Nurses working under ISIS must speak fluent English under strict new regulations enforced by the regime.
The surprising job requirement is being implemented as the terrorist organisation launches plans to open a ‘school of nursing’ in Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa.
Strict candidate descriptions released by the jihadi fighters insist that prospective nurses must be under 25, be willing to work anywhere inside ISIS territory and must speak fluent English.
The final requirement is one the NHS is yet to fully put in place.
Nurses who have trained in European countries are currently able to treat patients in Britain without formal language checks.
A law change last year made it legal to enforce the tests if it was felt their language deficiencies put patients at risk.
But the Nursing and Midwifery Council is unable to introduce the checks without carrying out a public consultation.
The new ISIS nursing school, thought to be the first opened under their control, was unveiled via Twitter by the ‘Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently’ activist group.
Brave members have been secretly broadcasting information and documenting events in ISIS territory on social media.
They shared a photograph of a laminated poster on Twitter announcing the opening of the nursing school and advertising the medical posts.
It states that all candidates must be aged between 18 and 25, must pass an entry exam and impress during an interview.
They must have graduated from secondary school with science qualifications, be willing to travel to any ISIS-held area and be willing work for ISIS institutions for at least two years after graduating.
The document also states candidates will not be accepted without knowing how to speak and understand the English language.
Graduate nurses who achieve top grades and show the most promise at the school will be rewarded with places at the ISIS’ medical school, where they can train as better-paid doctors and surgeons.
Law changes in Britain last year meant meant nurses, midwives and dentists from outside the EU looking to practice under the NHS could be made to take language tests.
A total of 429 doctors have since been refused a licence because of their language deficiencies.
The rules were extended last month to practitioners who trained inside the EU, but the rules only apply if medical authorities feel any language barriers could be a danger to patients.
source : mirror.co.uk