POEA: Germany Needs 350 Nurses





The International Placement Service of the German Federal Employment Agency, is in urgent need of 350 nurses, chief of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Regional Center for Visayas Glenda Aligonza said Wednesday.

Aligonza said the nurses needed in Germany are for intensive care, geriatric/elderly care, general ward, medical and surgery ward, operating room, and neurology, orthopedics and related fields.

Interested nurses in the Visayas, she said, should register online at www.poea.gov.ph and must submit their applications and required documents before the August 30 deadline.

Applicants must have at least two years professional experience in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or care institutions.

Aligonza said qualified applicants will be provided a two-month German language training by the employer for free starting in November.

“Those who have already undergone German language training have a greater chance for employment in Germany,” the Bacolod City native said in Tagalog.

The employer will pay for the visa and airfare of successful candidates, who will have a starting monthly salary of 2,000 euros.

The employer will also assist the qualified nurses in finding a suitable accommodation for them in Germany.

Applicants are advised that nursing homes in Germany are inpatient facilities, where geriatric nurses deal with elderly people with various health conditions.

Aligonza assumed the top POEA-Visayas post last June after former regional chief Evelia Durato retired from government service. (PNA)