This is an invitation for the international candidates who want to find work in the United States. InterFysio employs Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, COTA’s and PTA’s. InterFysio is a New York based staffing company comprised of an experienced team of healthcare professionals, lawyers, recruiters, licensing and credentialing specialists. InterFysio is your direct employer.
Their international candidates benefit from the team’s experience as a direct employer handling all immigration, credentialing and licensing work in-house. International candidates can access the sections on their website that addresses issues and questions relating to foreign-trained therapists.
The company offers mentoring, continuing education, individually tailored development plans, customized assignments, annual performance reviews, and for those foreign trained staff, they support any licensing and credentialing that is necessary.
InterFysio has a vast network of client sites across the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. They staff schools, after school centers, rehab and outpatient clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and provide services to populations of all types.
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They also have an extensive network of homecare clients that provide additional opportunities for full time, part time and supplemental patient visits. Patients that their therapists visit. The company works with the staff to find them the best placement available considering all factors, patient population, hours, geographic location and mentoring possibilities.
Immigration sponsorship and support
InterFysion offer full visa sponsorship and legal support to their foreign trained hires with the support of their world class in-house legal team. This service is included in the compensation package. No deduction from your salary are made for any reason.
Competitive compensation packages and benefits
InterFysio offers competitive compensation packages, specifically tailored to your lifestyle needs. Benefits packages are tied to compensation packages, but may include
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Personal/Sick Time
- Healthcare Insurance
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Worker’s Compensation
- Retirement Plan
- Continuing Education Reimbursement Allowance
- Direct Deposit
- Referral Program
- Annual Review
For the foreign trained Physical Therapists, this is the process
Step 1. Send your detailed CV indicating your particular area of interest within Physical Therapy and your dates of matriculation
Step 2. An initial interview will be performed of your case and screen you against two critical measures
- Experience as a Physical Therapist, preference is given to candidates of internationally respected institutions and candidates with work experience
- Fluency in English, employment requirements necessitate that recruits speak fluent English. Ultimately, prospective staffers will need to successfully complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the TSE (Test of Spoken English), or the TOEFL iBT in order to demonstrate fluency in the English language.
- Education, all foreign educated Physical Therapists must have their education reviewed by USCIS-authorized credentialing agencies. The standards for United States PTs, and therefore foreign educated PTs interested to work in the US, have risen significantly in recent years. The candidate’s date of matriculation and level of education to determine if he or she will qualify.
Within a two week period, InterFysio will respond to your inquiry.
Step 3. If you satisfy the above criteria, you will then be telephonically interviewed by a staff Physical Therapist. Upon their approval of your qualifications, you will be offered a written contract. The contract will explain the terms and services for the rest of the process.
Step 4. The company will then begin the process to evaluate your credentials in the United States, apply for your license to practice physical therapy, and apply for your visa or green card.
Please refer to the diagram below
NPTE: National Physical Therapy examination (Administered only in the U.S. and its territories)
NYSED: New York State Education Department – Official agency that determines eligibility for issuance of PT licenses
CGFNS: Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing School – accredited non-governmental agency authorized to verify foreign Physical Therapist credentials and to issue visa screen certificate for immigration purposes.
FCCPT: Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy – accredited non-governmental agency authorized to verify foreign Physical Therapist credentials and to issue Type I/II certificate for immigration purposes.
CVS-NY: Credential Verification Service for the State of New York – special supplemental verification procedure required only in the State of New York for PT licensure.
Step 5. Immigration. The InterFysio will sponsor qualified PTs for employment in the US. Depending on the most appropriate circumstances at the time, InterFysio will either sponsor you for a green card or work visa. Our aim is to obtain ability for you to work in the US in the most efficient manner.
Physical Therapists seeking employment in the United States have two options under the United States immigration law:
- Temporary working visa, also known as the H-1B visa
- Permanent employment visa, green card
The requirements for obtaining each are similar, and processing times constitute the only major difference between a temporary and a permanent visa.
Permanent US Residence (Green Card)
A Physical Therapist who meets the professional educational and licensing requirements may qualify for a green card.
An H-1B visa is given to individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in his/ her field of potential employment. The visa is issued for an initial period of three years, but it can be extended for up to six years (or longer under certain circumstances).
For more information, please visit http://www.interfysio.com/foreign-trained-professionals/physical-therapists/the-process/
You can trust the InterFysio conducts thorough interviews, evaluates and checks all credentials on each and every individual clinical professional as they are all employees of the company. The clinical professionals are required not only to meet basic industry requirements, but InterFysio’s own high quality standards as well. The company’s reputation relies upon its workforce’s clinical competency and expertise.
Long Term Care, Schools (both Public & Private), Hospitals, Clinics, Outpatient Centers, Private Practices, Residential Group Homes, Home Care and more.
Send your resume or CV here, http://www.interfysio.com/send-us-your-resume/
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New York, NY 1006
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