Who We AreAs one of the nation’s largest in-houserecruitment departments, CHS Physician &Advanced Practitioner Recruitment &Retention is committed to recruiting,integrating and retaining quality physiciansand advanced practitioners for our entirenetwork of hospitals, practices and clinics.
What Services We ProvideOnboarding/IntegrationRetentionRecruitment
Recruitment: Our RoleBe your connection at any point during residencyConnection to physicians/practices offering rotationsConnect to open positionsSubmit CV for considerationPlan and assist with interviewsComplete the hiring process with physician integration team
How do I find a position?CHS In-House Recruiters– Employed by the healthsystem, hospital or clinic doingthe recruiting– Motivated to find physicianswho are likely to be a long-term successful fit for thehealth system– Live in the communities forwhich they are recruitingWARNING: Agency Recruiters/Search Firm– Charge a fee to the hospital when yousign a contract ($20,000 to $25,000+)– They get paid when you sign thecontract
Things to ConsiderHow do you decide?
Things to ConsiderWhat’s Your Timeline?• Start your job search early.• Residents typically begin jobsearching during final year.• Fellows typically begin jobsearching at least 12 monthsprior to training completion.Self Assessment• Based upon your personalityand practice interests: Whattype of group/practice fits best?• Single Specialty Group• Multi-Specialty Group with sub-specialists• Solo Practice• Academic Practice• Community Hospital
What’s Next?CV Preparation and ReviewInterviewing (What to expect, finding a good fit, etc.)Understanding Contracts/Contract NegotiationsPhysician Compensation Models
Curriculum Vitae1. Don’t hand-write anything on your CV2. Don’t include reference letters and other credentialing documents unlessrequested3. Don’t leave time gaps; it invites speculation4. Don’t include your SSN or a photo5. Don’t use lots of different fonts and colors6. Don’t forget to mention if you are BE or BC7. Don’t exclude your visa status information8. Don’t omit your contact info (address, email, phone)9. Don’t forget to tailor your objective to the specific position you’re applyingto10. Don’t forget to spell check!
Cover Letter• Explain interest in the geographic location of the opportunity• Limit to one page, two at the most• Tailor to each job opening• Don’t write “Dear Sir” or “To Whom It May Concern”
Interview ProcessPhone Interview• Will make or break an invitation for an on-site interview• Use a phone line with a good connection• Do your homework• Prepare a list of questions• Check out the website• Remember…they can’t see your face• Be enthusiastic and sincere• Be aware of the tone of your voice
Interview ProcessSite Visit• First Impressions: You only get one!• Dress appropriately and conservatively• Firm handshake• Maintain eye contact• Don’t be late• Discuss if guests are allowed to accompany you• Come prepared with a list of questions• Don’t assume – always ask for clarification
Closing the Deal• Use your relationship with your recruiter/key contact person• Don’t be pressured to make a decision before you are ready• Don’t start negotiating until you’re ready to accept an offer– Understand what is negotiable• Give them your wish list in its entirety– Don’t keep coming back with additional requests• Make sure your wants are reasonable and doable
• Compensation Package– Salary– Productivity Bonus– Signing Bonus– Malpractice Insurance• Benefits– Paid Time Off– Health & Welfare, Disability Insurance• Retirement Package– Pension, 401 (k), 403 (b), 457 (b)• Allowances– Professional Expense/CME Account, Relocation, House HuntingClosing the Deal
Benefits of Staying With CHSTime in residency/fellowship is counted towards years of service (401k andinsurance)No relocation cost (or if relocating to regional area, assistance is provided)Personalized onboarding/integration process and supportRetention services specifically designed to enhance your work/life balance
Retention ServicesPhysician ConciergeServiceVendor Referrals &Community InformationAppointment SchedulingTravel ResearchEntertainmentArrangementsPhysician Appreciation &RecognitionOur State Gift SubscriptionCarolina Living MagazineTicket DrawingsPSG Help LineProvide SystemInformation/ResourcesQuestion/ProblemResolutionAvailable to all physicians(as well as APs in NewHanover)Spouse/Sig. OtherEmployment AssistancePartnership with CHSHuman ResourcesPartnership with CharlotteChamber MembersCharlotte Chamber JobSeeker Package Discount
Remember…We are here to be a resource for all of yourrecruitment needs!Carolinas HealthCare SystemPhysician & Advanced PractitionerRecruitment & Retention(704) firstname.lastname@example.org