Filipino medical workers looking to work abroad may consider opportunities in Oman, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) based in that country said.
Private clinics and hospitals are hiring registered medical workers 45 years old and below, with two or more years relevant work experience. POLO in Oman said Filipino healthcare professionals may benefit from a three-month contract visa for taking a pro-metric examination and interview.
Benefits of successfully hired workers include free accommodation, transportation and return ticket to the worker’s hometown.
All health-related professionals are required to pass the Oman’s Ministry of Health examination before getting issued with a working resident permit, according to Dr. Sami Khasawneh, Group Medical Director of Euro-Arabian Specialist Dental Center.
Medical workers will then be issued contract visas valid for two months, which will let them take the written and oral examinations.
“In case they fail, their visa can be extended for a month,” the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.
DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz warned Filipino medical workers not to be duped by illegal recruiters and urged applicants to deal only with legitimate and POEA-licensed agencies.