Physician Recruitment — Frequently Asked Questions

Physician Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

Our role as physician recruitment experts has led us to receive a lot of questions about the role and importance of this specialized field of work. In this article, we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about physician recruitment.

What is physician & provider recruitment?

Physician and provider recruitment refers to the complex, and often lengthy, process of sourcing, qualifying, and hiring doctors as well as advanced practice professionals for a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, and even telemedicine. This involves activities like job postings, candidate outreach, interviewing, and negotiating employment contracts.

What is a physician & provider recruiter?

A physician and provider recruiter is a specialized professional who focuses on identifying, attracting, and placing qualified medical practitioners such as physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers within healthcare organizations.

What does a physician & provider recruiter do?

Physician and provider recruiters are responsible for posting job advertisements, screening applicants, interviewing candidates, setting interview schedules with hiring managers, and in some cases, providing job offers to qualified candidates. A successful physician recruiter should possess a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry and excellent communication skills. Their contributions are invaluable to building robust medical teams and ensuring high-quality patient care.

Why is physician & provider recruitment important?

Effective physician and provider recruitment is crucial for healthcare organizations to maintain adequate staffing levels, deliver high-quality patient care, and stay competitive in the market.

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that by 2032 (less than 10 years from now) we could expect to see a shortage of 17,800-48,000 primary care physicians and 21,000-77,100 non-primary care physicians. From this, we can derive that there will be even fewer candidates to fill an increasing number of vacancies or open opportunities. This means longer wait times for routine as well as emergent care, more communities without access to a physician, and overall fewer people who will be able to get the medical care they may desperately need.

Physician and Provider Recruitment professionals utilize industry knowledge and resources to help healthcare organizations create a strategy to successfully share and fill their open Physician and Provider vacancies as quickly as possible.

How long does it take to recruit a physician or APP?

  • The average time to hire physicians is roughly 126 days
  • The average time to hire advanced practice providers is 64 days

Keep in mind these are averages. Depending on the specialty and location, the time to fill can vary greatly. The availability of qualified candidates, the complexity of the position, and the competitiveness of the job market can all influence the timeline. To ensure an efficient recruitment process, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of the position requirements and to leverage technology.

How would HR professionals expand physician recruitment?

HR professionals can enhance physician recruiting by leveraging data-driven insights, building a strong employer brand, utilizing targeted advertising, fostering relationships with medical schools and professional associations, and streamlining the application and onboarding processes with healthcare-focused technology.

What is a physician applicant tracking system (P-ATS)?

A physician applicant tracking system (P-ATS) is software designed to track practice opportunities, leads, candidates, sources, and expenses related to each stage of an organization’s recruitment process.

How can a P-ATS support physician & provider recruitment?

A physician & provider applicant tracking system helps physician & provider recruiters match candidates to the best open practice opportunities. While also allowing them to manage leads by source, set up key touch points at each stage of the candidate pipeline, and automate reporting. All of which helps uncover opportunities to define, streamline, and improve recruitment processes.

What is Marketware’s Physician Recruitment Platform?

Designed by and for healthcare recruiters, Marketware’s Physician Recruitment platform is an easy-to-use physician internal tracking solution that helps you build your candidate database and effectively manage the providers in the process so that you can find the best fit for each of your open practice opportunities.

Who should use Marketware’s Recruitment Platform?

Physician & Provider Recruiters: The platform helps recruiters create a repeatable process to effectively manage your opportunities, candidates, activities, and the various details for all the above in one place!

Sourcing Specialists: Our platform provides specialists with the space to build a candidate database, have real-time access to opportunities (so you always know who you’re looking for), capture important details, create reminders for follow-up, track contributions and easily communicate with other team members.

Practice Administrators: We give administrators real-time stats for open opportunities, access to important candidate information, and the ability to seamlessly communicate with other members of the hiring team to streamline the process.

Executives: Our recruitment dashboards provide executives with the insights they want and the data they need.

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Date: January 25 2023
Subject: Physician Recruitment
About the author
Leslie Kinkade

(Former Client Success Executive @ Marketware)