Jordan Search Consultants’ 2018 Year in Review

Jordan Search Consultants’ 2018 Year in Review

We’ve seen a lot of change and growth in 2018 – both in the healthcare community and within Jordan Search Consultants. As the year draws to a close, we’re looking back to reflect on the things we’ve learned about the current state of the healthcare industry, how it has affected recruiting, and to highlight all that we’ve been fortunate to contribute to the industry in 2018.


2018 Takeaways

In a continually evolving industry, it’s imperative to pay attention to the implications of the changes. Here are some of the takeaways from 2018:


  • More women than men entered med school this year, continuing a trend that first started in 2017. This will affect recruiting efforts and trends in coming years.
  • Telehealth continues to impact recruitment, and its usage has become more widespread than predicted. While telemedicine can help provide service from afar to isolated populations, as well as assist in patient care collaboration, frustrating tech experiences can negatively affect provider and patient satisfaction. Organizations must be proactive and strategic in their telehealth implementation in order to recruit and retain candidates.
  • Candidates have become more educated about compensation, and this means there is often fewer back-and-forth negotiations during the recruitment process. Organizations have become savvier too, and know they must evaluate their payment structures frequently to recruit and retain top talent.
  • The importance of possessing emotional intelligence (EQ) and leadership qualities continues to rise – not only for healthcare executives but also for those fresh out of training. Administering personality and leadership testing during the screening process is becoming more and more common.
  • As healthcare payment models continue to shift from traditional fee-for-service models toward value-based payments, organizations and providers will be called on to continue to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. 


2018 Accomplishments

Jordan Search Consultants’ positive work in the healthcare industry is evident in the quality and rate of our placement success, the sought-after thought leadership of Kathy Jordan, our founder and CEO, and the growth of our team.


Successful Placements

Here are just a few highlights from the healthcare provider positions we’ve helped fill in the last year:

  • Psychiatrist at SIU School of Medicine in Illinois
  • Endocrinologist at SIU School of Medicine in Illinois
  • Orthopedic Surgeon at Sentara Medical Group in Virginia
  • Neurologist at Texas Tech University Health System in Texas


We’ve also placed candidates in executive positions throughout the country. Here are just a few examples:

  • Executive Director at Infinity Hospice in Nevada
  • Medical Director at Absolute Care in Maryland
  • National Director of Behavioral Health at Absolute Care in Maryland
  • Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Program Directors at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Arkansas


Thought Leadership

Kathy Jordan, Jordan Search Consultants’ CEO and founder, shared her recruiting expertise through speaking engagements and articles in multiple publications over the past year.


Kathy presented her insights and recommendations on personality testing in physician recruitment as a speaker at conferences across the nation, including:

  • 2018 Annual ASPR Conference in Chicago
  • MGMA Louis Conference in Missouri
  • 2018 New England Regional MGMA Conference in Maine


Kathy also appeared in numerous publications in 2018, including the following:


Team Building

The high level of work we do at Jordan Search Consultants has everything to do with the quality of our people. Over the past year, we expanded our roster with four new team members:


  • Laura Perry, Search Consultant
  • Galen Roberts, Search Consultant
  • Brandon Shockley, Client Development Consultant
  • Katy Clark, Recruitment Assistant


2018 is evidence that the old adage that “the only constant is change” holds true. Jordan Search Consultants is dedicated to monitoring and understanding the implications of change in the healthcare industry – and how it affects recruitment. If you need assistance finding the best candidate for your organization, we’re here to help.  Give us a call at 866-750-7231 or email us.

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