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Mercyhealth Provider Recruiter, Rockton, 8a-5p, 80 Hrs/2 wks in ROCKFORD, Illinois

Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:

  • Employee engagement, empowerment and growth

  • Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better

  • An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization

Department/Skill highlights

  • Rockton Avenue location

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manage full-cycle recruitment for assigned provider specialties and specialty groups

  • Maintain confidentiality when accessing data within but not limited to the following areas: financial, human resources, strategic planning, malpractice background checks, criminal background checks

  • Independently manage candidate leads, files, documents and hiring timeline

  • Work directly with Executive Team and Clinic Management to successfully recruit providers

  • Provide direction and updates to Executive Team and Clinic Management on recruitment trends

  • Initiate sourcing, lead generation and contact with providers via recruitment databases and referrals

  • Develop and manage relationships with medical schools and residency training programs to gain access to potential provider candidates

  • Develop and manage relationships with recruitment firms and Locum agencies to successfully hire providers and Locum providers

  • Assist Clinic Management with Locum assignment coordination and calendar management

  • Review provider CVs, profiles, background information, licensure, certification, online media and ratings to evaluate initial competency and qualifications

  • Create and manage job postings, ad campaigns and advertisements related to provider recruitment

  • Manage, review and evaluate applications

  • Work with Marketing to create materials specific to provider recruitment

  • Conduct phone interviews with providers to confirm qualifications, eligibility, match to the organization’s needs; and to engage the provider’s interest

  • Coordinate and facilitate provider interviews, including but not limited to: travel, hotel accommodations, catering, community tours, department recruitment dinners, interview meeting itineraries, facility tours, physician agreement drafts, benefit reviews, transportation between meetings, travel reimbursements

  • Gather and evaluate interview feedback and reference verifications

  • Prepare physician agreement drafts, amendments, offer letters and accompanying documents

  • Prepare and negotiate employment offers and physician agreements as directed by senior leadership

  • Ensure that background verifications, new hire paperwork, system entry are completed properly for credentialing

  • Act as a back-up to Onboarding, facilitating orientations as needed

  • Participate in and represent the organization at job fairs, conferences and other special events

  • Maintain communication as point of contact and liaison between the provider and the organization

  • Support retention initiatives for new providers

  • Track and facilitate recruitment accounting, invoices and reimbursements while adhering to budget

  • Represent and support Mercyhealth initiatives and recruitment in a positive light

  • Continuously research ways to improve Provider Recruitment efficiency

  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Provider Recruitment & Retention

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, Healthcare Administration, Business or related field

  • 3+ years of experience in recruitment, Healthcare Administration and/or Human Resources

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Organized and highly motivated; ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work irregular hours with some travel required

  • Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring)

  • Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check


  • 5+ years of experience in provider recruitment, Healthcare Administration and/or Human Resources

  • ASPR Certification (Associate, Diplomate or Fellowship Level)


The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to sit, reach, walk, handle, finger, feel, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds and up to 25 pounds frequently. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Extensive telephone use

Good manual dexterity to operate keyboard and telephone

Ability to travel to attend Job Fairs and Trade Shows