Talent Finder Case study


Doximity Talent Finder & Good Samaritan 

Physician recruiting is Steve Jacobs’ passion. He’s worked in the industry for twelve years and says, “Finding the right fit for my hospital and our community is the best part of my job.” He is the sole physician recruiter for Good Samaritan Health System, a hospital employer group located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country in the Lebanon Valley. Jacobs is proud to be associated with Good Samaritan Health System and looks forward to its continued growth and excellence when they merge with Wellspan Health over the next few months.

His Biggest Recruitment Challenge

Finding physicians to work in obscure, out of the way places they have never even heard of before.

Jacobs has earned his stripes getting physicians to do just that, too. As a “department of one,” Steve says his challenge has also become his specialty: “Putting physician opportunities together into a package that sells all of the important parts of the hospital along with the surrounding area—not to mention ensuring the candidates are the right psychological fit for the community and the staff.” Good Samaritan is close to several large cities including Baltimore, New York, Washington DC, and Hershey, Pennsylvania, and that holds great appeal, but many physicians who hail from the Midwest are interested because they can buy land and have a farm in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Physicians also like the sense of community that comes with working in rural Pennsylvania.

Putting Doximity Talent Finder to Work

"I focus first on the geography and ties to the area. Perhaps a physician graduated from an area where an opportunity I’m recruiting for exists. If you target every candidate out there on every other database, the quality of your candidates will suffer. That’s what I call garbage in, garbage out.” Jacobs says. “I pay attention to the little details. Does the candidate have “If you target every candidate out there on every other database, the quality of candidates will suffer. That’s what I call garbage in, garbage out.” Jacobs says. “I pay attention to the little details. Does a candidate have links to the PA area? What hospitals or medical groups is he/she affiliated with? What about clinic size? What fits their current MO?”

Jacobs also acknowledges some obvious trends. I may get a doctor or two in California who’s interested, but overall I don’t go after them: they just can’t be expected to move here and live in the kind of weather we experience here,” says Jacobs.

Using Doximity Talent Finder: Jacob's Top Tips:
  1. Personalize, personalize, personalize! A DocMail from me might read: ‘Hello from the Lebanon Valley! How are things in Adam’s County?’
  2. Pay attention to physicians who are passive candidates; put something of interest in front of them and add them to your pipeline. It takes some time, but it works


Steve Jacobs

Manager, Physician Recruitment

Good Samaritan


Company Profile:

Good Samaritan Health System 

The Good Samaritan Health System has served the healthcare needs of Lebanon County in PA since 1889. The Good Samaritan Hospital is a fully equipped, fully accredited 172-bed acute facility that offers complete inpatient and outpatient care, as well as an inpatient rehabilitation program. Here at Good Samaritan our brand is Powerful Medicine, Comforting Care and we live it everyday. Good Samaritan is a 50 physician medical group that covers Pediatrics, Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Vascular Surgery. Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care. The Good Samaritan Health system also provides services at many other sites located throughout Lebanon County.


Doximity Talent Finder

Doximity Talent Finder is the platform that enables social recruiting on Doximity, the largest medical social network. With Doximity Talent Finder, you can post jobs suggested to both active and passive candidates, search the expansive network of digital CVs and contact candidates directly. Doximity Talent Finder helps you hire the right candidates, faster.
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