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Hospitalist recruitment and retention [electronic resource] : building a hospital medicine program /
Kenneth G. Simone.
imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.
description
xiii, 209 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0470460784 (pbk.), 9780470460788 (pbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.
isbn
0470460784 (pbk.)
9780470460788 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Physician supply and demand -- The hospitalist marketplace -- The role of the hospitalist -- The hospitalist recruitment pool -- Challenges recruiting hospitalists -- Incentive plans -- National recruitment initiatives -- Retention initiatives -- Putting it all together : the site visit and interview -- The contract -- Practice management strategies -- Targeting program leadership -- Concluding thoughts.
catalogue key
7948500
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kenneth G. Simone, DO, FHM, is a board-certified family physician, Fellow of Hospital Medicine, and the founder and President of Hospitalist and Practice Solutions, a consulting company that develops, restructures, and redesigns hospitalist programs. Dr. Simone founded the first hospitalist program in Maine and served as its administrative director for ten years. In addition, he has developed and rebuilt numerous hospitalist programs nationwide. He is currently Chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine's Chapter Support Committee and a board member of the University of New England.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"For the target audience I have little doubt this would be an invaluable reference and training guide. For the UK OH professional it presents another but complimentary view of the challenges in the medical employment market and a useful guide to the many facets of a successful recruitment exercise". (Occupational Medicine Book Review, 1 November 2010)
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Summaries
Main Description
The Right Way to Build and Sustain a Successful Hospital Medicine Program This first complete treatment of hospitalist recruitment and retention gives you all the tools and guidance needed to build a new hospital medicine program for your hospital. Moreover, it shows you how to reinvigorate and maintain an established hospitalist program, enabling your hospital to fully benefit from the improved clinical outcomes that a hospitalist approach can offer. All the key elements for building and maintaining an effective hospitalist program are covered, including: Developing a recruitment plan that attracts the right people and clearly sets forth expectations Hiring the best people to meet organizational objectives Implementing an effective retention plan that keeps high-quality staff motivated and committed to excellence Based on the author's extensive experience in both clinical practice and professional consultation with new and established hospital medicine programs, the book covers such critical topics as: Significance of current trends in hospital medicine Key factors in successful hospitalist recruitment and retention Role of the hospitalist in recruitment, retention, and stabilization of physicians in their communities Recruitment and retention of physicians in all specialties is a national challenge, and it is expected to become even more difficult due to an impending physician shortage. As more and more healthcare organizations come to understand and embrace the hospitalist movement, this book will prove essential in recruiting and retaining the staff they need to implement and sustain an effective hospitalist program.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Providing comprehensive coverage on hospitalist recruitment and retention, this resource discusses how to build a new hospital medicine practice and effectively reinvigorate and maintain an established practice.
Main Description
The first comprehensive treatment of hospitalist recruitment and retention, this resource discusses how to build a new hospital medicine practice and effectively reinvigorate and maintain an established practice. The coverage thoroughly analyzes current trends in hospital medicine, and discusses the role of the hospitalist in recruitment, retention, and stabilization of physicians in their local communities. The text also offers professional tools developed over years of clinical practice and professional consultation with more than two dozen hospital medicine programs. Given the impending shortage of physicians in the healthcare industry, this text is especially timely.
Long Description
The Right Way to Build and Sustain a Successful Hospital Medicine ProgramThis first complete treatment of hospitalist recruitment and retention gives you all the tools and guidance needed to build a new hospital medicine program for your hospital. Moreover, it shows you how to reinvigorate and maintain an established hospitalist program, enabling your hospital to fully benefit from the improved clinical outcomes that a hospitalist approach can offer. All the key elements for building and maintaining an effective hospitalist program are covered, including:Developing a recruitment plan that attracts the right people and clearly sets forth expectationsHiring the best people to meet organizational objectivesImplementing an effective retention plan that keeps high-quality staff motivated and committed to excellenceBased on the author's extensive experience in both clinical practice and professional consultation with new and established hospital medicine programs, the book covers such critical topics as:Significance of current trends in hospital medicineKey factors in successful hospitalist recruitment and retentionRole of the hospitalist in recruitment, retention, and stabilization of physicians in their communitiesRecruitment and retention of physicians in all specialties is a national challenge, and it is expected to become even more difficult due to an impending physician shortage. As more and more healthcare organizations come to understand and embrace the hospitalist movement, this book will prove essential in recruiting and retaining the staff they need to implement and sustain an effective hospitalist program.
Long Description
The Right Way to Build and Sustain a Successful Hospital Medicine Program This first complete treatment of hospitalist recruitment and retention gives you all the tools and guidance needed to build a new hospital medicine program for your hospital. Moreover, it shows you how to reinvigorate and maintain an established hospitalist program, enabling your hospital to fully benefit from the improved clinical outcomes that a hospitalist approach can offer. All the key elements for building and maintaining an effective hospitalist program are covered, including: Developing a recruitment plan that attracts the right people and clearly sets forth expectations Hiring the best people to meet organizational objectives Implementing an effective retention plan that keeps high-quality staff motivated and committed to excellence Based on the authors extensive experience in both clinical practice and professional consultation with new and established hospital medicine programs, the book covers such critical topics as: Significance of current trends in hospital medicine Key factors in successful hospitalist recruitment and retention Role of the hospitalist in recruitment, retention, and stabilization of physicians in their communities Recruitment and retention of physicians in all specialties is a national challenge, and it is expected to become even more difficult due to an impending physician shortage. As more and more healthcare organizations come to understand and embrace the hospitalist movement, this book will prove essential in recruiting and retaining the staff they need to implement and sustain an effective hospitalist program.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
Physician Supply and Demandp. 1
The Aging Medical Workforcep. 1
The Growing and Aging Populationp. 2
Decreased Medical School Matriculationp. 4
The Changing Demographics of Medicinep. 4
The Cost of Medical School and the Graduate Debt Burdenp. 6
The Changing Role of the Specialistp. 8
The Changing Scope of Primary Carep. 9
The Availability and Accessibility of Training Programsp. 11
Technological Advancesp. 11
The Increasing Regulatory Responsibilities Placed on Physiciansp. 12
Rising Practice Expenses and Diminishing Returns from the Insurance Industryp. 14
Utilization of Nonphysician Cliniciansp. 15
Government Policyp. 16
Generational Expectationsp. 18
The Hospitalist Marketplacep. 23
Age, Gender, and Years Employed as a Hospitalistp. 23
Hospitalist Educationp. 26
Hospitalist Practice Locationp. 27
Hospitalist Employment Model and Hospital Teaching Statusp. 29
Control/Hospital Governance of Affiliated Hospitalp. 31
Hospital Sizep. 31
Hospitalist Staffingp. 33
Coverage Schedule and Night Call Responsibilityp. 34
Hospitalist Program Growth and Turnoverp. 36
The Role of the Hospitalistp. 37
Hospitalist Program Patient Type and Encounter Typep. 38
Hospitalist Time Spent on Nonclinical Activitiesp. 40
Leader Time Spent on Administrative Activitiesp. 41
Hospitalist Activities Based on Locationp. 42
The Hospitalist Recruitment Poolp. 45
Building Your Recruitment Networkp. 45
Identifying Your Candidate Poolp. 50
Challenges Recruiting Hospitalistsp. 57
Physician Compensationp. 57
Practice Modelp. 61
Work and Call Schedulep. 64
Daily Workloadp. 65
Added-Value Benefitsp. 66
Medical Staff Supportp. 66
Hospital Culture and Systemsp. 66
Technologyp. 67
Specialty Providersp. 67
Referral Networkp. 68
Hospital Administrative Supportp. 69
Staff Stabilityp. 69
Community and Practice Culturep. 70
Incentive Plansp. 73
Incentive Plan Objectivesp. 73
Data Systemsp. 74
Metricsp. 74
Benchmarkingp. 79
Incentive Payoutp. 79
National Recruitment Initiativesp. 83
Trend in Hospitalist Salaryp. 84
Type of Incentives Offered for All Specialtiesp. 84
Relocation Pay, and Amount, for All Specialtiesp. 85
Signing Bonus, and Amount, for All Specialtiesp. 86
Amount of CME for All Specialtiesp. 86
Additional Benefitsp. 87
Hospital-Employed Job Opportunitiesp. 87
Assessment of Fair Market Value and Physician Compensationp. 89
Retention Initiativesp. 91
Defining Expectations and Finding the Appropriate Fitp. 93
Work-Life Balancep. 94
Integration of the Hospitalist Program and Hospitalist Physiciansp. 94
Support from the Clinical Director and Sponsoring Hospitalp. 94
Clinical and Operational Supportp. 95
Opportunities for Career Growth and Advancementp. 95
Financial Opportunitiesp. 96
Spousal/Significant Other and Family Integration Within the Communityp. 96
The Orientation Programp. 97
The Exit Interviewp. 100
Putting It All Together: The Site Visit and Interviewp. 103
The Contactp. 104
The Site Visitp. 107
The Recruitment Teamp. 114
Discussion Topicsp. 119
The Interviewp. 121
The Postvisit Phasep. 133
Hiring Protocolp. 134
The Contractp. 137
Employment Arrangementp. 137
Qualificationsp. 137
Standards of Servicep. 138
Physician Servicesp. 139
Duties and Responsibilities of the Employerp. 139
The Term of Employmentp. 139
Hours of Employmentp. 139
Compensationp. 140
Professional Liabilityp. 140
Employment Activities Outside the Practicep. 141
Restrictive Covenantsp. 141
Termination of Employmentp. 142
Patient Record Ownershipp. 143
Confidentialityp. 143
Financial Relationship Between Employer and Physicianp. 143
Practice Management Strategiesp. 145
The Hospitalist Budgetp. 145
Hospitalist Staffingp. 146
Program Policies and Proceduresp. 153
Practice Supportp. 154
Strategic Planningp. 155
Collaborative Systems of Carep. 157
Marketing the Programp. 165
Targeting Program Leadershipp. 167
Attributes of Effective Program Leadershipp. 167
Mentoring Potential Leadersp. 171
Leadership Versus Managementp. 173
Identifying and Recruiting an Effective Leaderp. 176
Practice Culture and Career Satisfactionp. 186
Concluding Thoughtsp. 193
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 201
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