By Sarah Townsend
Hamad Medical Corporation says it is seeking to fill 2,690 vacancies by the end of this year
Qatar’s state-owned healthcare company Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has launched a massive recruitment drive to fill 2,690 vacancies by the end of the year.
The company announced on social media “the biggest recruitment drive in its history”, as it prepares for the opening of a string of new hospitals and healthcare facilities set to open next year.
In a statement on its Facebook page, HMC said that the “unprecedented” campaign was to “meet the need for specialised clinical and non-clinical staff to work in the new hospitals and healthcare facilities, which are due to open in 2016/17 in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.”
It added: “HMC currently has a total of 2,690 vacancies, and the drive is expected to fill all these vacancies by the end of this year.”
The recruitment campaign is being orchestrated by HMC in collaboration with the Ministry of Administrative Development and Labor and Social Affairs, and will seek to fill gaps in HMC’s workforce, including in medical, nursing and allied healthcare roles.
Clinical roles are available to both Qatari and non-Qatari nationals, while administrative posts are available to Qatari nationals only, HMC said.
Those interested in applying for one of the vacant positions are invited to apply directly through HMC’s website.
The Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City (HBKMC) project covers an area of 227,000 square metres and several of its facilities are expected to open by the end of this year.
The Women’s Hospital has 190 beds, 53 beds in the intensive care unit for children and 48 beds for nursery.
The Ambulatory Hospital has 64 beds for patients and 52 beds in the recovery ward, while the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital has 200 beds, HMC has previously said.For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.