Jordan Search Consultants is a St. Louis-based healthcare, executive, and higher education search firm serving clients nationwide. Our executive search specialists and healthcare recruitment experts have almost a century of combined experience in the industry. We partner with client organizations throughout the U.S. to fill the following positions:

  • Physicians
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Physician Leaders
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Higher Education Faculty and University Leadership
  • Advanced Practitioners

Jordan Search Consultants provides the best recruitment services to both clients and candidates by building dynamic and effective teams in a variety of settings. We achieve this through:

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Physician Recruitment Firm

About You

Is your organization seeking access to top talent?
Does your organization want to enhance retention rates?
Is maximizing recruitment effectiveness a priority?
Do you seek candidates who fit your organization’s unique corporate culture?

Is your organization a:

  • Integrated Health System/Hospital?
  • Medical Group?
  • Academic Institution?
  • IPA, ACO, HMO, Health Plan?
  • Nonprofit (Hospice, FQHC, Community Health Center)?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the right place. When you partner with Jordan Search Consultants, our expert consultants become a part of your recruitment team. And, our ability to customize recruitment solutions to fit your evolving staffing needs provides you with a distinct competitive advantage.


A Few Recent Placement Successes

Healthcare Providers

SIU School of Medicine
Associate Provost of Finance and Administration
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Endocrinology
Springfield, IL

Sentara Medical Group
Orthopedic Surgeon
Harrisonburg, VA

Texas Tech University Health System
El Paso, TX


Springfield Clinic
Director of Clinical Research
Springfield, IL

Infinity Hospice
Executive Director
Reno, NV

Absolute Care
Medical Director
Greenbelt, MD

Absolute Care
National Director of Behavioral Health
Baltimore, MD

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Are your recruitment strategies working to drive revenue?

If not, we can help. Fill out the form to connect with us and receive a free recruitment assessment for your organization.

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Recent Posts

Beyond Technology: Embracing Change in Orthopedic Medicine

Orthopedic specialists are well acquainted with exploring the possibilities of change. Within the field of medicine, orthopedists are known for their early adoption of technology and willingness to consider new techniques to improve patient outcomes. Over the last several decades, technological innovations and instruments have completely transformed the way many orthopedic surgeries are performed, resulting in less invasive procedures and faster recovery times for patients. Now, as the healthcare industry undergoes a shift from fee-based services to value-based care, orthopedic specialists and leaders must apply that same spirit of adaptability to their professional worldview as they continue to work toward providing the best care possible.

As a whole, orthopedic surgeons are growing older. In 2008, the average age was 50.7 years old; in 2016, the average age had increased to 56.48 years old. And while many other specialties have moved toward a more balanced gender ratio of medical graduates, today the vast majority of orthopedic surgeons are still men. A recent report published by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) noted that the number of female orthopedic surgeons in their ranks was less than 7%. Currently, 14% of orthopedic surgery residents are female. An article from The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery posited that the lack of female orthopedic surgeons in leadership positions within medical schools was detrimental to the recruitment of female medical students and suggested increasing female medical students’ exposure to orthopedics and female mentors in order to attract more women to the field.

The demand for orthopedic specialists is significant and will only continue to increase as the population ages. In the United States, more than half of all adults are affected by musculoskeletal diseases, and the most commonly reported conditions are trauma, back pain, and arthritis. Musculoskeletal issues are even more prevalent in older portions of the population, affecting almost 75% of those over the age of 65. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that in the next 40 years, the American population aged older than 65 will increase from 15% to 24%, and those aged 80 years and older will double, from nearly 4% to 8%. According to a recent blog post from Harvard Medical School, orthopedic surgeons currently perform over 600,000 knee replacements and approximately 330,000 hip replacements annually in America. Those numbers will undoubtedly climb in the years to come.

Over the last several decades, technology, research, and innovation have played an essential role in furthering the field of orthopedics. A recent Orthopedics Today article highlighted some of the most significant advancements, including the development of arthroscopic devices to diagnose and treat intra-articular pathologies, better joint replacement materials and procedures, and increasingly sophisticated imaging technologies, including ultrasound, digital x-rays, and CT and MRI 3-D modeling. It is estimated that almost 80% of orthopedic procedures can now be performed in an outpatient setting. The innovations mentioned previously were developed over the course of three decades, but the pace of technology production has sped up considerably in the last few years. While the possibilities are exciting, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) also urges caution. Their position statement on emerging technologies and medical devices encourages orthopedic surgeons to seek continued progress through innovation while also exercising due diligence, clearly communicating benefits and risks to patients, and tracking and sharing patient outcomes.

Analyzing patient outcomes to determine best treatment practices is a core tenet of implementing value-based care, the emerging model within the healthcare industry. The value-based care model will also influence the production of new medical technology, giving an edge to orthopedic device companies that can offer innovative products at an acceptable price. “Current innovations will need to solve unsolved problems or offer solutions to existing problems that deliver better outcomes and lower overall cost,” notes Scott D. Boden, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopedics, Emory University School of Medicine, VP of Business Innovation, Emory Healthcare. As organizations and industries shift to accommodate this new paradigm, leaders and providers that are willing to adapt and collaborate to provide the best results for their patients are required. This is certainly true of those in the field of orthopedics, whose expertise, skills, and leadership will be increasingly needed in the coming years.

At Jordan Search Consultants, we understand the importance of skill, personality, and cultural alignment when it comes to matching candidates to an organization. If you need help finding the right fit, call us at 866-750-7231 or email us here.

Recognizing Outstanding Recruiters

Since 1991, the first Tuesday in June has been designated as National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day. At Jordan Search Consultants, we’re proud to shine a spotlight on our talented team members and the stellar recruiting work they do on a daily basis. The team at Jordan Search Consultants consistently goes above and beyond to provide top-notch healthcare recruiting services to clients and candidates. Our team members possess a powerful mix of knowledge, skill, and passion for helping people – all the traits necessary to fuel exceptional recruiting work.

Here are a few of the outstanding characteristics shared by recruiters who excel at their jobs, including the team members of Jordan Search Consultants.

  1. The best recruiters are passionate about what they do. Recruiting is a demanding job. Recruiting for the healthcare industry, which is in the midst of major business shifts and provider shortages, can be even more daunting. The best recruiters love what they do and draw on that passion to overcome difficult challenges. They do whatever it takes to create and maintain connections with organizations and candidates, which can often mean being on-call and working well beyond normal office hours. An essential aspect of doing outstanding recruiting work includes being both proactive and responsive when it comes to communications and calls. A Forbes post on remarkable recruiters notes, “The real-deal recruiter will either answer the call or—if busy—return it promptly.”
  2. The best recruiters possess great people skills. These skills include compassion, empathy, and the ability to listen, learn, and ask the right questions. Top-notch recruiters seek to understand the culture of an organization and the type of candidate they need. They also spend time getting to know candidates, discovering their skillsets, personality characteristics, and what they’re looking for in an employer. These recruiters listen carefully and ask insightful questions to fully flesh out their understanding of organizations and potential candidates. They apply compassion and empathy to grasp the needs, wants, and characteristics of both parties and then use that knowledge in order to create strong matches with long-term potential.
  3. The best recruiters understand the ins and outs of the industry. In an increasingly complex world, it’s essential that recruiters fully grasp the realities, requirements, and emerging trends within an industry. This is especially salient when it comes to healthcare, where recruiters must possess a significant amount of medical and healthcare-related knowledge and industry comprehension in order to fully understand open positions and properly vet provider candidates. This understanding should also include insight into leadership styles – an important consideration when recruiting Millennial candidates. A blog post from Zip Recruiter lists “understanding the business and leadership style” of an organization as a crucial skill of successful recruiters.

At Jordan Search Consultants, we are dedicated to providing quality healthcare recruiting services that result in successful, long-term candidate placements. On National Healthcare Recruitment Recognition Day, we’re proud to call attention to the extraordinary efforts of our devoted team members. It is their tireless work that allows Jordan Search Consultants to realize our mission of facilitating access to top-tier healthcare providers throughout the country.

If your organization needs healthcare recruiting assistance, Jordan Search Consultants can help. Call us at 866-750-7231 or email us here.





Mental Health Awareness and Care

May is National Mental Health Month, a time when many organizations, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), work to raise awareness about mental health in America. One in five Americans is affected by mental health issues like anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Raising awareness and providing timely, appropriate treatments to address these issues are important strategies for supporting a healthier population.

Mental health issues are on the rise among America’s children, teens, and young adults. The NAMI notes that half of mental health conditions begin by age 14, and three-quarters of mental health conditions develop by age 24. A report from The Child Mind Institute reveals that anxiety affects 30% of children and adolescents. Untreated anxiety disorders have been linked to depression, academic failure, and double the risk for substance use disorder. According to a recent paper from the American Psychological Association, the rates of depression and severe psychological distress leading to suicidal thoughts and actions have more than doubled since the mid-2000s for young people between ages 12 and 25. Those who struggle with severe, untreated mental illness often experience homelessness and incarceration, environments that typically exacerbate their condition.

More psychiatrists are needed to help address the current mental health situation in America. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough of these specialists to meet the current demand, and the shortage will only worsen in the upcoming years. In response, healthcare organizations are exploring new strategies to connect patients to the help they need.

Telepsychiatry is one way to extend psychiatric care services, especially to remote or rural areas. Psychiatrists can use video conferencing to offer appointments, evaluate patients, and discuss their medication. They may also use technology to advise primary care providers who have patients in need of a mental health-related diagnosis or referral.

Collaborative care is another type of partnership model between psychiatrists and primary care providers. Developed at the University of Washington, this approach embeds psychiatrists in primary care practices. The psychiatrist sees only the most challenging patients and provides oversight and consultative services for the practice’s other cases.

Expanding the capabilities of other providers and specialists to treat mental health needs is an additional way to offer services. Nurse practitioner psychiatrists are registered nurses who have completed additional training in mental healthcare and pharmacology and may prescribe medication. A few states, including Illinois, Louisiana, and New Mexico, have passed legislation allowing appropriately-trained psychologists to prescribe certain drugs, such as antidepressants, to treat mental illness.

Mental Health Emergency Rooms were created to assist people experiencing a mental health crisis episode and help ease the patient burden on traditional ERs and hospitals. It is estimated that 1 in 8 emergency room visits stem from a mental health-related issue. Because traditional ERs don’t have the time or expertise to treat these patients, and the chaotic environment can worsen their symptoms, some patients can end up heavily sedated, restrained, or hospitalized unnecessarily. Mental Health Emergency Rooms aim to calm, treat, and release patients in under 24 hours and are staffed by nurses, social workers, and psychiatrists. Patients who are well enough to go home are discharged and those who need further care are transferred to an appropriate facility.

While many challenges remain when it comes to addressing mental health in America, healthcare organizations must continue to seek out ways to provide mental health services to those who need it, as well as support mental health care providers. If your organization needs help finding qualified candidates who specialize in mental health, give Jordan Search Consultants a call at 866-750-7231 or email us here.

Meet Our Team

  • Kathy Jordan
    Kathy Jordan
    Founder and CEO
  • Kristin Koppen
    Kristin Koppen
    Vice President of Executive Search
  • DJ Larson
    DJ Larson
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Matt Jordan
    Matt Jordan
    Senior Search Consultant
Jordan Search Consultants provides superior professionalism and diplomacy in tackling difficult executive and physician searches. Knowing that you have experts working on your behalf in such a dynamic industry is very reassuring.
Les Jebson, Administrator, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
We are able to attract good people who in turn do good work that gets recognized. Jordan Search Consultants has been essential to this, and I believe we have a relationship that is built on more than business. JSC knows who we are and, because of that, we trust their judgement.
Kevin Dorsey, MD, Dean and Provost (2001-2015), Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
Our mission is to build quality teams that have an impact on the communities they serve for our client organizations. We do this by providing professional, responsive and collaborative service to ensure the best possible recruitment outcomes.
Kathy Jordan, President, Jordan Search Consultants
After talking with several leading recruitment firms about growing our medical group by 50%, Jordan Search Consultants was the only one to truly listen, understand our unique needs, and develop an effective solution. Together, we were able to not only recruit 24 providers within 6 months, but also to significantly reduce our recruiting costs. Their ability to adjust staffing, specialty focus, and monthly pricing allowed us the flexibility we needed to meet our ever-changing needs. Having a reliable recruiting partner has allowed our health system to reach strategic goals far ahead of schedule.
William Kohut, Former Provider Recruitment Director, Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, WA
After trying unsuccessfully with three other recruiting firms for several years to fill a specific practice position, Jordan Search Consultants was recommended to us. From the outset, it was clear that we had found a recruiter who could perform. Almost immediately we had not one, but two highly-qualified, viable candidates. JSC’s ability to represent us professionally and clearly define our opportunity to prospective candidates was a critical factor in the successful recruitment. I recommend Jordan Search Consultants to any organization looking for a reliable recruitment partner to assist them in maintaining a competitive edge.
Bradley Houser, Administrator, St. Luke’s Cataract and Laser Institute, Tarpon Springs, FL
Our experience with Jordan Search Consultants has been very positive with A+ results. We have very specific, specialized positions and we needed to partner with a firm that not only understood the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry but also our unique business model. JSC has surpassed our expectations and met the challenge to identify quality candidates that matched our specified criteria. Meeting our strategic goals is critical and they operated with a sense of urgency and persistence while at the same time consulting with us regarding industry trends and expectations. If you are looking for an executive search firm to assist with your critical searches and represent you in a professional manner, I highly recommend Jordan Search Consultants.
Vice President, Human Resources, Leading National Healthcare/Pharmaceutical Organization
The candidate sourcing concept was new to our group and generated great candidates. The search consultant from Jordan Search who managed our project was readily available and we received monthly updates on the status of the search. Candidate sourcing has been very helpful since none of our physicians or staff have the time to do this the way it should be done.
Irene Heinemeier, FACMPE, Chief Operating Officer, Urology Nevada, Reno, NV
Matt Jordan was honest and easy to work with; I would definitely consider a candidate from Jordan Search Consultants’ Career Placement Solutions in the future.
Tom Leeds, Director, Medical Staff Recruiting, Mercy, Toledo, Ohio

Events & Speaking

2019 ASPR Annual Conference
April 6-10, 2019
Orlando, FL (Speaker)
Missouri MGMA 2019 Spring Conference
April 10-12, 2019
Osage Beach, MO
New England Regional MGMA Conference
May 1-3, 2019
Stowe, VT (Speaker)
Ohio Hospital Association Annual Conference
June 3-5, 2019
Columbus, OH (Speaker)
Indiana MGMA 2019 Annual Conference
July 17-19, 2019
French Lick, IN (Speaker)

White Papers


The State of Healthcare Recruitment: Insights from 2018 and Predictions for the Year Ahead
A Conversation About Population Health
How to Define Your Organization’s Culture to Attract and Retain Top Talent
Recruiting and Retaining Multigenerational Healthcare Professionals



Kathy Jordan
Founder and CEO

Kathy Jordan, Jordan Search Consultants

Kathy Jordan is the founder and CEO of Jordan Search Consultants, a search firm providing innovative healthcare, executive, and higher education recruitment solutions to clients throughout the nation. She leads the JSC team as they customize strategic recruitment solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation. By partnering with clients to develop recruitment models designed to meet their goals, Jordan Search Consultants reduces time-to-hire, increases retention rates, and reduces recruitment costs.

With almost three decades of professional recruiting experience, Kathy has a thorough understanding of the changing dynamics in the healthcare and higher education industries and has gained a national reputation for her unique recruitment and retention initiatives. A recognized thought leader, she is frequently asked to share insights and expertise on executive recruitment, team development, personality testing, cultural fit, and multigenerational workforces. Kathy has spoken on these topics, as well as population health and rural healthcare recruitment, at healthcare leadership conferences across the nation, including Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), and The IPA Association of America (TIPAAA). She has also been published in national publications including Medical News, Executive Insight, MGMA Connection, Becker’s Hospital Review, AMGA Group Practice Journal, and more.

As a member of the National Association of Physician Recruiters, Kathy has served on the Ethics Committee and is passionate about maintaining the integrity of the recruitment industry. She is also an active member of the Medical Group Management Association and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. When Kathy is not absorbed in solving client recruitment challenges, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, volunteering in the community, and mentoring young women in personal and business growth and development.

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Kristin Koppen
Vice President of Executive Search

Kristin KoppenFor almost four decades, Kristin Koppen has been at the forefront of the recruiting industry. After an almost two-decade career in Human Resources at two major Fortune 100 companies, Kristin founded her own recruiting firm, The Koppen Group, in 1993. In 2012, after 20 years as President of The Koppen Group, she joined forces with Jordan Search Consultants. As the Vice President of Executive Search at Jordan Search Consultants, Kristin combines her extensive background in working with corporate and higher education clients with the ability to implement broad-based and customized executive search and recruitment strategies to meet client needs.

Kristin received Bachelor’s degrees in both French and History from William Woods College in Fulton, MO, and is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She enjoys keeping abreast of the ever-changing higher education recruitment landscape and spending time with family and friends.

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DJ Larson
Chief Operating Officer

DJ Larson

DJ Larson is Chief Operating Officer at Jordan Search Consultants. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing business development initiatives as well as directing day-to-day operations. DJ ensures that the infrastructure and processes at Jordan Search Consultants are optimized to keep pace with the continued growth of the company. He also leads and manages JSC’s team of consultants. Before becoming COO, DJ was Director of Client Development at Jordan Search Consultants, where he focused on developing and maintaining healthcare client relationships and service offerings.

Prior to joining JSC, DJ worked in executive sales positions at both Covidien Healthcare and Johnson and Johnson. In 2012, he assumed the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lehan Drugs, Inc. and produced more than 100% sales growth for four consecutive years.

DJ received his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. He is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. When he is not working, DJ enjoys biking, golfing, and spending time with his wife and three children. He also loves to build his unique sock collection—you’ll never find him in black or brown dress socks!

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Matt Jordan
Senior Search Consultant

Matt JordanAs the Senior Search Consultant with Jordan Search Consultants, Matt Jordan conducts and manages search assignments nationwide beginning with in-depth, on-site analyses that involve consultations with healthcare executives and physicians to determine recruitment goals and challenges. With more than a decade of experience in recruiting, account management, and client service, Matt combines knowledge and expertise to develop creative solutions to fill client recruitment projects. A strong, consistent, and clear communicator, Matt is adept at strengthening client relationships at all levels of an organization.

Matt graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Communications, and is an active member of the National Association of Physician Recruiters. When he is not assessing the culture of an organization or meeting with clients and prospects, Matt enjoys practicing Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, snowboarding, and reading.

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