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Postby Balnald » Mon, 18 Jul 2011 9:33 pm

My wife is a registered nurse/ midwife as above with a nursing degree from uk she is here on a DP, does she have a chance of employment here? Any idea what a nurse/ midwife earns? She is unsure if she wants to work, but she does not want to attend a lot of fruitless interviews...

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 5:18 am

Balnald wrote:My wife is a registered nurse/ midwife as above with a nursing degree from uk she is here on a DP, does she have a chance of employment here? Any idea what a nurse/ midwife earns? She is unsure if she wants to work, but she does not want to attend a lot of fruitless interviews...

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She needs a Loc in order for her to get work here. There is a thread on this in this forum
On top of this she needs to be registered as a practise nurse in Singapore. Her UK nurse qualification needs to be recognised by SNB
http://www.snb.gov.sg/html/SNB_UsefulLinks.html
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Postby taxico » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:34 am

Balnald wrote:My wife is a registered nurse/ midwife as above with a nursing degree from uk... Any idea what a nurse/ midwife earns? She is unsure if she wants to work...


she won't make the type of money she's used to.

tell her that she should only go back to nursing if she misses it or she wants to remain up to date.

otherwise, there are less demoralizing ways to earn money.

nurses usually earn more if they work in private practices.
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Re: Registered psychiatric nurse, Registered nurse, midwife

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 2:49 pm

taxico wrote:
Balnald wrote:My wife is a registered nurse/ midwife as above with a nursing degree from uk... Any idea what a nurse/ midwife earns? She is unsure if she wants to work...


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To be in Private Practice, she needs to get full endorsed, and know mandarin, as most private clinics need mandarin speakers ..

Govt Hospitals, and private hospitals, have pegged nurses salary around 2,000 plus, and shifts (7 AM to 4 PM, 2 PM to 11 PM, 9 PM to 8 Am) .. or so ..

The issue is, the locals are nurses, ex-Poly grads, so the expectation vis-a-vis a nurse who does a 4 year degree is off the wall

The good thing is, apart from Salary, nurses get a fixed housing allowance, and that adds up to 600 $ on top of basic pay.

I know a lot of nurses from SGH, KK, TTSH, and Alexandra, Mount E etc .. and the pay scales are almost near each other .. not far off ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 5:17 pm

Sounds like you've been shagging the foreign talent regularly. :lol:

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Postby JayCee » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 5:33 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sounds like you've been shagging the foreign talent regularly. :lol:


He does seem to know a lot about maids and nurses doesn't he?

Ecu, are you one of those Indo guys that can be seen on the prowl outside Orchard towers on a sunday afternoon? :wink:
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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 5:34 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sounds like you've been shagging the foreign talent regularly. :lol:


hmmm .. what a twisted mind you have Chief :D :D .... how about me meeting them while doing 'service' to the society ?? :D :D

I mean, I bump into them in my various volunteer work .. and I swear, I never 'shagged' any of 'em .......................................... yet

And anyway, being a small / close knit community, messing with them will be like stirring up a hornet's nest, as the news of their informal network spreads extremely fast .. faster than Fibre Optics.. or light-speed ...
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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 5:39 pm

JayCee wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sounds like you've been shagging the foreign talent regularly. :lol:


He does seem to know a lot about maids and nurses doesn't he?

Ecu, are you one of those Indo guys that can be seen on the prowl outside Orchard towers on a sunday afternoon? :wink:


Well, my reply to SMS applies to you as well :D :D

And no sir, Sunday till 10 PM atleast, Orchard, from Orchard Parade Hotel to Paragon is a no-go Zone for me .. in the interest of preserving my sanity and not getting into the habit of the afternoon drinks followed by a snooze till late .. as I used to do a few years ago when I was living near Orchard ..

PS: I used to work in Bars on Sundays, part timing .. the crowd gets really rowdy that the $ and the free drinks post-shift becomes worthless .. most Sundays, it is abnormal if nobody get into fights .. (though the girl/girl fights are fun, sometimes .. like two girls fighting because one posted the other's private photos on facebook or something .. or one girl calling another as dirty because she shagged her ex-bf .. or so .. )

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Postby JayCee » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 5:42 pm

ecureilx wrote:
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sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sounds like you've been shagging the foreign talent regularly. :lol:


He does seem to know a lot about maids and nurses doesn't he?

Ecu, are you one of those Indo guys that can be seen on the prowl outside Orchard towers on a sunday afternoon? :wink:


Well, my reply to SMS applies to you as well :D :D

And no sir, Sunday till 10 PM atleast, Orchard, from Orchard Parade Hotel to Paragon is a no-go Zone for me .. in the interest of preserving my sanity and not getting into the habit of the afternoon drinks followed by a snooze till late .. as I used to do a few years ago when I was living near Orchard ..

PS: I used to work in Bars on Sundays, part timing .. the crowd gets really rowdy that the $ and the free drinks post-shift becomes worthless .. most Sundays, it is abnormal if nobody get into fights .. (though the girl/girl fights are fun, sometimes .. like two girls fighting because one posted the other's private photos on facebook or something .. or one girl calling another as dirty because she shagged her ex-bf .. or so .. )


I've never been in there on a sunday in Singapore so I have no experience of what goes on here (heard plenty of stories though, and seen the crowds a few times when going past on the bus), but what you just explained brings back a lot of memories of when I lived in HK... :D
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Re: Registered psychiatric nurse, Registered nurse, midwife

Postby taxico » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 8:58 pm

ecureilx wrote:Govt Hospitals, and private hospitals, have pegged nurses salary around 2,000 plus, and shifts (7 AM to 4 PM, 2 PM to 11 PM, 9 PM to 8 Am) .. or so ..

I know a lot of nurses from SGH, KK, TTSH, and Alexandra, Mount E etc .. and the pay scales are almost near each other .. not far off ..


there're private hospitals, and then there are private hospitals.

my doctor friend pays his nurse (non-degree holder) about $4,000 excluding any/all allowances.

she works his shift: which averages out to be about 5-6 clinical hours a day (4 day week) + he is on call a few times a month and she will have to assist if he's paged.

he has at least 15 nurses at his extremely profitable practice, with 1 nurse assigned to each doctor and the rest at other sections/departments (surgery, triage, etc).

half of those nurses are foreign and are extremely well trained (not SEA countries or china).

the other half are singaporeans who can fluently speak a foreign language (not chinese/indonesian).

whether for healthcare or reception work (another 4 more ladies), he does not employ chinese or filipinos (sic) or indian staff.

their benefits are awesome.
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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 4:53 am

ecureilx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sounds like you've been shagging the foreign talent regularly. :lol:


hmmm .. what a twisted mind you have Chief :D :D .... how about me meeting them while doing 'service' to the society ?? :D :D

I mean, I bump into them in my various volunteer work .. and I swear, I never 'shagged' any of 'em .......................................... yet

And anyway, being a small / close knit community, messing with them will be like stirring up a hornet's nest, as the news of their informal network spreads extremely fast .. faster than Fibre Optics.. or light-speed ...


Ahh... c'mon mate, there is nothing to be shy off. We are all men. We have needs. Some need more than others that is all. :devil:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 6:56 am

Anyway, I always thought of shagging as a sort of volunteer work. I tried the "getting paid to shag" thingy but soon figured out I'd starve to death that way, so reverted to volunteer works. Sure you aren't into the same? :P

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 9:55 am

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Yes, private clinics do pay, but the process to get in and ensure the Nursing board can allow endorsement ... and hence the majority of Filipino / Myanmar / Indian nurses still stuck with the hospitals .. with not much scope for them to move out .. And Nursing Board prefers they are that way .. and some of the nurses I know, in SGH, have been taking up courses to keep themselves uptodate, but their pay stays stuck ..

so do the majority of the doctors who are slaved to the Govt Hospitals (with SMC being very loath to llow them full approval.. )

If the OP can get into the type of clinic you have mentioned, then it makes a lot of sense .. else, the majority of the openings being in Govt, not much to move on ..

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Well, if you take a trip to Tower, on Sunday, about 4 PM, and if you don't imbibe in too much liquor, then the going ons can be really funny, hilarious and outright worth the cover charge you pay in the bars .. no kidding .. and then all the antics outside the bars also just add to the fun going ons ..

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Well, let me say, when reaching forty, my needs and wants are quite simplified .. ;) ;)

sundaymorningstaple wrote: Sure you aren't into the same? :P


let's say .. maybe there .. or thereabouts :D :D

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 5:33 am

ecureilx wrote:
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Well, let me say, when reaching forty, my needs and wants are quite simplified .. ;) ;)


Ah.... wait till you reach 56 turning 57 like me then your needs will be ever greater.
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Postby taxico » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 9:53 pm

ecureilx wrote:...some of the nurses I know, in SGH, have been taking up courses to keep themselves uptodate, but their pay stays stuck...

...so do the majority of the doctors who are slaved to the Govt Hospitals (with SMC being very loath to allow them full approval.. )


the nurses afore-mentioned by me come from a developed east asian country who commands a high salary back home. it is unlikely they moved to singapore to take up a lower-paid position.

looking through the doctor's internet portal at SMC and SMA and having asked around recently at NUHS, it seems that no properly qualified doctor that graduated from US/UK/AU/NZ medical schools are unable to obtain full registration after a few years... but by which time, most go back to their country of origin (temp/conditional).

admittedly, foreign medical graduates that are not singaporeans/PR will find it even more difficult getting full registration. this problem is compounded in certain situations depending on where these FMGs came from.

o. i must add: as for why most FMGs from developed countries leave after a few years in a public hospital...

life's too tough in comparison with home, and then there's that mysterious SMC assessment they must deal with...
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