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Nurses from Philippines are in High Demand in the US

July 25, 2016 | By phili_blogs

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Filipino nurses are always in high demand in a number of healthcare facilities across the United States. Moreover, this sublimely skilled and talented workforce is becoming the new face of patient care services in most of the hospitals, clinics, and rehab centers. Earlier in 2008, a New York Times article stated that nurses from Philippines are “highly prized” in New York’s city hospitals, because they can speak good English, are trained in American medicine standards and enjoy a reputation of providing tender care to the patients.

Florida Lucas, the Assistant Director of Nursing at Amsterdam Nursing Home in New York, said – Filipinos comprise about 90% of nurses at the Amsterdam Nursing Home. The assistant director explained the reason why Filipino nurses are in high demand – We are hardworking, dedicated, knowledgeable, patient, compassionate, and intelligent. Even new hires with little or no experience are “willing to learn” and “show initiative”.

When Lucas joined Amsterdam in 1999, she started as a Nursing Supervisor and since then she worked across multiple disciplines: Rehab Nursing Coordinator, Infection Control Coordinator, and Employee Health Services Coordinator, and then she was promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing for Clinical Services.

So, what do the Filipino Nurses do on any given day?
Quite similar to the job responsibilities of a registered nurse, they too perform the same duties. Such as –
  • Conduct physical exams and take health histories
  • Provide health promotion, counseling and education to patients and family members
  • Administer medications, wound care, and numerous other personalized interventions
  • Interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions
  • Coordinate care in collaboration with a wide array of healthcare professionals
  • Direct and supervise care delivered by other healthcare personnel like LPNs and nurse aides
  • Conduct research in support of improved practice and patient outcomes
These nurses works in all types of healthcare settings, such as –
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical offices
  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Community health centers
  • Schools and colleges
  • Private clinics
  • Emergency services

Moreover, Filipino nurses also provide healthcare services in unexpected locations such as camps, homeless shelters, prisons, sporting events and tourist destinations.

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