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Japan needs Pinoy nurses, caregivers

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino nurses and caregivers are needed in various hospitals and clinics in Japan.

The Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) is looking for 75 nurses and 300 caregivers, according to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Nurses must be licensed with three years’ hospital experience and preferably between 20 to 35 years old.

They must also be medically and psychologically fit to work.

Those applying to be care workers must be a graduate of any four-year course and certified as caregivers by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Under board nurses or graduates of any allied profession may also apply as caregivers.

Qualified applicants must register online at , and personally submit the requirements to the POEA on or before July 10.

Several years ago, the Philippines and Japan entered into a memorandum of understanding for the training and employment of candidate Filipino nurses and caregivers in Japanese health care facilities under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement.

Under the agreement, fully qualified nurses and certified caregivers, after passing the Japanese national licensure examination, shall have the option to stay for an unlimited period in Japan to practice their profession.

Applicants can only get jobs legally through the POEA since the Philippines and Japan signed an agreement allowing only the POEA to facilitate the recruitment and deployment of Filipino nurses and caregivers

Source: By Mayen Jaymalin, The Philippine Star

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