Doctor taking notesTimes have changed when it comes to a physician’s preference, especially in the environment they choose to work in. Based on a report published by Medscape, 70% of physicians aged below 40 prefer an employed environment. Meanwhile, doctors aged over 40 choose to have their private practice.

When looking for physician recruitment companies, Emergency Staffing Solutions reminds that it’s best to determine what qualities to look for beforehand. This way, you can find the best possible candidate for the job:

They should be highly recommended

Look at the professional recommendations. Go through the applicant’s references and double check whether their former peers and superiors highly recommend them for the job.

They should be prepared for EHR

Even if your medical facility is willing to train new doctors on electronic health records (EHRs), it’s still better to hire a physician who already has a deeper knowledge of the software you use. Otherwise, find someone who’s open to learning the software without complaints.

They can easily adapt

Change is constant, even with healthcare. Hire a candidate who’s open to new developments and are willing to adjust to new policies, patient volumes, systems, and other factors.

They can openly communicate, listen, and care

As a recruiter, you most likely have your own set of must-have skills and characteristics when looking for candidates. Experts noted that these should always include communication. Find a doctor who’s willing to listen and communicate with patients openly.

They are willing to share ideas

Like any other medical facility, having a doctor as an addition to the team is ideal. Although, this doesn’t mean that they should make changes immediately. Search for a candidate who’s innovative and driven. They’re the ones who will be able to improve processes and encourage the team at the same time.

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Ideally, you need to find a “rock star.” Someone who has a good practice history, a nice personality, and great customer service skills. They’re not that difficult to find if you know where to start.