Providence Health & Services Senior Physician Recruiter in Seattle, Washington


Providence is calling a Senior Physician Recruiter to Providence Health & Services in Portland, OR.

We are seeking a Senior Physician Recruiter to develop and implement sourcing strategies for attracting highly scarce and passive talent. Identify and source providers that will gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Also includes building successful relationships with internal and external prospects /candidates.

The Senior Physician Recruiter will ensure an effective and quality pipeline of providers are available and well developed to sustain and build the clinics and ministry initiatives. This position serves as the primary point of contact for practice managers, medical directors, directors, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Executives Offers, etc, for all recruitment and selection of providers. Responsible for all provider recruitment functions including consulting and implementing the sourcing and recruitment services that favorably impact our business objectives, outreach site visits, conference attendance, reference checking and building relationships with all provider candidates. This individual will deliver high quality service to both internal and external customers. In addition, responsibilities also include developing and maintaining relationships with physicians, group administrators and service area and regional leadership teams. The senior recruiter holds meetings with Hospital Administration and Medical Group Administration on a frequent basis. The senior recruiter also serves as a consultant in compensation, contract models and strategic workforce planning. The senior recruiter is responsible for reporting and special projects at the request of the Administration teams listed above or PS&D leadership.

Engages in critical business discussions to address and understand talent gaps. Requires building strong collaborative working relationships with executive leadership, physician compensation, benefits, and strategic business partners, organizational and functional leaders across the system and in each region. Communicates in a proactive, effective and timely manner with stakeholders across the ministry.

The Senior Physician Recruiter is also responsible for aiding the process of hospital and payor credentialing, pre-boarding, and state medical licensure. The ability to understand timelines and deliverables from these functions is critical to ensuring that the process and communication between the teams, hiring managers, and the provider is seamless.

In addition to the recruitment duties noted above, this role is also assignment projects that impact their immediate work, regional recruitment team, or all of PS&D. These projects can include other PS&D teams such as Compensation, Contracting, Operations, Network Development, Acquisitions, and/or Marketing. The senior recruiter is also seen as an informal leader and has direct involvement with coaching and mentoring associate recruiters and recruiters. This individual assists leadership with on-boarding new recruiters, problem solving recruitment issues, providing guidance, and being an informal leader on the team. It is expected that the senior recruiter raises best practices in team meetings, identifies problems and recommends solutions, takes on leadership in absence of the manger/supervisor, and positively reinforces team initiatives.

In this position you will:

  • Lead provider hiring business strategies through the development, coordination and delivery of highly sought after provider talent by understanding the strategic needs of the organization, and the competencies required for success.

  • Work with service line(s) to do job intake, define job skills and competencies, and align expectations and competencies.

  • Serve as a talent business consultant to help develop and facilitate internal and external relationships with key functional experts and all level of executive leadership and across the “offices of” (such as Hospital Credentialing, Payor Credentialing, Provider Compensation & Contracting, Human Resources etc.) to build, accelerate, and sustain leadership capability and plan for business outcomes.

  • Initiate sourcing-specific materials to support recruitment activities (i.e., practice opportunity summaries, compensation and benefit data, community information, etc.).

  • Update and manage candidate relationship management database (CRM) and/or applicant tracking system (ATS).

  • Collaborate with PS&D Operations and Recruitment Resource Coordinators to ensure requisitions are complete, opened, activities/candidates tracked and closed in ATS.

  • Manage recruitment of complex positions such as advance practice nursing, physician assistant, all levels of physicians, allied staff, and leadership or hard-to-fill requisitions.

  • Utilize social media sites including LinkedIn, Indeed, Doximity, etc. for networking and recruitment activities.

  • Negotiate and extend offers in cooperation with provider compensation and regional executives.

  • Partner with contracting teams to initiate, coordinate and write contracts through our contract database system. Knowledge or income support agreements is a plus.

  • Work with candidates, hiring managers, and internal stakeholders to collaboratively identify solutions to problems that arise in all stages of the recruitment and onboarding process.

  • Complete candidate interviews and conduct background checks, license verifications, reference checks and submit candidates forward to hiring managers.

  • Be responsible for setting up, facilitating and orchestrating all interviews, site visits, reference checks, FACIS, board checks in conjunction with Resource Recruitment Coordinator. Also includes managing candidate database to ensure completeness of all records.

  • Lead recruitment and hiring business strategies through partnering with regional executives, practice managers/medical directors to develop long range recruitment plans. Understand the strategic needs of the organization, and the competencies required for success.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.

  • Ability to build strategic recruitment plans and sourcing strategy plans, clarify required job skills and competencies with leadership.

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing resumes against job requirements, interviewing candidates against qualifications and presenting recommendations to leadership.

  • Proven success having sourced candidates using networking, social media, events, competitive intelligence/research, sourcing tools and other programs.

  • Experience recruiting for other highly skilled positions with limited talent pool, ie similar to executive, provider, healthcare, IT, engineering, or other highly.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 3 or more years of recruitment experience.

  • Experience consulting with executives and leadership on compensation/offers, market trends, sourcing challenges, candidate interviewing, and recruiting process expectations, accountabilities and service level.

  • Previous experience using CRM and ATS.

  • Participation in a recruitment professional organization (e.g. Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), FASPR Fellowship, AIRS Certified Recruiter, NW Recruiter Association, ERE, NAHCR Certified Recruiter).

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: HR Generalist

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 204666