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Join Us at the Illinois Staff Physician Recruiters (ISPR) Conference

We’re attending the 2016 Midwest Recruiter Conference and Physician Job Fair Dec. 7-9 in Chicago, and we’d love to have you join us! Sponsored by Illinois Staff Physician Recruiters (ISPR), this event connects area recruiters and physicians looking for new opportunities.

Weatherby Healthcare business development representative Jill Marmo will be attending the conference, and you can enter to win an Amazon Echo at our booth.

2016 Midwest Recruiter Conference/Physician Job Fair

When: Dec. 7-9, 2016
Where: Westin River North in Chicago, Ill.

Register to attend

Won’t be in town during the conference? Like the ISPR Facebook page to get details about the event, and follow us on Twitter (@WeatherbyHealth) for photos and announcements about our Amazon Echo giveaway.

Check out a few of our resources for physician recruiters below!

winter gatheringExpressing Gratitude to Physicians You Work With

The holiday season is typically a time for family and friends. Many doctors choose to visit relatives, host and attend parties, and enjoy family vacations.

Since healthcare providers can’t just close up shop until January, dedicated physicians step up to accept locum tenens jobs and make sure patient care is never compromised.

But being away from home during the holidays can be challenging, even for seasoned locum tenens providers. This is the time of year when a kind word or small gesture can make a big difference. Here are seven ways to remind them you care:

1. Give the gift of local entertainment

It can sometimes be difficult to fill the off-hours in a new town where you don’t know anyone. This is especially true during the holidays, when it may feel like everyone else is surrounding by loved ones. Giving your locum tenens physicians a gift card to, say, a local restaurant or movie theater may be just the incentive they need to step out on the town.

2. Send a handwritten holiday card

In this age of electronic correspondence—Facebook, Instagram, email, text, etc.—receiving a handwritten card is often an unexpected and much-appreciated gesture. Taking a few minutes to write out your appreciation for your providers’ services can have a lasting positive effect.

Read five more ways to show your physicians appreciation in How to Show Locum Tenens Physicians You Appreciate Them.

Business interviewTips for Hiring a New Doctor

The physician recruitment process can be a very prolonged and involved experience. Attention to details, however, is vital to finding clinicians who will offer patients quality care and who will be comfortable in the workplace.

These suggestions can simplify the hiring process:

Run an internet search

Reviewing a CV or résumé can only reveal so much about a person. It doesn’t convey communication styles, patient and staff interactions, or whether anyone filed complaints or actions against the doctor. Doing an online search of the candidate, however, can begin to paint a picture of these medical career aspects. Start with physician review sites, such as Healthgrades.com or Vitals.com. Note: Some industry analysts caution against giving comments on websites too much weight.

Use video interviews

Flying in out-of-town candidates sometimes just isn’t feasible, including locum tenens providers. As a substitute, telephone interviews have been the norm. While these conversations give participants a chance to speak, they don’t provide nonverbal cues like an in-person interview. Video calls, however, are the next best thing. They allow for face-to-face interactions, and apps on phones, tablets, and computers mean an ever-growing number of people have access to these programs.

Get more ideas in our post 5 Tips for Hiring a New Physician.

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Lindsay Wilcox is a healthcare writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional writing experience. When she's not circling typos, she's enjoying fish tacos and hanging out with her family.

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