Announcing the launch of its largest-ever recruitment drive, Hamad Medical Corp. (HMC) said it will hire thousands of employees in the coming months.
In a statement today, HMC said it is working to fill 2,690 vacancies for clinical and non-clinical staff by year-end.
The doctors, nurses and staff will work in new hospitals and healthcare centers that are expected to open in Hamad bin Khalifa Medical City next year.
HMC added that it is working with the labor ministry to hire the large workforce. Expats and Qataris are invited to apply for clinical roles through this website.
However, administrative jobs are only for nationals and will be hired through the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs.
The announcement comes after more than 1,000 staff at HMC, including nurses and pharmacists, were laid off early this year.
Sidra also hiring
Meanwhile, Sidra Medical and Research Center is also looking to hire thousands of people in the coming years.
This will be a signification expansion from Sidra’s current staff numbers of about 1,500, who mostly work at the recently opened outpatient clinics.
The drive comes less than a year after Sidra cut more than 200 jobs in what it described at the time as a “rightsizing plan.”
After some delays, HMC said it is planning to open seven new hospitals by the end of 2017.
That includes three at Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City, which is a QR2.4 billion medical complex on a 227,000 square meter site in Rumaila in central Doha.
- A Women’s Wellness and Research Center;
- An Ambulatory Care Center; and
- The Qatar Rehabilitation Institute.
Medical City is an Ashghal project led by Korean-based Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company. It was originally scheduled to be completed by 2014.
Also slated to open by next year is Communicable Diseases Center next to Medical City and three hospitals for Qatar’s blue-collar workers.