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Post Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:45 pm

This is a general question.have any nurses/carers wanting to come out here and work found a job ,not interested in hospital work or contracted hours .Other people have asked but there never seems to be any follow up regarding the advice given or their experiences .need to be able to discuss whether worthwhile option for long term living out here.

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:05 am

Isn't it all about having any UK qualifications recognized in Portugal and being able to have insurance to cover yourself and patients regardless of official work or contracted hours

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:17 am

This is why I ask the question in uk you have to be registered with nmrc to work as a nurse not as a carer and they do far more now much as old style enrolled nurses .don't know situation out here

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:46 am

You need to get your qaulifactions accepted and approved by Portugal's version of nmrc, stumbling block is a requirement and test in Portuguese

Basic information and links
europa.eu/youreurope/c...dex_en.htm

 

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Re: nursing

Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:05 am

Thick or naive regarding need of speaking portuguese if not planning to care for portuguese people ?

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:57 am

It's a matter of having any existing qualifications recognized, unfortunately or fortunately that requires a certain competence in the National language, as a possible employer I would not be happy to employ someone to look after family who didn't have any required licence etc to nurse or care in Portugal and was legitimate with some profession insurance to cover themselves, and would be able to communicate not just with the patient but also the medical profession if reguired maybe others might but I doubt it.

 

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