Physician Recruitment Manager

Sacramento, California
$62.95 to $94.42/hour.
Feb 06, 2024
Apr 06, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Practice Setting
Group Practice
Work Mode
Organization Type
Hospital / Health System


Sutter Health is seeking a dynamic and experienced Physician Recruitment Manager to join our team in Sacramento, CA.

Sutter Health, Northern California's largest health network with 29 acute care hospitals, more than 5,000 primary care physicians and specialists, home health, occupational health, psychiatric care, and more provides comprehensive medical services in more than 100 Northern California communities. Our mission, vision, and values lay the foundation for our day-to-day work in doctors’ offices, home health and hospice programs, hospitals, laboratories, research facilities, administrative offices, and medical education services. As a unified health care network, we partner to spread innovation, improve access to health care services, and put our patients’ needs first—all to achieve the highest levels of quality, access, and affordability.

As a not-for-profit health system dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care to our communities, Sutter Health is recognized for its commitment to excellence and innovation in healthcare. If you are a skilled recruitment professional with a passion for healthcare, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Position Overview:

*** Hybrid position with the need to be on-site in the Sacramento, California area ***

Oversees day-to-day operations of physician recruitment. Provides oversight of assigned staff to ensure effective management of projects and achievement of intended results. Establishes protocols and practices, ensuring compliance with department, affiliate, operating unit, and/or system standards, policies and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. Takes a strategic and tactical approach in identifying best practices and standardizing workflows/processes and developing plans of action to implement changes.

Job Description:


Bachelor's: Business Administration, Healthcare, or related field or equivalent education/experience.


4+ years of recent relevant experience.



Plans, organizes, and directs operations and resources to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services, and/or achievement of business results. Establishes and communicates priorities and operational objectives to ensure business results are achieved. Ensures appropriate records are maintained for documentation and audit purposes. Promotes efficient and effective communications between departments and/or business teams to improve and standardize workflows. Identifies and works to remove barriers that may hinder the achievement of process/productivity improvement and efficiency. Provides guidance and direct intervention in resolving challenging or complex situations. Directs team in tailoring recruitment plans to ensure successful placement of candidates including screening resumes, conducting telephone interviews and informing department contact of results. Leads team in working with physicians to obtain practice profile information, identify skills, cultural differences and specific needs of the department in order to identify ideal candidates. Manages and maintains relationships with physician leaders in assigned geographic area(s).


Leads departmental goal-setting process and provides a roadmap for accomplishing goals. Monitors progress, developing action plans to address issues and challenges. Communicates affiliate, operating unit, and system goals to staff, helping staff understand impact on operations and resources. Develops plan of action to address current and future resource needs in order to meet service and/or operational demands and objectives. Identifies process improvement opportunities, and initiates action plan to meet short/long term operational objectives or service level agreements. Develops metrics and methods for measuring outcomes against relevant internal and external benchmarks; assists in the identification of criteria and effective qualitative/quantitative measurement tools. Prepares reports and/or analyses, identifying operational trends and recurrent issues, and recommends and implements course of action.

Financial Management:

Monitors department productivity, ensuring operational challenges are addressed timely. Reviews and approves employee expense reimbursements, and billing statements from vendors according to established protocol.


Provides and fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages staff engagement and collaboration, establishing a culture of teamwork. Supervises assigned staff, makes hiring and termination decisions, and reviews and approves timekeeping records. Establishes expectations with all direct reports, holds individuals and work teams accountable, and ensures job descriptions accurately reflect job responsibilities and expectations. Evaluates staff performance and makes/recommends associated merit increase. Provides constructive feedback, coaching and counseling. Implements disciplinary actions and/or performance improvement plans to achieve desired performance. May work with leadership when major disciplinary action is necessary or in consultation with Human Resources. Provides opportunities for career development, role expansion, and cross-training. Monitors department training and orientation plans, ensuring staff meets competency requirements and participates in appropriate education and training programs. Ensures staff maintains current and appropriate professional credentials. Makes rounds with staff to listen to concerns/issues and ensure staff have appropriate tools and resources.


Knowledge of physician compensation and benefits, contract negotiation, physician practice development, marketing, and planning. Ability to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations related to all physician recruitment activities and employment law including visas. Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Demonstrated leadership skills, including team building, and coaching/mentoring with the ability to motivate and engage others. Thorough understanding of operations and workflows and how the department’s process/workflow impacts other department operations. Organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects while delivering quality service and achieving business results. Demonstrates ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues. Understanding of medical group business operations and strategic planning. Written and verbal communication skills. Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and competency in dealing with a variety of individuals including physicians, senior executives, etc. Exceptional client relationship management and interpersonal skills who can build relationships and can work well with a diverse client and employee base.

**Sutter Health Awards and Recognition:**

Sutter Health is proud to be recognized for its commitment to excellence and innovation in healthcare. Some of our notable awards and accolades include:

**IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems**: Recognized as one of the top health systems in the nation based on overall organizational performance.

**HealthCare's Most Wired**: Acknowledged for leveraging technology to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

**Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade**: Consistently awarded high grades for patient safety and quality.

**Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award**: Demonstrating our commitment to sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.

**DiversityInc Top Hospitals and Health Systems**: Recognized for fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Join a team that is dedicated to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of our communities. Apply now to be a part of Sutter Health and contribute to our mission of enhancing the lives of those we serve.

Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $62.95 to $94.42/hour.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Kristin Hallmark, M.B.A., Executive, Physician Services -

Nick Crespo, Director, Physician Recruitment -