St. Louis, MO, October 16, 2014 — Experts predict the nationwide physician shortage will continue to worsen, as health care reform and an aging population creates a demand for doctors that far exceeds the supply.
According to the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, physician openings take an average of 204 days to fill. Because physicians are the primary revenue drivers for healthcare organizations, each physician vacancy represents hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Healthcare organizations are trying to stay on top of the anticipated physician shortage by partnering with PracticeLink.
Recruiters’ role in healthcare
“In-house physician recruiters play a critical role in healthcare. Without recruiters, organizations can’t get the providers they need, and without providers, patients can’t be seen,” said Ken Allman, CEO of PracticeLink.
PracticeLink aims to connect providers with recruiters on October 22 at a physician Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair. The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Chase Park Plaza. Unique to the job fair is a workshop that details the job-search steps physicians need to take. The Career Advancement Workshop starts at 6:30. Job-seeking physicians and advanced practitioners in training or practice are all invited to attend.
PracticeLink is the most widely used online physician job bank. More than 20,000 physicians and advanced practitioners register with PracticeLink.com each year in their search for a new job, and thousands more search the job bank confidentially when looking for a new practice. More than 1,000 recruiters representing more than 5,000 healthcare facilities nationwide use PracticeLink to recruit physicians and other healthcare providers.
PracticeLink is headquartered in Hinton, WV, and also has offices in St. Louis and Louisville, KY