Senior Physician Recruiter

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Life Sciences
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The Senior Physician Recruiter is responsible for the physician recruitment process at the City of Hope. Performs full-cycle physician recruitment for academic departments by defining sourcing strategy, generating qualified candidates, assessing cultural and role fit, and by preparing and negotiating physician offers and contracts in partnership with department chairs, and executive and physician leadership. In addition, the Senior Physician Recruiter assists in the development of strategic and comprehensive physician recruitment plans in accordance with the needs and goals of the organization. The Senior Physician Recruiter evaluates and develops improvements to the recruitment processes. This position will have significant interaction with the Vice President of Professional Services, Department Chairs and Chiefs, the President of the City of Hope Medical Center, and the President of the City of Hope Medical Group.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Management of physician recruitment for assigned academic departments. Work with department chairs and leadership to develop and carry out effective recruitment and sourcing strategies and campaigns for recruitment of physicians in a variety of specialties. Incorporate strategies and plans to attract candidates and source from diverse backgrounds.
  • Identify and evaluate trends in healthcare recruitment, including location and economic conditions. Develop innovative strategic plans to respond to competitive challenges in the marketplace and adapt sourcing strategies.
  • Manage the recruitment process and maintain open and responsive communication with candidates, hiring managers, physician leadership, administration, and recruitment-related agencies.
  • Conduct telephone-screening interviews
  • Coordinate candidate virtual and in-person interviews including itinerary building, travel, lodging, transportation, and facilitating onsite visits and interviews
  • Facilitate the collection of feedback from candidate interviewers and distribute results
  • Facilitate the candidate assessment process and debrief meetings with hiring managers
  • Conduct professional reference checks on candidates
  • Participate in the candidate offer process.
  • Work with department and Finance to define terms and request business cases
  • Prepare and process physician contracts for approval, and present offers
  • Work closely with the Legal department on all technical questions related to employment agreements, contractual obligations, etc.
  • Track and maintain databases of all candidate information and position information and ensure requisition maintenance. Update and enhance databases, as needed.
  • Manage all 3rd party recruitment agreements (consultants, locum tenens, physician recruitment-related agencies, etc.), including processing invoices for payment, entering information into the contract management system, and tracking expenses.
  • Provides work guidance and training of physician recruitment and recruitment agency personnel
  • Create and update metrics and reports on physician recruiting activities, such as, recruitment status updates, time to fill, search firm activity, advertising costs, as well as produce expenditure reports, and other budget-related documentation.
  • May require some travel to represent City of Hope and physician recruitment opportunities at National conferences.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare, Business Administration, Human Resources or equivalent education and experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of physician recruitment for hospitals and/or health systems, or minimum of 1 year with CPRP fellowship completion.
  • Minimum of 4 years of recruitment in an academic health care environment, preferably working with senior leadership and/or physician leadership.

Preferred Certification/Licensure:
  • Certified Physician/Provider Recruitment Professional (CPRP)

Preferred education experience and skills:
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Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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