Hospitalist Recruitment and Retention

Hospitalist Recruitment and Retention

By Kenneth G. Simone

Wiley-Blackwell
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Book Description

The Right Way to Build and Sustain a Successful HospitalMedicine Program

This first complete treatment of hospitalist recruitment andretention gives you all the tools and guidance needed to build anew hospital medicine program for your hospital. Moreover, it showsyou how to reinvigorate and maintain an established hospitalistprogram, enabling your hospital to fully benefit from the improvedclinical outcomes that a hospitalist approach can offer. All thekey elements for building and maintaining an effective hospitalistprogram are covered, including:

  • Developing a recruitment plan that attracts the right people andclearly sets forth expectations

  • Hiring the best people to meet organizational objectives

  • Implementing an effective retention plan that keeps high-qualitystaff motivated and committed to excellence

Based on the author's extensive experience in both clinicalpractice and professional consultation with new and establishedhospital medicine programs, the book covers such critical topicsas:

  • Significance of current trends in hospital medicine

  • Key factors in successful hospitalist recruitment andretention

  • Role of the hospitalist in recruitment, retention, andstabilization of physicians in their communities

Recruitment and retention of physicians in all specialties is anational challenge, and it is expected to become even moredifficult due to an impending physician shortage. As more and morehealthcare organizations come to understand and embrace thehospitalist movement, this book will prove essential in recruitingand retaining the staff they need to implement and sustain aneffective hospitalist program.