Nurse-led Primary Care

Did you know that nurse-led primary care is critical to the success of Obamacare? Read one critic’s opinion of the plan, and just how important nurses are to today’s healthcare: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/fieldclinic/Nurse-Led-Primary-Care-is-the-Real-Key-to-Obamacares-Success.html

The Festival of Light – Diwali

To all our friends that celebrate the Festival of light – Diwali – May you enjoy this day and continue to bring light to the world!!!

To those that served to make this country what it is today…We Say Thank You!!!

To those that served to make this country what it is today...We Say Thank You!!!

Your Sacrifice is what made us United States of America

We Will Offer Whatever little we can…

Hurricane Sandy turned out to be more devastating than anyone had expected, leaving millions without power, destroying homes, causing flooding, and crippling transit throughout the tri-state area. Even though the storm is over, we at Meridian Nurse Recruiters hope that you are all safe, and we are inviting anyone to our office in Elmhurst, who may need a cup of hot coffee, a warm place to catch your breath, or a place to re-charge your electronic devices. Our door is open to you!

 

Hurricane Sandy – True Nursing At It’s Best!

NY have battled many in its history, but none were prepared for this. Hurricane Sandy on 10/29/12 unleashed a fury that ignited fears and courage all over New York. I have witnessed personally the devastation brought upon NY by this natural phenomenon and I have seen the true nature of dedication Nurses have to their community.

Our clients are wide and vast and I must commend the RNs, LPNs and CNAs for banding together in this great time of need. I’ve heard so many stories that I lost count. Stories of nurses abandoning their vehicle in waist-high water to make it to work, nurses working four plus shifts and not willing to leave until the danger is adverted. I’ve even heard about nurses opening their homes (those that weren’t affected much) to comrades for shelter just to make it to work the next day.

Many hospitals were evacuated due to various unforeseen circumstances, but no matter the challenges, the Nursing bond could not be broken. Not one report of failed nursing attempts while evacuating during the torrential down pour, vast flooding and many other constraints thrown at them.

When we say Nurses, the titles are long and wide. From the head – Director of Nursing Services down the ladder to CNAs were all hands on deck.

Today We Salute You…The Nurses Of NYC!!!

Let’s Celebrate Hard Work!

Happy Labor Day, America!

Featuring ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’ by Sergio Furnari; edited and additions by webmaster

Happy Labor Day, America!

Visa Retrogression – What does it mean to professional immigrant workers?

Before June of this year, there were two major visa categories that are popular among professional immigrant workers: the H1b Visa aka work visa and EB2 or the greencard route.

H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US employers to temporarily employ professional foreign workers in specialty occupations. On the other hand, EB2 Visa is a permanent residency route for professionals holding advanced degrees (Ph.D., master’s degree, or at least five years of progressive post-baccalaureate experience) or persons of exceptional ability in sciences, arts, or business.

Unfortunately, the USCIS has announced that the 2013 H-1B visa cap has been reached as of June 11th. Any cases received after June 11th will be rejected and returned with filing fees uncashed. However, the rejected and would-be applicants may file again next fiscal year. The next blow is that the July 2012 visa bulletin shows that the ‘worldwide EB2′ visa category has retrogressed almost 3 years. This is the one category that remained consistently ‘current’ in recent years (together with EB1).

What happens now?

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For more information about RETROGRESSION, click this link.

For USCIS Visa Bulletin, click here.

What does RETROGRESSION mean to professional immigrant workers and their employers? This could mean long waiting times for green cards.  This means job employment offers need to be rewritten or  projects be off-shored.  In uncertain cases such as this, not much can be done than to persevere and tuck growing disappointment. There are surely other legal routes to continue working in America while hoping that these two visas will be available again soon.

US immigration system is not ideal and reform is essential to ensure Uncle Sam does not lose talented people to help boost the economy and create jobs.Right now, all that is left to do is wait. Let us see what the future has in store.

SOURCE: http://www.uscis.gov

Disclaimer: This is a post written from a layman’s perspective and should not be regarded as an immigration advice.  For valid legal advice, consult an immigration lawyer.

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Open House Recruitment Event

Meridian Nurse Holds a Recruitment Event

Meridian Nurse Recruiters is proud to welcome all RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, PT & OT’s to our office as we host our first open house on August 4th between 10:00am & 5:00pm. Take full advantage of our Career Assistance Program with the opportunity to speak with one of our qualified recruiters in person!

Make sure to bring the following with you:

  •  Updates Resume
  • Medical License
  • Photo Identification

We are dedicated to placing each candidate with a position that provides stable, consistent schedules, and we’re here to accommodate every registrant with a friendly environment.

 This event is open to both experienced candidates and new graduates.

Refreshments will be served.

We look forward to meeting with you!

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