Recruiting Foreign Healthcare Professionals – Lessons Learned


As demand for healthcare professionals continues to rise, more and more healthcare employers find themselves dealing with candidates for positions as physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

In order to deal with increasing employee shortages, hospital leaders have increasingly had to develop policies for utilizing the immigration system to sponsor foreign national workers to come to the U.S. and be employed at their facilities.

Similarly, many employers find themselves wanting to hire foreign nationals who have come to the U.S. for schooling in the healthcare professions, and who now require their sponsorship in order to continue employment in the U.S.

The DFW Hospital Council in association with Hall Render will be hosting a complimentary educational meeting “Foreign Physician Recruitment and Green Card Options for Foreign Healthcare Employees” on July 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.

Michael Lee Kim, an attorney at Hall Render who specializes in immigration, will serve as the keynote speaker. His topics will include:

• H-1B petitions (Initial, Extension, Change of Status, and transfers);
• Trade NAFTA Work Authorization;
• Religious workers;
• Schedule A Permanent Residency Petitions for Registered Nurses and Physical Therapists;
• Permanent Residency via PERM Labor Certification;
• National Interest Waivers for Physicians practicing in a Medically Underserved Areas.

Mr. Kim provides daily counsel to numerous health care providers on matters such as I-9 Compliance, AC-21 Portability issues, International Charity Care, and foreign national patient issues.

You can register here.

For information, please contact Jourdan Pruit at or call 469-648-5116.