Prepare Your Resume for Utilization Management/Reviews jobs for Physicians.

Physician Non-Clinical Job is an exciting phase of your career. Most of us are eligible for these jobs if we have a few years of clinical experience and active medical board certification.

Like most non clinical jobs, training occurs on the job for almost all the UM jobs. They provide and train about the guidelines that we need to follow. I know one of the companies that support Hospital’s UM work which does not provide InterQual or MCG guidelines. However, its advantageous to have some idea about these guidelines as the companies look for experienced candidates.

They need people who pay attention to detail, document clearly, handle stressful situations like conflicts calmly and professionally without taking it personally.

A few tweaks in your current CV or resume are therefore necessary and can help your application stand out.

If you already have a professional CV for your clinical job, you can just add some extra features to the same and make a CV for Physician Non-Clinical Career job or specifically for Utilization Management job.

The following are some of the things that you can do to make your resume ready for a Utilization Management job.

1. Put a professional picture of yourself if you would like. I did not put it but these days its easy to access it in LinkedIn or other social media platforms.

2. Your CV should tell exactly what you will bring to the table. It should show all the skills, training and experience you have so far that are directly relevant to the current nonclinical career. Focus on your strengths- such as organizational skills, process improvement, and ability to multitask.

3. Go through job description of your nonclinical job and try to fulfil as much requirements as possible if not all the requirements. Use the keywords that the job description has. Insurance companies hire us via their HR departments, so we need to be able to get past these HR people before physicians look at our resume.

4. Tell them exactly how your clinical experience so far makes you a qualified candidate for that non-clinical position. If you are switching from clinical practice, be ready to answer “why“. Make sure you make it clear about the length of your experience.

5. Explain how you can extrapolate all the knowledge and skills you have learned at the bedside.

6. Keep it relevant and remove all the unnecessary subtle things that do not add value to the current nonclinical job. Include any prior experience directly related to Utilization Management like HCQM certification, Quality Improvement committee experience, UM committee experience, any relevant courses taken etc. Mention if you ever did any kind of chart review like Resident charts review, midlevel chart review, department director chart review etc.

7. Add any research experience, presentations or publications in the field of your nonclinical side gig that you are applying for.

8. If your new nonclinical job is a leadership position, include any kind of leadership position you ever held.

9. Show your CV to at least one or two people in the relevant field and ask for suggestions. You never know how useful this can be.

10. If you have a LinkedIn account [ideally you should have one by now], make sure your LinkedIn profile matches your CV or resume. Some organizations ask for your LinkedIn profile URL.

11. Having a great mentor in any field makes your success easy. Most organizations ask for your expected salary “per hour” if part time and “per year” if full time job.

12. Finally, make your CV as a pdf document to make it look good. Mostly, you will have to add your details on an online application so CV in a word document is a must to easily copy and paste it onto online application.

13. Some organizations ask for a cover letter when you apply for a job online. Make a common cover letter ready and tweak it based on the job you are applying for.

14. Include your hours of availability if it is a part time opportunity. Companies like those candidates who are available for several shifts every week. The more you are available, the higher chances of your success in getting that job.

15. You can also choose to change the following words and use better words.

Remove these wordsAdd these words
did accomplished
responsible forover saw
contributed tocollaborated on
gained experience inacquired proficiency in
ran executed
conducted carried out
utilized leveraged
wrote authored
made crafted
was part ofparticipated in

Also, add some of these qualities they are looking for:

Team Player.

Experience with EMRs-Cerner and EPIC.

High ethical standards. Maintains confidentiality.

Excellent analytical and deductive reasoning skills.

Good judgement and problem-solving skills. Attention to detail.

Professional and effective communication skills.

Written and verbal fluency in English.

Strong organizational skills.

Good conflict resolution skills.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint.

With these few tweaks, your resume should be ready to apply in multiple companies for a Utilization Management job.

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