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Advice needed for Nursing Jobs in Singapore

Post by nurse11 » Wed, 02 Dec 2009 3:53 pm

Hi,
I have recently moved to Singapore as my husbands job was relocated here. I am Irish trained nurse with a Bachelors in Nursing and 5 years experience including 2 years as a Nurse Manager/Clinic Co-ordinator.

I am looking for a bit of advice please?!!!

I have emailed several hospitals with my CV and only one has come back to me stating they will be in touch and that was nearly 3 weeks ago. I am starting to get really bored now!! I have been in touch with the Singapore nursing board and haven't found them that helpful either.

I am just wondering what my next step should be. I am really only interested in working office hours (only recently married and want to actually see my husband from time to time :D )

Any advice would be greatly appreciated or if anyone has any suggestions of clinics i could approach!!

Cheers

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Post by irvine » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 9:43 am

Heard in yesterday's news that the new hospital is hiring now. Have you tried? The news here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 39/1/.html

Vacancy listing: http://sg.dimension.jobsdb.com/career/d ... LID=1&SP=1

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 11:29 am

Good find irvine! =D> \:D/
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Post by nurse11 » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 11:35 am

Thats great Irvine. Thanks very much.

have applied online about 12 jobs so far and no-one seems to be getting back to me!

Alot of them are advertised as Singaporean and Singapore PR only!

:???:

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Post by ksl » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 11:39 am

nurse11 wrote:Thats great Irvine. Thanks very much.

have applied online about 12 jobs so far and no-one seems to be getting back to me!

Alot of them are advertised as Singaporean and Singapore PR only!

:???:
You may also wish to consider private nursing, the rates look attractive.

http://www.singaporehomenursing.com/About-Us.html Maybe they pay more than the general hospitals

http://www.healthnetcafe.com/directory/ ... ncies.html

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Post by nurse11 » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 11:48 am

Yeah I had considered Private nursing but I would prefer to be working with people rather than just one client.

My last job I wasn't working with many other nurses and it was kind of lonely.

I'm not really too worried about the money just want to find something where I can do office hours and be happy doing it!!

Maybe I am being too picky?!!

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 12:02 pm

nurse11 wrote:Thats great Irvine. Thanks very much.

have applied online about 12 jobs so far and no-one seems to be getting back to me!

Alot of them are advertised as Singaporean and Singapore PR only!

:???:
Just make sure they understand that you are DP (you are, correct?) and that hiring you is easy, legal, and cheaper than a citizen or PR. A lot of employers don't know this.

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Post by nurse11 » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 12:28 pm

Yes StrondEagle, I am. Thanks

I didn't know that either. Well I have applied for 12 in the last few days and 9 of themm said Singaporean and Singapore PR only so we shall see!!

Fingers x'd!

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Re: Advice needed for Nursing Jobs in Singapore

Post by taxico » Mon, 07 Dec 2009 3:35 pm

nurse11 wrote:I am really only interested in working office hours
nurse11 wrote:I would prefer to be working with people rather than just one client.
nurse11 wrote:I'm not really too worried about the money just want to find something where I can do office hours and be happy doing it!!
such a gig is almost impossible to find.

you may not find nursing as fulfilling a career here than back home, nor would it pay very well.

board registration is another nightmare. phew! but do keep us posted on your job hunt!
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Post by usbrit9 » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 6:22 pm

Nurse11......any luck finding anything ?

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Post by Nurse L » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 5:51 pm

Hello nurse11 and all that have been on this thread. I am an Australian trained nurse and worked in the UK for the last 10 years, the last 3 as a CNS. Can you let me know how you got on, if you did, with work in Singapore. My husband and I are considering moving with his work but I would like to have more info on my work situation before I say yes!

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