The New Year has always been about the celebration of releasing the past and embracing the future. As the bells strike midnight we raise a drink or two and usher in the beginning of a New Year, we gather with friends and family, sing, dance and generally make merriment as they say. Resolutions vary little from year to year, lose weight, get fit, stop smoking, and the most popular in the last few years and especially this year spend more time with loved ones. Each year we swear blind that no matter what this time, this year we will stick to our resolutions.
While most of these resolutions will inevitably be forgotten by the end of month maybe two if we’re really determined/lucky. If you’re making or made your New Year Resolutions, there are a one or two tips experts suggest
1) Be realistic– don’t try to take any too many things at once
2) Small steps– go slowly and forgive yourself your stumbles better to take your time reaching your goal then never reaching it all
3) Write down your goals- it’s easier to do something when there’s a reminder right in front of you.
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Season Greetings from CCM Recruitment International
CCM would like to take this time to thank all the nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals we have worked with throughout 2016. It has a been a pleasure working with you all and we look forward to what adventures the new year will bring.
For all those who have travelled with CCM this year, we hope you are having a great time and loving life in your new location. For those looking for the next adventure, 2017 is the perfect time to kick start your career with CCM.
The Opening hours over this festive period for Dublin & Australian offices are:
Monday 26th Dec – Closed
Tuesday 27th Dec – Closed
Wednesday 28th Dec – 10.00 to 16.00
Thursday 29th Dec -10.00 to 16.00
Friday 30th Dec -10.00 to 16.00
Monday 2nd Jan 2017 – Closed
Business will return as usual from
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Thank you again for a joyful year and we wish you, your friends and family a happy and safe holiday time.
Opportunities are now available for scrub/scout, recovery, oncology and intensive care nurses with a large private hospital network.
There are vacancies in multiple specialised facilities across London.
Great employment benefits are offered to kick start your life in London including flights, accommodation, orientation pack and support with your nursing registration.
Apply today for skype interviews.
To find out more or apply, contact us today and start planning for an English experience in 2017
AUS Free Call 1800 818 844
NZ Free Call 0800 700 839
Information days & interviews this December
Australia & New Zealand
Experience the unique culture and traditions of Saudi Arabia whilst gaining invaluable work experience in an internationally renowned hospital.
The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is a well-established, tertiary facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Magnet and Joint Commission International Accredited facility, offers the highest standards of care to all specialities. While renowned as the nation’s referral centre for oncology, organ transplantation and genetics, nursing opportunities are available across all areas.
Hospital Representatives will be in Australia and New Zealand this December, holding information sessions and interviewing nurses.
Auckland Wednesday 7th December
Brisbane Thursday 8th December
Sydney Monday 12th December
Melbourne Tuesday 13th December
Employment benefits include:
- Salary paid tax free
- Accommodation provided with free utilities
- Fantastic recreational facilities (gym, swimming pools, etc.)
- Vibrant expatriate social life
- 54 days annual leave
- Paid flights for contracts
- Sign on bonus
- End of service bonus
- Health insurance
Professional development and career progression are strongly encouraged at KFSH&RC, with advanced education options available. Working in this multi-disciplinary academic environment, will also see you participate in ongoing research projects to ensure the latest evidence based practice is achieved.
Extensive orientation programs are provided to staff, to ease the transition of living and working in Saudi Arabia. With so many social groups and activities, you are bound to make friends and memories that last a lifetime.
To participate in this opportunity, please contact your personal recruitment consultant today via email or telephone:
AUS Free call – 1800 818 844
NZ Free call – 0800 700 839
Following great success of the inaugural CCM Webinar, Nursing & Travel in the Middle East, the Australian Team is holding the next webinar.
Lifestyle & Social Aspects of the Middle East
Differences between Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates
Wednesday 9th November
8pm Eastern Standard Time
Moving to the Middle East offers exciting opportunities to experience unique culture and traditions. A smooth transition to this part of the world requires more than preparation for the change in work environment – your social life is just as important! With so many lifestyle options, you are sure to make memories and friends that last a lifetime.
In this FREE webinar, experts: Raquel Mitchell and Sarah Neale, will discuss the differences between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. They will offer examples of social groups, activities and events you can get involved in to ensure you live life to its fullest and enjoy the lifestyle of the Middle East. This is your opportunity to ask questions, and find out everything you ever wanted to know about the lifestyle and social life differences you will encounter in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Spread the news of this event with your colleagues. And be sure to add the time of the live event to your calendar, and bookmark the web address to participate in live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_BeGuQJIZE
CCM Webinars will be offered regularly for healthcare professionals to learn more about living and working overseas, countries available and current opportunities. Your feedback on topics is always appreciated and suggestions are welcome to what you would like to know more about.
For updates on webinar dates and topics or to make suggestions, please like us on Facebook ‘Careers with CCM Australasia’
Whether it’s career progression, travel opportunities or earning extra cash topping your agenda maybe you should think about nursing in the Middle East. Why nurse in the Middle East? Why not, is the better question?
It boasts amazing benefits and social life. Many, who have worked in the Gulf States, have had the experience of a lifetime, made lifelong friends, travelled the world, and returned home financially secure. (How many people can say that?)
Still unsure? That’s OK, moving overseas to work can be a daunting experience. At CCM all our recruiters are nurses themselves who have lived and worked overseas, they had all the same questions as you did, but sometimes you want a second opinion.
https://nurseinsaudi.wordpress.com/ is a blog from a recently travelled nurse to Saudi Arabia, and all that goes with it, the good, the bad, the hard, and the fun. If you’re thinking of working overseas as a nurse, it’s a good read from someone who not too long ago went from thinking about nursing overseas to actually doing it. And then ask yourself 3 simple questions
- Do you want to upgrade your skills?
- Do you want to advance your career?
- Are you looking for an adventure, to expand your horizons and experience a new culture and way of life?
If you answered yes to any of the questions, take the first step into this exciting adventure today and submit your cv today to firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently recruiting Nurses in the following specialities
Guernsey is located approximately 100 miles Southeast of England and you can see France on a clear day. Guernsey is 24 square miles so there is NO RUSH Hour. Transportation is either by, bus, bike or car. The beach is everywhere and restaurants are a way of life. Beautiful and tranquil! Think British with a French flair. Guernsey offers a wonderful life style in which to live and work as a nurse.
- Enjoy the laid back lifestyle, surrounded by picturesque beaches.
- Competitive salaries for nurses bands 5 to 8
- Low tax (tax rate of 20%)
- Assistance with flight over
- Subsidized accommodation
- Specialty bonuses (applicable to certain specialties only: £3000after 2 years and a further £3000 after a further 2 years)
- A payment of £1,097 will be paid every February to all full-time staff who have been in the post for 12 months as at 31st January. Pro-rata payments will be made to those with less than 12 months service and those working part-time.
For More Information about these positions or to book your interview place, email your most up to date cv to Emma at email@example.com
Nurses, Midwives & Allied Health
CCM Australia & New Zealand Road Trip
CCM Recruitment are headed on the road, hitting all their favourite cities to spread the word about the latest employment opportunities from around the world.
Along the way we would love to meet registered nurses, midwives and allied health professionals for informal chats. Come and ask us about our experiences, current vacancies, relocating overseas and how to apply.
Bring a friend or meet new people with similar interests to you.
Explore your career options and see where CCM can take you.
To find out when we will be visiting your city, and register your interest please contact us today.
AUS Free Call: 1800 818 844
Keep up to date with our trip details on Facebook
CCM Recruitment will be holding an Open Day in Dublin City in our offices on Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th September. The aim of this open day is to meet with Nurses who are interested in getting more information on the fantastic opportunities we have available to them in the Middle East, Ireland, UK & the Channel Islands.
Our Recruitment Consultants have first hand experience of living and working overseas as a nurse.
Roisin, has with experience living and working overseas in the Middle East, The UK and Australia so will be happy to chat about her experiences abroad.
Breda, is a nurse who has worked previously as a Registered General Nurse in Saudi Arabia for four years, and in the USA, UK and Ireland in an acute hospital setting I have first-hand knowledge of what it is like to live and work overseas.
Emma, has lived and worked in Australia as a nurse for a number of years.
If you would like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can add you to the schedule OR Call us 00353 1 8366092 today.
As a child I spent a few stints in hospital and despite feeling ill or in pain, I followed the Nurses on their rounds, fascinated by the Pumps, Needles (I know…born to be a Nurse right??!!) and everything else going on around me.
The other thing I’ve always known is that I wanted to travel!
…………and travel I did!!!
Nursing may be one of the best professions in the world to travel with and I can definitely attest to that. I have worked as a Nurse in Australia, Scotland, Ireland, England, Portugal, Abu Dhabi and of course…Saudi Arabia.
Saudi was on my radar for a very long time, maybe even before I started my Nurse training. As luck would have it, one of my managers had spent quite a few years working as a Nurse in Saudi and was able to give me a great insight into life in Saudi before I decided to take the plunge.
A quick phone call to CCM Recruitment and 3 months later I was on a flight to the Magic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!
So Why Saudi?
Saudi intrigued me! The Arabian Peninsula holds a sort of mystery and excitement like no place else and I wanted to explore it! (Salary paid tax free also has a nice ring to it, let’s be honest!)
And Why choose King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre?
I attended a workshop at CCM Recruitment’s office in Dublin and the presentation given by the Director of Recruitment from the King Faisal bowled me over. KFSHRC is a tertiary medical and research facility in the capital city if Riyadh. It is the national referral centre for Oncology, Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Disease and Genetic Diseases.
During my interview I was offered the opportunity for further training and development in a new specialty, Paediatrics, due to my previous experience working with children with complex care needs.
The benefits package offered along with the additional training was just too good to turn down. My decision to accept was a “No Brainer”
So what’s it really like to work there?
Working in Saudi is so different to anywhere I’ve ever worked. I worked alongside people from over 50 different countries. One of my favourite things that we used to do on the ward was pot luck dinners to welcome new staff or for Masalamas (going away parties). Everyone would bring a meal and usually there would be a vast array of Pancit from the Philippines, Curry from India, Irish stew from Ireland (that was my dish) to name just a few.
Workwise, the basic nursing principles are the same. However, the model used is based on the American system so accreditation with JCI and Magnet are a major focus. I got some great experience working on the Unit Based Council monitoring KPIs and Quality initiatives.
Orientation is in depth and incorporates everything from IT systems to up skilling in the High Tech Simulation Lab. You are mentored until you have completed all competencies and are comfortable with taking your own patient load.
Nurse: Patient ratio is 1:3 on days and 1:4 on nights. A BIG difference to the workload I was used to at home!
What about the language barrier?
You don’t have to speak Arabic to work at the King Faisal. It is an English speaking hospital which means all notes, medications, signs etc. are in English and all Medical Personnel communicate through English. If a patient or a relative doesn’t speak English there is always someone around to help translate. I picked up quite a bit of Arabic during my two years there and could happily hold a conversation in basic Arabic. Just another string to add to my bow!
What challenges did you face?
The Saudi culture is very different to my own so I had to learn a lot about their beliefs and customs. A little education goes a long way and spending a little time learning about their culture helped me to be more patient and understanding in my daily practice and life.
Not being allowed to drive was initially a minor inconvenience but the hospital provide an excellent taxi service for its employees and once I had established a good rapport with one of the drivers, I could rely him to collect me at any time of the day or night so I was never stuck.
So what about a social life?
I could honestly say I had a better social life in Saudi than I do now back here in Ireland. Life in Saudi is what you make it and I made the most of every opportunity to get out and about and meet people from every walk of life.
I played Gaelic Football, attended events at embassies and other compounds, went for spectacular walks through the desert, spent time by the pool on my days off, hit a few balls at the driving range around the corner from the hospital and with 54 days annual leave every year, I globe trotted to my heart’s content!
There are some fantastic restaurants in Riyadh with a choice of any type of cuisine you fancy. Arabic, Lebanese, Turkish, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Sushi, American plus there is even a Chocolate Café that does the most amazing CHOCOLATE PIZZA!!!
Do you have to cover your face?
This is a major misconception people have of Saudi Arabia. Ex-pat women do not have to cover their faces. When you go out to the malls or wherever, you are expected to wear an Abaya (long black dress like garment) and I always carried a scarf in my bag in case I was asked to cover my hair (which happened very rarely). I was in their country after all so it was important to respect their culture.
Let’s clear up a few other misconceptions while we’re at it:
- Yes ex-pat women can go out alone
- No you don’t need a male chaperone
- Yes you can keep your passport (except when your visa is being renewed which takes 3-5 days)
What ways has living and working in Saudi Arabia enriched your life?
- I made some great friends that I’ll have for life
- I gained professional experience that has opened doors for me in ways that I never thought possible
- I got to travel to exotic destinations such as the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Petra…………..
- Living and working with so many different nationalities was a fantastic experience
- The amazing memories and stories!
What are the top 5 highlights of your time in Saudi?
- Playing Football with Naomh Alee GAA Club
- Travelling to the Farzan Islands off the coast of Saudi Arabia
- Snorkelling in the Red Sea off the coast of Jeddah
- Hiking through the Red Sands
- Saudi Breakfast on a Friday morning at work with our Saudi colleagues
Moving to Saudi Arabia was one of the best things I have ever done in my life. I made some great memories with some amazing people. Both my personal and professional life have taken a turn for the better as a result of working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It truly is the “Magic Kingdom”
If you are a nurse and the thought of sampling the exotic delights of the Saudi Arabia is something, which interests you submit your cv today. If career progression, travel opportunities, or earning some extra cash is top of your agenda, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre can offer all of this and MORE. Take the first step into this exciting adventure today and submit your cv today visit http://www.ccmrecruitment.com or find us on Facebook