The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the Department of Health (DOH) to hire 25,000 health workers to fill different positions in the agency. Vacancies include nurses, doctors and midwives among others.
According to Health Secretary Jean Ubial, their 2018 proposal included around Php9 billiopn in budget to hire 25,000 more health personnel.
“Because the recommendation of WHO, you have to have a team at the primary level to address the health care needs of the public. And you need around 24 varied healthcare providers for every 10,000 population. Currently, we only have 14 for every 10,000 population at the frontline,” Ubial stated during an interview with the Manila Bulletin.
The department would be hiring varied professionals such as doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, and med techs. However, they would generally hire around 22,000 nurses; 7,000 more than the current 15,000 deployed nurses.
The Department of Health will increase the number of nurse recruits for 2017 and 2018.
Aside from nurses, there will also be an increase in the number of doctors being hired. Currently, the department is hiring around 300, but will increase that around 500 by 2018.
If you are interested to apply and work for DOH, simply visit the nearest regional offices and submit your resume along with the required documents.
You can also check online via the Department Of Health E-jobs portal. You can make an account as an applicant and browse the latest job vacancies via location or job positions. This website is an online posting for vacancies in health related facilities including offices within the DOH Central Office. You can also check the name of the hiring agency, position title, monthly salary and requirements.
The hiring period is now up to December, while deployment will start from January to December 2018.