Are Residencies The Future of Nurse Practitioner Training?
There is a small but growing movement to create formal primary care nurse practitioner (NP) residency programs, similar to those for physicians, where the effort is geared to help them transition to practice. Unlike physicians, NPs are currently not required to attend a formal residency program. The development of NP residency programs began, initially, to fill in gaps in community health centers (HCs) for frontline jobs serving populations that tended to be low-income, uninsured, homeless, men...
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Pharmacists Salary Review
Healthcare Recruiters need to be aware that there are varied employment opportunities for pharmacists, and salaries can differ widely depending on a variety of factors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for pharmacists was $124,170 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $87,420, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $159,410. The most significant factors impacting pharmacists salaries are geographical location and pharmacists type. The ...
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The Search for Medical Specialists
Primary care physicians still top the list for recruitment requests, but medical recruiters are shifting their focus to specialists. According to a 2018 Merritt Hawkins and Associates Review, a national healthcare search and consulting firm, 74% of their search assignments were for medical specialists, up from 67% in 2015. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), psychiatrists were second on the list, reflecting a severe shortage of mental health professional...
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Medical Technology is the Future
The Internet of Things is starting to enmesh itself into healthcare on both the doctor and patient fronts and is transforming healthcare. This change is two-pronged: the development in the technology used in electronic health records (EHR) and growth in the use of connected digital medical devices. It is of utmost importance that Medical Recruiters are aware of these trends as it affects their recruiting practices. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH A...
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Work-Life Balance for Physicians
Helping patients is a top priority for today’s doctors. But, they want to support their patients effectively and efficiently while maintaining a balanced lifestyle for themselves. Quality of life has become an increasingly important issue, especially among younger physicians, when seeking employment. In recent years, burnout in the medical profession has gone from being a relatively minor concern to becoming a leading topic in medical news stories, lectures, and conferences. Healthcare fa...
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Non-Compete Agreements on The Rise In Healthcare
Recruiters need to be aware that medical employers are increasingly using protective covenants, such as non-compete agreements, to protect their practices. Non-compete agreements are often signed in conjunction with physician employment contracts, or when a physician joins a practice as an owner. Medical practices and hospitals invest significant resources in building their patient base and reputation and want to avoid the risk of losing patients when a physician starts his own practice or goes...
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The Increasing Role of Physician Assistants
The role of Physician Assistants (PA) grew in the 1960s in response to a shortage of doctors. This demand for PAs has continued to grow filling a void in the healthcare system. Also, with healthcare evolving, taking care of patients has now become a team effort, which includes PAs and nurses. PAs are vital members of this team. Presently, PAs work in most specialties of medicine that doctors practice such as dermatology, cardiology, gynecology, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine and gener...
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The Growth and Future of Concierge Medicine
While the number of concierge doctors remains small, it is growing at a steady pace. For Medical recruiters, this is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a practice that's making a comeback. According to Concierge Medicine Today , a national trade publication, it is estimated that there are currently 12,000 physicians practicing concierge medicine. This figure is based on interviews as there is no federal registry or official database collecting this information. It represents a ...
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Hiring Nurse Practitioners
The shortage of primary care physicians in the US has led the movement to remove scope-of-practice barriers for nurses and allowed them to expand their careers as Nurse Practitioners (NPs). Presently, 22 states and the District of Columbia give full practice authority to NPs and more states are slated to change their laws. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) "The demand for nurse practitioner's has never been higher." There are currently 234,000 NPs...
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The Future of Telemedicine
There is a digital revolution in the healthcare industry, creating an enormous opportunity to recruit physicians for a virtual work environment. Telemedicine has started to take hold as an efficient and high-quality means of taking care of patients. According to the trade group American Telemedicine Association, more than 15 million Americans received some kind of medical care remotely in 2017 and those numbers are expected to grow by 30% this year. An important factor is that insurance payers ...
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