Working as a nurse in Singapore is an excellent career choice. Singapore has a world-class healthcare system that is being reviewed as a model by the Obama administration's healthcare team as it explores ways to reform the US healthcare system. In 2000, Singapore's healthcare system was ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the best in Asia - ahead of Hong Kong and Japan. In 2003, the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) ranked Singapore healthcare as third best in the world. Currently, Singapore hosts 12 hospitals and medical facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), thus accounting for one-third of all JCI-accredited medical institutions in Asia. In general, any type of medical treatment that you may require is available in Singapore at a reasonable cost and very good quality of service.
Singapore provides the complete spectrum of medical services from primary care, to health screening, to quaternary care services such as organ transplants. In general, the pay and conditions for nurses are competitive.
Government healthcare facilities are primarily designed to provide subsidised healthcare services to Singaporeans. These facilities consist of a number of government hospitals for inpatient services and numerous polyclinics offering outpatient services. Although wholly owned by the government, the public sector hospitals are operated as private limited companies in order to compete with the private sector on service and quality. They are a far cry from what is generally known as a “government hospital” in other countries. Government healthcare facilities not only provide very good healthcare services to masses but also handle the most complicated cases referred from other hospitals and neighboring countries.
The Government health system also sets the benchmark for the private sector on professional medical standards and fees. Specifically, the government influence most long-term trends such as the supply of hospital beds, the introduction of high-tech/high-cost medicine, and the rate of cost increases in the public sector which sets the bench mark in terms of pricing for the private sector. Charges in public health services are subsidised by the government while in the private hospitals and outpatient clinics, patients pay the amount charged by the hospitals and doctors on a fee-for-service basis.
Public healthcare facilities are divided into 6 broad clusters. These clusters were made to foster vertical integration of services, enhance synergy and economies of scale in-line with the government's aim to spur innovation and improve the quality of healthcare while keeping medical costs affordable. Hospitals and specialty centres are run as private companies but remain wholly-owned by the government.
Private healthcare facilities in Singapore are as good as any in the world with excellent level of medical care and service levels. For non-Singaporeans, the difference in cost between government and private healthcare facilities is negligible as they directly compete with each other. Since private healthcare facilities in general offer better service level and minimum waiting times, most of the expatriates living in Singapore (as well as medical tourists from abroad) prefer to visit a private healthcare facility.
Private healthcare facilities consist of numerous private clinics offering outpatient services as well as private hospitals. Majority of the private hospitals are JCI-accredited.
Foreign patients come to Singapore for a broad range of specialist care. Singapore has the solid fundamentals of a regional healthcare hub with its reputation for clinical excellence, highly-trained medical workers, regulated health environment, the availability of the latest medical technology and good infrastructure.
Singapore is located just north of the equator, as a result it offers consistent tropical weather year round. With the exception of the Monsoon season, you can epect sunny weather every day. Singapore is physically small, but an economic giant. Whatever your hobbies or interests, it is very likely Singapore offers an outlet for them. While speaking Chinese, Malay or Tamil, is useful, it is not neccessary, as English is one of the four official languages and the most commonly used.
Singapore is home to a diverse population, which means there are holidays and celebrations for most religions and cultures throughout the year. With South-East Asia on your doorstep, travel oportunities are plentiful. As a result of the cultures in Singapore, there are plentiful food offerings of every cuisine imaginable. Singapore has world class shopping and entertainment, and the recently built Marina Bay Sands is the most recent example of this.
Most of the population travels by the extensive Public Transport network, rather than by car which is disencouraged through taxes - but once you have tried the efficient Public Transport Network, you won't want to travel any other way.
Singapore really is a welcoming country, a place where east meets west, and an exciting place to be.
You can view the latest jobs available for nurses in Singapore on Global Medical Careers below.
Our client is now seeking three (3) Coronary / Cardiac Critical Care Nurses / Senior Nurses to join their new 6 bed Cardiac Care Unit.
Responsible for planning, development and implementation of orientation, continuing education, competency programs and professional development for the specified clinical unit (s) in collaboration with other leaders, staff and fellow educators.
Responsible for coordinating diagnostic and therapeutic regimens for a specified group of patients, and maintains cohesiveness between clinical research, physicians, and patients.
Our hospital client is seeking nurses with two (or more) years of adult ICU experience who have a desire to work in a top teaching hospital and be part of such a challenging and cutting edge unit.
Our hospital client is seeking A&E Nurses to assesses patients, plans and implements care in Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department.
The hospital is has vacancies for Staff Nurse - Children Development Center. It is a JCI accredited tertiary and teaching hospital in Singapore with over 1000 beds. It is the only hospital in Singapore that provides a highly sophisticated treatment program to children. Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan was ranked by Bloomberg to be among the top-three countries with the most efficient health care systems in the world. The ranking measures the cost of treatment and its quality and effectiveness.
The hospital is has vacancies for Cancer Care Nurse / Oncology Nurse. It is a JCI accredited tertiary and teaching hospital in Singapore with over 1000 beds. Oncology is one of the core specialties of the hospital where physicians from all cancer specialties collaborated to give the best and most relevant treatment to its patient. Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan was ranked by Bloomberg to be among the top-three countries with the most efficient health care systems in the world. The ranking measures the cost of treatment and its quality and effectiveness.
We are now seeking a Staff Nurse in Chemotherapy for our tertiary client in Singapore.
We are now seeking Cardiac Care Nurses for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Staff Nurses (Inpatient/Ward) for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Staff Nurses (Renal) for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Staff Nurses (Neurospine) for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Nurse Managers (Inpatient/Ward) for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Assistant Nurse (Cardiovascular Centre) for our client in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Assistant Nurse (ICU) for our client in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Assistant Nurse (A&E) for our client in Singapore.
We are now seeking Research Nurses for our client in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Staff Nurses (Diabetes Clinic) for our clients in Singapore. Advanced Practice Nurse positions available to those with the right qualification.
We are now seeking Nurse Educators in Acute and Emergency Care for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Nurse Educators for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Transitional Care Nurses for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Nurse Clinician (Inpatient/Ward) for our clients in Singapore.
We are now seeking Senior / Staff Nurse (Customer Contact Centre) for our client in Singapore.