RN HEALS (Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION


RNheals intends to address the surplus in inexperienced nurses, promote health of the people and bring the government closer to them. The project will deploy nurses in rural and underserved communities for a period of one year. Nurses under this project will undergo learning and development in accordance with the roles and functions required by this project. A certificate of competency and employment will be given to those who have satisfactorily completed their engagement with the project. While on deployment, nurses will be given an allowance to cover for their meals, transportation and other incidental expenses.

Competencies gained by the nurses upon completion of the training cum deployment project shall cover both clinical and public health.

TARGET AREAS

Community based volunteer nurses will be deployed in all regions and provinces nationwide where DSWS’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) is being implemented as well as DOH Basic Emergency Maternal Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEMONC) facilities are being upgraded/strengthened.

BENEFICIARIES

Ten thousand registered nurses will undergo learning and development during their deployment;

2.3 million household will benefit from delivery of health services.

GAIN

The project will provide the registered nurses with an allowance of Php8, 000.00 per month;

A total of 10,000 nurses shall undergo learning and development during the deployment period to enhance their community and clinical health competencies to increase their employability;

The project will address the shortage of skilled and experienced nurses, both domestic and international through a structured competency development program.

CCT and BEMONC areas will benefit from improved health care services.

The project will also augment the nursing workforce of health facilities from identified CCT and BEMONC areas of needed clinical and public health nurses.

PROJECT IMPLEMENTERS

The community bases nurses deployment shall be a joint project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Health (DOH), and the Professional Regulation Commission – Board of Nursing (PRC-BON). The Philippine Nursing Association (PNA), regional/provincial health officers of government and Local Government Units shall also be involved in the implementation of the project.

DOH shall:

Lead in the implementation of the learning, development and deployment of nurses;
Assess the quality of healthcare in the identified communities;
Craft the Orientation and Training Module for community based volunteer nurses in collaboration with partner agencies for the BEMONC areas;
Lead in the formulation of policies and implementation guidelines of the project in collaboration with partner agencies;
Lead in the orientation and exit conference of the trainee nurses;
Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the community based volunteer nurse;

DSWD shall:
Identify participating communities and health facilities (CCT areas);
Collaborate with DOH in the formulation of policies and implementation guidelines of the project;
Craft the orientation and Training Module for community based volunteer nurses in collaboration with partner agencies for the CCT areas;
Overseas and monitoring the project implementation;

DOLE shall:

Lead in the recruitment activities for the project;
Receive applications and screen nurse applicants for training;
Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the project;

PRC-BON shall:

Validate license of nurse applicants;
Assist in the formulation of orientation and training modules and related learning and development activities;
Development code of discipline for the nurse in the project;
In collaboration with PNA, conduct periodic competency assessment of the nurses;
Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the community based volunteer nurses;

Philippine Nurses Association shall:

Collaborate with partner agencies in the development of modules;
Develop journal templates and competency assessment tool for nurses;
Conduct periodic competency assessment of the nurses;
Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the community based volunteer nurses;

Regional/Provincial Offices of DSWD, DOLE, DOH, PRC-BON shall:

Exercise administrative and technical supervision over the community based volunteer nurses;
Support nursing activities in the areas;

Local Government Units shall:

Ensure the safety and security of the community based volunteer nurses;
Provide modes board and lodging;
Exercise administrative and technical supervision over the community based volunteer nurses;

Program Coverage

Unemployed registered nurses who are physically and mentally fit and willing to serve in their hometowns and who meet the following requirements may qualify under RNheals:
With valid PRC license;
Resident of the identified CCT area/s;
Medical certificate issued by government hospitals stating that the applicant is fit to work; and
NARS Project drop-outs will not be considered


Online Application
Online application may be filed from 17 January 2011 to 04 February 2011.


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Source: DOLE RN HEALS
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