Understanding the work environment and Patient’s First philosophy of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is the starting point of your journey. You will take some time to familiarize yourself with the operational structure and build relationships with colleagues and internal stakeholders.
The orientation program comprises of three main parts:
Gaining the specific skills and competencies to perform your position’s targeted responsibilities will be outlined in your development plan. The program offers various dynamic and engaging learning opportunities. Your progress as a caregiver will be assessed against discipline specific skills and competencies as identified in your development plan:
Quarterly progress reviews with weekly and monthly check-ins with your assigned coach, educator or line manager serve as an opportunity to reflect on your practice, knowledge, and skills. Performance assessments aid you in reaching your full potential within Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Upon full completion of Wateen with satisfactory performance results, a formal graduation ceremony marks your successful completion of the program, confirming you in a permanent, professional-level position.
To apply for the Wateen program, you should meet the following minimum criteria:
The application process also includes an assessment of your numerical reasoning and cognitive abilities, your personality, and proficiency in English.
Wateen applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can start your application process by emailing us at
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