Healthcare Jobs Abroad (United Arab Emirates)

Healthcare Jobs Abroad (United Arab Emirates)

Teaching, non-profit and volunteer work are all popular reasons to leave home and work in a foreign country, but what about traveling for high-paying healthcare jobs abroad? If you are an experienced nurse, healthcare assistant or doctor, would you consider working abroad?
A job posting landed in my inbox for an interesting opportunity in the United Arab Emirates – one of the richest (per capita GDP is ranked 14th) and most exciting countries in the world, with a large expatriate population – a call for doctor, healthcare and nursing jobs abroad. Through a UK-based placement organization, healthcare professionals with more than four years of experience are placed in hospitals and hotels that cater to English-speaking expats, business travelers and tourists.

Nursing and doctors jobs abroad (outside of the non-profit sector) are not exactly at the foremost of popularity, presumably because nurses and doctors (and other healthcare) workers are in such high demand here in the United States and Canada, and can therefore take in high rates of pay. Nursing jobs regularly have some of the highest per hour rates, not to mention weekend hours and overtime. The jobs listed in the UAE are just about on par with United States rates, but are offered tax-free for foreign citizens living in the UAE. Given the economic concerns in many Western countries, it seems reasonable that healthcare workers might be looking to find more lucrative (and stable) work in the Middle East.

Of course, the benefits of living and working in the United Arab Emirates are plentiful, and extend far beyond pay rates. With emirates (there are seven that make up the UAE) like Abu Dhabi and Dubai providing a dazzling urban landscape, the high-salaries and oil wealth in the Persian Gulf country make culture and nightlife a priority. While western influence is apparent – unlike many countries in the area, Western dress is accepted, along with more traditional clothing worn by Emiratis – the country is rich with Arab culture, in food, art, and music. It’s important to remember that the UAE lifestyle comes at a price – Abu Dhabi and Dubai are some of the most expensive places to live in the Middle East.

The job description (which is among many similar postings, and could be found by searching for healthcare jobs UAE – I won’t link to the exact post here, because I don’t know enough about it to provide an endorsement) was specifically targeting English-speakers – American, British, Canadian, Kiwi, South Africa, and Australian. The jobs entail fairly straight-forward medical responsibilities. Specialty nurse (like endoscopy nurses) are in particularly demand, and are paid accordingly.

If you are an experienced nurse, healthcare assistant or doctor, would you consider working abroad?

Hospital Greatness in the Works

Hospital Greatness in the Works

Hospital Greatness in the Works

Please view original article by Arab News at the following link; http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/galleryformatter_slide/1389202732519483300.jpg

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) is to expand the health care concept by building an AED1 Billion Hospital and Medical University in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis (DSO) in UAE.

On Thursday, January 9th 2014, Mohammed Al-Zarooni, vice chairman and CEO of DSOA, and Dr. Mazen Fakeeh, president and chairman of the board of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, signed the agreement at the DSOA headquarters.

This venture will create thousands of jobs for locals and internationals alike. AED1 Billion Hospital is to be completed by 2017 then shortly after the Medical University will follow in 2019. The Medical teaching Hospital will offer 300 beds and its services so their students may learn from real life experiences. Many patients are expected to be received for healthcare treatment from local and international demographics.

This ingenious proposed Medical University will team up with local Medical Universities such as the Rochester Institute of Technology in DSO, American University of Sharjah, Al Ain University and Dubai Academic City in better hopes to collaborate among medical students, researchers and clinical care providers.

For more information please see original article here; http://www.arabnews.com/news/506091

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition on October 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition on October 2014

Managing Director, Suleiman Arabie, and Recruitment Consultant, Kelsey Ciabattoni

SA International and staff recently traveled to San Diego, California to attend the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition on October 11 through October 14. The purpose of our visit was to network our recruiting services and inform qualified medical professionals about the benefits of working in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
During our visit, SAI personnel had the opportunity to attend several educational sessions, including the plenary address given by Hillary Rodham Clinton highlighting the importance of pediatricians promoting reading beginning in infancy and to raise awareness among parents about early language development.

Trip to the Caribbean

Trip to the Caribbean

Trip to the Caribbean

A member of our recruitment staff recently returned from a week-long Caribbean cruise, which travelled to the countries of Mexico, Belize and Honduras. During this trip, she had the opportunity to tour an animal reservation on the island of Roatan, the largest of Honduras’ bay islands. She also snorkeled with stingrays and sharks at the Belize Barrier Reef, home to of one of the largest coral reefs and most diverse ecosystems in the world.

Most importantly, this experience provided her with the unique opportunity to explore and discover varied societies, composed of many cultures and languages. Working abroad in the Gulf States could provide you with a similar experience. The Gulf States not only has fantastic attractions comparable to the Caribbean, but the diversity of cultures is also to be appreciated.

If you are interested in exploring the wonderful opportunities the Gulf States has to offer, please contact our offices to begin your next vacation.