Tips for Hiring Right in Your Practice

Hiring the right people for your medical practice office staff can be challenging, but careful preparation for the interview and evaluation process helps. Follow these tips for successful hiring:

Create an accurate job description.

  • List the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job.
  • Place recruitment ads where your candidate pool will see them.
  • Develop a list of interview questions and a consistent interview process.
  • Make sure you understand the legal requirements of interviewing and hiring.
  • Let the candidate do most of the talking during the interview. Ask open-ended questions whose answers will reveal something about how the candidate will handle typical situations in your practice.
  • When evaluating candidates, put equal emphasis on skills, behavior, and cultural "fit."
  • Don't hire too quickly. Interview several qualified candidates before making a decision.
  • Conduct reference and background checks before making a job offer.
  • Orient and train your new employee - or you might find yourself having to go through this whole process again in a few weeks.

Need help making management-level hiring decisions with confidence? Call on TMA Practice Consulting to recruit and screen qualified candidates for practice manager/administrator that meet your specifications.

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