SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Grady Peyton International, a placement service for registered nurses and allied health professionals from around the world and an AMN Healthcare company, was awarded the first Certified Subscriber Status from The Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices (The Alliance), a non-profit established to ensure the ethical, transparent and responsible placement of foreign-educated nurses in the United States.
"Having a Certified Subscriber Status," explains Patricia Pittman, Ph.D, of The Alliance, "essentially means that O'Grady Peyton sets themselves apart by committing to the principles of fairness laid out in the Voluntary Code. These principles relate to three areas: 1) the rights of foreign educated health professionals, 2) the health care needs of less developed nations and 3) ensuring that foreign health personnel are equipped to provide high quality and culturally competent care in the U.S. Through a rigorous review, O'Grady Peyton has demonstrated that their administrative policies are consistent with the Code and they have agreed to have all internationally recruited health personnel surveyed by the Alliance. As the first staffing agency to receive this certification, they have played a critical leadership role in elevating the industry's standards of transparency and accountability. "
Marcia Faller, RN, Ph.D, chief clinical officer for AMN Healthcare, the parent company of O'Grady Peyton, said, "We strive to maintain the highest standards and best practices when recruiting foreign-educated nurses and allied healthcare professionals. This Certified Subscriber Status reinforces our belief in recruitment excellence and confirms our full compliance with The Alliance's monitoring and remediation process."
About AMN Healthcare & O'Grady Peyton International
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the nation's largest provider of comprehensive healthcare staffing and workforce solutions. O'Grady Peyton International is an AMN Healthcare company and provides long-term and permanent placement of registered nurses and allied health professionals from all over the world. As the leading provider of travel nurse, per diem (local) nurse, allied and locum tenens (temporary physician) staffing and physician permanent placement services, AMN Healthcare recruits and places healthcare professionals on assignments of variable lengths and in permanent positions with clients throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is also the nation's largest provider of healthcare managed services programs and recruitment process outsourcing solutions. Settings staffed include acute-care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, and a host of other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare also provides home healthcare services in select regions. For more information, visit http://www.amnhealthcare.com and http://www.ogradypeyton.com.
About The Alliance
The Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices (Alliance) is a non-profit organization that aims to ensure that recruitment practices of foreign-educated nurses to the United States are ethical, responsible, and transparent. The Alliance is governed by a multi-stakeholder board that includes five sectors: Unions, nurse associations, employers, recruiters and licensure bodies. It was created to promote and monitor compliance of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for the Ethical Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to the United States (Code). While migration of health workers is an inevitable and potentially mutually beneficial part of globalization, concerns have been raised around the world about the active recruitment of foreign-educated nurses. The Code provides a market-based incentive to encourage companies to address these issues, by distinguishing recruiters and employers that have committed to adhere to its standards and best practices. For more information, go to http://www.fairinternationalrecruitment.org.
Patricia Pittman Ph.D
The Alliance for Ethical International
Recruitment Practices (Alliance)
SOURCE AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.