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Job Description

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Physician Recruiting are to recruit and retain physicians in product lines, in an effort to impact volume and growth. The Director is responsible for implementing all areas of the recruitment, screening, interviewing, and hiring process. The Director must also be able to produce and maintain a budget for the department.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or a closely related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 3 years recruiting experience, with previous experience in recruitment of physicians or related healthcare professionals are required. Management and budgeting experience are required. Possessing a medical background with varied knowledge of physician specialties is preferred.

Core Competencies and Skills

Outstanding interpersonal skills including:

  • the ability to effectively communicate with persons throughout the organization and in the community
  • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians and understand the various specialties
  • Understand medical needs for the hospital
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to formulate and execute organizational strategies
  • Ability to develop and maintain a department budget


A Director of Physician Recruiting may earn in the range of $80,000 to $130,000. However, this figure varies depending on a number of variables including the size of the hospital and the region of the country in which the hospital is located. Directors of Physician Recruiting of smaller hospitals in more rural areas tend to earn less than their counterparts at large, urban hospitals.

Employment Outlook

The job market for Directors of Physician Recruiting is increasing as hospitals are employing more physicians and physician groups.

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