Japan needs 350 nurses, caregivers


MANILA — A total of 350 Filipino workers are needed in Japan, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced on Monday.

With this, the agency is now accepting qualified applicants for nurses and care workers under the Framework for the Movement of Natural Persons of the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA).

In a statement, the POEA said that the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) is looking for qualified applicants to fill up vacancies for 50 nurses or kangoshi and 300 care workers or kaigofukushishi.

Qualifications for nursing positions are as follows, the applicant must be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board license, with at least three years hospital experience, and must be motivated and committed to work and study as a candidate for “kangoshi” to obtain a National License in Japan.

Also, they are required to complete a six-month onsite Japanese language training and thereafter undergo on-the-job training at their respective hospitals.

Those who are looking to be employed should be able to pass the nursing licensure examination in Japan before they can work as registered nurses.

They have three chances to take the examination.

On the other hand, applicants for care workers, he/she must be a graduate of any four-year course, a certified NCII caregiver by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (with or without PRC license).

They shall initially complete a six-month onsite language training and work on-the-job for at least three years before they can take the national examination for caregivers to be able to work in Japan indefinitely.

Aspirants have until April 30 to submit their applications. (PNA) By Ferdinand Patinio

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