When you are a physician recruiter it can be difficult to find someone to fit the exact needs of the role.  It’s not like other industries where you can afford to make a mistake – you need to make sure that you hire correctly.  We have put together a list of some of the top things that you need to look for when hiring a healthcare professional.

The Right Qualifications

This is the bare minimum you need to take care of as a physician recruiter.  You need to make sure that the person you are employing have all of the correct qualifications for the role.  You can do some background checks to cross-check this information and make sure that everything you need is in place.

Attention to Detail

Any healthcare professional needs to be thorough in their jobs.  Any mistake they make could potentially have devastating life changing consequences.  When you are evaluating any potential candidates, you need to assess these skills and be confident that they are able to pay close attention to detail to their patients and evaluate whether or not there may be any reason they could be in discomfort or need to come back for further treatment.

They Need to be Knowledgeable in their Field

Of course, qualifications are incredibly important, but when it comes to relationships with patients – they tend to value knowledge and experience over qualifications.  The questions they are more likely to ask are how many patients the physician has treated, what hospitals they have worked in, rather than what school they went to.


Any healthcare provider needs to be empathetic.  When treating patients – it’s essential that a physician can relate to a patients’ feelings.  When a healthcare professional can respond empathetically to a patient, they are much more likely to respond to treatment and get the desired results.  It makes the patient much happy and more likely to stay on any treatment prescribed.

Passion is Essential

We all need to be passionate when it comes to our jobs, but especially when it comes to healthcare.  When a patient sees that a physician is truly passionate about their jobs and helping others – it allows for better patient relationships to be formed.  Some people say that a job in the healthcare industry is a “calling” – and it takes someone with a certain level of passion and commitment to do this.

They Need to be Professional

Professional can mean a lot of things, but in healthcare – it usually means that the physician is capable of putting the patient needs over their own.  It’s important that patients feel that their physician is being forthright and honest in the facts, but in a professional manner.  This is one of the things that can make any potential candidate stand out amongst others.

If you are looking to recruit a new physician for your organisation, these are some of the qualities that you should be looking for.

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