SENSING the need to provide assistance to its unemployed constituents particularly nurses, the provincial government of Ilocos Norte has launched a job partnership program with the different healthcare business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in the province.
Provincial spokesperson Alyanna Yvenice Miguel, said they launched “Saguip Nars Program” under Task Force Trabaho, to strengthen Gov. Imee Marcos’ campaign to provide employment opportunities to their constituents, especially to unemployed nurses.
Public employment head Nicole Rudio said six trainers, four of them from India, are conducting a nursing training program for September free of charge.
The program is geared at establishing skills set to give clients abroad the impression that Filipino nurses, can also perform the functions related to their profession and that they can be beneficial for their work force.
Rudio said the one-month training would serve as a venue “to enhance the skills of the nurses for them to adapt to different healthcare services that BPO can provide.”
“In the Philippines, we are already open to many options, like nurses don’t just work in hospitals. We have many unemployed nurses. With healthcare BPO, we are giving them employment opportunities,” she added.
PESO officials said the healthcare BPO offers career options for nurses in the province “so that they can practice what they have learned in college.”
“This program is of course associated with the nurses’ profession in terms of clinical data management and pharmaceutical vigilance since the two aspects are related to clinical research,” Rudio explained.