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Physician Recruiter

  • Job ID: 122521012
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle
  • Department: Physician Recruitment
  • Location: 307 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17104
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.63 to $39.91 / hour


To maintain/increase the necessary compliment of medical specialists required to support the needs of the programs and services offered UPMC Pinnacle and affiliated practices.



  • Collaborates well with high level physicians, physician administrators and executives in the recruitment and selection process. Develops and maintains effective, professional relationships with potential sources of candidates including UPMC and local physicians, search agencies, and community leaders. Participate or lead in the on-boarding and orientation processes as well as retention initiatives.
  • Develops search plans for each targeted physician recruitment assignment. Solicits physician candidates for each recruitment opportunity. Networks to identify potential candidates. Tracks regional natives as potential candidates during their medical education process. Performs rigorous initial screening of candidates to determine if such persons meet strict requirements for targeted positions.  Presents qualified finalist candidates to practice or recruitment committees. Arranges and orchestrates all interview itineraries of selected candidates and spouse/significant other. Responsible for coaching each participant in every interview regarding the parameters of the position to project a positive image and to insure success of the placement. Assists groups in structuring and negotiating appropriate compensation and relocation packages. Arranges and coordinates all relocation activities for employed physician. Assists in spouse employment opportunities.
  • Responsible for the timely, cost-effective and successful placement of quality, qualified physicians for each project. Provides follow-up to new physicians at regular intervals to identify problems and address their concerns. Selectively provides recruitment services for regional affiliate health facilities and physician practice groups as necessary to maintain positive relations between such entities. Develop, maintain and adhere to annual operating budget. Ensure that proven, successful state of the art recruitment technology and techniques are used in the recruitment process. Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.



Qualifications - Internal

  • Bachelor's degree in a health related field.
  • 5 years of recruitment experience or applicable professional-level experience with proven ability to interact professionally, effectively and knowledgably with physician candidates and high level professionals.

Must possess excellent interview, sales, communication and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to plan, prioritize, organize and project workload. Requires the ability to analyze the current medical practices and specialties to determine the personality types that will be most effective with the groups and use this knowledge during the recruitment process.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal


  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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