Abu Dhabi, United Arab
hospital is a Ministry of Health Hospital built in 1979. The hospital started
as 227 bed referral/ acute care general hospital serving the national
population. Since then it's been uninterrupted growth. In 1993 the Tawam
Dental Center opened. By 1997 expansion included a new polyclinic and day
surgery. The number of beds increased to around 477. Today, the Tawam Hospital
provides a major portion of the medical services for the United Arab Emirates
through a full range of diagnostic and management facilities for patients
ranging in age from the neonate to the elderly. The hospital is the referral
center for Oncology, neurosurgery and paediatric surgery. It is affiliated
with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Emirates University.
Tawam Hospital has an excellent reputation, both in the Middle East and in the
West for the quality of patient care provided, and for the research papers
published in most reputable journals. The staff of Tawam Hospital come from
many parts of the world.Employment contracts are for one or two years and
standard work week is 48 hours. The number of hours in a shift vary somewhat
from department to department. The standard work week is Saturday through
Thursday ( till 13:00 hrs ).Support services normally work from 08:00 hrs to
17:00 hrs. Depending upon their specific work areas, technical employees may
work the same hours, or from 07:00 hrs to 16:30 hrs. The Nursing Department
operates on a 12 hour shift system. Nursing personnel are expected to rotate
between day and night shifts. For those who qualify, overtime is paid for time
worked in excess of 48 hours per week.
LOCATION AND SIZE
Hospital is considered one of the advanced medical centers in the Middle East.
Located 14 Kilometers from the center of Al Ain, the hospital is approximately
100 miles from the coastal cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It's easily
accessible to the general population as well as to accident victims.
services of the 477 bed Center are at a high level of professional standards.
The administration requires that the quality of services rendered and the
general operating standards of the center meet the standards of European and
North American hospitals.
In addition to providing excellent care for patients, Tawam Hospital trains appropriately educated nationals for administrative, professional and technical positions. There are continuing education programs and specific training programs for nationals in various technologies.
hospital project contains facilities for a full range of acute, tertiary,
secondary and primary patient care services for both inpatients and
Hospital has the following clinical units: OR/RR, Intravenous Therapy,
Male/Female Units, Royal/VIP, Medical Units, Oncology, Specialty Clinics,
Paediatrics Medical & Surgical, Dialysis, Emergency Room, ICU/CCU,
Outpatients Department, Community Health, NICU and Maternity.
hospital complex also incorporates an MRI and ESWL/Lithotrypsy Unit and
Radiotherapy unit. There is a new polyclinic and day surgery. The Nursing
Service has its own management structure under the Director of Nursing.
RECREATION SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEES
recreation office, swimming pool and Center are located in the Female Compound
and provide facilities for all Tawam employees and their dependants. Open
daily from 7:00 hrs till 22:00 hrs.
center incorporates games rooms, "Revels" where there are facilities
for table teens, pool, darts, board games etc. Exercise/Dance Room, Snooker
Room, Weight & Conditioning Room, TV/Video Room Etc.
recreation center is also currently being completed which will offer superb
facilities. It is in the final stages of completion. Facilities will include:
Swimming Pool, Gym, Video Library, Aerobics Rooms, Games Room &
Restaurant. In addition to "in-house" events , the Department
arranges for other activities taking place in and around Al-Ain.
Abu Dabi and Dubai are interesting, bustling places. There are shopping
centers and malls offering a good selection of goods at very affordable
prices. Hotels offer excellence in both services and in their first class
restaurants, most of which hold outdoor barbecues or brunch on Fridays.
bus service is provided to transport employees to and from the airport on
commencement and completion of their contracts with Tawam Hospital.
a free bus service for all hospital employees every half hour to Al Ain from
6:30 hrs until midnight.
hospital service runs to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Shaijah.
air-conditioned furnished, prefab type, accommodation is provided by the
hospital. Single females are required to live on the hospital compound and are
accommodated in a single or double prefabricated unit. The single unit
consists of approximately 500 sq. feet of living space including livingldining
area, kitchen, shower and bedroom. Cooking utensils, ware, cutlery, ironing
board, one set of sheets, towels and blanket are provided. Employees may be
required to share accommodation, All utilities are provided and repairs are
carried out free of charge.
male staff are usually accommodated in furnished air-conditioned apartments in
and around the town of Al Am.
units are also available both on the hospital compound or at nearby locations
for candidates on a married status contract.
housing complex is due for completion in late 1998. This will comprise an
apartment complex on the Tawam Hospital campus. These are single apartments
comprising living room, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. It will be situated on
CONTRACT AND BENEFITS SCHEDULE
be eligible for accompanied/ unaccompanied status contract and will receive
the following benefits.
one year and often renewable.
transport, economy class, from point-of-hire to Abu Dhabi for initial
mobilization and air transport from Abu Dhabi to point-of-hire at end of
contract entitlements (Bonus) consisting of one month salary for each year
a return ticket to point-of-hire once a year.
Up to grade level 4 (Senior Staff Nurse) 45 days + 12 days public holiday.
Grade 4+, 50 days + 12 days public holidays.
including utilities, appliances, linens, etc. provided.
from hospital to housing and back and shopping trips, including trips to Abu
Dhabi, Dubai,Shargah, provided.
care and dental care provided free at the hospital.
to subsidized meals in Hospital project cafeterias.
paid in local currency by end of each Gregorian month.
income is Take Home pay since there are No Taxes in UAE.