Rural Recruitment: My Favorite Type of Recruiting

Rural Physician Recruitment

There’s just something about recruiting to a small town that I absolutely enjoy. Often we’ll travel into an international airport, in a major city, and drive hours to our final destination. The city lights start to fade in the distance as you begin your decent into the great unknown. When Google doesn’t provide any answers, […]

The Challenges with Electronic Health Records (EHR’s)

The Challenge with EHRs

Advances in technology like Electronic Health Records (EHRs) (or some call EMRs) have changed the way the healthcare industry operates. In the years before EHRs, medical records were 100% paper-based documents. Although paper record-keeping is simple, widely accepted, and only requires a low cost for implementation, healthcare can be improved by the use of electronic […]

The Impact of Physician Vacancy

Impact of Physician Vacancy

Having a physician vacancy is no longer a viable option for healthcare organizations, yet many find themselves facing gaps in coverage and are paying the price. Turnover is an inevitable occurrence in the healthcare industry. At some point, all practices will lose a provider, affecting many aspects of the business including the patient base that your […]

Tips for a Smooth Credentialing Process

  There are a number of items that will make credentialing go much smoother, whether you are planning on going on a locum’s assignment or taking a permanent position. Take a look at the list below and brush up your documents folder before you apply next time for a smoother process for everyone: DEA for […]

Job Search Tips for Residents & Fellows

Can you believe it? You are almost there.  If you are a 2020 resident or fellow, all those years of training, sacrifice, 12+ hours days and sleepless nights are (hopefully for some of you) coming to an end! Now you face the next challenge in your professional life…. finding the right job. In todays, physician recruitment […]

Interstate Licensure for Locum Tenens

  As a doctor who is eager to embark on a locum tenens assignment or help patients, you likely don’t want to get bogged down in the time and red tape of medical licensure. Working in a new state will require more than just updating your CV and packing your suitcase. If you are interested […]

Community & Practice Profile

We were recently asked by a physician about what is a “community/practice profile” and why do we do this at Pacific Comapnies. The conducting of a community/practice profile is perhaps the single most important ingredient to our success as permanent physician recruiters.  We track our performance with each placement we make and year after year […]

Quantifying the Need of Additional Healthcare Staff

I am frequently asked by physicians, administrators and my colleagues on what is the best way to quantify the need for an additional physician. There is not a one size fits all when trying to determine the need for bringing on another physician. Many factors need to be considered and I will discuss a few […]

Why Recruiters May Not Disclose Opportunity Locations

  We were recently asked by a physician why recruiters generally don’t disclose the location of the jobs they represent. While I cannot speak for other recruiters I have worked for other recruiting firms in the past and I suspect the reasons are similar from one firm to the next. There are 3 or 4 […]

The Doc Lounge Podcast

The Pacific Companies Doc Lounge Podcast Pacific Companies hosts several new podcasts with healthcare providers and executives every month. Pacific Companies is no stranger to the healthcare industry. With over 20 years as one of the nation’s top physician recruitment firms, they are using their influence to connect with leaders and innovators to bring awareness […]

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