For over 10 years, Kare Partners, the parent company of the kareer Network, recruited healthcare professionals world wide to allow us to deliver healthcare services to meet the growing need in the U.S.
During this time we observed the disconnect between the demand for skilled professionals by organizations (hospitals, clinics, others) and the supply. Understanding that all healthcare is delivered locally, we strongly believe that to provide patients with better care, resources must be harnessed worldwide, geographic boundaries dissolved and healthcare professionals enabled to migrate to the where the demand is and their career objectives can be fulfilled.
That is why we created the kareer Network!
Our mission is to facilitate connections, without geographical constraints, between skilled healthcare professionals that are seeking to improve their careers and lives with healthcare employers seeking to improve patient care.
We will provide effective technology platforms and expert guidance to enable professionals and employers to find each other, collaborate, enter into mutually beneficial arrangements and efficiently execute all the processes necessary for the professional to work for and live in the country of the employer.
Most healthcare professionals (physical and occupational therapists, nurses etc.) seeking employment in other change countries usually have no more than one employment opportunity. Often, they are not aware of the many employers needing skilled clinicians in different settings and in many geographies. In many cases, they will be moved from location to location, without a choice during their tenure with the employer. With kareer, there are many employers providing opportunities in various locations, so the therapist can accept whichever job and location they choose.
A significant hurdle for internationally educated therapists and other healthcare professionals interested in careers in the U.S. is the cost of all the processes for credentialing their education, taking clinical and English language examinations, obtaining the licenses and a visa to work legally. These costs can easily be $12,000 to $15,000 and more! kareer removes this hurdle though our complete employer sponsorship program, where all the fees are paid by the employer.
Passing licensing examinations is mandatory for licenses to practice as well as for visas to the U.S. Often therapists skip training because they cannot afford it. Preparation for licensing examinations such as TOEFL, NPTE, NBCOT is essential. kareer offers free training, often in the therapists’ home country as well as online training. This is supplemented in many cases by offering therapists our proprietary preparatory test examinations. By passing our examinations, therapists can be confident of their ability to pass the licensing examinations.
Healthcare professionals relocating to a new country need help to make the transition. For example, how do I get there, where will I and my family live, what do I do about transportation from my home to work, where do I shop for food and other necessities? What about houses of worship, driving licenses, doctors where we can get care, and a myriad of other questions about their new country and specific city they will live in? kareer employers provide free transportation to the location where you will work and live and also services to help you settle quickly and easily into your new environment.
Healthcare professionals that take positions in the U.S. must enjoy the same standard of living of other professionals with the same skills in the geography where they work. All our employers are equal opportunity employers and committed to standards of fair compensation.
We do not believe that a therapist or any healthcare professional should pay a fee to be a candidate for employment, so that only the few that can afford it can participate. kareer is dedicated to creating an ecosystem where healthcare professionals can find opportunities, have choice and engage with employers without having to pay for it.