Healthcare recruiting numbers are hard to come by. Private healthcare recruiting companies don’t disclose them and the public ones bury them in piles of financial data.
Healthcare Support Staffing released yesterday that they helped plant 502 trees in February, one for each healthcare placement they made in February.
Good month. Must be a huge conglomerate, right?
No, go to their website and you learn that they have a total of 29 recruiters and one location. HHS does staffing and recruiting so a higher number of placements should be expected.
Still this should give you an idea as to what a Recruit with ZEAL Owner can do starting out with ten Recruiters after our March 24-25 training session next weekend.
It did a great job of explaining some core characteristics of healthcare hiring right now:
Hiring was strong in recession and is not expected to change.
US Bureau of labor statistics predicts upward of 3 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018. “Even when the economy slowed down, people kept hiring physicians,” says Tommy Bohannon, a vice president at Merritt Hawkins, a Dallas-based physician recruiting firm. “I do not see it changing.”
There are openings at every level, from home health aide and medical technician to highly specialized physician. But primary care practitioners are particularly hot.
The shift toward physician specialties has created demand for primary care docs, hospitalists and nurse practitioners:
Not surprisingly, given the shortage of primary care docs, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are enjoying a seller’s market, too. These providers increasingly are seeing and treating more patients themselves and are taking on traditional physician duties such as writing prescriptions.
And nurse practitioners cost an employer about half what internists do; their average pay now runs around $99,000. They also tend to be pros at coordinating patient care to avoid mistakes and gaps in treatment, a cornerstone of health reform.
There is a seismic shift towards employment among physicians instead of private practice.
But a significant shift in career paths, from independence to on-staff employment, is unfolding as health systems struggle to contain costs and private practice physicians grow increasingly overwhelmed.
Some 56 percent of Merritt Hawkins (a Dallas physician recruiting firm) physician search assignments are for employee positions, up from 11 percent in 2004.
“Advocate HealthCare, a multi-hospital system in Oak Brook, Ill., has recently hired more than 60 care managers, many of them nurse practitioners. And “we could hire 60 nurse practitioners within the year,” says spokeswoman Stephanie Johnson. As doctors leave, some will be replaced with nurse practitioners, she predicts. “Strategically, that’s where we are going.”
So, can you put one and one together?
Healthcare recruiting is real. Demand is real and placements are being made.
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