Physician Assistant

first_imgThe Department of Medicine, Division ofOccupational Health is seeking a PhysicanAssistant to provide clinical and administrative coverageat the Latham & Watkins on site clinic in Los Angeles,California. The position reports directly to the Regional ClinicalCoordinator. The position also works closely with the Director andAssistant Director of the Division of Occupational andEnvironmental Medicine.Specific Duties andResponsibilities:Provide on-siteservices 40 hours per week at the Latham & Watkins clinic inLos Angeles, CA.Triage and treat, as appropriate, minor workrelated and non-work related injuries andillnesses.Dispense over the counter and prescriptionmedications in accordance with pre-established standing orders toemployees with minor work-related and non-work related concerns(back pain, headache, andpharyngitis).Provide on-site specimen/lab collection foremployees presenting lab orders from theirPCP.Provide on-site testing for strep pharyngitis,UTI, influenza, hyperglycemia andhypoglycemia.Provide support and case management for bothwork-related and non-work related conditions for the purposes ofreducing illness andabsenteeism. Salary Not Specified California, United States Twitter LinkedIn Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Firestone Park Salary Not specified Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program MD – OtherLocation University of La Verne Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Firestone Park You need to sign in or create an account to save California, United States Coordinatesecond opinions for employees absent due to workers compensation ordisability, as necessary in adherence with companyprotocols.Participation in annual seasonal influenzavaccination program.Participation in planning and delivery ofmonthly health education seminars and general wellnessevents.Provide referralsfor Latham & Watkins employees who need the attention of aprimary care physician or specialist in adherence with companyprotocols.Perform on-site physical assessments(pre-placement, return to work, fitness for duty) as required byPepsiCo.Provide travel immunizations and guidance foremployees traveling abroad for companybusiness.Provide on-site patient education regardingillnesses, medications, treatments,etc.Work collaboratively with patients and theirPCP/Specialist to facilitate early diagnosis and management ofacute and chronic healthproblems.Administrative services provided to Latham &Watkinsinclude:Maintain and revise as needed nursingprocedures, protocols and standingorders.Maintain adequate clinicalsupplies.Maintain Letter of Permit Exception with theCalifornia Department of Health/CLIA required for lab testingprovided on-site.Maintain patient medicalrecords.Work collaboratively with the HR/Benefitsteam:To coordinate and plan health and wellnessevents and initiatives.To manage STD, LTD and workers’ compensationclaims.To expand clinicservices.Provide crisis management/intervention, asneeded.Provide general medical advice to the Latham& Watkins Human Resources and Safety/Risk Managementdepartments.Ensure the provision of prompt, appropriateclinical care to all patients in accordance with Latham &Watkins and Johns Hopkins University protocols, State regulationsand professional standards.Develop relationships with clinical providers inthe area to provide back-up clinicalcare.Ensure timely and appropriate problem resolutionand follow-up toLatham & Watkins employees asrequired.Ensure all patients receive prompt, courteous,friendly and professional attention to their needs andrequests.Ensure Latham & Watkins onsite clinicfacilities are neat, clean andattractive.Develop and implement new administrativepolicies and procedures as needed to ensure smooth operation ofLatham & Watkins onsiteclinic.Conduct self in an exemplary fashion to achievegoals.MinimumQualifications:Must be licensed as a Physician Assistant.Registered/certified by the State of California Board of PhysiciansIf state permits licensure withoutcertification, must become certified by appropriate certifyingagency within 9 months of hire. Minimum twelve monthsrelated experience (adult medicine).Current CPR certification required. Must maintaincurrent licensure and all certifications during duration ofemployment.AdditionalSkills/Knowledge:Analytical ability necessary to evaluate anddetermine health status of patient and implement propercare.Interpersonalskills necessary to interview, teach and counsel patients andinteract with clients/employers.A comprehensiveunderstanding of outpatient adult medicine, patient careprocedures, medical protocols, testing procedures isnecessary.Machines/Equipment:PC and PC applications along with other generaloffice equipment.Specialty equipmentas indicated including:ElectrocardiogramAEDDynamapCholestechmachinePhysicalRequirements:Sitting, standing and walking for extended period.Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Fingerdexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather thanwith whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipmentthrough a hospital or clinicalenvironment.Classified Title:Physician Assistant ​​​​​Role/Level/Range:ACRP/04/MGStarting Salary Range:Competitive; Commensuratewith experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pmExempt Status: ExemptLocation:Latham & Watkins, Los Angeles,CADepartment Name:Medicine, OccupationalHealthPersonnel Area:School ofMedicineThe successful candidate(s)for this position will be subject to a pre-employment backgroundcheck.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employment physicalfor positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working withresearch subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Other Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Firestone Parkcenter_img California Baptist University Facebook Save Physician Assistant Studies – Adjunct Similar jobs You need to sign in or create an account to save Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Firestone Park Save Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Firestone Park Share The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm More searches like this Physician Assistant Studies – Adjunct last_img read more

Heat and Storms Knock Out Power in Ocean City

first_imgEven before a line of thunderstorms reached Ocean City early Tuesday evening, parts of the island lost electrical power.Jeff Pinkerton passed along another photo from Tuesday’s storm on the Ocean City Boardwalk.With high humidity and temperatures topping 90 degrees, excessive demand for energy likely contributed to power outages.Atlantic City Electric reported 5,380 homes without electricity as of 8 p.m. Tuesday. Crews were still assessing the problem, and the utility company did not yet have an estimated time for restoring service.Before the storm arrived, power was out on the Boardwalk from Gillian’s Wonderland Pier to the Ocean City Music Pier. Across the island, the traffic lights on Bay Avenue were out between 18th Street and 34th Street. The Ocean City Community Center lost power, along with many nearby neighborhoods.It’s not yet clear if thunderstorms contributed to further outages.The electrical storms arrived about 7 p.m. and continued past 9 p.m. They came as a cold front moved into the region.Wednesday is expected to be sunny with a high in the low 80s.Clouds move in over Merion Park.The last moment of calm before the storm at 30th Street. Jeff Pinkerton submitted this photo from Manco & Manco Pizza at Eighth Street on the Boardwalk on Tuesday, June 23.last_img read more

Two Days Left to Purchase Discounted Seasonal Beach Tags for Ocean City

first_imgSeasonal beach tags for Ocean City are on sale at $20 through Thursday, May 31. The price goes up to $25 starting June 1.CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE STORESeasonal tags are available at the following locations:• City Hall (9th and Asbury), Mon-Fri, 8:45 am to 4:30 pm; Sat-Sun 10-4• Rt. 52 Welcome Center, Mon-Fri, 9-4:30; Sat 9-4; Sun 9-2• Henry Knight Building (12th and Haven), Mon-Fri, 9-4• 34th Street (at Simpson Avenue), Sat 9-4, Sun 9-2• 46th Street Welcome Center (46th and West) daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.• Music Pier (Moorlyn Terr & Boardwalk) daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with extended weekend hours)• Aquatic & Fitness Ctr (17th and Simpson), Mon-Fri 5 am-9 pm; Sat 7-6; Sun 9-6 (no holidays)Beach tags are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and older and are in effect from June 2, 2018 through September 3, 2018. Only seasonal tags are available for purchase online.Military tags will be available at City Hall, the Welcome Center on the Causeway, the 46th Street Welcome Center and the Music Pier Info Center. Remember to have proper military identification to receive your free tag(s). Veterans receive free tags (veteran only). Active military members, spouses and immediate children up to age 23 receive free tags. For additional information, call 609-399-6111, ext. 9377.For more information, visit ocnj.us/beachtags.last_img read more

Happy families

first_imgAn association dedicated to assisting Scotland’s vast number of family businesses has officially come into being, thanks in no small measure to the drive of a prominent craft baker. George Stevenson, MD of Falkirk-based Mathiesons Bakers, has been a leading light in the development of the Scottish Family Business Association (SFBA), which aims to provide a forum for sharing family business issues and practical help in resolving problems. It will also be a source of information, best practice and learning materials, and a conduit for conveying the family business view to government.Practical experienceThe SFBA’s top tier comprises family business leaders with considerable practical experience of family business issues including succession, inheritance, the involvement of non-family members, and improving family communication. Mr Stevenson becomes SFBA chairman, while the eight-strong board also includes Graeme Ross, commercial director of Inverurie-based JG Ross. SFBA launches in six Scottish cities are being headlined by TV personality Kaye Adams, whose own family runs a business. According to Mr Stevenson, these events have attracted representatives from a broad spectrum of industries and have highlighted issues common to many family firms, such as how to manage sensitively a senior member’s withdrawal from a business without losing what they have to offer. He adds: “It’s a relief for people to hear that others have similar problems.” The facts and figures emphasise not only the scale of family ownership across Scotland’s business base but also the extent of unresolved, family-related issues. Almost 70% of Scottish companies describe themselves as family businesses, broadly in line with the European average of 75%. Research shows that 73% of these firms want to keep the business in family hands from one generation to another, and yet 57% have no defined plan for succession.Initial aimsThe SFBA’s first year will focus on building credibility and a membership base, says Mr Stevenson. Longer term, his aim is to involve 500 companies in the SFBA, within the first two years, and possibly 1,000 firms within five years. To date, those joining the association’s ranks have included eight bakery firms.SFBA membership will afford exclusive access to: peer-to-peer networking forums; one-to-one mentoring; business education; personal development; professional advice; a quarterly newsletter; email updates; research resources; and also social events and conferences. Based on his own experience, Mr Stevenson says many firms could gain from the appointment of a non-executive director, who is not a member of family; not least because they can act as an impartial chairman in the board room. “The association is looking at short courses to train senior executives to be non-executive directors for other businesses,” he explains. For more information, call 01698 427653 or visit www.sfba.co.uklast_img read more

Proving a point

first_imgDramatic developments in both technology and consistency of results have encouraged bakers to embrace the world of retarder provers and the benefits they can bring, according to manufacturer Williams Refrigeration.The firm explains that the latest models on the market use sophisticated controllers and refrigeration advances for the production of almost any kind of baked good in any situation. “This has lent itself to more flexible production runs, the ability to plan for potential production bottlenecks, faster overall production, lower production costs and, above all, improved quality of product,” says the firm. “Retarder provers should have an adjustable airflow pattern, checked and adjusted at the time of commissioning, suiting layout changes to suit the working environment and production requirements of the baker. For perfect results, the airflow should be as gentle as possible and not directed straight at the product,” it adds.The firm’s recently launched DoughMaster controller has introduced an energy-saving ’economy mode’ to its Modular range of retarder provers. As well as regulating the steam generation, it calculates what exact inlet is required, thus only supplying this amount and dramatically reducing lost energy.Lillnord’s Flexbaker now offers bakers a unique freezing and proving system, which allows them to store ready-proven dough pieces for up to 10 hours on standby, without detrimental effects on the bread quality, according to Norbake sole agent for Lillnord in the UK. “Lillnord, in co-operation with European bakeries and raw material specialists, has succeeded in creating a sequence that will handle the entire process from start to end, with no need to move the racks from a freezer to a storage chamber and then, finally, to a recovery unit,” says Norbake. The key advantages of the Flexbaker, says the firm, are that only a single chamber is needed for six different processes, the development process of the dough results in an intensified taste and aroma, and the equipment is flexible. The Flexbaker also features a vertically and horizontally controlled airflow system, ensuring a perfect climate for all products made with yeast.Netherlands-based manufacturer Koma supplies chillers and refrigeration units to bakeries of all sizes. Sales manager Richard Lyon says retarder provers are a big thing for bakers, as they help give them a better quality of life through friendlier shift patterns, and make their production more efficient. All equipment supplied by Koma comes fitted with modems, which enable 24-hour remote monitoring of the equipment through the firm’s TeleGuard system. Its SunRiser retarder prover can operate at temperatures between -20C to -40C, with adjustable humidity in 1% steps up to 99%. It has specially designed evaporators, with a large surface area to give maximum airflow capacity. Its fully automatic retarder prover, Populair, is a plug-in system, more suitable for bakeries with space constraints. It features an evaporator system, exclusively designed for Koma, which ensures ideal evaporator surfaces and avoids quick icing-up, says the firm. Both systems feature the TeleGuard monitoring system.Keith Stalker, MD, European Process Plant (EPP) says that as proving is fundamental to the quality of baked products, refrigeration, freezing technology and air conditioning systems have come to play a key role in the modern baking industry. EPP supplies dough retarding and proving systems from German manufacturer MIWE, including the firm’s GVA model. These can cope with production requirements from a few trays up to 200 or more racks, and have the necessary components to meet any temperature range required, says the firm.With the ability to give bakers more control of the production process, prepare dough in advance and produce a consistent proof time after time, it’s no wonder retarder provers are fast becoming one of the baker’s best friends.last_img read more

Berkman Center for Internet & Society seeking student developers for GSoC 2016

first_img Read Full Story The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is pleased to announce that we’ve been selected as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2016, a full-time internship which offers student developers stipends to contribute to free and open source projects. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be looking to select developer-interns to help implement our academic vision into functional, open source software.The Berkman Center has nearly two dozen active open source software projects and strongly supports the values of the movement. “We are excited to provide an opportunity for rising coders to work on academic research with open source principles,” said Sebastian Diaz, director of technology at the Berkman Center. “Academic groups are building and sharing cool things, too.”By pairing university students with mentors at the Berkman Center, GSoC provides unique matchmaking opportunities for the Internet research community. GSoC students mentored by center staff and fellows in the past have come from diverse backgrounds and universities all over the world. The center has previously participated in GSoC in 2009, 2010, and 2012.Project opportunities for students during GSoC 2016 at the Berkman Center include Lumen, Internet Monitor, Amber,TagTeam, Tools for Time Travel, and more. Applications open March 14 at 15:00 (EDT) / 19:00 (UTC), and must be submitted through the GSoC website. All proposals must be submitted by March 25 at 15:00 (EDT) / 19:00 (UTC).Find out more on our GSoC wiki: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/gsoc.last_img read more

Dell EMC Is Expanding Our Splunk Capabilities

first_imgIt’s 2018, a new year with new data analytics trends. Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and IoT are all leading contenders that have been talked about a lot, but I would still argue that machine generated data analytics is still just as relevant in 2018. Machine data makes up about 80%-90% of the data that’s out there and can help drive critical use cases around security, IT Ops, App Delivery and much more. When it comes to machine data analytics, Splunk immediately comes to mind. They are by far the leader in this space and have been making moves to incorporate things like Machine Learning and IoT into their platform. I have written a couple other blogs about Splunk here and on Big Data Beard and suggest you check them out too. Most of them are about what Dell EMC is doing with Splunk, the optimal solutions for Splunk and the apps we have for Splunk. The one thing we never had, however, were Splunk services… until now.I’m pretty excited that Dell EMC has begun to develop pre-deployment and post-deployment services that help customers get the most out of their Splunk deployment and truly be able to “Ask any question” from their data. Prior to this, Dell EMC focused on developing solutions that comprised of optimal hardware and Splunk software. With our new services capabilities, our tripod is complete. I am reminded of the 30 Rock episode that talks about the “Third Heat” convection oven— cue Tracy Morgan yelling “I am the third heat”!Why Are Services Important?Splunk is the easy button for analyzing machine generated data. Deployment is a lot less complicated than other data analytics tools like Hadoop and users can quickly get access to data, create searches, reports and dashboard. However, this is just scratching the surface and we have seen organizations struggle to fully optimize their Splunk deployments and get the most out of their data. I spend a good amount of my time talking to Splunk customers and one trend I’ve noticed is that as organizations grow with Splunk, issues start to arise. Initially, the deployment might have worked but as more users within the company adopt Splunk, searches become more complicated and ingestion grows, the initial deployment model might not be ideal. To solve their scaling issues, admins add more resources hoping that will solve user issues, which might not be optimal. Here is where services can really help! Whether it’s before the initial deployment or after, our services professionals can set organizations up for success or pinpoint the pains and make recommendations to fully optimize Splunk.What Can We Do?Here are some of our pre- and post- Splunk offerings:Health Checks: Define and Assess gaps and provide recommendation and best practices. This includes perform optimization and efficiency tests.Pre-deployment site check: Support Strategic Initiatives: Use-Case development, capacity planning. Architecture validation to meet the client needs.Splunk Deployment: Install and configure components (Indexer, forwarder, search head etc..). Assist in configuration of custom apps as needed.Implementation: Assist in development of Custom Dashboards, Reports for visualization of data. Develop policy for data retention and governance.Optimization: Validate High availability, check on configuration, Indexer/Query performance issues in the deployment.I would be remiss not to mention the great things Secureworks is doing in the area of Splunk. Secureworks is a part of the Dell Technologies family and our brothers and sisters over there have created an all-encompassing portfolio of managed services for Splunk security use cases. Security accounts for probably half, if not more of customer uses for Splunk. Splunk has wonderful products for this space like Enterprise Security but it can still be difficult for some organizations to achieve their goals. This is Securework’s bread and butter. Their abilities range from helping set up dashboards to setting up and running your SOC with Splunk and everything in between.2018 is already shaping up to be a great year. Dell EMC is now a one-stop shop for customers looking to deploy Splunk and get the most out of it. If you want to learn more about our services reach out to your Dell EMC account rep and they can set up a meeting with our Splunk services team or email us at [email protected] Splunking!last_img read more

Panama Man Charged After Throwing Party With ‘Several Hundred People’

first_imghttps://www.vperemen.com / Pixabay / CC BY 2.0 HARMONY – A Panama man is facing charges after the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to break up a party over the weekend where ‘several hundred people’ were in attendance.Deputies say they responded to a location on Goshen Road in the Town of Harmony Saturday at 9:30 p.m. where Eli Miller, 27, was hosting a party involving hundreds, including many under the age of 21.Miller is charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child and second-degree criminal nuisance.He was issued tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Harmony Court at a later date. According to the New York State on PAUSE order, social gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed for area’s in phase four reopening.On Monday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted a video criticizing a large concert downstate.The Governor saying the Department of Health will investigate the social distancing violation, and that, the state has no tolerance for the “illegal and reckless endangerment of public health.”Videos from a concert held in Southampton on Saturday show egregious social distancing violations. I am appalled.The Department of Health will conduct an investigation.We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health.pic.twitter.com/gf9kggdo8w— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 28, 2020Those who violate the NY on PAUSE order could face a fine up to $1,000. The state has a webpage set up for the public to file complaints which are forwarded to local municipalities for investigation.Cuomo recently called on localities statewide to step up their COVID-19 enforcement efforts. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Kudos to Mr.Miller and friends for standing up for Constitutional rights. It appears more and more people are awakening to the fact; CV19 is a well orchestrated HOAX. Emperor Cuomo has no clothes..,Selfish, ignorant, un Christian, You will be punished by a vengeful God. Mend your ways or spend eternity in Hell.,Cuomo touts his opinion on the concert in ny. However, never said a word on the so called march,This was a Amish person. Unless the authorities can prove that they all were notified other than internet, or the news, how can they convict them. I’m not saying that underage drinking is alright because they are aware of that law but, the gatherings over 50 people they may have not had a knowledge of.,They know.last_img read more

Study suggests older antivirals could help fight H5N1

first_imgMay 12, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – An analysis of more than 600 H5N1 avian influenza viruses collected from several Asian countries suggests that two older antiviral drugs could be more useful in fighting a flu pandemic triggered by H5N1 than previously believed.Most H5N1 viruses collected from humans and poultry in Vietnam and Thailand have been resistant to the two older drugs, amantadine and rimantadine (known as the adamantanes). As a result, hopes for an effective drug have focused on the newer antivirals, oseltamivir and zanamavir. Many countries have been stockpiling oseltamivir.But an international team of scientists is reporting that resistance to amantadine seems less common than has been believed, at least in some countries. As expected, they found that most viruses from Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia had mutations that signaled resistance to amantadine. But only a few of the viruses from China and Indonesia had those mutations.”Amantadine appears to retain the potential to be useful in an H5N1 pandemic in the absence of a vaccine, as a prophylactic agent and as a component of combination antiviral therapy,” says the report, published online by the Journal of Infectious Diseases.The study was done by scientists from the University of Hong Kong; Shantou University in Guangdong, China; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.; and the Center for Indonesian Veterinary Studies in Jakarta. Chung Lam-Cheung of the University of Hong Kong was the first author.The researchers analyzed the genetic sequences of the M2 ion channel protein of 638 H5N1 viruses, including 599 from birds and 39 from humans. Most of the isolates came from Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, with a few from Cambodia, Malaysia, Japan, and Korea. The sequences were screened for four mutations predicted to confer amantadine resistance.Tabular data in the report show that 92.6% (162 of 175) of the Vietnam isolates had resistance mutations, as did all the isolates from Thailand (58 of 58), Cambodia (9 of 9), and Malaysia (2 of 2). In contrast, only 13% (16 of 123) of the isolates from China and 6.3% (2 of 32) of those from Indonesia had such mutations. None of the eight isolates from Japan and Korea, collected from poultry in late 2003, showed resistance.”Although amantadine-resistant H5N1 viruses are present in Asia, their distribution appears to be largely limited to Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia,” the report states. In an apparent reference to reports of amantadine use in poultry in China, the authors add, “That most H5N1 isolates from China and Indonesia are sensitive to amantadine is striking and perhaps surprising, in view of the reportedly widespread administration of amantadine to farmed poultry in some countries.”Amantadine and rimantadine have been used in treating human flu for more than a decade. However, flu viruses can quickly become resistant to the drugs, because just one point mutation is required. Last January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised physicians to stop prescribing the drugs for the rest of the flu season because the predominant strain of influenza A had turned highly resistant to them. The resistance rate in the H3N2 strain had soared to 91%, compared with 11% the year before.Cheung C-L, Rayner JM, Smith GJD, et al. Distributionof  amantadine-resistantH5N1avianinfluenzavariants in Asia. J Infect Dis 2006 Jun 15;193(12):1626-9 [Full text]See also:CIDRAP information on the use of antiviral drugs in a flu pandemiclast_img read more

Will we finally introduce the Slovenian model for the import of foreign workers from next year?

first_imgAlthough the quota has been raised this year to as many as 15.600 work permits for foreigners in the hospitality and tourism industry, there are still major problems in the field and it is increasingly being emphasized that we need a new model for issuing work permits for foreigners. Last year, at least 20 days, and in some cases up to 3 and a half months, elapsed between the submission of documentation at the Ministry of the Interior and the obtaining of the permit. Of course, that time period is too long if the season has already begun and you need workers now. Within the profession, the so-called The Slovenian model, which has been supported and emphasized for years by the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP), and which proposes a change in the legal framework which prescribes the manner and calculation of quotas for third-country nationals. “As a model for regulating the issue in question, we have proposed a solution modeled on Slovenia, where the employment of foreigners is provided as needed. Namely, according to the Slovenian model, an employer who needs a worker of a certain occupation reports to the Slovenian Employment Service, which then checks the availability of workers with the required qualifications within five days and informs the employer. If the Employment Service fails to find a worker with the appropriate qualifications on the Slovenian labor market within the specified period, the employer is granted a residence permit and work for a foreign worker for the same period. At the same time, as a control mechanism and for the purpose of protecting the domestic labor market, the Slovenian Employment Service has the opportunity to identify which occupations are in demand and direct their resources to training or retraining of Slovenian citizens for the required occupations. could result in the employment of a qualified Slovenian citizen. Also, the Slovenian Ministry of Labor maintains a list of deficient occupations that can be imported under the accelerated procedure, since there are no unemployed persons with the required qualifications on the Slovenian labor market.Ribičić emphasizes and adds that at this moment they welcome the final recognition of their initiative by the line ministries, where together with colleagues from unions and chambers they work together to define a normative solution that would speed up and simplify the process of obtaining work permits for foreigners. Admira Ribičić, B.Sc. iur., Director of the Department for Legislation and Legal Affairs of HUP / Photo: HUP IN GREECE, ON THE SPENT 100 EUROS PER NIGHT IN A HOTEL, EVEN 33,4 EUR GOES TO TAXES, AND IN CROATIA 28,2 EUR Thus, specifically in Slovenia, everything is maximally simplified, and the employer first looks for workers through the employment office, and if he does not find them, he can bring workers from abroad in unlimited numbers. So, without any quotas and at any time according to the needs of employers, ie the market. Slovenian model as a solution to the problem? LINK NEWS: The Ministry of the Interior has just recently introduced the possibility electronic application for a work permit. Precisely with the aim of relieving employers, but also reducing congestion in the premises of police administrations or stations, as of April 15, 2019, it is able to submit applications for residence and work permits from the quota and by e-mail to specially formed e-mail addresses police stations. Photo: Pexels.com Entrepreneurs in tourism have been pointing out for years that the process of obtaining work permits for foreigners is too slow, that there is too much administration and that it does not monitor the requirements and the situation on the ground. We are too slow and falling in basic market matches, so it is logical that we cannot be competitive and that the economy is falling from year to year. Today, everyone is struggling in global market competition, and those who are proactive, react quickly to all market changes, who are creative and innovative, and those who want and engage in market development succeed. According to HUP, the Law on Foreigners requires entrepreneurs to plan all their activities at the end of the current year so that they know how many workers they will need to fulfill their obligations, which does not follow the accelerated changes in the global market and is overly formal, inflexible. and in contrast to a dynamic labor market. “It is clear that in today’s world of rapid change it is not possible to plan so precisely, so it happened to us last year that in the midst of the tourist season we had to make changes to the Decision on the annual quota for employment of foreigners, since it was evident that we question which we will not be able to provide a sufficient number of workers. We believe that one of the most important tasks of the competent bodies of the Republic of Croatia is to enable entrepreneurs quick and efficient availability of skilled and skilled labor, and the Decision on the annual quota for employment of foreigners has not been adequately enabled for a long time. points out Admira Ribičić, B.Sc. iur., Director of the Department for Legislation and Legal Affairs from HUP.center_img The first shifts of constructive dialogue are already visible The shortage of workers has become a key problem for tourism, but also for the entire economy, and will be further exacerbated when Austria revokes work permits for Croatian workers, which is planned for July 01st next year. For comparison, salaries for chefs, waiters and other tourist staff are 30% lower in Slovenia than in Slovenia, and even practically 100% lower than in Austria.  According to estimates, Croatian tourism will lack at least about 15 skilled workers for this tourist season, and some projections indicate a figure of 20.000 workers. On the other hand, this year the quota for the import of labor in tourism was increased, and 15.600 permits for the import of foreign labor were approved, of which 12.000 auxiliary workers 7000 permanent and 5000 seasonal, 1300 chefs and 1400 waiters. Although the whole debate is about the import of foreign labor, and not the root of the problem as the final solution, labor quotas for tourism are not a permanent solution, but only a short-term firefighting. TOURIST IMPULSE: TOURIST COMPANIES EXPECT NET PROFIT DECREASE AND REDUCTION INVESTMENT POTENTIAL “Here, we primarily mean education that follows the needs of the market, that respects the needs of entrepreneurs and that educates young people precisely for those occupations that are in demand. In this context, we welcome all the steps that go in the direction of education reform, which is the only real cure for this, recently extremely current problem faced by almost all countries in Europe and the world. We also find it extremely important to take all measures to increase, first of all, the employability of unemployed persons in the Republic of Croatia by raising the level of their skills and competencies, in order to be included, ie returned to the labor market. In this context, we welcome the activities of the Croatian Employment Service, which has intensified its activities related to retraining and additional training of those who are registered as unemployed. And finally, we certainly need to work on the popularization of lifelong learning, since we are at the bottom of the scale of European countries in terms of the coverage of those who are educated during their working life.”Points out Admira Ribičić, B.Sc. iur., Director of the Department for Legislation and Legal Affairs from HUP. However, after all, the answer to the key question remains: How to stop the emigration of young people from Croatia and ensure the stability of employment of domestic labor? Of course, in this case, the system must be more efficient and in order to introduce the so-called The Slovenian model has significantly simplified and accelerated the process of hiring foreign labor. But the introduction of the same or some other model should have been introduced as early as this year, because last year at the start it was seen on the ground that things are not working. The question is why wait and procrastinate again? REQUIREMENTS FOR STAY AND WORK OF FOREIGNERS FROM NOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ELECTRONICALLY So, as a conclusion to this story, unfortunately, the entrepreneurs lost another year again, and I hope that this year the much-needed changes will take place so that things will be sorted out as much as possible for the next tourist season. A constructive dialogue with the relevant ministry and other services is certainly to be welcomed, but I cannot help but get the impression that we are slow and inert and do not follow all market changes. One is the Law on paper and the other in the bang. However, Ribičić emphasizes that none of these solutions, which are now intended to facilitate the availability of skilled labor to employers, will solve the key problem of the labor market, which is structural unemployment. last_img read more