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ASPR Weekly - February 25, 2014
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Happy Anniversary to AIR!

Winter Issue of JASPR Now Available

2014 ASPR Board of Directors Nominations and Elections

Member Profile: Becky Banco

Webinar Tomorrow – Screening Candidates and the Law


Happy Anniversary to AIR!

http://aspr.org/associations/10362/files/AIR-logo.jpegThe Academic In-House Recruiters (AIR) Chapter celebrated its fifth year anniversary as an ASPR Chapter February 23. AIR will celebrate this milestone during its annual meeting in August at the ASPR Annual Conference.  AIR was the first group to become an official chapter of ASPR and is now one of five chapters.
 
AIR started with 25 members and now has 137 members representing 87 organizations nationally. Central to its core value of educating leaders, AIR members have been cited in industry publications such as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Reporter, Innovations blog, and Journal of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (JASPR). 

In 2010, AIR launched educational webinars for its members covering strategic areas including retention, onboarding and academic leadership searches.  AIR has also forged a growing relationship with AAMC as evidenced by the speakers who have presented to the group including William T. Mallon, Senior Director, Organizational Learning, Marc Nivet, Ed. D. Chief Diversity Officer, John Prescott, M.D., Chief Academic Officer and Dr.  Joanne Conroy, Chief Health Care Officer.  AIR has also had a booth at the AAMC National Conference for the past three years.

AIR has come a long way in a short time and has plans for further growth in the next few years. Be sure to join the Anniversary Celebration at the All Member Meeting August 26 at 5:15 p.m. in Minneapolis!


Winter Issue of JASPR Now Available

JASPR Winter 2014 IssueThe Journal Committee is pleased to announce that the Winter issue of JASPR is now available online. Here are some highlights from this issue:

  • Telemedicine: A care model that could reduce physician shortage
  • Interview team development: The recruiter’s role
  • Three trends changing the face of recruitment

The Journal Committee is always looking for new articles and topic ideas.  If you would like to submit an article or idea for JASPR, please contact one of the JASPR editors.

 


2014 ASPR Board of Directors Nominations and Elections

http://aspr.org/associations/10362/files/ElectionsAhead.jpgNote: The ASPR Weekly dated February 4, 2014 did not include the Vice President - Engagement position.  This position is up for election and should have been included in that initial announcement.

The ASPR Board of Directors elections are coming up! This year we will elect the Secretary, the Vice President – Engagement, and the Vice President – Governance. The terms for these positions will begin in August 2014 and end in May 2016. The reason for the term ending in May 2016 is due to the transition of the ASPR Annual Conference from August to May. The official transition of Board Members occurs at the ASPR Annual Business Meeting which is held at the Annual Conference.

General Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for nomination and election to the ASPR Board, candidates must be ASPR members in good standing for a minimum of one year prior to the election. Candidates must also be current active members on at least one ASPR Committee for at least 12 months prior to the Call for Nominations. Active committee participation is defined as attending 75 percent of the committee meetings (a waiver may be granted in recognition of contributions made outside of committee meetings for those that may not meet the 75 percent requirement). Board Members must be willing and able to travel to leadership meetings and the Annual Conference (expenses reimbursed), attend monthly Board Meetings via phone, and carry out the duties and responsibilities delineated in the official job description.

Additional position specific eligibility criteria must also be met due to the newly defined roles and responsibilities that resulted from the recent governance restructure:

Secretary
Required:

  • ASPR member for a minimum of three years

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with Roberts Rules of Order
  • Experience dealing with ethics complaints and resolution
  • Fellowship certification
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Served as a Board member or Committee Chair of ASPR or one of its Chapters

Vice President – Engagement
Required:

  • ASPR member for a minimum of three years
  • Experience leading marketing and branding initiatives

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of social media and other electronic communication platforms
  • Understanding of website design, search engine optimization and website analytics
  • Fellowship certification
  • Served as a Board member or Committee Chair of ASPR or one of its Chapters

Vice President – Governance
Required:

  • ASPR member for a minimum of three years
  • Served as a Board member or Committee Chair of ASPR or one of its Chapters

Preferred:

  • Experience developing policies and procedures
  • Experience with nomination and election processes
  • Experience with development and implementation of onboarding programs
  • Fellowship certification
  • Demonstrated leadership experience

Job descriptions

Secretary
Vice President – Engagement
Vice President – Governance

Important Dates

Call for Nominations: March 4, 2014
Nomination Due Date: April 1, 2014
Ballots/Candidate Bios E-mailed: May 27, 2014
Ballot Due Date: June 10, 2014
Winners Notified: June 13, 2014
Results Announced: June 17, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: Nominations and votes will be cast on the ASPR website. You will need your ASPR member username and password in order to log on to the website to nominate someone and to cast your vote! Please be sure to obtain your username and password in a timely manner prior to the election deadline. You can do this on the ASPR website (www.aspr.org) or by contacting Member Services at 800-830-ASPR (2777).

If you have any questions regarding the Election process, please contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, M.S., FASPR, or call 800-830-ASPR (2777).


Member Profile: Becky Banco

http://aspr.org/associations/10362/files/Becky-Banco-with-dogs.jpgBecky Banco, DASPR, is a Physician Recruiter for Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC), the largest community hospital in Vermont and the second largest hospital in the state overall. Becky has been busy recruiting physicians for RRMC for the past 19 years. In addition to hiring physicians for RRMC, she is responsible for onboarding and retention. If there is a need in the county for a physician, Becky will also assist in bringing physicians into the community.

Becky experiences many of the challenges all in-house physician recruiters are now facing. In particular, she finds it difficult to engage the stakeholders in the recruiting process. "The physicians in the group need to devote time to the recruitment effort, but it is hard for them to find the time during their busy daily schedule,” she says. Her other challenges involve dealing with snowstorms during a scheduled site visit and finding positions for trailing spouses. She actually organized a book club for trailing spouses that turned into a Welcome Committee for them. She finds this helps the spouse become part of the community and helps with physician retention.

Since Becky has responsibility for onboarding and retention, she finds ASPR and OAR to be key sources of information to help her be successful in her role. "I love attending the annual conference. It’s very beneficial and a great way to recharge my recruitment battery.” Becky is also a member of her regional group, Northeast Physician Recruiters Association and finds this group helpful in solving some of issues encountered with rural recruiting.

Becky didn’t always live in Vermont. She grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and started her career in healthcare at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. During her youth, Becky and her family would vacation at their lake home in Vermont. After years of vacationing in the state, she decided to take up residence there and highly recommends putting a visit to Vermont on your "bucket list.”

In her spare time, she enjoys anything that allows her to be outdoors – especially skiing. She is also a member of Ballsawegotta – a team that is part of the women’s summer bocce ball league at her hospital. Becky serves on her hospital board and the regional AHEC board. She is most proud of raising her daughter, Chelsea, by herself.


Webinar Tomorrow – Screening Candidates and the Law

There is still time to register for tomorrow’s webinar! The webinar will be held tomorrow, February 26, at 1 p.m. EST. Can’t make it? View it later on demand!  

Presenter: Anna Jarecki, AccuCheck

Sponsored by: PracticeLink logo

I can't ask that ... can I? Living in a litigious society means hospitals are vulnerable if patients feel an outcome is negative; but what about screening candidates? What if a candidate is dissatisfied with your process and outcome? Is your screening process compliant? Are documents up to date? Better check it out before you check them out or you could find yourself in legal hot water!

The world of background checks has changed considerably in the past 20 years. There is more information available but also more restrictions and regulations governing its use. How can you screen thoroughly and effectively without violating state or federal laws? Find out how different laws impact everything from the questions you are asking to what to do with negative information if any is revealed.

This webinar will cover the FCRA, the CFPB, the EEOC, FACTA, using Social Media and more. You’ll learn what you can ask, what you can uncover and what can you use during the screening process. Legally!

Learning Objectives:

  • Review internal process for compliance with federal regulations, applicable state statutes and/or local ordinances.
  • Review internal documentation for violations and exclusions/inclusions of prohibited/permitted language.
  • Examine content/scope of current screening results for adequacy, relevance and compliance.
  • Recognize areas of concern requiring updates and be able to provide input for improvement based upon sources and references provided in presentation.
Important Dates
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26
Webinar: Coaching for Successful Interviews

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23
Webinar: How to Analyze and Use ASPR Benchmarking Survey Results


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