SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Doximity, the leading online medical network with over 50 percent of all US doctors as members, announced a new, instant method for physicians to apply for career opportunities — "Apply Using Doximity." With one click, all US physicians can quickly submit their verified online profile as a curriculum vitae (CV) for an open job opportunity, and a recruiter will reach out to the physician directly.
Eighty seven percent of physicians are open to new jobs, and yet the application process is prohibitively time consuming — hospitals therefore miss many ideal candidates. By making the application process more efficient and reducing the friction of paperwork, doctors can apply for new employment, locum tenens or consulting opportunities in the few spare minutes they have a day, even from their tablet or smartphone.
As the trend continues to shift toward physicians choosing hospital employment over private practice, hospitals are seeking new ways to attract top talent. Medical institutions taking advantage of "Apply Using Doximity" will easily accept applications without having to sort through lengthy CVs, with confidence that applicants are verified, licensed U.S. physicians.
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, in collaboration with ab+c Creative Intelligence, is the first institution to incorporate this service. Doximity now offers "Apply Using Doximity" to any of its 300 hospitals and health systems partners subscribed to the Doximity Talent Finder service.
"We saw the majority of physicians are viewing recruitment-related emails on a mobile device," said Aisha DeBerry, manager, physician recruitment at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. "So instead of making them wait to get on a desktop, fill out an application, and upload forms, we partnered with ab+c Creative Intelligence to make it as simple as clicking, 'Apply Using Doximity.'"
"By allowing physicians to inquire about a job with the quick click of a button, we've made it easier for hospitals and health systems to attract qualified physician candidates," said Alex Blau, MD, Medical Director at Doximity. "Physicians really don't have time to scan their CV or fill out long web forms, particularly if they are researching jobs on a mobile device, so applications often fall by the wayside. We're rectifying that."
Launched in 2011, Doximity (www.doximity.com) connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With more than half of all US physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the country. Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley and was created by the founders of Epocrates.