In this day and age where technology automates previously labor-intensive activities, there's no reason why facilities should have to pay to post their job openings. As hospitals and other medical groups increasingly utilize locum tenens doctors, it's just too expensive to have to pay $400 or more to advertise a single opportunity.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 29, 2009
The physician staffing shortage may be an ongoing problem for healthcare facilities, but one company aims to make that shortage a thing of the past.
Introducing PhysicianEmployment.org, the newest physician and mid-level provider job board online. This free physician employment community website, developed as a service to the healthcare staffing industry, was created by a leading healthcare job board developer in conjunction with one of the most respected physician recruiting and staffing experts in the country -- Chuck Harris, CEO of Harris Medical Associates in Atlanta, Georgia.
"The marriage of the latest in innovative technological development with physician and mid-level staffing expertise makes for a powerful combination in the design, features and functionality of PhysicianEmployment.org," according to Harris. "Furthermore, the goal of simplicity and ease of use for physicians, employers and recruitment agencies was of paramount importance in developing PhysicianEmployment.org."
The developer of PhysicianEmployment.org, Cory Kleinschmidt, previously created job boards for locum tenens (temporary) physicians, permanent contract physicians (in collaboration with Harris) and certified registered nurse anesthetists. All three became the leaders in their respective vertical segments within months.
Kleinschmidt is a nationally known expert on internet marketing and website development. He co-founded an influential internet marketing blog called Traffick.com in 1999 along with Andrew Goodman, widely recognized as the world's leading authority on Google marketing. Goodman and Kleinschmidt consult today for large companies around the world, including Canon, E-Trade and PayPal.
"We saw a market need for a truly open job board," says Harris. "There are others that come close to what we are doing, but there really aren't any other job boards quite like ours - totally free with no restrictions. Our basic feature set on PhysicianEmployment.org typically costs thousands of dollars on other job boards."
Kleinschmidt adds, "Another key differentiator is that PhysicianEmployment.org is the first 'Web 2.0' physician job board. It combines ease of use, splashy widescreen graphics with a pleasing design, a fun look and feel, as well as social media features that facilitate easier sharing of job opportunities among physicians."
The site takes a new approach to healthcare staffing boards, with the colorful, iconic character known as Dr. Jobs, MD, who serves as the site's resident doctor mascot.
"Dr. Jobs is a slightly silly, fun little guy who helps make the experience more enjoyable to our users," says Kleinschmidt. We plan to brand Dr. Jobs in some new, unpredictable ways."
Kleinschmidt and Harris have big aspirations for their new joint venture. "In the long term we see PhysicianEmployment.org evolving into a new kind of site, sort of a Facebook meets Craigslist," said Kleinschmidt. "We believe this board is the opening salvo in a battle that we think will transform the entire healthcare staffing business, not just physician staffing."
On the drawing board are similar free job boards specially designed for mid-level practitioners like physician assistants and nurse practitioners; in addition, the company plans to develop a job board specifically for nurses.
"We believe our unique approach to online staffing services will bring this old-fashioned business up to date, and help healthcare facilities reduce costs," said Harris. "In this day and age where technology automates previously labor-intensive activities, there's no reason why facilities should have to pay to post their job openings. As hospitals and other medical groups increasingly utilize locum tenens doctors, it's just too expensive to have to pay $400 or more to advertise a single opportunity."
PhysicianEmployment.org is free and open to all physicians, mid-levels, hospitals, physician groups, healthcare systems, HMOs and any other business that staffs physicians or mid-level practitioners.
While the core features of the site will be free until "kingdom come," says Kleinschmidt, the company is exploring ways to offer premium services to healthcare recruiters who want an extra advantage in finding physicians for their temporary and permanent staffing needs.
Founding sponsorship packages will be offered to "charter member" healthcare providers and staffing agencies. For more information on how to become a charter member, contact Chuck Harris at (800) 980-2385 or by e-mail at [email protected]
For inquiries related to marketing or partnership opportunities, contact Cory Kleinschmidt at ckleinschmidt(at)physicianemployment.org or (314) 266-7314.
To register and "scrub in" to PhysicianEmployment.org, visit http://www.physicianemployment.org