In Conversation With: A Filipino Nurse in Ireland
<p>Meet Filipino nurse, IIen Mae Ecot. With the help of and our Philippines recruitment partner, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Sharp BH Global Manpower</a>, IIen’s dreams came true when she took her Filipino nursing career overseas. Ilen moved from the <a href=";country=Ireland" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Philippines to Ireland</a>, where she works as an Advanced Community Nurse.&nbsp;</p> <p>We caught up with IIen in Dublin to hear about why she decided to take her career overseas, how she found her dream job, and to discuss how she found the process.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Hi Ilen. Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. Please introduce yourself to our readers.&nbsp;</h2> <p>Hi, my name is Ilen Mae Ecot. I am a 27-year-old healthcare worker from the Philippines. In 2022, I moved to Dublin and started work as an Advanced Community Nurse. In the Philippines, I worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse in a hospital for 5 years.</p> <h2>Can you tell us about your role as an Advanced Community Nurse?</h2> <p>I provide home care and support for people with injuries, illness, or disabilities and those who require the intervention of medical technology to survive.</p> <h2>Why did you decide to take your career overseas?</h2> <p>What made me want to move overseas is to have a better quality of life. Also, <strong>living abroad gives you better career and personal growth opportunities.</strong></p> <h2>How did you find out about the nursing job in Ireland?</h2> <p>I saw an advertisement on the <strong> website</strong>. They were sourcing NICU and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurses in Ireland, so I took advantage of that. <strong>I submitted all my requirements online and had my documents verified.</strong></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="" alt="" class="wp-image-16773" srcset=" 820w, 300w, 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <h2>How was the job application process?</h2> <p>It was a quick and fast application process, to be honest.&nbsp;</p> <p>It took me about one week to verify all my documents with, and then they referred me to their partner recruitment agency, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Sharp BH Global Manpower</a>, the Philippines agency responsible for all aspects of the recruitment process. I was impressed by how smoothly Sharp BH processed my job. Sharp BH processed my visa immediately after that, and then booked my competency test with the&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)</a>. I then flew to Ireland after a month. I took the test when I arrived here, and luckily I passed and was able to start my job at Resilience Healthcare in Dublin.</p> <p>The great thing about and Sharp BH Global Manpower is that <strong>I didn’t have to pay any placement fees for a job here in Ireland.</strong>&nbsp;</p> <h2>How are you finding living and working in Ireland?</h2> <p>Ireland is a great country to bring your healthcare career to because of the <strong>competitive salary and work-life balance</strong>. Working abroad has been a <strong>life-changing</strong> experience and a <strong>step up in my career</strong> as a nurse.</p> <h2>What are your career aspirations?</h2> <p>My plans for my career are to settle here in Ireland and to be a Nurse Manager someday. I plan to attend seminars, programs, and classes to be a better nurse someday and to be more competent in delivering my care and services to my patients.</p> <h2>What would you say to other healthcare professionals considering taking their career overseas?</h2> <p>I highly recommend nurses <strong>gain experience overseas for professional growth</strong> and also explore their careers.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-block-embed-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <iframe loading="lazy" title="I got a nursing job in Ireland from the Philippines with" width="580" height="326" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div></figure> <h3>Like IIen, you could kickstart your healthcare career overseas with in partnership with Sharp BH Global Manpower!</h3> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-background wp-element-button" href="" style="background-color:#00497a" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Apply for healthcare jobs</a></div> </div> <div style="height:15px" aria-hidden="true" class="wp-block-spacer"></div>