Physician Executive Search

Successful Physician Executive Search Begins with Strong Candidate Acquisition. Our Process Is Unrivaled. Our Results Are Unmatchable.

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Today’s Healthcare Landscape Is Increasingly Complex — So Is Physician Executive Recruitment.

As the demand for experienced physician executives has grown, Jackson Physician Search has led the way for more than 40 years in matching leading healthcare organizations with the nation’s top physician executives. Finding the best candidate for the role rather than the best candidate who applies requires access to an extensive network of physicians and physician executives.

Jackson Physician Search enjoys unrivaled access to physicians through our opted-in engaged database and a broad network of job boards, including Doximity. More than 80% of physicians and physician executives are active on Doximity — making it the undisputed best source for candidate acquisition — and Jackson Physician Search is the only recruitment firm to provide every recruiter with a license.

Physician Executives Were Doctors Before They Became Executives. We Speak Their Language.

The ability to source a broad pool of well-qualified candidates is essential to every search. However, recruiting healthcare executives is very different from recruiting physician executives. Each brings a unique perspective driven by past work experiences to the business of healthcare, which impacts everything from their approach to patient care to their ability to effectively lead teams and facilitate change.

After more than 10,000 physician placements, no other recruitment firm better understands a physician’s motivation to pursue leadership. This puts Jackson Physician Search in the best position to match your organization with a physician executive who shares your mission and values, and who will navigate a successful partnership between your clinical staff and administration.

Undisputed Leader in Candidate Acquisition Coupled with an Unparalleled Level of Client Service

When you engage Jackson Physician Search, our collaborative approach to physician executive recruitment combined with an unparalleled level of service from a dedicated, experienced recruiter ensures a streamlined search process based on your organization’s unique needs. From there, our “leave no stone unturned” executive sourcing model combined with the most modern personal and technical screening and interviewing methods will result in a leader who is not only capable of exceeding the objectives of the role but who is also an outstanding ambassador for your organization.

A Streamlined Approach to Physician Executive Recruitment

Jackson Physician Search pioneered many of the sourcing and recruitment processes that have become standard in the industry today. However, as the physician shortage continues to grow – making it more difficult than ever for healthcare organizations to succeed in a competitive hiring market – we continue to innovate. By leveraging the rapid acceleration of technology and presenting physician executive candidates who fit your culture and have the leadership depth to drive operational strategy, we’ve proven that the recruitment cycle can be significantly shortened.

Physician Executives Are in High Demand but Short in Supply.

From Directors to Vice Presidents to Chiefs and CEOs, when your healthcare organization needs to fill a high-profile physician executive position, you need a recruitment partner who has built strong relationships with physicians throughout their careers rather than at just a point in time.

Doximity is the “LinkedIn” for Physician Executives. We Are the Only Firm to License 100% of Our Recruiters.

More than 80% of all physicians and physician executives have claimed their exclusive profile on Doximity, making it the single best source for candidate acquisition. Between Talent Finder, DocMails and a Job Board, this physician-only social network should be in every recruiter’s toolbox.

Doximity allows our recruiters to filter candidate searches by your specific parameters, resulting in a list of highly qualified, potential candidates who are reachable only through personalized DocMail messages. Not only do physician executives engage with DocMails at a much higher rate than traditional email, they are also exposed to an exclusive job board--one where job ads are clicked every 30 seconds.

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Doximity Awards “Hire of the Quarter” to Jackson Physician Search.

A major academic institution in the midwest had been trying to recruit a Family Medicine Department Chair for two years before coming to us for help.

By adapting the traditional "candidate slate" process to one that allowed well-qualified candidates to be considered immediately, our client successfully hired a physician executive in record time.

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Building an Effective Search Committee for Physician Leadership Recruitment

Building an Effective Search Committee for Physician Leadership Recruitment

Recruiting a physician leader to a healthcare organization or academic medical center is often fraught with a slow and inefficient recruitment process. When coupled with the worsening physician shortage— between 42,600 and 121,300 by 2032 according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)—losing quality candidates is a real risk.

Getting Ahead of Physician Turnover in Medical Practices Survey Results

Getting Ahead of Physician Turnover in Medical Practices Survey Results

The current epidemic of physician turnover largely can be attributed to a growing chasm between administrative leaders and physicians. The quantitative and qualitative research points to key areas in which clinical and administrative leaders in healthcare can share a common vision and foster long-lasting professional relationships in service of patients and the community.

Rural Physician Recruitment and Staffing Survey Results

Rural Physician Recruitment and Staffing Survey Results

We surveyed physicians currently working in urban, suburban, and rural settings to better understand their specific needs and wants in regard to choosing to practice in a rural location. The reality that 90% would consider rural practice if the conditions are well-aligned is welcomed news.

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Dirk Jansson, Director of Physician Executive Search

Dirk has more than nine years of healthcare and executive recruiting experience including C-suite positions, vice president roles, physician executives, and even physicians across 50 specialties. He considers himself a professional matchmaker and is passionate about connecting healthcare organizations with physician executives who are an excellent fit for the role. Dirk earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Belmont Abbey College.

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