In 2016, roughly 48,000 physicians did locum tenens work. That’s up from 44,000 in 2014, and 26,000 in 2002, per Staff Care’s annual survey. The survey also revealed that 94% of healthcare facility managers used locum tenens physicians during the last 12 months. Locum tenens physicians were mainly used to fill in until permanent doctors were found in certain specialties or to address staff turnover.
Staff Care annual survey,
top specialties in high demand for locums work
We recently announced that 70% of U.S. physicians have joined the Doximity network. That’s more than 800,000 licensed medical professionals who are using Doximity to connect, collaborate, and collectively provide better care for their patients!
Because Doximity Talent Finder is the platform that enables social physician recruiting on this massive network – the largest one in the country – it's changing the way physician recruitment is done, too.
70 percent of the nation's physicians,
Doximity physician members,
Many physicians depend heavily on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) to provide care within their practice. In fact, these clinicians now play some of the most crucial roles in the healthcare space.
Recruiting NPs and PAs,
Each year, Medical Economics publishes a list of the Top 10 Challenges Facing Physicians for the year and how to overcome them. Topping their list for 2017 are MACRA, prior authorizations, and negotiating with payers. Staying motivated to practice medicine came in at number four. That’s a challenge we write about frequently in the physician recruitment realm.
Category 1 CME,
Free fax and digital signature,
Tips for overcoming challenges,
Challenges facing physicians,
How Doximity can help physicians
Physicians bring a lot of skills and talents to the table. Some come from education or experience, some are innate, and many come from their life outside of work.
It’s one thing to ask for feedback from a physician you’ve worked with; most doctors have a good story or two to tell and in a recruiting scenario those stories can turn into powerful testimonials that supercharge your physician recruitment game. But are you reaching out to the physicians you’ve worked with for referrals?
Happy New Year! Now that we’re all settling into 2017 we thought we’d take a quick look back at a few things that shaped Doximity and Talent Finder last year and also highlight some of the most read articles by physician recruiters.
Doximity dialer app,
best app for physician recruiters,
most read articles,
fastest growing company in SF bay area,
Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™
It’s no secret that many U.S. doctors are feeling disillusioned. There's nothing greater than helping human beings, but over the last decade the system has shifted profoundly. Doctors say excessive paperwork keeps them from spending enough time with patients, the patient relationship has been undermined, and they want meaning beyond the long arm of insurers and bureaucrats.
opportunities with purpose,
positioning your mission and values
Chances are you’re reading this article on a smartphone or tablet. Do you know the average U.S. consumer owns 7.2 Internet-connected devices? Everyone is mobile these days, and physicians are no exception. In fact, when it comes to new technology updates, physicians are often at the top of the curve. Take the new Apple iPhone: Physicians adopted the iPhone 7 faster than the rest of the population!
Doximity Talent Finder App,
making your recruitment mobile,
mobile health technology,
It’s your job to get candidates to sell you on why they’re the right physician for the job.
When you’re working with a candidate who really wants the job (whether it’s for professional or economic reasons), you’re in the buyer’s seat. The candidates will sell themselves to you as the right person for the position. Recruiting is definitely selling, but recruiting expert Lou Adler (CEO of the Adler Group) says the process is far more effective when recruiters play the buyer. You can read the full article by Adler on Inc.com 4 Ways to Get Job Candidates to Sell You (you can also subscribe to the full Adler Group article library here), but we’ve included a quick synopsis of how Adler’s “staying the buyer” process works here.
physician recruitment tips,
getting the candidate to sell you,