Within your hospital, you are going to need at least one hospitalist. This is the person that is going to be caring for people while they are hospitalized. If you are short on this position, your patients who are staying overnight may not be getting the level of care that they need or that they expect. This means that your hospital is going to drop dramatically in terms of quality.
The job search for a hospitalist can take two weeks or longer. This is because you have to advertise the job opening and wait for resumes to come in. You cannot begin reading the resumes right away because you want to get plenty in and give everyone the opportunity to apply. Not only will you have external resumes but you will also have internal resumes for people who are looking to move up within the hospital.
Since the healthcare industry is growing, more and more people are studying in school to become a hospitalist. As a result, you will have more and more people seeking jobs within the hospital. You could end up with 1000 resumes or more for a single job opening. This could take you days in order to reach the bottom of the pile. Even if you have advanced technologies such as an applicant tracking software program, it is going to take you a while to dig through all of the resumes and find qualified individuals.
Once you have the qualified individuals, you will need to conduct a preliminary interview to find out more about each person. You will need to find out what kind of experience they have as a hospitalist and what their personality is like. By sitting across from the applicant, you can get a good idea as to what their bedside manner is – and this is critical for the type of position that you are hiring for.
All said and done, the job search could take a minimum of two weeks – and this is if you have the time to dedicate solely to the job search. You probably cannot wait this long to fill a hospitalist position. The solution is to work with a job recruiter. Finding a job recruiter that specializes in healthcare will simplify the process so that you do not have to do the search on your own. All you have to do is supply the recruiter with the job description, tell them how much you want to pay for the position and then let them do their job.
Within a few days, the recruiter is going to supply you with several names and phone numbers. You will be able to call these individuals and schedule a final interview. You will also be able to see the resume and all of the details the recruiter has supplied for you – and each and every one will be qualified for the hospitalist position.
By allowing a recruiter to work within your hospital for recruiting purposes, you are able to fill the positions faster.