International Healthcare Professionals Placement
Our healthcare professionals placement and partnership service is dedicated to identifying, connecting, supporting and working with:
- Healthcare service providers (public and private) in the UK, USA and Canada in promoting, marketing and managing successful international healthcare staff recruitment.
WANT TO WORK ABROAD AS A QUALIFIED DOCTOR, NURSE, MIDWIFE?
-We offer support and information on application to work as a qualified healthcare professional in the UK and USA including entry activities and preparation
- We connect you with recruiting healthcare service provides and provide ongoing support with your application
Internationally Educated Nurse looking to work in the UK, we want to hear from you!
Anyone wanting to work as a nurse in the UK must register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). If you train and qualify outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to be eligible to apply for registration you must meet the English Language requirement and have at least 12 months work experience as a registered nurse. Once eligible, you must pass the first part of the test of competence, otherwise known as CBT. The accredited test provider is Pearson VUE and has test centres in most countries around the globe.
You do not necessarily need to have an NMC decision letter, although preferred, to apply for a Tier 2 entry visa to the UK. However, you must obtain this shortly to sit the second part of the test of competence in the UK to assess your clinical knowledge. This test is called Objective-Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). You have 3 months from entering the UK to pass your OSCE and if you fail your allowed amount of attempts (some have 2 whilst others have 3 depending on the date of your application) then your employment will end and you have to leave the UK under the Immigration Rule.
REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION (NURSES, MIDWIFES):
Evidence1: Evidence needed include a recent Pre-registration Nursing or Midwifery qualification taught and examined in English, demonstrates applicants their ability in reading, writing, speaking and listening in all range of environments, confirms that the study composed of at least 50 percent clinical interaction of which at least 75 percent must be with patients, service users, their families and other healthcare professionals and carried out in English. Also required is the University Transcript, and a reference letter from University.
Evidence 2: Applicant must meet the required English Language requirements as follows:
- They must complete the academic version of the IELTS test and achieve at least:
- 7.0 in the listening, reading and speaking sections
- 6.5 in the writing section
- 7.0 (out of a possible 9) overall.
NMC REGISTRATION PROCESSES- EFFECTIVEE 7th OCTOBER 2019:
- Step 1: NMC Account creation.
- Step 2: Completing eligibility & qualification application.
- Step 3: Uploading documents supporting qualification & professional registration.
- Step 4: Submiting application by making a payment of £140.
The NMC will take about 35 days to complete the process of initial assessment and will contact applicants once complete. On successful completion of the initial assessment, applicants can progress to next stage.
-Step 1: Book and take the LEVEL 1 test of competence, ie CBT (Computer based test) by Pearson VUE Test Centers across the world from any part of the world. The Computer Based Test (CBT) is a multiple choice test with 120 questions, for a 4 hours max duration, requires 68% score overall to pass, and a maximum 2 re-sits
-Step 2: The LEVEL 2 test of competence, ie OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Examination) has to be done at any of the accreditated test centers in the UK. The OSCE test has 6 OSCE stations, consisting of 20 minutes per station with 5 minutes familiarization, 4 stations are scenario-based related to holistic patient-centered nursing and midwifery care, while 2 stations are focused on practical clinical skills. There are unique 20 criterion-based assessment sheet for each station, and loows a maximum 2 re-sits. Some of the OSCE centres in the UK include University of Northampton, Oxford Brookes University, Ulster University etc
On successful completion of the NMC’s tests of competence, the applicant can begin the final stage of Registration. The steps involved are:
- Step 1: General Health Declaration
- Step 2: Character Declaration / PCC
- Step 3: English Language Proficiency evidence (IELTS / OET)
- Step 4: Payment of Registration fee £153
- Step 5: Identity and Biometric verification
- Step 6: Issue of NMC PIN
Fees associated with NMC Registration:
- Initial Assessment fee £140
- Part 1 test of competence (CBT) £83
- Part 2 test of competence (OSCE) £794
- Admission to the NMC register £153
WHY CHOOSE MICRORANK:
- We charge NO FEES to our nurses
- We work with only the best hospital employers
- We offer the best candidate experience
- We support our nurses throughout every step of the process
- We will advise and assist you through the visa application process
- We work closely with a number of NHS Trusts throughout the UK and have lots of great opportunities available in a variety of general and specialty areas.
LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED INTERNATIONAL NURSES AND DOCTORS?
We support healthcare service providers overcome challenges to international healthcare professional’s recruitment by making international recruitment easier and cost effective. We offer innovative and unique international recruitment service that supports higher education institutions and healthcare service providers in identifying, interviewing, selecting, hiring and on boarding successful international healthcare professionals and students.
WHAT WE DO:
-Facilitate international recruitment events to promote opportunities
- Market brand and offering
- Facilitate candidate’s application, interview, validate qualification and work history, follow up application process, obtaining decision letters.
- Support with the required English language test, CBT test, OSCE.
- Build strong legal work involving British Council, UKVI and the NMC.
HOW TO USE OUR SERVICE:
- Invite us for new recruitment option discussion
- Appointing us as approved supplier to assist you in increasing your international recruitment, while reducing your recruitment cycle
- Negotiating your international recruitment budget with us so as to reduce your international recruitment costly and time
WHY USE OUR INTERNATIONAL PLACEMENT SERVICE
- Reduce your recruitment costs
- Reduce your hiring time to 6 weeks
- Double the number of your successful candidates
- Increase your retention rate by 90%
Bringing Dependents to UK
Healthcare professionals ad students sponsored to work or study in the UK respectively can come to the UK with thier dependents (husband, wife or married partner, children under 18 year of age)
Students dependents can travel with them to the UK or at a later time. However, most employers of Pre-registered nurse/midwifes recommend that they bring their dependants after they have passed the OSCE examination in the UK.
The additional cost to bringing dependants to the UK includes cost of:
- Visa Application fee for each dependant: changeable
- Immigration health surcharge for each dependant
- Flight ticket for each dependant
- Travel expenses from the Airport to the Accommodation
- Accommodation - one month's rent advance and one month's rent deposit
- Living costs
- Transportation cost etc
- Spouses will have the rights to live and work in the UK. They will have all rights to do any job in the UK.
- Dependent children can have a free education in the UK.
Documents required for a dependant visa application:
- Tuberculosis test report (not applicable for all nationalities)
- Police clearance check from all the countries they lived
- Birth Certificate (Children)
- Marriage Certificate (married partners)
- Accommodation proof in the UK (Tenancy Agreement)
- Employment confirmation letter from your Employer (For Nurses)
- CAS letter from University (For Students)
- Evidence of maintenance fund (For students)
For Nurses, employers are rated sponsor who will certify the maintenance fund for your dependents. Therefore you will be exempted to have a personal saving statement.
Note: both student son sponsored Nurses do not have any recourse in the public funds