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Foreign Recruitment Process:
1) Analysis of Need
 
2) Candidate Selection and Matching Process
 
3) Immigration Process
   
4) Nurse Retention Strategy

2.) Candidate Selection and Matching Process

Akamai Healthcare seeks nurses with a 4-year baccalaureate degree in nursing from top and accredited schools in the Philippines. This nursing degree is equivalent to a US Bachelor of Nursing degree. These nurses are currently licensed to deliver healthcare in the Philippines and have 2-5 years of nursing experience in various specialties of the medical field. They have taken and passed the qualifying examination of the Commission of Graduate Foreign Nursing School (CGFNS), Test of English As a Foreign Language (TOEFL), as well as Test of Spoken English Exam (TSE).

We will help review and train these nurses pass their National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses or the NCLEX-RN. We try to maximize our nurses' rate of success in passing this licensure exam by providing them with review materials and in some cases reimburse them for their Kaplan Review courses. They can take the NCLEX exam either in Saipan or Guam or in the US upon arrival as appropriate.

Akamai Healthcare uses the Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) as an aid in reviewing, evaluating and verifying the candidate's credentials. We select only the best possible candidates who meet Akamai standards. We review all resumes and handle all prescreening activities to determine the best possible candidates for consideration. We conduct 1st and 2nd round interviews before presenting the candidates to the hospital's Human Resource department.

Akamai Healthcare pays for the nurses VISA SCREEN. Visa screen is a program that verifies credentials of the nurse to insure that they meet the US government's minimum eligibility standards to qualify for certain occupational visas. Visa screen is sponsored by the International Commission and Healthcare Profession (ICHP), a division of the Commission on Graduates on Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).

We work closely hand and glove with our hospital partners every step of the way in this recruitment venture. We strive to make this enterprise painless and seamless so that it becomes a pleasant experience for both parties. We schedule personal interviews between hospital and nurses and arrange for travel and hotel accommodations . And if not possible, arrange for phone or video interview with candidates as needed.

Once the hospital facility has made the decision to hire, Akamai will then work with the hospital team to structure and sign a contract agreement with the successful candidates.

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