How to Create a Fantastic Chiropractic Associate Job Description

A fantastic Chiropractic Associate job description should be easy to read and understand. It should be concise and to the point, and it should use relatable and engaging language. 

Great job descriptions are crystal clear about what the associate position involves and what is expected. We like to call these expectations and agreements, and it’s an often overlooked aspect of the job description (and contract) process.

When writing your job description, we recommend highlighting the benefits of the associate position and the available benefits. While you want to showcase the position’s upside, it is essential to remember that a good job description should also be honest. It should not be written to make the job sound like something it is not. Instead, it should be written to reflect the actual responsibilities and requirements of the job. If your job description is a bit sensational, you may notice many candidates coming in; but very few making it through the interview process. 

A fantastic Chiropractic Associate job description should also be fun and creative. It should appeal to the reader’s emotions and make them want to read on. It is, after all, a sales pitch for your practice. Don’t hesitate to have a bit of fun with it! 

The ultimate goal of your job description is to be informative while inspiring your ideal candidates to apply for the job.

What are the benefits of a job description?

A job description is a written document that describes the relationship between a practice owner and the chiropractic associate and their respective duties and responsibilities. A job description can also define the interactions an employee deals with in the workplace. A job description needs to be easy to understand and straightforward, but it must also be thorough. 

A job description will allow for creating a clear, detailed, and unambiguous job role that can be used to define the work done by employees at the company. It can help avoid confusion among employees and can help to highlight the skills needed to perform the job.

Make no mistake; creating great chiropractic associate job descriptions is tough if you’re not doing it every day! It’s a small part of why so many chiropractors look towards professional chiropractic recruiting and staffing services, such as Chiro Match Makers. A professionally written job description will make it easier to attract qualified candidates and create a consistent standard for all applicants.

What’s the difference between a job description and a job advertisement?

A job description is a detailed description of all of the job’s responsibilities, while a job advertisement is an advertisement that is used to attract applicants for a position. Generally, job advertisements are only used when the job is open, while job descriptions explain a job that is not yet open. The most crucial difference is that a job description is a list of the duties and responsibilities of a job. In contrast, a job advertisement is a marketing tool used to attract qualified applicants.

At Chiro Match Makers, we create a practice snapshot for every clinic we work with. This helps us define what the practice is looking for in their ideal chiropractic associate. By generating a practice snapshot with one of our DC Placement Specialists, we can then clearly define the role of the incoming chiropractic associate. This extends from philosophy to technique, behavioral characteristics, and much more. 

What should be included in a job description?

The job description is often one of the most critical aspects of the hiring process, yet it is something that many people overlook. The job description will be used to find the best chiropractic associate candidate for the job, so it must be done right. 

Here are a few items to include in your chiropractic associate job description: 

  • marketing expectations
  • attire
  • work hours
  • vacation time/PTO
  • documentation expectations 
  • references to comp plan and contract 
  • technique and modality expectations 
  • manager/supervisor 

This is only the tip of the iceberg but should give you a good start when creating your associate job description. 

Job descriptions are an essential part of any business, and chiropractic practices are no exception. They act as a reference point for the employer and employee, but they also create a sense of purpose. 

Job descriptions can also be used to market your business when you are looking for a new chiropractic associate doctor. If you’re looking to attract the best applicants, you need to ensure your job description is up to date and compelling. If you’re not meticulous, you may turn off some potentially fantastic candidates. 

When hiring a new chiropractic associate doctor, your job description should be specific enough to entice enough of your ideal candidates to move to the interview process but not so specific that it restricts your ability to generate enough candidates to interview. It’s a balance of art and science. 

Adding an associate doctor is one of the most important decisions you will make in your business. Using a proven process will help you save time and money while also finding the ideal match for your practice. If you are thinking about adding a new chiropractic associate to your team this year, please connect with one of our DC Placement Specialists. 

Chiro Match Makers has the process of hiring DC’s and CA’s down to a science. Here are 4 ways we can help you today!

1. Download our coveted DC Interview Guide before your next interview
This is the most critical hire you will ever make in your practice. Most of us have only learned how to interview from our own past experiences and our gut. Our template provides you with unique questions and a systematic way to help ensure you find the right person for the job you have available. Download a copy here.

2. Download CA Hiring Success Roadmap
Building your A+ team is the difference between having the ability to scale or not.  If done right, it can be a path to freedom and increased profit. If done wrong, it can be one of the most-costly mistakes you ever make. Go here to get your copy of the CA Hiring Success Roadmap.

3. Explore the best way to leverage a Locum in your practice.
Grab a copy of our Benefits to Hiring a Locum Guide that will be the best time you’ve spent in buying back your time freedom.

4. Connect with us!
If you’d like to connect with us for a brainstorming session just click here to access our schedule link and find a time that’s best for you. We’d love to learn more about your practice and help you reach your goals!

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