SMMC to recruit for critical vacancies at FRED Expo | THE DAILY HERALD

From left: National Alliance Member of Parliament Silveria Jacobs, SMMC’s Hester Versleyen, SMMC Medical Director Dr. Felix Holiday and Hasani Ellis at the SMMC booth during FRED 2018.

CAY HILL–St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will be attending the upcoming FRED Expo at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands on May 11, in an attempt to fill critical vacancies at the medical institution.

FRED is the only recruitment event aimed at Dutch Caribbean nationals living in the Netherlands and the wider Benelux area, and will be attended by dozens of companies established on the Dutch Caribbean islands.

SMMC will attend the recruitment expo in an effort to showcase that St. Maarten needs qualified persons preferably with a strong connection to the island that can contribute their expertise, the hospital said in a press release on Wednesday.

“The vacancies are open to any qualified local candidate. However, when we cannot fill the vacancies locally, we always try to recruit personnel that have roots on St. Maarten or a strong personal bond, preferably that have lived here and went to study abroad but want to come back home,” says Hester Versleyen who oversees SMMC’s strategic partnerships and the recruitment of medical specialists.

“That’s why FRED is a such great event to meet young St. Maarteners that are currently studying or have completed their studies and are contemplating to return home. Now more than ever we are looking for St. Maarteners abroad that want to contribute their expertise and thus help St. Maarten build back better,” she added.

A great example of recruiting talented St. Maarteners is the recent joining of Dr. Damien Wilson as SMMC’s First House Officer. “That is our main goal and is a win-win for all involved,” Versleyen noted.

The vacancies are listed on the SMMC website at:

Apart from having a booth at the event, where interested candidates can go and exchange information, SMMC will also be giving a company presentation delivered by Medical Director Dr. Felix Holiday.

Interested candidates are urged to come out and attend FRED and especially attend the company presentation as they will have an opportunity to learn about SMMC’s continued efforts in providing quality care close to home, and pose questions to Holiday during the question and answer session of the presentation.

Source: The Daily Herald