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Staffing

Investment and engagement at every stage of employment is one of the most effective ways to elevate the performance of your HMG. These staffing resources follow the lifecycle of an employee, beginning with hiring the right candidate to building a workplace that will engage employees and cultivate their full potential.

Recuitment & Hiring

Finding and choosing right candidate among the many qualified applicants takes time and careful consideration. SHM’s Career Center matches jobs and job seekers and allows employers to create free accounts to find new talent.

Whether you’re a hospitalist looking for your next career move or a health system in search of your next big star, the SHM Career Center connects you with the career opportunities and talent you need.

 

10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Physician, NP, or PA

Interviewing can be stressful for both the interviewer and interviewee. SHM’s Practice Management Committee assembled 10 key questions that get to the heart of a candidate’s motivation to join your group and will help you reap the greatest benefit from your time.

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Onboarding

"Onboarding is essential for many important reasons, including but not limited to, provider retention, engagement and preparedness. It helps build and maintain culture within the HMG. Whether you have a well-funded onboarding program or not, you must develop and implement a structured onboarding process. Just because you don't have adequate funding for onboarding doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.”

– Hardik Vora, MD (Chair, Practice Management Committee 2019-2021)

A well-developed onboarding program can help groups build a strong, committed team that works together effectively. These resources provide an inside look at different approaches for onboarding programs and will help HMG leaders create the program best suited to meet the specific needs of their group.

Member Resources for Onboarding

  • Guiding Principles for Effective Onboarding
  • Onboarding Clinical Ramp-Up Case Studies
  • New Provider Orientation Checklist

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Engagement

SHM’s Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group highlight the importance of building a culture that fosters collaboration, promotes wellbeing and ultimately engages hospitalists as key members bringing value to patients and their team.

Wellbeing and Burnout

Burnout is a key issue the entire medical field must face. In Medscape’s 2020 National Physician Burnout & Suicide Report, 42% of the over 15,000 physicians across 29 specialties who participated were burned out. Both internal medicine and family medicine are among the specialties with the highest rates of burnout. SHM’s Practice Management Committee studied the unique attributes of hospital medicine that may drive burnout and developed strategies to help start the conversation to address these factors.

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The 5 Rs of Cultural Humility

In the medical realm, cultural humility describes awareness of how people's culture can impact their health behaviors and using this awareness to develop sensitive approaches in treating patients. SHM's Practice Management Committee developed the 5 Rs of Cultural Humility to encourage hospitalists to be humble in their interactions with patients and other staff and to approach every interaction with openness and respect.

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Nurse Practitioners / Physician Assistants

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are integral members of the hospital medicine team. SHM has developed a suite of resources to assist both from an administrative and an individual NP/PA perspective, to onboard, integrate and engage NPs and PAs in hospital medicine.

Member Resources for NPs/PAs

  • NP/PA Hospital Medicine Onboarding Toolkit
  • SHM's Statement on Hospital Medicine NP/PA Practice Integration & Optimization
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Practice Administrators

Practice administrators perform core functions in hospital medicine groups and can serve in a variety of different capacities. SHM developed tools and resources to help practice administrators grow in their professional careers and build a healthy culture for both employees and patients.

Member Resources for Practice Administrators

  • Leadership Essentials Launchpad Podcast
  • Core Competencies of a Hospital Medicine Practice Administrator
  • Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group – Comparison Tool for Administrators
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