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ASPR Weekly - January 21, 2014
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Member Profile: Joan Hatcher

Webinar Next Week – What’s in Your Sourcing Toolbox?

Professional Development Resources Featured Item: The Conscious Lifestyle:
A Leader Must Look and Listen

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There are currently more than 30 webinars in the ASPR Webinar Archive. Get up-to-date information on topics like Using Metrics to Improve the Physician Recruitment Process, How Physicians Search for Jobs, Developing a Successful Physician Mentor Program, Building Your Professional Equity: How to Get Invited to the Executive Table and lots more! You’ll earn 1 to 1.5 CE hours for each webinar depending on the length. Take advantage today!

Member Profile: Joan Hatcher

Joan HatcherJoan Hatcher is currently the Manager for Medical and Academic Affairs for Niagara Health System (NHS), Ontario Canada – Ontario’s largest hospital amalgamation comprised of six acute care hospital sites serving 434,000 residents. In addition to recruiting specialist physicians for NHS, Joan is responsible for McMaster University, a satellite campus of NHS. She also handles medical reimbursements and stipends for physician leadership and resource and manpower planning for medical affairs.

Joan loves her job and feels fortunate to enjoy going into work – even though every day may be different and is often unpredictable. "You never know what you will run into by the time you leave at the end of the day, but with this job there is a sense of accomplishment,” said Joan. "At the end of the year, I can look back and add up the number of recruits, successful family relocations and changes that have been made. I feel like I’ve really made a difference!”

Joan has been an active member of ASPR since 2001 when she first started working for NHS. She admits she was a little lost initially and credits ASPR with helping her find her way. She took advantage of the educational opportunities offered by ASPR and began networking with members to learn best practices. Thanks to the encouragement of ASPR colleagues, Joan signed up as an ASPR volunteer. She served on the Membership & Marketing Committee, was a past member of the board of directors – a highlight for her - and is currently an active member of the Membership Committee. Her volunteer experience with ASPR was instrumental in her motivation to develop a Canadian counterpart – the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR).

Joan also has the honor of being ASPR’s first Canadian FASPR, which means a lot to her. "It required a lot of studying since I am Canadian and had to learn about American healthcare. Because I live in a border community and work with many American physicians, the certification has been extremely helpful,” she said.

In her spare time, you might find Joan riding around Ontario on her Kawasaki, scuba diving, relaxing on the beach with her kindle, or enjoying time with her four rapidly growing teenage children. "Thankfully the teen years are fun and I have survived so far,” said Joan. She has also survived several life lessons – losing a sister to breast cancer and a brother in a motorcycle accident, and enduring a personal battle with breast cancer. She takes it all in stride and says "Someday is now. Don’t put a single thing off!”

Webinar Next Week – What’s in Your Sourcing Toolbox?

Register today for this FREE webinar January 29 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  Can’t make it?  View it later on demand!

Presenters: Carey Osborne, Director of Clinical Staffing, MEDNAX Services, Inc. and Pat Parnell, MEDNAX Services, Inc.

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Every in-house physician recruitment professional should have a variety of candidate sourcing tools in their toolbox. But there are so many options and so little time to assess them! There seem to be many new products available and not enough time to participate in product demos. This webinar will review several sourcing tools including databases, job boards, journals and social media sites. The presenters will discuss the features and benefits of these tools as well as potential pros and cons. The review will not be exhaustive as there are far too many tools to review and assess in one webinar, however attendees will obtain a solid understanding of a large number of sourcing tools.

Attendees will also learn what types of questions should be asked of vendors when demoing a new product in order to understand if the product will be beneficial and cost-effective for their organization. They will also learn what types of questions they should anticipate from their administration about the product so that they can position themselves well to get buy-in from these key decision makers and support to purchase the sourcing tools needed to effectively recruit physicians and advanced practice providers in today’s competitive market.

Professional Development Resources Featured Item: The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen you know that ASPR provides professional development resources on the ASPR website for individuals who wish to hone their leadership skills or learn how to be a successful leader? This section of the website is full of valuable information - books, webinars and other resources that will help you excel as a leader. The current list of resources includes topics like conflict resolution, the future of healthcare, controlling your destiny, how to influence people and listening.

How many times have you had a conversation with someone and left feeling like the other person didn’t hear a thing you said? Being a great leader involves listening to people and not just barking out orders. Sometimes during a conversation, we get so wrapped up in our own thoughts and what we are going to say next that we forget to pay attention to the other person and our surroundings.

If you are someone who has trouble listening, check out The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen to get tips on how to become a better listener.  In this article, Deepak Chopra states that one key to being an effective leader is to look and listen at the deepest level possible - allowing yourself to absorb your surroundings to adapt to any situation. If you’ve already mastered the art of listening, share the article with a friend or colleague.

Check the professional development resources section of the website often, as ASPR will continue to add new resources that will help you in your leadership quest. If you have something related to leadership development that you would like to share, email it to Maddie Wagner, FASPR.

Important Dates
Webinar: What’s in Your Sourcing Toolbox?

Webinar: Screening Candidates and the Law

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