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The Simple Guide to Executive Hiring

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Being in an executive leadership position can be challenging, no matter the size of the organization. Having that executive leadership role in a medical practice can be even more so. This group is responsible for the strategy and the tactical methods of carrying out the mission of the organization. Hiring for these positions requires in depth knowledge, careful consideration and master hiring skills.

Whether you are replacing an executive or hiring one for the first time, this Simple Guide will be your partner in setting you up for success when hiring executive positions.

This Simple Guide will take you through:
  • Identifying primary attributes of those in leadership roles
  • Analyzing the best practice in developing position descriptions for leaders, taking into consideration practice culture and performance metrics
  • Interviewing basics with sample questions to standardize the process
  • Accessing immediate resources such as simple forms and templates that can be personalized for your practice.
This is written for anyone who has a hand in the hiring and recruitment process. Use it as a valued resource for direction and support for placing and retaining great staff.

Christine Kalish

Christine Kalish, MBA, CMPE

President, Brittain-Kalish Group

Christine Kalish, MBA, CMPE, is a senior executive and trusted healthcare advisor with deep experience in ambulatory care and academic medicine.  For more than thirty years, Kalish has been leading organizations and teams to develop critical infrastructure and growth planning to improve operations, workflow, human resources and revenue cycle.  She continually searches for innovative ways to assist her clients so they can deliver quality care for the populations they serve. 

Penny M. Crow

Penny M. Crow, MS, SHRM-SCP, RHIA

RHIA Principal and Vice President of Training, Brittain-Kalish Group

Penny M. Crow, MS, SHRM-SCP, RHIA, is a nationally recognized executive with progressive senior leadership experience in a wide range of healthcare organizations. As an RHIA, she has a successful track record in health information management, revenue cycle, risk management, and quality improvement. Her MS in I-O Psychology has fueled her passion for working with leaders to prepare and develop future workforces.

Sharon Z. Ginchansky

Sharon Z. Ginchansky, MAOM

MAOM Consultant, Brittain-Kalish Group

Sharon Z. Ginchansky, MAOM, is an organizational consultant with the Brittain-Kalish Group, specializing in revitalizing leadership and organizational change to improve operations and to enhance the way businesses engage their staff. She is recognized as an expert in leading organizations through start up, culture changes, acquisitions and divestitures, and labor negotiations. She has more than 25 years of operational and human resources experience working as an executive in the healthcare field.

Ginchansky holds a bachelor’s degree in English from American Jewish University and a master’s in organizational management from University of Phoenix. She is a member of SHRM, DallasHR and is a former long-time member of Vistage International.



Purpose of the Hiring Guide.

Analyzing Medical Practice Staffing.

Executive Roles within the Medical Practice

Preparing the Job Description

The Recruitment Process Reconsidered

Designing a Hiring Process


Appendix A: Job Descriptions

Appendix B: Sample Interview Questions

About the Authors

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