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What Do Recruiters Look For In a Physician Leader? with Paul Esselman – 041

2021-03-21T09:38:08-05:00

I’ve always wanted to learn what healthcare CEOs and recruiters are looking for in candidates. So, I searched for a recruiter who has interviewed and placed hundreds of physician leaders. For this interview, I found an expert at a firm that’s focused on recruiting physician managers, directors and executives for hospitals, medical groups, health systems and managed care companies. In the future, I hope to talk to someone who is focused on other fields, such as utilization management firms [...]

What Do Recruiters Look For In a Physician Leader? with Paul Esselman – 0412021-03-21T09:38:08-05:00

Follow These 8 Steps to a Career in Quality Improvement – 027

2021-03-20T19:43:19-05:00

In this episode, I respond to a listener's question about pursuing a career in quality improvement. Her ultimate goal is to become a chief medical officer for a health system. I list the tactics I would use to achieve that career goal. Free Career Transition Guide Before I jump into today’s content, I need to tell you about a new “how-to-guide” I’ve written. It’s a 24-page manual, complete with checklists for 5 nonclinical careers. It outlines the steps [...]

Follow These 8 Steps to a Career in Quality Improvement – 0272021-03-20T19:43:19-05:00

My Greatest Shortcoming as a Senior Hospital Leader

2017-07-20T08:39:22-05:00

As I think back to my early experiences as a hospital executive, I recall a fairly steep learning curve. The AAPL management courses I attended helped. But it wasn't until I saw the principles taught in those courses applied in the real world that they started to sink in. And that's also when I began to see my greatest shortcoming as a leader. Most financial, human resource and management concepts eventually became second-hand. With mentoring and experience, I became comfortable [...]

My Greatest Shortcoming as a Senior Hospital Leader2017-07-20T08:39:22-05:00

Why the Hospital Pharmacy Director Should Report to the Senior Physician Executive

2017-02-06T13:21:12-06:00

Each hospital CEO must determine which departments should logically report to each senior executive. Historically, the vice president for medical affairs or chief medical officer was hired to address the medical staff and its governance, continuing medical education and quality improvement. But there is another department head that should report to the senior physician executive of a hospital: the hospital pharmacy director.   Pharmacy Medication administration is one of the most important functions of a hospital. Safe, effective and [...]

Why the Hospital Pharmacy Director Should Report to the Senior Physician Executive2017-02-06T13:21:12-06:00

Tactics to Cultivate Direct Reports

2016-09-15T04:30:19-05:00

In the last post, I talked about the Five Intentions I believe every physician executive should have for their direct reports. The intentions are to: Inform Assist Mentor Maintain accountability Evaluate In Part 2, I want to provide some specific actions that can be taken to fulfill those intentions and cultivate your direct reports. […]

Tactics to Cultivate Direct Reports2016-09-15T04:30:19-05:00

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