Leading Hospital Outlines Programs and Policies to Support UAE Nationals at Tawdheef Abu Dhabi.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, hosted a significant presence at Tawdheef Abu Dhabi, the leading career and entrepreneurial event for UAE nationals.
Since opening its doors in 2015, the hospital has made recruiting and developing the next generation of UAE national healthcare professionals a top strategic priority. By the end of 2018, around 19% of caregivers at the hospital were Emirati nationals, in roles ranging from clinical staff to nursing, digital marketing, and finance.
The hospital is showcasing the wide range of both clinical and non-clinical careers available to UAE nationals at Tawdheef Abu Dhabi, alongside the diverse number of personal and career development opportunities on offer.
“Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a leading employer and developer of talent and human capital within the healthcare sector and has made recruiting and developing new talent a top strategic priority,” says Khaled Al Suwaidi, Senior Manager for Emiratization at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “People at Tawdheef Abu Dhabi were excited by the diverse and extensive range of careers available and inspired by the opportunity to make a real difference in our community. Through our participation in this event, we have met with ambitious applicants at every career level, including students, graduates and experienced employees.”
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has a robust career development framework available to UAE nationals at all stages in their careers. In addition to job specific training, the hospital offers UAE nationals a personalized development plan, individual career path, access to its healthcare leadership academy, administrative fellowships and ‘Wateen’, its graduate trainee program.
As part of the hospital’s efforts to attract young UAE nationals to the healthcare sector, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi operates the ‘Junior Caregiver Program’, which provides top performing high school students with the opportunity to work alongside physicians in the hospital.
The ‘Wateen’ graduate trainee program provides fresh university graduates with hands on learning opportunities across a range of hospital functions, providing the opportunity to build upon what they have learned in their studies with practical experience.
The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Administrative Fellowship program provides a 12-month comprehensive healthcare management training program. The project-oriented fellowship is designed to provide coaching and hands-on experience to develop the core competencies necessary for clinical leadership.