3 Secrets to Hiring the Best Hospital Staff
Finding top-notch doctors and other health care workers is often a challenge for hospitals. To attract that level of talent and stay within budget is almost impossible. And yet, many hospitals are accomplishing this goal and bringing up the reputation of the facility at the same time. What are their secrets?
1. Use Online Services
Several online recruiting services match employers with qualified candidates.
For hospitals that want to find the top choices, they look to services geared specifically towards the medical field. This ensures that recruiters fully understand what they are looking for and what skills and background is most important. In other words, they speak medical “lingo.”
Many of these services also allow hospital hiring staff to browse through profiles and select those who meet their criteria.
They can then create proposals and job offers that will appeal to the specific candidate. The result is that they might hire someone who would never have directly applied with the hospital.
2. Focus on Benefits
Back in 2010, the American Medical Association estimated that one in six doctors were affiliated with a hospital instead of managing a private practice. While they may not make as much money, it is obvious that hospitals can offer other lucrative benefits that mean even more than a high salary.
For example, doctors that work for hospitals may not have to manage their own billing, payments or claims processing. They like the streamlined process that allows them more time to treat patients and balance their work-home life.
Less than 100 doctors in the Raleigh, N.C. area are not associated with a hospital. These numbers are similar throughout the nation as more hospitals provide offers that are too good to pass up. It takes away the uncertainty that comes with a private practice and reduces a lot of the headaches that are part of the administrative process.
Hospitals can appeal to doctors by focusing on these benefits instead of mentioning salary. They can highlight other advantages such as the ability to work with the latest equipment or the opportunities for promotion, especially in smaller or rural hospitals.
Teaming up with hospitals helps reduce redundancy in testing and improves patient care. A hospital that shows it is already efficient and willing to invest in new technology will draw in medical providers with the same goals.
3. Know What Works
The key for these hospitals is to know what doctors want.
While they may not be able to compete with larger facilities on health care salaries,they can offer other benefits that attract top-notch medical providers.
Some hospitals are offering performance-based pay and bonuses that can translate into higher salaries without risking the budget of the hospital.
Small and rural hospitals may have to get creative with their budgets to hire the best doctors and health care providers.
By watching the trends and knowing what medical providers are looking for, they can appeal to the right personnel and ensure that quality professionals are part of their staff.
About the author: Joyce Morse is an author who writes on a variety of topics, including health care and finance.
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What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”