Saturday, August 29, 2009

USA: New Version of I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form in USA

It is time to update your I-9 Form.

As a strategic HR Professional or Employer, it would be a best practice to make sure that you have the most current version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form - called I-9 Form.

The USCIS have released recently the newly revised I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form with an expiration date as August 31, 2012.

The link to the new version of the form is provided below:
New Version of I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Please make sure that you will abreast yourself with the new changes in this Form.
1. Pay attention on Section 1 - some changes were made
2. Pay attention on List A colum, List B and List C columns. There are some changes about Acceptable Documents that will validate eligibility for an employment in the United States

It is highly critical to be compliant (reference: US Intensifies Audits of Employers by Miriam Jordan, Aug 18, 2009, The Wall Street Journal) and Juntee Terrenal, Global Human Capital Consultant of JNT Consulting, LLC recommends that every HR Professional who is responsible for the New Hire On-boarding procedure must execute proper I-9 Form compliance.

If your company does not have a Human Resource Department or competent HR Personnel who is knowledgeable in the administration of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form, contact the assistance of an experienced consulting company, like JNT Consulting. Their Professional Consultants may be able to assist you.

JNT Consulting provides consultative guidance and audit of your I-9 Forms. For assistance do not hesitate to contact us at: 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

USA: Senator Edward M. Kennedy will be Missed, Died at 77

Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, will be remembered as one of the most influential lawmakers in the history of the Senate of America.

Mr. Kennedy was instrumental to the success of President Barack Obama's election as 44th President of the United States. During the 2008 Democtratic Convention in Denver, CO - Senator Kennedy said, “My fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans, it is so wonderful to be here, and nothing is going to keep me away from this special gathering tonight. I have come here tonight to stand with you to change America, to restore its future, to rise to our best ideals and to elect Barack Obama president of the United States.”

Senator Kennedy will be missed and hopefully his pet bill on Healthcare Reform will become a Law eventually.

Read more about about the Life of the late Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.

America lost a great man who dedicated his life with passion in serving his fellow Citizens.

Senator Kennedy left us his undated quote:(Source:
"For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make."

President Barack Obama calls Senator Ted Kennedy "the greatest legislator of our time"

Farewell Senator Ted Kennedy.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Job: RN - Appeal, Clinical Documentation & Case Management Code: JNSC-090811

The Opportunity:
JNT Consulting LLC is seeking an experienced RN - Appeal, Clinical Documentation & Case Management

Position: RN- Appeal, Clinical Documentation and Case Management
Location: South Carolina
Code: JNSC-090811

Job Summary:
Responsible for improving the overall quality, accuracy and completeness of clinical documentation of patient medical records and performs responsibilities of auditor and appeal contact for RMC. Works with Physicians, Departments, and Support Staff to ensure compliance with governmental and third party payer regulations while ensuring appropriate level of care assignment for reimbursement.

This position primarily interacts with adolescents, adults and aging adults, does not provides direct patient care. All staff members must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to meet the physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related needs of the persons in the assigned work area.

Minimum Competencies:
• Registered Nurse with two (2) years of medical audit, utilization review, coding, or case management experience
• Two (2) years direct patient care experience.
• Knowledge of CMS guidelines, The Joint Commission standards, ORYX core measures and Interqual/Milliman criteria;
• Persistent, organized, analytical and detail oriented; Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
• Physical requirements are primarily related to the essential functions of any job. Able to Sit, Walk, Stand, Use your hands, Reach, Talk, and Hear.
• Must be able to lift or exert energy up to 10 pounds 75 % of the time and up to 25 pounds 25% of the time.
• Close vision distance or clear vision at 20 ft. or more and the ability to observe an area that can be seen to move up and down or left and right.
• Read, analyze and interpret complex scientific, clinical or business journals, financial reports or legal documents. Able to respond to sensitive inquiries or complaints from guests, regulatory agencies, staff and members of the business community.
• Has the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to deal with concrete and abstract concepts and interpret verbal, nonverbal and written instructions.

Responsibilities:• Performs concurrent record reviews on selected admissions.
• Facilitates modification to clinical documentation to accurately reflect patient severity of illness and risk of mortality through extensive interaction with physicians, case management staff, nursing staff, other caregivers, and HIM coding staff.
• Serves as a resource for physicians to help link ICD-9-CM coding guidelines and medical terminology to improve the quality of documentation and help ensure accurate HIM code/DRG assignment.
• Monitors, evaluates and reports the effectiveness of concurrent reviews and outcomes. Ensures the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and hospital outcomes.
• Audits records/bills of denials identified through various sources such as MAC, RAC, MIC, CERT, and commercial payers utilizing criteria and regulatory guidelines.
• Act as liaison with clinical departments to ensure all charges and medical documentation are appropriate and complete for Health Information Management and Patient Accounting processes.
• Responds to requests and questions of patients, staff, and third party payers with respect to hospital charges and medical documentation.
• Performs routine audits for CPRM usage of EHR resources and application of appropriate level of care criteria.
• Educates Physician offices and Clinical Departments on issues and trends identified.
• Researches new procedures/supplies and techniques to include reimbursement.
• Reviews Medicare Advisories, Transmittals, memorandums and Medicaid bulletins regarding changes in utilization and case management.
• Organizes denial management system for the Regional Medical Center.
• Appeals denials with all payer sources as appropriate.
• Additional duties/assignments as requested by the Director of CPRM and Clinical Excellence Manager.

About the Environment of the Opportunity:
The hospital has grown to a 286-bed, acute-care, medical center. The product of more than eight decades of work on the part of local physicians, community leaders and citizens, has a strong history of safeguarding the long-term health of this community.

Serving a six-county area, the medical center has a multitude of specialties and programs that offer state-of-the-art health care. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and offers a 24-hour emergency department, full range of high-quality medical services and proactive, community-wide wellness program for the area.

The medical center has experienced tremendous growth and stands ready to serve you with the latest advancements in medical technology while continuing to provide compassionate care.

This state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located near Columbia and Charleston, S.C., and is affiliated with two local schools of nursing and an allied medical technology college.

The Medical Center’s services include: comprehensive cancer treatment, inpatient psychiatry, inpatient rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation, dialysis, endoscopy, health education and wellness, hospice, home health, lithotripsy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology (MRI, CT, mammography, ultrasound, vascular studies), radial keratotomy, obstetrics, sleep studies, sports medicine, surgery (inpatient and outpatient) and pediatrics.

The hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability, as required by state and federal law. It is committed to this philosophy and practice. All appropriate steps are taken to ensure equal opportunities in employment with respect to all personnel actions, including, but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, education and promotion/advancement opportunities.

Compensation: DOE (Depending on Experience)
Salary + Benefits

Please submit your resume in word file to: and must indicate the position code: JNSC-090811 on your subject line and attach your resume.

All qualifying candidates will be interviewed by telephone for screening purposes. Succeeding steps will follow to those who will become strong candidate for the position.

NOTE: When your qualification will not match to all of the requirements of this position, your Resume will be put in our active database for future consideration of any employment opportunity. Thank you.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jobs: Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses #JNAZ090805

The Opportunity:
JNT Consulting LLC is seeking an experienced Nurses (RNs & LPNs)

Position: Various Registered Nurses (30+ openings)
Position: Various Licensed Practical Nurses (30+ openings)
Location: Arizona
Code: JNAZ090805

RN Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with facility and departmental policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under his/ her direction.

Current RN license in Arizona
Current CPR certification, ACLS, BCLS, etc.
Must demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Various Registered Nurses in the following units: Med surg, ICU, Telemetry, ER, Case Management, Cath Lab, Outpatient services, Director of Nursing, home health, long term care) - Night shifts or Day Shifts.

LPN Responsibilities:
Assist clinical team members by performing a variety of duties for patients within the scope of practice of an LPN using the patient focused care system and under the direction/supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Must be a graduate of a Practical Nurse Program
Current Arizona Licensure as a Practical Nurse.
Current BLS required and State Approved Medication Card.
Minimum of 6 months - 1 year continuous experience in an acute care setting

About the Work Environment:
The environment is a new 106-bed hospital that will open in mid September 2009
with 70 private rooms and an additional 36 shelled rooms available. Great room for growth and advancement of ambitious and responsible professional.

Services include the following:
Emergency Department 24/7
Heart Services
Surgery (Inpatient/Outpatient)
Intensive Care Unit
Imaging (CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, X-Ray)

Compensation: DOE (Depending on Experience)
Salary + Benefits

Please submit your resume in word file to: and must indicate the position code: JNAZ090805 on your subject line and then attach your resume.

All qualifying candidates will be interviewed by telephone for screening purposes. Succeeding steps will follow to those who will become strong candidate for the position.

When your qualification will not match to all of the requirements of this position, your Resume will be put in our active database for future consideration of any employment opportunity. Thank you.

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