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November 2018 Nurse Employee of the Month – Jeffrey

What do you love most about being a RN? "What I love most about being a RN is the amount of time you get to spend with the patient. If you spend enough time with patients and they see that you are honest and caring, they will open up to you. You will have conversations with them about almost anything - their life, their family, what they did for a living...sometimes all they need is someone to talk to."
November 2018 Nurse Employee of the Month – Jeffrey

Great Achievements – Divina #ThankfulThursday

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#ThankfulThursday posts celebrate the career and personal achievements of our healthcare professionals who have reached the end of their temp-to-perm assignments at their assigned PassportUSA client healthcare organizations.

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Divina, DPT for the last three years and she has now reached the end of her temp-to-perm assignment.

While working at her assigned PassportUSA client (a therapy management company providing care to residents of a skilled nursing facility in New Mexico) Divina made great strides to elevate her professional skills.

During the past three years she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, AND acquired LSVT BIG certification. What is LSVT BIG certification? In short, LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease (PD) to use their body more normally and can only be given by an LSVT BIG Certified Clinician as part of prescribed physical or occupational therapy.

A Top Performer

On her final annual performance review while still an employee of PassportUSA, Divina received a perfect 5-star review from her onsite manager. “She is an outstanding physical therapist and demonstrates positive leadership and works well with all patients and families and facility staff. Divina completes all documentation timely and accurately, exceeds company standards, and is a pleasure to work with,” stated her supervisor.

Reflecting on Her Journey

“Every beginning has an end and every end has a new beginning.”

“When I started my journey as a physical therapist in the U.S., the level of anxiety was pretty high. However, PassportUSA has been very helpful in guiding me to adjust and settle from day one up to the end.

A big thank you especially to Jamie, (Divina’s assigned PassportUSA International Employee Supervisor) for being awesome in helping me especially during my struggles at work, and for giving me all the advice I needed to survive.

During this journey, I learned to discover my weaknesses which turned out to be my strengths. I learned to manage my work hours of almost 76 to 80 hours a week while completing my doctorate degree in physical therapy and being a mom of three beautiful kids.

Those great achievements would not have been possible without the help of PassportUSA. It is sad to move on, but I’m leaving with beautiful memories from you and from all the people that I worked with.

I had one assignment during my entire contract with PassportUSA and remaining at this facility post-contract will be my next adventure.

Thanks guys! I will sure miss you all and please continue helping healthcare professionals achieve their #AmericanDream.”

 

What’s next for Divina?

Divina plans to stay on at her assigned facility in New Mexico as a direct employee of the therapy management company that serves the residents of the SNF. We hope her schedule will be a little less hectic now that she has completed her DPT and LSVT BIG certification.

Thank you Divina! We wish you the best of luck!

Great Achievements – Divina #ThankfulThursday

November 2018 Nurse Employee of the Month – Jeffrey

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We are hereby honored to announce, that the winner of November 2018’s RN Employee of the Month contest is Jeffrey!! Congrats to Jeffrey as he will enjoy a spotlight on both our Facebook and website! He will also receive the winner’s certificate for this month, bragging rights and a gift!


If you know someone who is currently working for PassportUSA, you can nominate them to be our next employee-of-the-month. We also accept self-referrals from current PassportUSA employees!

Submit EOM Nomination

 

Jeffrey is one of our wonderful RNs currently assigned in Iowa. He is from the Philippines and has been in the healthcare field for 18 years and with PassportUSA for 3 years!

Jeffrey was nominated for RN of the Month by his Nurse Manager: “Jeffrey takes time to talk with all of his patients. Showing communication to educate the patient and help make the patients more at ease. He is always respectful and kind to everyone he meets, not only the patients, but to their families and staff.”

Learn a little more about PassportUSA’s award-winning RN, Jeffrey, by reading his responses below!

What drew you to Health Carousel? “Health Carousel provided me the opportunity to realize my dream which I thought was all but gone. Several years back, my original petitioner abandoned me. Health Carousel opened the doors for me to continue my journey.”

What do you like most about working with our client? “Working in a small hospital in such a small rural town, it’s great to feel wanted and appreciated. We have a lot of patients that know me even before they’ve met me. How? Because they are relatives, friends or neighbors of previous patients. A lot of them say thanks and show their appreciation.”

What do you like to do outside of work? “I usually spend most of my time with my wife and two small kids (really just babies) going around and exploring nearby places, eating out and sometimes going to the mall. I also enjoy playing games on my computer.”

What is your favorite American food? “Steak.”

What do you love most about being a RN? “What I love most about being a RN is the amount of time you get to spend with the patient. If you spend enough time with patients and they see that you are honest and caring, they will open up to you. You will have conversations with them about almost anything – their life, their family, what they did for a living. And often, even the most rude patient will gradually become a friend. Sometimes all they need is someone to talk to.”

What is your favorite quote? “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”


If you are not a current PassportUSA employee, simply register with us today and we’ll get your journey to the USA underway! 

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November 2018 Nurse Employee of the Month – Jeffrey

November 2018 Allied Employee of the Month – Lorraine

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We are hereby honored to announce, that the winner of November 2018’s Allied Employee of the Month contest is Lorraine!! Congrats to Lorraine as she will enjoy a spotlight on both our Facebook and website! She will also receive the winner’s certificate for this month, bragging rights and a gift!


If you know someone who is currently working for PassportUSA, you can nominate them to be our next employee-of-the-month. We also accept self-referrals from current PassportUSA employees!


Submit EOM Nomination Now


Lorraine is a Medical Technologist who is from the Philippines but is currently assigned in Pennsylvania. She has been working in the healthcare field for 8 years and has been working with PassportUSA for 2 years!

Lorraine was nominated for Allied Employee of the Month by her Laboratory Supervisor: “Lorraine has taken the time and effort not only to meet the needs of the department, but exceed its standards. Because of her ability to multitask and streamline, she has excellent turnaround time in resulting out specimens, which in turn helps the patients get the necessary treatment sooner. She has taken the role of Blood Bank lead on top of her generalist duties. She has educated herself to ensure the changes within the former hospital’s LIS and current LIS would be seamless. She has also taken upon herself to learn other aspects of the laboratory that would make her more knowledgeable of the maintenance and systems in the department. She is well-respected and liked by her peers and is invaluable to the management staff. She is an excellent resource for all departments in the laboratory.”

Learn more about PassportUSA’s MT, Lorraine by reading her responses below!

What drew you to Health Carousel? “Health Carousel creates opportunities for career growth and broadens work experiences.”

What do you like most about working with our client? “Everyone is accommodating and helps each other out to get the job done faster and easier.”

What do you like to do outside of work? “I am a homebody, so I mainly curl up with a book, and I consider that as a very good day. I hang out with friends from time to time.”

What do you love most about being a MT? “Technology and science is ever evolving, so there is always something new to learn.”

What is your favorite American food? “Chicken wings.”

What’s your favorite quote? “Nothing worth it ever comes easy.”


If you are not a current PassportUSA employee, simply register with us today and we’ll get your journey to the USA underway!

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November 2018 Allied Employee of the Month – Lorraine
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