Professional Recruiter
DCH Health System - Tuscaloosa, AL

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Recruiter performs a variety of recruitment, retention and compensation functions. Interviews and screens applicants, refers to the department level for hiring decisions. Develops creative recruitment plans to attract and hire the best qualified candidates.


  • Maintains good rapport with all DCH Health System management and personnel to assist in determining personnel and staffing needs.
  • Regularly communicates with hiring manager to establish rapport and build recruitment plans for new candidates. Works with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruitment plans and adjusts as needed to attract appropriate, qualified candidate pools.
  • Uses applicant tracking system for requisition tracking, job postings, pertinent applicant and interview data and reporting.
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites. Provides information regarding career opportunities in the Health System and the total rewards package. Makes presentations to these and other groups.
  • Coordinates the full cycle of the recruitment process, including recruiting, screening of qualified applicants, interviewing, offer negotiations and new hire on boarding for the Health System.
  • Determines applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants and analyzing responses and compares qualifications to job requirements.
  • Avoids legal challenges by understanding and enforcing current legislation with hiring managers.
  • Initiates completion of background and reference checks on all new hires.
  • Obtains salary & hiring approvals from Director when necessary.
  • Creates offer letters and all related paperwork/documentation accurately and timely for on boarding and legal compliance.
  • Prepares and maintains periodic reports as needed.
  • Arranges personal schedule to accommodate overnight travel for recruitment events.
  • Attends required meetings and participates on committees as requested.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications and maintaining professional networks.
  • Evaluates trends in recruitment and the job market as well as recommends recruitment strategies.
  • May coordinate the internship, job shadowing and/or scholarship loan program.
  • Participates in a variety of career fairs, conferences, etc.
  • Presents healthcare career information to various groups which may include children up to adult audiences.
  • Assists in the development and dissemination of job offer, rejection and other candidate communication material.
  • May research and coordinate contractual agreements with external recruiting firms as necessary.
  • May conduct exit interviews with terminating employees, evaluating turnover and identifying retention problems from the data collected.

    • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
    • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
    • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
    • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
    • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    BS degree with project management experience required.

    Minimum one year professional level human resource employment experience required along with proven recruitment interviewing technique skills required.


    Human Resources employment required with federal I-9 compliance, applicant tracking system onboarding utilization (Taleo experience preferred) skills and general human resources process knowledge required.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. Strong communication and presentation skills required.

    Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.



    Physical presence onsite is essential. Sedentary Work (see Physical Demand Definitions from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (Department of Labor) . Ability to lift and carry objects of up to 15 lbs. Good manual and finger dexterity. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.


    Frequent contact with others: deals with internal and external customers, face-to-face discussions, email and telephone communications. Possible dealings with unpleasant or angry people, public speaking, and conflict situations/resolution.