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?

MAHARA new to the Neighborhood!

MAHARA new to the Neighborhood!

Mahara Recruiting Company Bio

We are proud to introduce Mahara Recruiting Company. Mahara introduced new concepts in staffing for hospitals and clinics in Saudi Arabia. With the rise of medical, teaching, business, research, and professional fields in Saudi Arabia, finding the perfect placement for each candidate can become a crucial part of a business’ success or failure.

Mahara Recruiting Company understands that your time is valuable and you need to concentrate on running your business, not handling administrative challenges that come up due to the lack of qualified staff. These are the obstacles they have focused on improving in the recruiting aspect of business, they have developed their own strategies to combat these issues. Mahara Recruiting Company is the first company to work around the candidate in assuring the perfect placement, job description, benefits package and more!

Happy New Year from SA International

Happy New Year from SA International

Happy New Year from SA International!

We wish you a prosperous 2015!!!

This year in our office we’ve decided to make a few New Year’s resolutions in order to help us be more efficient in better serving you!

One of our resolutions is to implement more green living methods, such as reducing paper waste. Not only will we be benefiting the environment but it will also assist us in reducing clutter and increasing organization.

Another resolution of ours is to speed up productivity between hospital and candidate communication. One way you as a candidate can help us do this is by having the following documents ready when you apply:

Your complete CV which includes the following:

  • Personal Information- Full name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Contact Information, Etc.
  • Educational Details- University Name, Date Graduated, Degree, Etc.
  • Experience Details- Date Hired (from-to), Position Title, Company Name
  • Copies of degree(s)/education certificate(s)
  • Copies of medical license and/or registration, if applicable
  • Copies of American Board(s), if applicable
  • 3 reference letters, signed and on letterhead
  • Copy of passport

You don’t necessarily need all these documents to apply but it’s helpful for the institutions to have when considering your application. Typically, the hospitals will ask for them soon after receiving your CV and some hospitals require the documents along with the CV so let’s work together to place you in a position that best suits you and your family’s needs as swiftly as possible!

Help us welcome a more prosperous year in 2015!