Steve Jacobs serves as Senior Physician Recruiter at Einstein Healthcare Network (EHN), a 3 hospital system serving both Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. Einstein is the largest independent academic training site in Philadelphia offering over 440 residents and fellows training in 32 ACGME accredited programs. EHN is also home to MossRehab Hospital, Pennsylvania’s #1 ranked rehabilitation hospital, and ranked by US News & World Report as one of the 10 ‘Best Rehabilitation Hospitals’ in the U.S. In his role, Steve advises organization leaders, board members and department chairs in best practices in physician recruitment.
Steve previously served as a physician recruiter at WellSpan Health for 5 years. In this role, Steve was responsible for the development and execution of strategies related to the recruitment and onboarding of physicians across the system. Most notably Orthopedics, Primary Care, GME Faculty, Neonatology, Gastroenterology, Vascular Surgery, Primary Care Sports Medicine, and Urology.
Steve also worked as a Director of Recruitment for Genesis Health System in Ohio where he was responsible for overseeing recruitment efforts system wide and for supervising a team.
Steve started the in-house recruitment program at Kaweah Delta Healthcare District in Visalia, CA in 2008. The program was the first of two programs Steve created. The other was in PA.
In 2008 Steve became a member of the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) formerly known as the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR). He has served on the journal committee, website committee, and education committee since 2009. He was a key member of the writing team for the formal fellowship certification program implemented in 2014 and served as co-chair of the fellowship committee from 2016 – 2018.
Steve began his physician recruitment career as an agency recruiter but was asked by a client (Visalia, CA) to develop and in-house program in 2008 and has never looked back. He enjoys lecturing, teaching, mentoring, and recruiting, finding passion in all he does everyday.
Steve received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of California at Irvine and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego. In 1995 he advanced to candidacy in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at Alliant International.
Steve lives in Lititz, PA and has been married to wife Laura for twenty years. He has three children Emma (13), Ben (19) & Lauren (24).