The single most important task that contributes to the success of a dental practice is hiring the right employee which is a process. If this is done correctly, your practice will certainly have a competitive edge. Considering the factors at play, from malpractice insurance to Hep B, and all other aspects will help streamline the process and allow you to focus on the task of employment and finding the best fit for your dental practice. According to dental statistics on a national level, the average dental practice experiences employee turnover approximately every 18 months.
Risk management is a cycle. That means that it is not something that gets checked off a “to do” list but it is a continuous activity. Having a risk management process means that your practice knows and understands the risks.
When developing a risk management plan for your practice, there are a number of areas to focus on. This general list will get you started, but it is very important that you identify and evaluate the risks unique to your own practice.
There are numerous state and federal anti-discrimination laws designed to assure that employers hire based upon skill, rather than stereotypes. Below is a list of questions that employers should avoid when conducting a new employee interview: