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SandpitMedic

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Did they go tje South Africa for recruitment? Do we have any update for Abu Dhabi Police Paramedic opportunity? Can any other nationals apply?
They were South Africans who lived in and were recruited in South Africa, yes.
I’m not sure I pick up all of what you’re putting down... I have no idea of the current needs of the company, but again, yes, other nationals may apply. Although, a degree or US national registry card were required when I was there.

Where are you from and are you an actual paramedic or EMT/some combination?
 

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Take a look at their website. You are likely qualified.
 

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Final update: NA is on the full downsize. Theyve stepped away from Paramedics largely, and are in the layoff process.
What a shame. They (as in the corporate players) milked that cow for millions from the Emirates I am sure.
I miss the old Jebel Dhanna drive sometimes. I watched that movie, 6 underground which was mostly shot in Abu Dhabi. Made me miss it a little seeing the palace, the Etihad Towers, Grand Mosque, etc.

I'd like to go back there someday.
Thanks for the update.
 

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NA is not on the downsize at all and is in fact the opposite. Paramedics are released as per contractual requirements it's as simple as that. I'm not employed by NA but i was previously and have close friends there. The management there at the moment is stronger than ever and are leading the company to further success. Different levels of clinicians are recruited based on contractual requirements. It's the middle east. Everyone working there understands the volatility of it.
 

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Ok let me clarify. Im reporting second hand information, so after seeing the last response I followed up.

NA is definitely not going going under, or even on full downsize. They have big contracts in a lot of the country; however there has been a move away from paramedics on what was a major contract. In the immediate term, it doesn't appear that any medic positions will be opening. There are guys who apparently are waiting for onboarding, but have been put on hold for a while. EMTS from Asia and African Docs are holding it down primary.

From what I've been told, they still have hundreds of clinical staff, but the western paramedics no longer represent major portion of staff.

Hopefully things pick up for them. I always heard the team up there was solid.

You are quite right in all that you have said there Sandpit.
Again, from what I have heard I believe that the commercial based contracts are being altered due to money reasons and going with "cheaper" health care providers. I think we all know what that means. It is only a matter of time before these commercial entities begin to realise that cheaper does not equal better and then come back to NA with their tail between their legs.
From what I am hearing there are no scares among the staff including paramedics that remain employed there and the company is not going under.
Merry Christmas everyone.
 

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What is going on here?!
 

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It appears that someone has created 2 profiles and is having a conversation with themselves, and also has a problem with name creativity. (sandpit)(rowurboat)
Is that what’s happening?

I just talked to a buddy there on the CICPA contract and he confirmed he is being laid off and they are losing the contract (that’s the military/oil&gas contract). He’s working his last month and looking for a new job. He says they are indeed going under.
 

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@ExpatMedic0 do you still talk to anyone on still on the ground at NA?

Also this new member has changed names three times: plasterspecialist, sandpit, and paracetamol are the same person.

Not sure about rowurboat, but he’s using talking points of the NA admins.
 
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@SandpitMedic Premium members have the option to change their usernames and edit posts up to a week ago.
 

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Very. Single posts, premium membership.
And now the posts have been edited/deleted.
It gets more interesting.
 

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Some people here clearly have an axe to grind with management
It's the same ln every contract with every company I have been with. Most of the UK guys with NA where green when it came to contracting and came directly from NHS. But it would not surprise me if a couple really pist off ones come on here to stir the pot haha. Fine with me I don't care. Just saying. Yes I'm in contact with people on the ground still in AD with ADPD and NAC.
 

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Some people here clearly have an axe to grind with management
It's the same ln every contract with every company I have been with. Most of the UK guys with NA where green when it came to contracting and came directly from NHS. But it would not surprise me if a couple really pist off ones come on here to stir the pot haha. Fine with me I don't care. Just saying. Yes I'm in contact with people on the ground still in AD with ADPD and NAC.
Hmmm... Do two known members who worked there and have personal contacts there know what they’re talking about?

Me thinks we do, and I think you’re absolutely correct with the green guys not knowing what to expect in the contracting game. Steel on target!
 

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Ok let me clarify. Im reporting second hand information, so after seeing the last response I followed up.

NA is definitely not going going under, or even on full downsize. They have big contracts in a lot of the country; however there has been a move away from paramedics on what was a major contract. In the immediate term, it doesn't appear that any medic positions will be opening. There are guys who apparently are waiting for onboarding, but have been put on hold for a while. EMTS from Asia and African Docs are holding it down primary.

From what I've been told, they still have hundreds of clinical staff, but the western paramedics no longer represent major portion of staff.

Hopefully things pick up for them. I always heard the team up there was solid.

It is also worth remembering that NA is one of 3 government based health care providers in the UAE. The company will never "go down".
It appears that someone has created 2 profiles and is having a conversation with themselves, and also has a problem with name creativity. (sandpit)(rowurboat)
Is that what’s happening?

I just talked to a buddy there on the CICPA contract and he confirmed he is being laid off and they are losing the contract (that’s the military/oil&gas contract). He’s working his last month and looking for a new job. He says they are indeed going under.

It appears your buddy doesnt know what is going on then. The cicpa contract is not lost and the company is not going under.
 

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