10,000 Nurses Needed for DOH’s "RN Heals" Project
Last Wednesday, the Department of Health (DOH) announced that they are looking for 10,000 registered nurses to be trained and deployed to poor rural communities in the Philippines.
RN HEALS, an acronym for Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement And Local Service, is expected to address the shortage of skilled and experienced nurses in 1,221 rural and unserved or underserved communities for one year.
The nurses will undergo learning and development in accordance with the roles and functions required by the project. A certificate of competency and employment will be given by the DOH, DSWD, and the Professional Regulation Commission to those who have satisfactorily completed their requirements.
Qualified nurses will be given an allowance of P8,000 per month, plus a minimum of P2,000 from the local government unit (LGU) they are serving.
Registered nurses who are physically and mentally fit, and willing to serve in their municipalities may apply online at the DOLE website (www.dole.gov.ph) from January 17 to February 4 this year. Preference will be given to residents of the municipalities covered by the Health Facilities Enhancement Program of DOH and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or the Conditional Cash Transfer of the DSWD.
The list of successful applicants with their area of assignments shall be posted online at the DOLE website from February 7-10. An orientation shall be held on February 11-12 in their provincial centers of assignment by the regional DOH, DSWD, Professional Regulation Commission – Board of Nursing and the Philippine Nurses Association prior to deployment.
Link: http://www.nars.dole.gov.ph/apply.aspx (thanks John Ray)