Conexus MedStaff (Conexus) is a recruitment company focused on providing International Healthcare Professionals to hospital clients in the United States. As part of this, Conexus specializes in recruiting candidates that will go onto be sponsored by Conexus to obtain their green card permanent residency visa for the United States. Presently 95% of the candidates that Conexus are providing to the United States are experienced degree qualified Registered Nurses. The remaining 5% of candidates are Allied Health professionals. Each candidate will then be placed by Conexus into a hospital in the United States for their first assignment in America which typically lasts for 2.5 years.
Conexus has offices located in Houston, TX (back office that includes overall Recruitment and Immigration Management), Lexington, KY & Charlotte, NC (overall Operations Management) in the United States as well as offices in the Philippines (Asia Recruitment and USA Immigration support) and the United Kingdom (overall Recruitment coordination and Company Marketing) that help provide a full recruitment, immigration and operational support service to successful candidates.
Currently Conexus has access to over 90 hospitals that are located in more than 20 States across America and this number is growing. Through these client contracts Conexus has a significant demand for Registered Nurses in the United States and with an aging population and with a third of the Registered Nurse labour force in America due to retire over the next 5 years this demand shows no sign of slowing down.
North American Recruitment:
Until 12 months ago Conexus focused on providing International Healthcare Professionals that were located overseas to their first hospital assignment in the United States but, in 2017 Conexus started to place International Healthcare Graduates that have studied in the United States in to their first clinical assignment in America. As part of doing their studies in the United States each individual is entitled to an OPT visa which enables them to work for 12 – 24 months in America depending on their area of study. The supply of International Healthcare Graduates has a real benefit to Conexus as they can be available immediately after completing their studies this compares to a much longer processing time of obtaining a Green Card visa for candidates that are located overseas. This process can take over 2 years depending on the nationality of the candidate.
What we have been seeing over the last few months is that a lot of the International Healthcare Graduates that are applying tend to have prior Registered Nurse or Allied Health experience before commencing their studies in the United States. Over the last 12 months the interest from International Healthcare Graduates has increased significantly and as such we are looking to hire an experienced recruiter to join our Houston based team to support the volume of interest.
Outside of the International Healthcare Graduate candidates, the successful applicant will also be responsible for assisting with the recruitment of Healthcare Professionals from Canada. For candidates that have their Canadian citizenship there is again a supply benefit to Conexus as these candidates can enter into the United States on a TN visa which can be obtained in a matter of a few days. The successful applicant should therefore be prepared for some periodic travel to Canada to attend career fairs and conduct meet and greet events with interested candidates
Conexus presently has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Recruiter to join the Houston, TX recruitment team. As Conexus is assisting candidates that for the most part are being placed into their first clinical assignment in the United States we are looking for a Senior Recruiter that has experience of working in the healthcare sector as well as working with graduates. The successful candidate should be used to conducting behavioral and clinical interviews with candidates and should be used to attending career fairs and meet and greet recruitment drives either on their own or part of a small team.
The successful candidate should be used to giving presentations to small and large groups of candidates and as such should be an excellent public speaker. The successful candidate will be required to either have knowledge of the immigration process or be willing to gain knowledge of the immigration process as this will be an integral part of the information that will need to be explained to candidates.
The successful candidate should also be a self starter and be willing to evolve with the company as Conexus moves into new service lines. One of the areas for expansion in 2018/19 will be the recruitment of International Physicians that are completing their residency or fellowship in the United States that might be interested in the J-1 visa waiver programme.
This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing company and a team that is passionate about the service it provides to both its clients and its candidates. We are seeking exceptional candidates that want to make a difference
Core Skills Required:
Applicants should demonstrate:
- Strong communication skills with ability to present to small and large groups
- Strong marketing and sales skills
- 10 years of overall recruitment experience with 5 years of healthcare recruitment experience
- Ability to travel to Universities within the United States as well as to Career Fairs and Meet & Greet Recruitment Drives in Canada
- Strong time management skills
Base salary is competitive. In addition to base salary successful candidate will be eligible to take part in company bonus scheme