Rob Dinneen, Physician Recruitment
Liberty Hospital, a 225 bed Level II trauma center in Liberty, Missouri (Kansas City metro area)
Why did you choose to become a physician recruiter?
Actually, it kind of chose me. I had no idea there was such a thing as a physician recruiter. I had a background in HR and as an EMT and I had a friend who worked at HCA. She mentioned to me there was a physician recruiter opportunity available. I applied and got the job.
What’s your favorite part of recruiting physicians?
I enjoy talking with young residents and fellows just finishing training. I like being a resource for them as they navigate the maze of finding their first position. Most residency programs don’t teach a lot about preparing a CV, interviewing, negotiating, contracts, etc. Even if they don’t end up accepting a position with us, I feel like I’ve developed a relationship for the future.
What’s your best piece of advice for physicians in their job search?
Start early. Everything takes longer than you think it will! Also, don’t look at too many opportunities. Narrow it down to three or four that have what you want. You won’t have the time or resources to look carefully at a bunch of different opportunities.
What can physicians look forward to in your community?
Liberty is a great family-friendly community with a long history. Great schools, activities and people. We are also about 20 minutes from Kansas City and all it has to offer.