The demand for qualified clinicians is growing as the physician shortage becomes more of a reality. In addition, the senior population in the U.S. is expected to double, while many physicians, seniors themselves will contemplate retirement. It is probably of no surprise to most hospitals and groups of all sizes, that recruiting of qualified healthcare professionals is becoming more challenging with each passing year.
The cost of engaging in a comprehensive clinician search is also increasing exponentially. From time spent sourcing to screening and interviewing, an effective search often requires a full-time effort on the part of an already extremely busy practice. What are the challenges and costs of running a practice short-handed? Long days, provider fatigue, burnout, along with decreased revenue potential all should be considered when evaluating the true costs of a clinician search. The average time required for a successful search may be several months to years depending on specialty, location, and clinical criteria. Partnering with an experienced clinician search firm alleviates much of the stress recruitment can create.
West Chester Medical Staffing consultants have served as both direct care clinicians and as managers/ administrators over 50 plus years in healthcare. We understand the clinical issues of working short-handed along with the financial challenges this situation can present. Our policy of only engaging in a limited number of clinician searches, allows us to better understand and service the practice for which we care recruiting. Serving as your outsourced recruitment firm, we work closely with you to identify the most qualified candidates.