You know leadership is essential for your department. But sometimes, finding the right leader takes time. What happens when the role goes unfilled? Without leadership, you may be pulled in too many different directions for your team. Don’t allow a vacancy to lead to a void in your leadership. An interim nurse leader can add real value. Here’s how and why to add an interim nurse leader to your staff.
Offer New Perspectives
Sometimes we get caught up in the way things have always been done that we don’t think about the way things could be improved. An interim nurse leader will give your entire team a new perspective. They have years of experience they can bring to the table to give everyone new ways of thinking and ideas to advance.
Influence Positive Change
When your team gets stuck in a rut, it’s easy to feel negative about work and the environment. But a leader with a fresh perspective can also evoke positive change in the workplace. These new ideas can give people renewed purpose and suggestions to make things better.
Assist in Defining Leadership Needs
Were you struggling with the role of the nurse leader in the changing environment? When you work with an interim leader you can see what areas of the position were lacking and how your leadership needs changed since you last hired a nurse leader.
Can Be an Integral Part of the Hiring Process
One specific rule an interim nurse leader can provide is to help you decide what to look for in the next permanent employee. Why did your previous nurse leader leave the position? An interim nurse leader will help with the hiring process and give you an objective perspective on potential candidates.
Partner With a Staffing Agency
Finding the right interim nurse leader is as important as finding a good permanent placement. Short term employees who work with staffing agencies understand the process of interim positions. A staffing agency can help you by prescreening candidates and submitting only the top qualified interim nurse managers for you to interview and select.
Are you looking for an interim nurse leader for your department?
Call CornerStone Medical Staffing and speak to our expert nurse recruiters to staff your busy practice today!