Navigating Backlogs to Waivers and Everything in Between
August 22, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CENTRAL TIME
Webinar takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CENTRAL TIME.
With shortages of nurses and U.S. born physicians, Hospitals and Health Care facilities are turning to foreign born professionals to fill the gap. Hiring these individuals comes with its own set of intricate issues that are specific to the health care industry.
This program will discuss common immigration issues specific to Hospitals and Health Care facilities, including issues related to J-1 Waivers for physicians (including Conrad Waivers); temporary visas for nurses, pursuing Green Cards for nurses and physicians, and what kind of policies employers may want to create to manage these situations. The program will also discuss the impact of legislation impacting nurses and physicians passed at the end of 2006, and what if anything is likely to happen to fix the immigrant visa backlog.
Target Audience: HR and hiring staff, Hospital Administrators, Legal Affairs
Faculty: David Brown, Of Counsel, Berens & Tate, PC, LLO, Omaha, Nebraska
David Brown is Counsel to Berens & Tate. He has more than 8 years of experience managing U.S. immigration issues for large and small companies throughout the U.S. Mr. Brown is licensed in Canada and the U.S. and manages U.S., Canadian, and international immigration matters. A frequent speaker on immigration issues, Mr. Brown has spoken at numerous HR sponsored events in the Midwest, and California. He also speaks to expert groups and advises the Society of Human Resource Management on legislative responses in his field of expertise.
• Options for hiring foreign nurses
• Options for hiring foreign physicians
• Potential barriers to hiring, such as waivers
• Hiring Nurses through the Green Card process
• Setting policy in hiring foreign born medical staff
• The impact of recent legislation and the likelihood of further legislative relief
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. More fully understand the options for hiring medical professionals
2. Understand some of the common barriers to hiring medical professionals and how these are overcome
3. Use the information to fashion a more reasonable approach to hiring foreign born medical talent, and to advocate on behalf of the new hire when seeking an appropriate waiver or status benefit
The cost to particiate for NHA members is $150 and non-members is $200. This fee is per connection. You can fill a conference room with attendees and only pay one connection fee.
Log and dial-in information will be sent to the registrants via email a few days prior to the program.
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For More Information:
Phone: (402) 742-8147