a natural-born citizen and resident of the Philippines for the past five consecutive years; a registered nurse in the Philippines and a holder of a valid and updated certificate of registration and a current professional identification card; have been conferred a master’s degree in nursing and preferably a doctoral degree from a university duly recognized by the government; have continuously practiced the nursing profession for at least 10 years prior to appointment; of good moral character and must not have been convicted of any offense involving moral turpitude.



Among the powers and duties of the Board are: (1) Ensure the proper conduct of the PNLE (Philippine Nurse Licensure Exams) which includes the application, test development, examination, correction and release of results; (2) Issue, suspend, revoke or reissue certificates of registration for the practice of nursing and ensure the widest publication through electronic and written media; (3) Enforce and monitor safe and quality standards of nursing practice, study the conditions affecting the nursing practice in the Philippines, and exercise the powers necessary to ensure the maintenance of efficient, ethico-moral, technical, and professional standards in the practice of nursing towards the optimal health and common good of the nation; (4) Ensure quality nursing education by examining and monitoring higher educational institutions offering and seeking permission to open nursing education programs and to ensure that standards of nursing education are properly complied with and maintained at all times; and, (5) Create a council for nursing recognition, accreditation and certification that will assist the Board in recognizing organized nursing groups, setting standards for advanced nursing practice, education, research and management, accrediting specialty and advanced nursing programs based on established mechanisms, credentialing individual registered nurse based on accepted criteria and monitoring and evaluating specialty and advanced nursing practice, education, research and management.

The Board shall be under the administrative supervision of the PRC.



The members of the Board shall not hold a position nor have pecuniary interest in any educational institution offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, review or training center for PNLE, or any training hospital or health facility with nursing affiliates.

They shall hold office for a term of three years. Any member of the Board may serve for two terms, or a maximum of six years.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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WATCH: Patient, folk harass nurse in Cebu hospital

A video of a patient and folk verbally abusing a nurse and then grabbing her ID is now making rounds online.


In a 3-minute video uploaded in Facebook by user Khael Castillo, a middle-aged lady patient in dark blue dress still attached to her dextrose stand is seen having a confrontation with nurses in the station in Bisaya dialect.




The video also shows the patient hitting a nurse, slapping the table and shouting angrily. Then her male folk joined the commotion and forcefully grabbed the nurse's ID. Watch:



Based on initial report, the incident happened in Balamban District Hospital in the province of Cebu.



The female nurse, whose identity is yet to be revealed, has already contact Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) - Cebu Chapter for assistance in making the appropriate action. She said in message that the incident gave her nightmares.

In a post, PNA Cebu Chapter said that the Board of Trustees will be meeting her Sunday "to know the whole truth, for possible assistance and of course to uplift the Dignity of our Profession because PNA is our MOTHER PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION tasked to safeguard the welfare of our nurses, protect the noble image of our profession and advance its good cause."

What's your thoughts on this incident, nurses?

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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DOH Region 3 now hiring under 2018 HRH Deployment Programs

The DOH Deployment Programs 2018 for Region 3 in Central Luzon is now accepting applicants for doctors, nurses, midwives, medical technologists, dentists, pharmacists, family health associates and other allied health workers.


DOH RO-3 covers the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, with San Fernando City as regional center.

The following cadres with vacancies are included in the DOH Human Resource for Health Deployment Programs under contract of services:
1. Doctor to the Barrios/Physician Augmentation Licensed Doctor
2. Dentist (Dentist .Deployment Project) Licensed Dentist
3. Nurse (Nurse Deployment Project) Licensed Nurse
4. UHC Implementers • Doctor of Medicine Graduate or Registered Nutritionist — Dietitian Licensed of any 4 year health related course
5. Medical Technologist (Medical Technologist Deployment Project) Licensed Medical Technologist
6. Pharmacist Deployment Project Registered Pharmacist
7. Family Health Associates Deployment Project Registered Nurse
8. Public Health Associates Deployment Project Graduate of any 4-year health related course
9. Midwife (Rural Health Midwives Placement Program) Licensed Midwife




NOTE: The 4—year health related professional courses are limited to Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Medical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy and Clinical Psychology. Graduates of other courses other than listed above shall not be qualified for acceptance in the program.



Submission of applications is from November 2, 2017 to November 30, 2017. Applications shall be submitted directly to the DOH Regional Office 3 or Provincial DOH offices with the duly accomplished application form.

Basic Requirements

1. Letter of Intent addressed to Director Gorgolon:
LEONITA P. GORGOLON, MD, MHA, MCHM, CEO VI
Director IV
Department of Health - Regional Office III
Brgy. Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga

2. Updated Resume with Photocopy of updated PRC License (if applicable)
3. Application form (Download HERE)

Please share this post to all interested health workers in Central Luzon willing to work under the DOH Deployment Programs 2018.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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London North West Healthcare NHS hiring 200 nurses, salary up to P1.9M

Nurses, one of the largest integrated care trusts in the United Kingdom is now hiring 200 nurses to fill vacancies in their healthcare facilities.


POEA-licensed Greenfields International Manpower Services, Inc. announces that they are now looking for 200 staff nurses for
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. Northwick Park Hospital is part of the Trust and a major acute (general) hospital in the London Borough of Harrow. The hospital provides a full range of services including paediatrics, maxillofacial, orthopaedics, neurology cardiology, elderly care medicine and a regional rehabilitation unit for patients with additional on-going acute medical needs.

Greenfields International will hold personal client interviews for qualified nurses on December 7-8 in Manila and December 10-11 in Iloilo. If you are interested, here are the details:

Requirements

  • Valid IELTS score of 7.0 in all modules
  • Degree Qualified Nurse
  • Must have 1 year experience




Salary and Benefits

  • NHS salary (Band 5) £21,909 to £28,462
  • Paid Visa, IELTS Exam, CBT Exam & Healthcare Surcharge
  • Accommodation & OSCE Assistance
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • 27 Days plus 8 public holidays
  • NHS Pension & range of Staff benefits
  • Paid Flight
  • 37.5hour standard working week
  • Free assistance & support throughout your NMC registration process
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours shift and overtime working
  • Travel with your nursing friends




If you are interested, you may apply now by E-mailing your CV to: greenfieldsuk@gmail.com.


Greenfields International Manpower Services (POEA-048-LB-032515-R) office is located at 1916 ARC Bldg., Leon Guinto Street, Malate Manila Tel,: (632) 256 2311, (632) 353 6898 Mobile: 0908 8-13 5334, 0917 544 8680

For manpower pooling only. No fees shall be collected from applicants. Beware of illegal recruiters.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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DOH Region 11 now hiring under 2018 DOH Deployment Programs

Department of Health in Region 11 in Southern Mindanao has announced the ongoing hiring of nurses, doctors, dentists, and other health workers under the 2018 Human Resource for Health Deployment Programs.


DOH RO 11 in Davao Region covers the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, and Davao Oriental with regional office at Davao City.

The regional director announces the following vacancies:
1. Physician Augmentation Licensed Doctor - P56, 610.00
2. Dentist (Dentist . Deployment Project) Licensed Dentist - P34, 781.00
3. Nurse (Nurse Deployment Project) Licensed Nurse - P31, 765.00
4. UHC Implementers • Doctor of Medicine Graduate or Registered Nutritionist — Dietitian Licensed of any 4 year health related course - P29, 010.00
5. Medical Technologist (Medical Technologist Deployment Project) Licensed Medical Technologist - P29, 010.00
6. Pharmacist Deployment Project Registered Pharmacist - P29, 010.00 One (1) year contract
7. Family Health Associates Deployment Project Registered Nurse - P26, 494.00
8. Public Health Associates Deployment Project Graduate of any 4-year health related course - P22, 149.00
9. Midwife (Rural Health Midwives Placement Program) Licensed Midwife - P20, 179.00



If you are interested you may submit the following basic requirements:

1. Application Letter addressed to:
ABDULLAH B. DUMAMA, JR., MD, MPA, CESO III
Assistant Secretary for Health - Mindanao Cluster
and Regional Director
Department of Health Regional Office XI
J.P. Laurel, Bajada
8000 Davao City

2. Duly Accomplished HRH Application form
3. Photocopy of PRC Licensed ID
4. Photocopy of Diploma
5. Photocopy of Transcript of Record
6. Photocopy of Board Rating
7. Photocopy of Board Certificate

Interested applicants may submit their application until November 15, 2017 at DOH Regional Office XI. Applications after the deadline shall not be accepted.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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DOH CAR Application for 2018 HRH Deployment Programs now open

Department of Health in Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH CAR) is now accepting applications for Human Resource for Health Deployment Programs for calendar year 2018.


DOH CAR covers the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, with Baguio City as the regional center. If you are one of the nurses, doctors, dentists, midwives, medical technologists, pharmacists and other allied health workers interested in DOH Deployment Programs 2018, here are the details of application:

IMPLEMENTATION OF DOH-CAR HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH (HRH) DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018

■ Hiring of the following HRH under Contract of Service for deployment in the different provinces in CAR:
1. Physician Augmentation Licensed Doctor - P56, 610.00
2. Dentist (Dentist . Deployment Project) Licensed Dentist - P34, 781.00
3. Nurse (Nurse Deployment Project) Licensed Nurse - P31, 765.00
4. UHC Implementers • Doctor of Medicine Graduate or Registered Nutritionist — Dietitian Licensed of any 4 year health related course - P29, 010.00
5. Medical Technologist (Medical Technologist Deployment Project) Licensed Medical Technologist - P29, 010.00
6. Pharmacist Deployment Project Registered Pharmacist - P29, 010.00 One (1) year contract
7. Family Health Associates Deployment Project Registered Nurse - P26, 494.00
8. Public Health Associates Deployment Project Graduate of any 4-year health related course - P22, 149.00
9. Midwife (Rural Health Midwives Placement Program) Licensed Midwife - P20, 179.00

NOTE: Contract of service for all cadres is for 1 year. The 4—year health related professional courses are limited to Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Medical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy and Clinical Psychology. Graduates of other courses other than listed above shall not be qualified for acceptance in the program.



■ APPLICATION PERIOD: October 27 — November 20, 2017

■ APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Application Form — with 1 x 1 I.D picture (can be downloaded at DOH CAR Website, caro.doh.gov.ph or HERE)
2. Application Letter — specify what Indigenous Group you belong and indicate which City/Municipality you intend to be assigned. Application Letter should be addressed to:
LAKSHMI I. LEGASPI, MD, RN, MAN Director IV

3. Transcript of Records (photocopy)
4. Diploma (photocopy)
5. Certificates of Training related to the position (photocopy, bring the original copy for validation)
6. Membership to an accredited professional organization (PNA, IMAP, PLGM, PAMET, FDA, etc.)
7. Medical Certificate issued by Government Physician indicates physical (X-ray), Drug Test and Laboratory Test (Urinalysis, Fecalysis, and Complete Blood Count). Photocopy of results to be attached to the medical certificate.
8. Valid PRC License for professionals
9. Board Rating (if applicable)
10. NBI Clearance (after screening)




■ WHERE TO FILE
1. Baguio DOH Regional Office (HRMD Section)
2. Benguet Provincial DOH Office, La Trinidad, Benguet (Near Benguet General Hospital)
3. Abra Provincial DOH Office, Bangued, Abra
4. Apayao Provincial DOH Office, Luna, Apayao
5. Kalinga Provincial DOH Office, Bulanao, Kalinga
6. lfugao Provincial DOH Office, Lagawe, Ifugao
7. Mt. Province Provincial DOH Office, Bontoc, Mt. Province

■ WRITTEN EXAMINATION - December 9-10, 2017 (Tentative date; simultaneously conducted in all CAR provinces)

■ DATE/TIME OF INTERVIEW - To be announced later
*QUALIFYING EXAM FOR ABRA APPLICANTS SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN BAGUIO CITY *ONLY APPLICANTS WHO PASS THE WRITTEN EXAM WILL BE QUALIFIED FOR THE INTERVIEW

■ OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Open to all existing HRH and new applicants.
Existing HRH shall only submit a letter of intent, application form, NBI clearance, medical certificate and other documents with updated information
Incomplete requirements will not be accepted
No extension of application period
Applicants must choose 1 (one) position and 1 (one) area of assignment only.

*Note: Current HRH who have been in a deployment program for 3 years or more may still apply. However, they will be considered as last priority to give employment opportunities for others.

■ Contact Persons:
1. DOH CAR Office: Ms. Jennifer A. Ruiz -0999766198
2. Baguio City- Engr. Gaudencio T Tiwing 5 -09175037599
3. Benguet - Dr. Mercedes S. Calpito -09081514258
4. Abra -Ms. Teresita D. Fornan-eg -09196703073
5. Apayao -Ms. Elnoria G. Bugnosen -09399273266
6. Ifugao -Ms. Agustina B. Noces -09088661009
7. Kalinga -Dr. Bernadette D. Andaya -09999911185
8. Mt. Prov. - Ms. Judith Louise A. Daoas -09399029349

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Oxford University Hospital NHS hiring staff nurses, annual salary up to Php 2 million

A POEA-licensed agency in the Philippines posted that they are hiring nurses for Oxford University Hospitals NHS in United Kingdom.


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an English teaching hospital and part of the Shelford Group. The Trust is made up of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, and the Horton General Hospital.

Alliance International Recruitment and Placement Services,Inc. (POEA-010-LB-031114-R) announced online that they will be holding interviews in Manila on December 11-15, 2017 for vacancies in the hospitals. If interested, here are the details:

Requirements

1.Registered Nurse with minimum one year experience. Nurses with experience in OR/Theatre, Medical Surgical, and General Nursing.
2. Preferably those who passed CBT, Has NMC Decision letter, has passed IELTS or is scheduled to take IELTS.

We will accept applicants currently reviewing for IELTS or OET and scheduled to take IELTS or OET.



Salary and Benefits

THE TRUST OFFER EXCELLENT RENUMERATION PACKAGE:
- Band 5 salary £22,128 - £28,747 per annum
- Annual paid holiday 27 days

The Trust will pay for for the following:
- Tier 2 Visa application
- Certificate of sponsorship
- Skills Charge
- Immigration Health Surcharge
- OSCE EXAM FEE
- IOM TB Test Fee
- Flight from Philippines to UK and airport transfer
- Three months FREE ACCOMMODATION

In Addition, because the Trust is aware of the challenges faced by the nurses, the Trust will pay for:
- IELTS/OET Training
- UKVI IELTS Exam Fee
- NMC Application fee
- CBT Exam Fee




If you are qualified, please send CV and inquiries to the following email address:
nurses4UK@yahoo.com.ph
info@allianceresource.co.uk
alliance_applications@yahoo.com

Alliance International office is located at the following address: 2/F Rooms 202-203 A. Chan Bldg., Lacson St., Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines 6100. Tel: (006334) 709-0923 ; fax: (006334) 441-3806.