Shot In The Arm For Filipino Nurses

December 17th 2014 - Wednesday

Philippine politician Roman Romulo has urged local nurses looking for work to consider clinical service and medical coding jobs in the BPO sector.

Nurses employed in the healthcare information outsourcing sector may even receive a higher pay depending on the hours of work, typing speed and type of employment.

“We are hopeful that these job opening will somewhat help ease joblessness among nurses,” Romulo said.

Based on data from the Department of Labour and Employment, some 300,000 nurses were unemployed as of 2012. Adding to the growing number of nurses seeking jobs are the 22,222 nursing graduates who had been issued licenses by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) this year.

“We have a growing number of BPO companies here, particularly those servicing the US healthcare industry, that are recruiting nurses for local employment,” said Romulo, chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education. “We are hopeful that these job openings will somewhat help ease joblessness among nurses.”