Hunter Healthcare's Clinical Practice specialises in providing medical appointments at a Consultant level and above to the healthcare sector.
We take a thorough approach to identifying a UK wide market of candidates, understanding the key motivators and drivers for attracting medical talent and help our clients to create attractive propositions and job plans appropriate to relevant specialities.
Our campaigns for consultants and clinical leaders have been with clients that have failed to recruit medical staff through conventional methods either by advertising or using their own networks - and therefore need an organisation that can deliver a comprehensive service. The method we advocate is research led, focusing on identifying a UK wide market of prospective candidates who we proactively and doggedly approach over a period of time in incremental stages.
How we do it
In our initial consultation and briefing with the Trust we take our time not just to understand the requirement, but the broader context of the organisation, the culture of the relevant team and the flexibility the organisation has to accommodate such demands as sub specialities, research, teaching and personal development.
We create complete brief, meeting with stakeholders within the department and try to understand the local context within which the Trust is situated so we're aware - good, bad and ugly - the history of the organisation and how it's perceived locally.
The approach we takes involves mapping a UK wide list of every consultant within a service line, whom we approach doggedly for a conversation. A market place under considerable strain translates into a candidate base with hugely demanding timetables and limits opportunities for us to engage with them in order to "sell" the benefits of moving - a time intensive task that most workforce departments within Trusts don't have the capacity to undertake. Our process therefore takes a considerable amount of time in order to finally engage someone in the process.
Our method is underpinned by an in depth understanding of each sub speciality area and what the appropriate methods are for attracting individuals within that speciality. We rebrand all the external facing content seen by the Trust and support individuals post appointment by introducing them to a network of support and where relevant coaching.
Our Partnership with the FMLM
Hunter Healthcare formed a partnership with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) in order to promote the advancement of medical leadership, management and quality improvement at all stages of the medical career for the benefit of patients. More information about this partnership can be found on the careers section of their website here.
The next edition of this series entitled ‘What Makes a Top CIO?’ will be published soon. For further information please contact our Head of Technology & Informatics,
Tom Hodges at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next phase of research will explore the role of clinical leadership across the health and social care spectrum, with insights from commissioning and provider organisations. In addition to these broader questions, we will also examine the role of clinicians in the successful integration services asking, what kind of clinical leadership do integrated care organisations require?
If you are interested in participating in our research or finding out further information please contact our
Head of Research, Adam Connelly on: email@example.com or alternatively please call:
020 7935 4570.