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Conexus team spotlight: Benjie Jalasco

  • Publish Date: Posted 9 months ago
  • Author:by Conexus MedStaff

We have a fantastic team of people at Conexus MedStaff! Whether we’re working behind the scenes, over the phone or face-to-face with our nurses and medical technologists, we all have one thing in common: we’re passionate about helping international healthcare professionals to realize their dream of working and living in the U.S.

In this article, we’d like to introduce you to our Clinical Liaison/Clinical Support Manager, Benjie Jalasco.

Based in our Philippines office, Benjie has been part of the Conexus MedStaff team since 2015. A former nurse himself, since joining Conexus MedStaff Benjie has had the opportunity to help an ever-increasing number of his fellow Filipino healthcare professionals make the move to the United States.

 

What is your role at Conexus?

I am presently the Clinical Liaison/Clinical Support Manager at Conexus MedStaff, which includes doing the clinical check-in follow-ups with our healthcare professionals, to make sure that they maintain their clinical experience until they are deployed in the U.S.

 

Why did you join Conexus?

I joined Conexus MedStaff in December 1, 2015 – possibly by destiny! I was looking for a job related to the work I did as a nursing supervisor and recruiter in Saudi Arabia, and came across the Conexus MedStaff advertisement in the local newspaper. I applied through email, was interviewed by the CEO, Andrew Moreton, in the Philippines… and the rest is history.

What do you love most about working at Conexus?

I have been with Conexus for 7+ years to date, I still remember how small the company was back when I joined. Andrew and his family always showed us lots of warmth, high regard, and treated us like family. Same thing with all of my colleagues – growing together as a family is the core of Conexus MedStaff that binds us tightly. Working with Conexus is life-changing for the me and the people I work and connect with.

 

Can you share a bit about your background as a nurse?

I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and became a registered nurse (RN) in 1996. In 2007 I completed my Master of Arts in Nursing degree. My career has taken me to a lot of different places, and I’ve worked in a lot of different positions, such as bedside nurse, company nurse, human resources, medical representative, nurse educator, nurse manager and nurse recruiter.

The highlight of my career will always be that it’s a worthwhile journey – from helping patients with their recovery, to mentoring young nurses in their early career, and now helping nurses achieve their lifelong dream of working abroad.

 

What is your favorite season or holiday?

Summer is equivalent to travel time for me. I love travelling, visiting places and beaches here in the Philippines and abroad during summer. Christmas will always be the favorite holiday for me, when I can spend more time with my family.

 

Tell us about your life outside of work?

I am a fan of sports - I love watching sporting events. I used to play badminton during my free time, which I am planning to do again soon. I love watching collegiate and professional volleyball events. I love to spend time also with my closest friends during weekends, splurging with foods over a bottle of wine or a cup of coffee.

 

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I have a growing collection of Starbuck's mugs or tumblers from countries that I visit, or gifts from friends travelling abroad. Along with that, I love also to collect refrigerator magnets.

I am a frustrated singer, however music does not like me! 😊 I love to sing hopeless romantic ballads during karaoke sessions.

We're thankful for our Conexus team members who are dedicated to helping international nurses and medical laboratory technologists build a life they love in the United States. Learn about our values that drive our commitment to improving the well-being of communities, one healthcare professional at a time.