You will enjoy full medical benefits at the hospital you are employed with, The full terms is indicated in your appointment letter. However, you are not covered medically when you are out of your work location (ie. when you back from vacation). As such you may want to purchase your own medical insurance.
Yes. White pant suits for nurses. Shoes are not provided. The specification for shoes is white, covered and flat.
You will be provided your own room in a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment which you will share with other employees.
Hospital transport is provided free of charge to and from your accommodation. Transport is also provided to shopping centre and the city.
Two 12-hour shifts (7 am to 7 pm, 7 pm to 7 am).
Generally, by Saudi Riyal cheque monthly in arrears. This money can be changed into whichever currency you wish. There is no restriction in transferring money out of Saudi Arabia to your account elsewhere. Once you receive your residence permit, your salary will be paid directly into your bank account. Before that you will be paid via cheque or by cash. Some employers also provide a salary advance when you arrive. However, we suggest that you have some cash to take care of your 1st months expenses (RM2,000 to RM3,000).
Yes, for females. The Abaya/Jubah covers you from the shoulder to the foot must be worn when you are outside the compound. A scarf is a must to cover the hair. A sample is provided.
For newcomers, interpreters are available on the floor. Free Arabic classes are available. It does not take long to pick up the essential phrases.
Most job offers are “single” contracts and you are not allowed to bring your family with you. However, your family may visit you any time after you receive your residence permit.
Please check with MELORITA three (3) months before the end of the contract and we will advise and assist you. There is no fee for this service.
It can be as quick as a month if all your documents are complete. However, your rentering Saudi Arabia will depend on the guidelines for reentry by the Saudi Embassy.
Update of work experience from previous site, 2 references from relevant department, 4 passport-size photos, photocopy of passport, and Letter of No Objection (if available).
Your patients will be very different and you’ll have to adapt your approach accordingly. Nurses from Malaysia have been able to adapt relatively easily.
It will take anywhere between 1-3 months provided your documents are complete.
Melorita has a process to ensure the candidate is ready and prepared for an international posting. All candidates will have to complete an interview with our Nurse Consultants prior to being offered and employment opportunity.
While all effort will be taken to update each candidate on their status, Melorita advices candidates t call our office after 30 days if they do not hear from us.
1 year (renewable), inclusive of minimum annual leave of 40 days.
Report to the Staff Employee Health Clinic for medical attention.
You are required to give three (3) months’ written notice to the employer.
8 to 9 hours, depending on the stopovers.
5 hours behind Malaysian time.
Yes. You would need a travel letter from the Head of the relevant department.
Yes, provided your leave is approved by the Head of the Department. Special arrangements and privileges are provided to Muslims. You can join your family members there but you have to show proof of relationship.
No. They are provided. It is a fully furnished accommodation.
Not advisable to bring electrical appliances, as the voltage used is 110V.
Drugs, alcohol, pornographic materials, pork products, religious artifacts, and weapons of any kind.
Light summer clothes, sandals, trainers, one piece bathing costume, and sports/leisure clothes. You may need a cardigan light jacket for cool evenings.
The hospital restaurants, which are subsidized, cater for all tastes.
Yes. The local kebab houses are excellent.
Yes, probably a greater variety than in Malaysia.
About SR 7 to SR 10.
Malaysia: Armand Abdullah (+6012 2783944), Mary Elizabeth (+6019 353 4012), Onsite Help (+6012 6586614). (All three are mobile nos.) Saudi Arabia: Call the main hospital line and ask for the Nursing Unit or the Nursing Supervisor on Duty.
Yes, but it is usual to go out together with others.
Not in Jeddah, a very cosmopolitan city. But in other areas, this is a requirement. However, we do suggest to cover at all times.
No. You practice your faith within the privacy of your own room. Congregational prayers and gatherings by non-Muslims are prohibited.
Monthly expenses are for food, telephone and personal upkeep. There are no deductions for any amenities (water and electricity bills).
You could t.t. (telegraphic transfer) from a Saudi bank to a Malaysian bank. Takes 2 to 3 working days. i.e. Saturday through Wednesday. Thursdays and Fridays are weekends in Saudi Arabia. A service fee is charged for this transaction.
RM 1 = SR 1 (approximate).
SR 350 to SR 500 per month (approximate).
There are excellent recreational facilities within the accommodation area: swimming pool, sauna, tennis/badminton/squash courts, mini gymnasium, video library, handicraft, etc.
Discuss with the Housing Manager, whose office is located in the Housing area.
Postal service from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia takes a minimum of 2 weeks. Bring along Malaysian stamps. You could send your letters through friends travelling home. The letters could be posted once they arrive in Malaysia.
Yes, in most cities, within the Hospital and outside.
To call from Malaysia: 00 + 966 + City Code + Telephone Number. City Codes: 1 (Riyadh), 2 (Jeddah), 3 (Eastern Province), 4 (Tabuk), and 7 (Southern Region).