Agenda

  • 7 things hospitals need to know about recruiting and visas for international talent: nurses, lab technicians, and physicians

  • Shortage of Qualified Personnel

    • Historical Shortage

    • Great Resignation/Induced Shortage

  • Sources of workers

    • American Workers

    • International Personnel

    • Building a pipeline of workers

    • Building a business immigration program within healthcare providerS

      • Training for Recruiters, HR, and Decision-makers

      • Allocating resources for international recruitment, onboarding, and retention

      • Building relationships with recruiters and business immigration lawyers

      • Updating language on postings and applications

  • Various Options for:

    • Lab Technicians/Medical Technologist

    • Physicians

    • Nurses

  • Recruitment/Onboarding and Retention

    • Recruitment and Onboarding

    • Retention

  • Lab Technicians/Medical Technologist

    • Options: H-1B

      • Does the position qualify, does it require a bachelor degree in medical technology, biology, chemistry, or related field

      •  If yes, then does the employer qualify?

  • Non-profit 501c3 – how to prove?

  • if not 501c3, then government owned  – how to prove?

  • affiliation agreement with institution of higher education to train medical students  – how to prove?

  • Prevailing wage

    • If yes, then does the worker qualify? Education background and CGFNS certification

  • Physicians

  • Two Concepts: J Waiver and H-1B Cap

    • J Waiver:

  • Conrad 30 Waiver

  • No Objection Statement from Country of Citizenship

  • Other

    • H-1B Cap

  • H-1B Cap

  • H-1B Cap Exempt Employer

  • Options: H-1B, J Waiver

    • J Waiver Subject?

  • Waiver first, H-1B later

  • State Conrad Waiver Procedures

    • 3 year contract

    • Previous recruitment

    • Underserved area

    • Type of physician/practice

    • Recommendation letters

    • Practical challenges with J Waivers

      • Not J Waiver Subject?

  • Straight to H-1B

    • H-1B Cap-Subject

  • How Employer Qualifies

    • Non-profit 501c3 – how to prove?

    • if not 501c3, then government owned  – how to prove?

    • affiliation agreement with institution of higher education to train medical students  – how to prove?

      • H-1B Transfer from Cap Exempt Employer or Not?

  • Nurses

  • Nurses Educated in U.S.

    • OPT

    • H-1B

  • Nurses Educated Abroad

    • Schedule A Green Card + Consular Processing

    • Registered Nurses – No PERM under Schedule A

    • Other Nurses, such as LPNs - PER


Second Portion of Conference

  • What hospitals need to know about visas for international nurses

    • Nurses Educated in U.S.

      • OPT

      • H-1B

      • Retention: Green Card

    • Nurses Educated Abroad

      • Schedule A Green Card + Consular Processing

      • Registered Nurses – No PERM under Schedule A Other Nurses,  such as LPNs – PERM