Healthcare providers need an efficient human resources department that, by managing the company’s most valuable resource – its employees – is able to serve patients in the most satisfactory way possible, thereby ensuring the clinic’s ability to meet business needs.

New leadership challenges have one more crucial task ahead: human resource development. Managing human resources effectively and efficiently plays a critical role in ensuring that a satisfied, motivated workforce delivers quality health services to physician’s medical practice.

Having an employee handbook helps protect your healthcare practice from legal liability and provides an efficient way to communicate essential information to employees. It is a vital part of having a successful and productive workplace.

Without written policies on important issues such as attendance, harassment, paid leave, termination, and at-will employment, physicians expose their company to liability lawsuits.

Over time, doctors develop their own unique style of practicing medicine. The same is true of medical groups. They develop a style that involves creating a work culture and passing information about it on to staff members. A medical practice’s approach to issues such as sick leave and overtime pay are defined and revised over time until they become ingrained in the office’s culture.

Frequently, such policies and guidelines are passed down verbally to newcomers by the more veteran members of the staff. But for many reasons, a better approach is a written policy manual. It can help reduce training time and eliminate inconsistencies and misunderstandings that often result when the only communication of rules is verbal.

KDB Healthcare Business Consultants collaborate closely with legal experts that specialize in Human Resource Management issues. Our legal Consultant’s goal is to tailor a comprehensive, clear and compliant handbook to ensure that your company is protected, saving you time and money overall.