Work for a English-speaking nurse in Madrid?
January 13, 2007 4:58 AM Subscribe
Work for an English-speaking nurse in Madrid?
posted by slimepuppy to Work & Money (4 answers total)
Due to my job, I may soon be moving over to Madrid but a big part of the decision relies on my girlfriend's ability to find work there.
After graduating (from a London uni) this September, she will be a qualified nurse with a specialisation in sexual health. She has done several placements in various fields of nursing, including palliative care, ICU, recovery wards etc. so she has a good general knowledge of nursing and can adapt well to different working environments. Ideally she would like to pursue her specialisation, but any work is better than none at all.
The question is if there is work for a UK-trained nurse in Madrid?
Her Spanish is basic, though we will both be receiving lessons on behalf of my employer. Will this be as major hindrance as I think it is? Also, is there any extra training that has to take place before she is allowed to work as a nurse in Spain? How much do nurses earn in Spain? Should we be looking at private or public?
Any resources, information or personal anecdotes are welcome. Thanks in advance.