OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs), in particular nurses and therapists, remain in demand in the United States.
Recruitment consultant Manny Geslani said representatives from a US-based well-known healthcare employment provider will be arriving in January to interview selected applicants of St. Georges Recruitment International Inc. who desire to work in the US and qualified to work in the emergency room, ICU/CCU, Telemetry and Medical/Surgical areas.
According to Geslani, the US is in urgent need for 600 registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists that will be deployed immediately to US hospitals.
Under their agreement with St. Georges, a reputable POEA licensed agency healthcare professionals mentioned above can be working within three to six months in the US with H1B visas under a non-cap exempt status simply meaning that their positions do not fall under the retrogression period for H1B visas, Geslani said.
Aside from immediate departure to the US, selected applicants will receive a windfall of benefits from Cambridge Healthcare, like the joining of spouse and two children under 21, relocation bonus, assistance and housing allowance, a 36-hour week with 12 hour shifts, lucrative overtime pay, US standard benefits and options, paid legal, licensing and testing fees. The minimum salary is $48,192 a year or higher depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected applicant.
Nurses or therapists with at least one year experience currently working or on volunteer duty and who have worked in a 100-bed capacity hospital are qualified to apply for the limited slots available.
Those NCLEX, IELTS and NPTE passers are preferred but not required; and the employer can assist on NCLEX, visa screen, state licensure, other documents processing. (MSN/Sunnex)
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