Day in the Life: HR Edition with Sarah Dyczewski

We greatly appreciate and value all of our SpecialtyCare Human Resources employees. This week, we’re highlighting one of our Recruitment Managers, Sarah Dyczewski, whose work upholds our mission and vision. She discusses what a typical day in her role looks like and what she loves about being a Recruitment Manager while sharing valuable advice and some memorable moments from her career.  

What is your role in the Human Resources Department? 

I’m a Recruitment Manager.

How long have you been a recruitment manager?  

I’ve been a recruitment manager for one year as of February 28, 2022.

What led you to become interested in healthcare HR, and can you describe your path to becoming a recruitment manager? 

I loved recruiting and started in college admissions recruitment and the staffing industry. I quickly realized I had a passion for healthcare during my MBA coursework. I took some classes around healthcare administration and loved the clinical side from a business perspective. Helping clinicians find their dream jobs impacting patient care is the best of both worlds.

What are the benefits of a career in healthcare HR? 

There are so many benefits from learning about the healthcare industry to improving patients’ lives indirectly and working with such talented HR professionals. We’re constantly learning!

What is a day in the life of a recruitment manager like?  

As a recruitment manager in healthcare, each day is different. We’re focused on sourcing quality healthcare professionals who embody our values and mission. A lot of the day-to-day is spent sourcing, conducting phone interviews, and working with hiring managers on recruitment strategies. We also collaborate with service line leaders. As a manager, I work with my team to provide insight and guidance when needed while helping them meet their professional goals. 

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What communication advice would you give when it comes to the team dynamic of HR? 

Within the HR team dynamic, it’s essential to be transparent, respectful, and succinct because everyone balances multiple responsibilities.

What was a surprise to you about the career when you first started? 

I was surprised by how everything we do in healthcare recruitment and HR ultimately impacts patients and their families. I keep that in mind throughout the day.

What has been a memorable moment or story you’d like to share from your career? 

A memorable moment for me was seeing a Nurse Practitioner working in a practice that I utilize whom I met at a career fair while she was still in school and helped recruit to the organization. It was a full-circle moment. Another memorable moment was meeting perfusionists and Area Clinical Managers that I’d worked with virtually across the country for several months at a national conference in September.

What do you love about your role and how it fits into the impactful mission and vision of SpecialtyCare? 

I love how all the pieces of the puzzle come together. Matching perfusionists (or any healthcare professional) with the correct position and team, hearing their excitement when they receive an offer, and then speaking with them after they start their new role and seeing the impact they’re making at SpecialtyCare is inspiring. 

Our mission and vision are to deliver the best healthcare that improves patient outcomes, positively impacting the lives of patients and our practitioners. Hearing how our perfusionists continue to learn, grow, and experience success brings it back to our mission and vision. Knowing that my role has helped them achieve this is something I don’t take for granted and I value it every day.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received that has prepared you for your career? 

One of my mentors has always said don’t let perfection be the enemy of good. That’s something I think about as we all hold ourselves to very high standards at SpecialtyCare. It’s essential to ask and receive feedback from your colleagues on projects and realize that your work every day is “good enough” so you don’t place impossible standards on others.

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