[Podcast] Recruiting staff for your medical practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Mark Lindley (Head of People & Culture, National Skin Cancer Centres) about how to recruit staff for your medical practice.

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“If you get it right, it transforms [your practice]. If you get it wrong, it drags you down.”

In this insightful podcast, Mark Lindley discusses the challenges of recruiting the right people for your medical practice or business, and how to overcome these challenges.

Some of the key challenges include defining the role (what it is, what the person will deliver, how the person will support the business) and forming the position description.

Mark describes three important areas that need to be covered in a job description: purpose, accountabilities, and skills/competencies.

The podcast also covers how a business can attract the right candidates and present itself as a great place to work, where staff are valued and supported.

Finally, Mark gives his expert advice on the one thing recruiters need to get right.

Hear all this and much more in the full podcast above.

Head to the HealthCert Community to download your Golden Tips handout with expert advice on how to recruit the right staff for your medical practice!


Professor David Wilkinson is a registered general practitioner and public health medicine specialist. Prior to taking up the role as Chief Medical Officer with National Skin Cancer Centres, he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Macquarie University for eight years, and before that was Dean of Medicine at The University of Queensland (UQ) for nine years. Since 2004, David’s clinical work has focused on skin cancer medicine in primary care. He has published research papers on the topic, designed and led development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer, and helped develop and present a suite of skin cancer short courses delivered by HealthCert. He has taught almost 7,000 GPs the basics of skin cancer medicine in primary care.

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Listen to the previous podcast with Mark Lindley.

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