Sr Physician Recruiter

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 169299-1A
Date Posted: Dec 28, 2021
Category: Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Shared Services, our team uses a coordinated approach to delivering administrative and operational services across Lahey. Our Shared Services colleagues leverage resources across the organization to ensure we provide high-quality, high-value care to the communities we proudly serve.  The Shared Services team includes colleagues who focus on business and network development, legal services, facilities and real estate, human resources, information technology, finance, philanthropy and marketing and communications.


About the Job

The position is responsible for leading assigned searches and providing the hiring department/service/organization with high quality physicians. The position advises and collaborates with senior management regarding all aspects of physician recruitment. The Physician Recruiter will develop and manage sourcing strategies and create a solid recruitment process to bring physicians into the organization in an effective and efficient manner.  This position will be an extension of hospital leadership, the medical staff, hospital affiliated group practices and the Human Resources team. The physician recruiter will be a highly visible and accessible to his or her specific areas of responsibility.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Establishes her/himself as a business partner with leadership for assigned departments
  • Provides ongoing communication and involvement with assigned departments related to planning and implementation of the physician recruitment process.
  • Manages the full cycle recruitment process to include sourcing, recruitment and hiring efficiently and effectively
  • Represents and promotes the organization both positively and professionally
  • Involves and communicates with other internal and external teams to ensure a smooth process
  • Ensures a smooth transition from recruitment to new hire status by making a clean hand off to the on-boarding team


  • Create sourcing plans and budget with timelines and stakeholder accountabilities to address short and long term recruitment needs.  

  • Develop effective recruitment strategies/campaigns for assigned searches.  

  • Keep data current on all openings and potential candidates using software/database to maintain current information.

  • Create practice opportunity descriptions for open positions through information gathering efforts with the internal team and market intelligence for that physician specialty area.  

  • Use of direct marketing, advertising, cold calling leads, and outbound email solicitation is targeted and achieves measurable results.

  • Attend appropriate career fairs, trade shows, and specialty meetings to create visibility for the organization and the openings.

Recruitment Management

  • Implement processes to ensure timely communication and handling of all candidates from application to offer.

  • Establish each position’s professional and cultural criteria to ensure the best fit for the position and organization.

  • Oversee the scheduling of on-site interviews, facilitate tours and meet-and-greet opportunities for candidate and spouse/partner.

  • Manage the offer process to a successful outcome.

  • Provide information and market research as needed to create market competitive offers.

  • Assure that references checks are complete when conducted by department directors or Chairs.

  • Monitor the offer process to ensure timeliness of responses and close rates.

Internal and External Integration

  • Effectively collaborates with all parties, internally and externally, that lead to a successful recruitment.

  • Work with respective practice and clinical services to determine the open position’s responsibilities and expectations and to set criteria for the ideal candidate.

  • Work with Human Resources to adhere to all policies and support the integrity and requirements of the employment process.

  • Work with the marketing and communications function for the development of recruitment materials and advertising.

  • Work collaboratively with the Medical Staff Office and be knowledgeable of the credentialing process and requirements.

  • Involve critical stakeholders in greeting, touring and interviewing potential candidates.

  • At the conclusion of all successful hires, provide the onboarding team with all pertinent information. Follow up with the candidate once they have arrived to ensure all gatherings are being met, organizational promises made have been delivered upon, and the transition is going smoothly.

Ongoing Development

  • Actively pursues learning and self-development as needed to more effectively perform responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in outside conferences and professional organizations to stay abreast of changing rules and regulations related to recruitment activities.

  • Seek out information on trends and industry changes that effect recruitment efforts.

  • Participate in efforts that contribute to the development of the organization, physician recruitment function and strategy.  

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in business, healthcare administration, or public health administration from an accredited college or university; other health care equivalent experience will be considered

Licensure, Certification & Registration:


  • Requires a minimum of three (3) years of progressive healthcare experience, including previous provider recruitment experience.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Experience with physician practices, hospital services, operations, and recruitment practices. Understands the practice of medicine including physician training, credentialing requirements and other economic and clinical influences


About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.