We continue our series on the importance of Job Descriptions… “If you use clinic employee job descriptions as living, breathing documents that are updated regularly to reflect the changing requirements of each employee, these descriptions can become more of a role plan than an irrelevant document.”

Over the next few weeks I will uncover the Positives About Job Descriptions…

Job descriptions that have a positive impact on a clinic employee’s understanding of their job and the standard of performance that is expected provide the following components.

Better Clinic Recruitment

Well-written job descriptions for the staff and contractors in your clinic (whether they be reception or clinical staff) serve as communication tools that allow both employees and candidates to clearly understand the expectations of the role in the clinic, its essential duties, and the required competences, educational credentials, and experience for the role regardless of whether it is a basic junior reception position all the way to head clinician. By doing this well, it can improve both internal and external recruitment of the clinic, and can retain and motivate the best talent by ensuring that employee expectations are aligned with clinic expectations of what the role entails.