With a host of job opportunities found in The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), it’s no surprise that many Filipino healthcare workers are dreaming of working in one of the six countries under its union, namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Luckily, the healthcare sector in the GCC has a lot of job vacancies. But Filipino professionals who plan to pursue work in one of these countries must be aware of the application process and ensure they have the required documentation and qualifications.
To make the whole journey easier, TrueProfile.io, a healthcare career platform that provides Filipino (plus all other nationalities) medical professionals around the world with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, shares the following pointers that applicants need to consider to land a lucrative job in one of the GCC countries:
- Education and Documentation: Your home country should recognize the diploma given by your educational institution, while educational programs in your field of study should be nationally accredited. Regulators and employers will be looking for a Bachelor’s Degree, transcript of records, internship records for nurses, and in some cases, even high school diplomas. Meanwhile, a Doctorate diploma is needed for doctors or dentists while specialists would need both a diploma and relevant specialization.
- Licensure: In any healthcare job, you must have a license to practice the profession. Before applying for a job in the GCC, the applicant must have a license issued by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) in the Philippines. The license of the regulatory body of the country where the applicant last worked will also be acceptable.
- Professional experience: Healthcare professionals must have sufficient work experience before applying in any of the GCC countries. Nurses need at least three years, doctors and dentists need their last five years’ experience certificates while specialists need to have practiced their specialization in the last eight years of their employment.
- Certificate of Good Standing: While not all regulators require a Certificate of Good Standing, it definitely increases the applicant’s chances of securing a job in one of the GCC countries. The issuer of the certificate is usually the health managing body of your origin country. It can also be from the country you last worked in.
- Other documents: As with any other job applications, Filipino healthcare workers would also need their resume, 1×1 or 2×2 ID pictures, and a copy of their valid passports. Most GCC regulators will also require them to have their primary source of verification (PSV) either from the regulator’s site or via TrueProfile.io. To register, visit https://sso.trueprofile.io/register. On the website, applicants can also find a comprehensive list of healthcare roles from legitimate employers to they can apply to.
Go after your dream of working in one of the GCC countries and prepare all the necessary documents needed early on to make the application process easier and smoother. To know more, visit https://www.trueprofile.io/