Top 5 Reasons to Immigrate to the U.S. with Universal Staffing & Conexus MedStaff

May 24, 2022  |  Unistaff Content Team

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Nurses and Medical Technologists can expand their career development horizons in the U.S.

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The  demand for nurses has reached a historic high in the U.S. Worsened by the global pandemic, the nursing shortage is pushing the U.S. healthcare system to its limits. As a result, the recruitment of internationally trained nurses and medical technologists has accelerated rapidly and reached an all-time high. 

Universal Staffing has partnered with Conexus MedStaff to help even more Filipinos fulfill their dreams of working in the U.S.

It is the perfect time for aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to apply for the job opportunities available in the U.S. Universal Staffing and Conexus MedStaff combines their expertise and experience to offer specialized guidance and hands-on support in every step of the recruitment and deployment process for nurses and medical technologists. 

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Conexus MedStaff helps nurses & med techs feel
a sense of belonging in their new community

 

Check out the comprehensive employment package that nurses and medical technologists can enjoy when working with Conexus MedStaff:

Nurses

General Benefits:

  • Green Card sponsorship with full In-House Immigration Support 

  • Sponsorship of the IELTS and NCLEX testing and review (upon passing predictor test)

  • NCLEX passers are eligible for a $5,000 NCLEX bonus

  • Conexus MedStaff Manager who will meet the nurses (and their family) at the airport upon arrival in the U.S. and provide local support throughout their employment

  • 8-12 weeks of clinical orientation at their new hospital workplace

  • Visa Screen service (all expenses covered) 

  • 401K Retirement plan with Employer match

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 

  • Work-related insurance 

  • Professional development with free CEU (Continuing education units) 

  • All governmental immigration filing fees, including NVC Fee for employee

  • All Legal fees for I-140/ I-485 or consular processing, including Embassy Fees and associated Medical Fees

  • Premium Processing for NCLEX passers and other eligible candidates (to be determined by Conexus Medstaff)

  • Referral Bonus ($1,000 USD for the person referring and $500 USD to the person referred)

Deployment & Orientation:

  • Transportation to the U.S. 

  • Accommodation in the U.S. for the first 30 days 

  • Award-winning “U.S. Ready” Program – Clinical Educators will help them prepare for their successful personal and professional transition

  • Permanent Assignment – singular assignment throughout your 6,000-hour contract (5,000 hours for NCLEX passers)

Compensation: 

  • Competitive base pay rate ranging from $26-$39 USD per hour

  • Overtime Paid after 40-hours a week calculated at 1.5 x base pay rate (counts towards productive hours) 

  • Differentials: Weekend, Night, Charge/Preceptor, On call, Call back 

  • Holiday pay 

  • Orientation pay while waiting for start of U.S. assignment

Bonuses: 

  • $5,000 USD Bonus for those who already have the NCLEX

  • NEW! Wellness Bonus of up to $5,000-$6,000 USD ($1 USD bonus per hour for every hour worked. Contract is based on hours.)

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Medical professionals are thriving and being rewarded for their excellent work


 

Medical Technologists

General Benefits:

  • H-1B Visa and Green Card sponsorship with full In-House Immigration Support 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Short and long term disability insurance 

  • Licensure reimbursement

  • IELTS exam fee reimbursed

  • 401K Retirement plan with Employer match

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • ASCPi Bonus ($1,000 USD received upon arrival)

  • Referral Bonus ($1,000 USD to the person referring and $500 USD to the person referred)

  • Conexus Orientation Pay (paid 32 hours a week)

  • $26 USD per hour base pay rate

  • Professional development with free CEU (Continuing education units) 

  • Visa Screen service (all expenses covered) 

  • All governmental immigration filing fees, including NVC Fee for employee

  • All Legal fees for I-140/ I-485 or consular processing, including Embassy Fees and associated Medical Fees (see condition on MOA) 

Deployment & Orientation:

  • Transportation to the U.S. 

  • Accommodation in the U.S. for the first 30 days 

  • Award-winning “U.S. Ready” Program – Clinical Educators will help them prepare for their successful personal and professional transition

  • Permanent Assignment – singular assignment throughout their contract

Compensation:

  • Full time employment based on a 36-hour-week (3 x 12 hours)

  • Minimum base pay rate of $26 USD up to 40 hours per week

  • Over-time calculated at 1.5 x base pay rate (counts towards productive hours)

  • Other wages include: Night & Weekend Differential, On Call, Call Back, Holiday

  • Orientation pay while waiting for start of U.S. assignment

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Conexus Medstaff goes above and beyond these employment rewards. They work hard to ensure that OFWs feel confident, reassured and always cared for.

Here are the top 5 Reasons why working with Conexus Medstaff truly delivers a life-changing experience:

#1  Free Visa Sponsorship

OFWs do not simply become members of staff, they become a valuable part of the Conexus MedStaff community. When they start their journey to the U.S. they will be supported by a team of in-house immigration experts who will apply their knowledge and process mastery to help them navigate the full U.S. immigration process.

#2 Supported by Experts in the U.S. Medical Field

Conexus MedStaff invests in the success of candidates. Their award-winning education and training program, “U.S. Ready” will help them achieve their career goals and set them up for success in the U.S. OFWs will receive guidance from a competent team, fully educated on every aspect of their nursing and medical career pathways in the U.S. - from legislative law to immigration policies, to regional and national knowledge. They can rest assured as they embark on their new life and further develop their career as international medical professionals.

#3 No Fees

Similar to the practices at Universal Staffing, Conexus MedStaff also does not ask for any fees or any upfront costs. They do not take any money from OFWs’ pay checks once they arrive in the U.S. This is their promise and commitment to all the international medical professionals as a part of the Conexus MedStaff community.

#4 One Facility per Assignment

Unlike other nurse recruitment agencies, Conexus MedStaff will make sure that OFWs don’t burn out criss-crossing wide geographies to get to work every day. Their placements allow OFWs to work at a single facility and become part of a community.

#5 Endless U.S. Career Opportunities 

Conexus MedStaff offers assignments to suit long-term career and life goals. With hospital and long-term care facilities throughout the United States, and facilities of all sizes and specialties, Conexus MedStaff offers a career pathway for everyone, beyond their initial assignment. OFWs will never be abandoned and will get the support they need in all aspects of a life they love in the U.S.

Bonus: NCLEX Sponsorship Program (1 time)

This is solid proof that Conexus MedStaff is invested in the success of international nurses. 

“The investment that we are providing is about both education and financial opportunity to ultimately enable international nursing talent the opportunity to make the journey to the U.S. a possible path.” 

- Andrew Moreton, Conexus MedStaff CEO

Through the NCLEX Sponsorship Program, Conexus MedStaff will provide personalized training and support to international nurses as they prepare to take their first NCLEX-RN exam. Conexus MedStaff covers all costs related to the NCLEX process, including a comprehensive NCLEX review program, licensure expenses and travel to and from the testing center. Nurses will receive individual and small group training courses, and review sessions to ensure they receive guidance catered to their specific educational needs. Nurse candidates who complete this NCLEX Sponsorship Program have a 97% pass rate.

NOTE: In the event that a candidate would need to take the NCLEX-RN exam again, the case will be reviewed before a decision is made on another sponsorship.

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Requirements for Nurses & Medical Technologists

We encourage all aspiring OFWs to prepare themselves and take the opportunities available to work in the U.S. 

Here are the requirements for nurses and medical technologists who wish to apply:

Nurses

Minimum Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s in nursing - Preferred 

  • Associates/Diploma in Nursing* Accepted 

Professional Experience:

  • BSN – Minimum of 1 year* of experience in an approved facility and specialty 

  • Diploma - Minimum of 2 years* of experience in an approved facility and specialty 

*Years of experience at the time of deployment to the U.S.

Approved Facility:

  • Acute care facilities with a minimum of 50 beds  

  • LTC & LTAC 

  • Psychiatric facilities 

  • Dialysis centers

Approved Specialties:

  • Medical Surgical (MedSurg)

  • Telemetry 

  • Step-down/Progressuve Care Unit (PCU)

  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU, with ICU experience) 

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 

  • Emergency Room (ER) 

  • Psychiatry 

  • Long Term Acute Care (LTAC, vents & trachs) 

  • Long Term Care (LTC) 

  • Dialysis (acute & chronic) 

  • Operating Room (OR) Scrub & Circulate (General & Ortho) 

  • Cath lab – Interventional and ICU experience 

 

Medical Technologists

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution in Medical Laboratory Science, biological science, or chemistry

Minimum years of experience: 1 year

Experience: Currently working as a Medical Technologist

Specialty: Generalist (Must rotate to at least 4 sections of the lab and include Microbiology and/or Chemistry)

Other requirements: Having an ASCPi Certification is an advantage*

*Preferred but not strictly required to qualify for interview

If applicable: 

  • Visa Screen

  • Proof of IELTS

Don’t Wait, Don’t Hesitate

Are you ready to take the next step to achieve your U.S. work abroad dreams? Head on to our next article to learn about the application process itself. 

If you’re ready to apply, click on the “Apply Now” button below to create your application profile and get started. Got any questions? Email us at inquiries@unistaff.us - our recruitment officers are always ready to help.

 

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Sources:

Conexus MedStaff:

https://www.conexusmedstaff.com/

RN Recruiting: Setting You Up for Success in the USA

https://www.conexusmedstaff.com/blog/2018/09/learning-support

Why nurses from abroad are in high demand in North Dakota and across the U.S.:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-nurses-from-abroad-are-in-high-demand-in-north-dakota-and-across-the-u-s

Hospitals are Turning to Foreign-Educated Nurses Fix The U.S. Staffing Crisis:

https://nurse.org/articles/foreign-educated-nurses-united-states/

Conexus MedStaff International Nurses:

https://www.conexusmedstaff.com/international-nurses

NCLEX Sponsorship Program:

https://www.conexusmedstaff.com/blog/2021/12/conexus-medstaff-launches-nclex-sponsorship-program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru9ehwhtG5A

​​US Ready Program:

https://www.conexusmedstaff.com/blog/2018/09/learning-support

Demand for nurses news video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckFtDURm2U

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