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Why Hospital Administrators Would Need a Recruiter

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Why Hospital Administrators Would Need a Recruiter

It’s a physicians’ market. By the mid-2020s, the Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that there will be a doctor shortage of over 90,000 by 2025.

Clearly, doctors have many options when it comes to finding a position. The pressure is on hospitals, clinics and offices to prove their facility is the place to be.

So, how can you can get the best physicians? Giving doctors good pay, nice benefits and opportunities for career growth is a great start, but you need to do more.

Here’s how a recruiter can bring you the right physicians for your organization.

Hospital Administrator Hiring Doctor

Recruiters Can Streamline the Hiring Process

Nearly half of U.S. adults have a chronic disease or condition, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 15 percent of the population is over 65, a percentage which will only rise in the coming years. Clearly, there is a mammoth need for health care services, making hospitals and clinics incredibly busy–no matter what time of day.

Whether you’re looking for a cardiologist, oncologist or urologist, you must make sure the process is efficient. Experienced physician recruiters can source and analyze qualified candidates quickly and properly, saving you valuable time and resources.

Recruiters Can Tailor Job Offers

Consider this: A survey conducted by Medscape and WebMD showed only 54 percent of doctors said they would go into medicine if that had to start over, with declining incomes and burnout being common concerns. Obviously, there is industry-wide dissatisfaction. As an employer, you want to ensure your doctors are happy with their job–because that will help keep them from leaving.

The only problem is that candidates have their own unique needs and wants. You may not have the time or data to know what that is exactly. This is where a talented physician recruiter can help. The best recruiters will take time to analyze not just salary requirements, but also understand what benefits and incentives a candidate wants, from vacation time to student loan repayment to relocation assistance. Great recruiters will even learn about a candidate’s career ambitions. This gives you the information you need to tailor an offer that’s better than the others.

Recruiters Can Ensure the Doctor is a Great Cultural Fit

You could give a physician the exact pay, benefits and incentives they want, but it still might not work out well. This is why Jennifer Metivier, a leader in the physician recruitment field, advises to “find the right physician with respect to fit.” Finding a physician that’s a great cultural fit means having face-to-face conversations, doing behavioral interviewing and even giving personality assessments.

Experienced physician recruiters will do all these things, giving you a shortlist of candidates that will fit in at your hospital, clinic, or office wonderfully. For instance, Adaptive Medical Partners, a physician recruitment service, will not only have personal interactions, but will also go further to make sure the surrounding location and community match the candidate’s lifestyle. The company uses the AMP Score, a proprietary model that enables hospitals and other healthcare facilities to see how attractive their organization is to potential candidates.

Get the Right Doctor and Take Your Organization Forward

The success of your healthcare facility lies on having happy, talented doctors that mesh well with the entire organization. This is what will ensure your team will perform at the highest possible level–and that’s what will improve patient outcomes and lead your hospital to long-term success.