Advice on hiring for physician practices
■ Connected coverage - selected articles on trends, challenges and controversies in the changing world of medicine
Posted June 25, 2012
Physician practices are expected to be very busy hiring staff. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number of people working in physician offices is expected to grow 32.7% over a decade, from 2,315,800 in 2010 to 3,073,600 in 2020.
American Medical News has addressed many facets of practice hiring, with experts and other practices offering practical advice on making sure the people who are hired work out as well as physicians hope they will.
The success, or failure, of a new hire might come down not to technical skills or previous experience, but to something less tangible — how that person's personality and professional style fit into your practice. Read more
More businesses are including credit reports in employee background checks as a way to get more information on a candidate, particularly whether the hire has a personal financial history that could signal potential for embezzlement or productivity problems. But for a practice, running a credit report might not be a good idea, and in some cases it might not even be legal. Read more
Often, there is one question a physician practice doesn't ask itself when hiring a nurse practitioner or physician assistant — a seemingly simple question that, if not asked, could result in that hire not meeting the goals of the practice. Read more