Hiring a Dedicated Nocturnist
Continuing workforce shortages mean that hospitalists can be choosy about their work schedules. Even fresh graduates from residency programs want to work day shifts only. However, there will be hospitalists who are willing to work at night under the right circumstances. Pay and time off appear to be key factors in hiring and keeping nocturnists, physicians who work exclusively at night. Some hospitals maintain a 5-on/10-off night schedule giving nocturnists the same full-time salary and benefit...
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Hiring & Keeping Part-Time Nursing Staff
There are social, cultural and economic factors that have led to the shortage of nursing staff in the U.S. The number of nurses exiting the profession currently outweighs the number of nurses entering. This problem is exacerbated by an aging workforce. Approximately 50% of American nurses are over the age of 45. Cutbacks in hospital resources resulting from managed care have made nursing more stressful and even less desirable. With this shortage expected to grow, the question remains how to att...
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Hiring Overseas Healthcare Professionals
In the U.S., the shortage of healthcare professionals (HCPs) and the dependence on international medical graduates (IMGs) to fill gaps in the healthcare workforce is expected to increase in the future. Understanding immigration and the visa system is crucial to hiring international graduates. These HCPs typically come to complete their training on J-1 visas and in some select instances, on H-1B visas. The J-1 visa is a basic medical training visa. It enables IMGs to join U.S.-based residency an...
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Retaining Your HCP
Having recruited your healthcare professional (HCP), it is now important that you retain them. The delivery of health services is complex and demanding. Health professionals face a high level of responsibility, with high expectations from their patients, the community they work in and their employer. There is a high cost to losing an employee. If an employee is dissatisfied, you risk losing them to a competing organization or possibly even from the profession. There are both financial and non-f...
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Hiring A New Physician: Critical Questions
Demand for physicians is outgrowing supply. How are you going to fill the gap in your establishment? Are you going to use an in-house recruiter or an independent search firm? Finding the right individual is challenging since your practice is not the only one attempting to recruit that stellar candidate. This is a capital investment and hiring the wrong person will end up being a costly mistake. Ask yourself: 1. Who is your ideal candidate? Make a list of the attributes you are looking for. Not ...
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Physician Assistant Salaries in all 50 States.
The median annual salary for a full-time physician assistant in the US was $102,000 in 2016. States like California weigh in with salaries on the higher end of the scale but fall to the bottom of the list when adjusted for cost of living. States such as Mississippi and Missouri provide lower salaries, but also stretch your salary much further with a lower cost of living, which when adjusted bring their salaries higher up on the list. In short, a thorough examination of this list will show you w...
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How Long Does it Really Take to Become a Physician?
At times, there is a demand for physicians at the start of their career (or younger physicians). The perception is that a physician at the start of their career will last longer in a position they are recruited for than a more seasoned physician (or older physician). However, the perception and the reality don't often align when it comes to finding the best candidate for the job. Here's why: Doctors in the United States spend years and sometimes decades acquiring the necessary skills an...
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Why Your 'Employer Brand' Matters
Savvy candidates will evaluate company brands before applying to or accepting a job, much in the same way they evaluate consumer brands when shopping, said Amber Hyatt, SPHR and vice president of product marketing at HR software company SilkRoad . They'll be researching you as much as you research them, so make your website a strong tool for engaging talent. "It's imperative to have a well-designed career site to deliver a cohesive brand image that reflects the company mission, vis...
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PAs Turn 50
October 2018 will mark the 50th birthday of the Physician Assistant. This profession has undergone a lot of changes since its inception and has grown in popularity and scope. Today there are 115,500 certified PA's in America with continued expansion of the profession occurring worldwide The Physician Assistant profession has changed considerably since its inception. Although it may have begun with a class of 4 male Corpsman, it is now a predominately female profession with 67% of PA's i...
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