“Joining Hands Against the Global Crisis” Covered Municipalities For Manual Application 1. Secure an Application Form from the DOLE Regional/ The selection of the 1,000 poorest municipalities shall Provincial Offices. be based on the City and Municipal Poverty Incidence 2. Fill-up the necessary information and submit the based on Small Area Poverty Estimates (SAE), 2003 of the accomplished form to the DOLE Regional/Provincial National Statistics and Coordination Board/World Bank. Offices. This same SAE is being used by the DSWD in their 3. Secure a proof of application confirmation (with Control Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and also for Number) from DOLE Regional/Provincial Offices. prioritizing target households for their National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction. List of successful applicants with their area of assignments shall be posted online at www.nars.dole.gov.ph on March 26-31, 2009 How to Apply? D I R E C T O R Y O F D O L E O F F I C E S For Online Application Office/ Contact 1. Any nurse who wants to apply for the NARS Program Office Address eMail Address Region Number of the government will need to visit the website Central (02) 527-5498 Undersecretary Carmelita M. Pineda email@example.com Office 7/F DOLE Bldg., Intramuros, Manila www.nars.dole.gov.ph. (02) 400-6242; DOLE NCR Bldg., 967 Maligaya St., NCR firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Click the link “Apply Online” to begin transaction. 338-6575 Malate, Manila 3. Fill up the appropriate information in the Application CAR (074) 424-0824 Cabinet Hills, Baguio City email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Form then click the “Next” button. (072) 700-2520; ARNEL Bldg., Mabini St., Catbangen., RO1 email@example.com 700-4371 San Fernando City, La Union 4. Type the necessary information to complete the Turingan Bldg., Caritan Centro, application process then click the “Submit application” RO2 (078) 844-2728 Tuguegarao, Cagayan firstname.lastname@example.org button. NOTE: under the Municipality box, list is provided RO3 (045) 961-1305 3/F ASCOP Bldg., Mc Arthur Highway, email@example.com Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga for the applicant. Entry on contact information is a must, 3/F & 4/F Andenson Bldg. II, RO4A (049) 545-7362 firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise application will not be processed. Brgy. Parian, Calamba, Laguna 5. Click the “Ok” button to confirm your application for RO4B (02) 374-7974; 7/F Ben-Lor Bldg., 1184 Quezon Ave., email@example.com; 374-7972 Quezon City firstname.lastname@example.org the NARS Program. Dona Aurora St., Old Albay, RO5 (052) 480-5831 email@example.com 6. Print the “Online Application Confirmation” slip and Legaspi City wait for advice from the nearest DOLE Regional/ Swan-Rose Bldg., Commission RO6 (033) 320-8026 firstname.lastname@example.org Civil St., Jaro, Iloilo Provincial Office for your initial screening and 2/F GMC Plaza, MJ Cuenco Ave. RO7 (032) 253-0638 email@example.com corner Legaspi St., Cebu City interview, if needed. (053) 255-2436; 7. To verify the application status, click the link “Check RO8 325-5236 Trece Martirez St., Tacloban City firstname.lastname@example.org status of application here”. RO9 (062) 993-1877 Wee Agro Bldg., Veterans Ave., email@example.com; Zamboanga City firstname.lastname@example.org 8. Enter your application control number in the box (08822) 2/F Gonzalo Go Bldg., Corrales provided then click the link “Check application status”. RO10 email@example.com 712-241 Ave., Cagayan de Oro City 9. Print the “Application Status” to secure a copy. RO11 (082) 286-1272 LDL Bldg., Bangoy St., Davao City firstname.lastname@example.org 102 ACEPAL Bldg., Mabini Ext., RO12 (083) 520-0129 email@example.com Koronadal City (085) 342-9606; Nimfa Tiu Bldg., J.P. Rosales Ave., CARAGA firstname.lastname@example.org 342-9503 Butuan City Department of Labor Department of Health Professional Regulation and Employment Commission Nurses Assigned in Rural Service www.nars.dole.gov.ph Objectives The stipend of P8,000 may be increased if the host Nurse Assigned LGUs will offer a counterpart of say P2,000. LGUs may General Objectives in Rural Service 1. Project NARS aims to improve delivery of health care provide Philhealth coverage to nurse-trainees. Corporations may chip in by providing shirts, insurance, vitamins, etc., (NARS) services to our population and create a pool of registered making the project a national enterprise with private equity. nurses with enhanced clinical and preventive health management competencies for national public and private sector employment. NARS is a Training cum Deployment Project, jointly Expected Outcomes implemented by the Department of Labor and Specific Objectives The NARS Project will: Employment (DOLE), the Department of Health (DOH) and 1. Provide registered nurses with necessary competencies that en- the Professional Regulation Commission, Board of Nursing compass both community health practice as well as clinical skills; 1. Create a pool of 10,000 nurses who are adequately- (PRC-BON), designed to mobilize unemployed registered 2. Address the shortage of skilled and experienced nurses, trained with enhanced clinical and public health nurses to the 1,000 poorest municipalities of the country to both domestic and overseas, through structured competency competencies and readily available for local and improve the delivery of health care services. development program; overseas employment; 3. Provide deployment opportunities for nurses in rural areas and 2. Provide income of P8,000 per month to 5,000 underserved communities; unemployed nurses for the first six months and to Project NARS is built within the frameworks of the 4. Augment the nursing workforce of hospitals and rural health units Economic Resiliency Plan of the Arroyo Administration and another 5,000 for the second half of the year, to help in identified poor municipalities of needed clinical and public the Department of Health’s “Fourmula One for Health”. pump prime the economy; health nurses. The Project aims to mitigate the impact of the global 3. Promote the health of the people through the financial crisis, to save and create as many jobs as improvement of the delivery of nursing and health Delivery Mechanism care services, particularly in the 1,000 poorest possible and expand social protection and help achieve better health service and care for the people, especially municipalities; and Nurses will be deployed at an average of 5 per town in the those in the poorest municipalities of the country. 1,000 poorest municipalities, for a six-months tour of duty. Another 4. Bring the government closer to the people. batch will be deployed for the second half of the year. These nurses Project NARS was launched by President Gloria will undergo training and development for competency enhancement Recruitment and Selection Macapagal-Arroyo on 9 February 2009 during the Multi- in accordance with the training program designed by the PRC-BON in collaboration with DOH. Recruitment and selection shall be the responsibility of Sectoral Summit on “Joining Hands Against the Global DOLE, through its Regional Offices. Crisis” in Malacañan, Palace, Manila. The training program will cover both the clinical and public health functions. Nurses trainees will rotate in their assigned hospital Registered nurses who are physically and mentally fit and Nurses will be mobilized in their hometowns as warri- or rural unit for a period of three (3) months. At the end of the third willing to serve in their hometowns and with the following month, nurses who have completed their rotation in the hospital will ors for wellness to do the three I’s: qualifications may apply online at www.nars.dole.gov.ph be re-assigned to a rural unit and vice-versa. from February 20 to March 22, 2009: 1. Initiate primary health, school nutrition, maternal A Certificate of Completion/Competency shall be issued jointly health programs, first line diagnosis; by the DOLE, DOH and PRC after an assessment of the gained a. With valid nurse license issued by the PRC; 2. Inform about community water sanitation, practices competencies of nurse trainees. b. Not over 35 years old; and also do health surveillance; c. Resident of the identified municipalities / nearby While on training, nurses will be given a stipend/allowance of municipalities; 3. Immunize children and mothers. P8,000.00 per month. This translates to about P366.00 per day for d. No nursing-related practice for the past 3 years. forty (40) hours training/workweek. As these nurses are already in They shall likewise serve as roving nurses for rural Nurse applicants who are dependents of workers their hometowns, transportation expenses will no longer be a schools. affected by the Global Crisis (e.g. laid off/rotated, etc.,) problem. shall be given priority in the selection.