• Do I need to pay for the services provided by iHR ?
    • iHR's clients will pay for our placement services, so you do not need to pay any fee to us. However, you need to bear all the actual expenses for the medical check-up in Malaysia, the application of license, legal fee for the notary public of documents etc, which will amount to around RM300.
      For the scholarship Application, a processing fee will be collected from applicant upon successful application.
    • What are the documents that I need to prepare for the job application ?
    • iHR will advise you on all the necessary documents that you need to prepare for the job application. In a nutshell, the basic documents include:
      1. Certificate of your Professional Qualification
      2. Examination Transcripts for the Professional Qualification
      3. Registration Certificate of the Malaysia Nursing Board
      4. Testimonial from your ex-employers
      5. Malaysian Identification Card and Passport
      6. Any other relevant documents
      You can refer to the attached sample documents as reference.
    • How long will be the whole job application process ?
    • In general, the whole process will take 3 months from the time of the first interview to the commencement of work in Singapore. The long lead-time is because of the verification of documents from the College, Malaysia Nursing Board, etc and also the application of registration to the Singapore Nursing Board and the working visa from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower. So it is very important for you to provide the complete set of documents for your application, it will shorten the application time.
    • What is the terms and conditions of the employment contract ?
    • The employment terms vary slightly amongst institutions. In general, your employment terms are same as the Singapore registered nurses, only some benefits for citizens and permanent residents such as central provident fund etc will not be applicable to you. The employment contract is usually 2 years on a renewal basis, depend on your performance and the job vacancies.
    • Will I receive any training and also will I get promotion if I perform well ?
    • The first 6 months is your probation period. The hospital will provide you with a very comprehensive training program before they allow you to work independently. Also, your immediate supervisor will access your performance in the first 6 months and will recommend to the Singapore Nursing Board to issue the practicing license to you if your performance meets the standard.
      The promotion opportunities are based on merit, as long as you have good performance and good working attitude, you will have the same opportunities as any other staff, be it the local Singaporean or from other countries.
    • Can I choose to work in a specific hospital ?
    • We will try to match your experience and preference. However, if you are too specific in your requirements, you will limit your chances of getting a job in other institutions. In general, all the public healthcare institutions are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), so the standard is equally good.
    • If I encounter problems in Singapore, who should I consult ?
    • Once you started work in the hospital, your immediate supervisor and the staff of the Human Resource department of the hospital will assist you if you encounter problems. However, you can still contact iHR and we will provide the necessary advice to you.
    • Do I need to pay for the any penalties if I cannot complete my 2 years contract ?
    • We expect you to fulfill the 2-year contract, so it is important for you to consider carefully before accepting the offer. However, if you want to terminate the contract pre-maturely due to some unforeseeable reason, you need to give 1-month notice period or pay 1-month salary in-lieu of the notice period. You also need to pay back the uniform fee, the licensing fee and other actual expenses incurred by the hospital. You can refer to the employment contract for details.