For Clients, “Successfully Finding an Interim Leader”

Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) provides interim nurse leaders who are prepared to “hit the ground running” and provide value added services from day one. KBA interim leaders are adept at performing efficient organizational assessment and are ready to implement what often can be challenging and much needed change. Interims stay in place for the duration that you need them often until a project is completed or until a permanent placement is hired. They assist in onboarding the permanent placement or can play a vital role in developing and coaching internal candidates moving into needed management roles.

Whether on the administrative or patient care side of the organization, Kirby Bates Associates interim leaders bring excellent experience, mentoring skills, thoughtful leadership and critical thinking to the table. Our interim leaders are organizational veterans who provide day to day management expertise, are accountable for project timelines and budgets, can control and direct resources, deliver high level problem solving, and are skilled at ensuring the organizational agenda stays on track. Our leaders are open to working across departments to consult on various interdisciplinary issues and are ready to institute survey readiness teams to interface with regulatory bodies.

Whether you have a crucial vacancy requiring an interim solution while a permanent candidate is being sought, a need to fill a Manager or Director on extended leave, or have a specific need to develop current staff into future leaders, Kirby Bates Associates interim candidates are part of a cost effective solution strategy.

Client Facts and Figures for Interim Engagement through Kirby Bates Associates

There is choice for you the client in how best to contract with us for an interim leader.  The choice of two different models is yours giving you added convenience in deciding how best to suit your needs and budget.

Full Service Model

Easy one stop shopping model

Interim is a KBA employee with KBA serving as a vendor to the client.

  • Client pays one all-inclusive bi-weekly fee to KBA.
  • All-inclusive fee encompasses all compensation and expenses for the interim and the interim fees to KBA.
  • Expenses such as travel and housing, as required, are handled through KBA and factored into all-inclusive fee.

Hospital Employee Model

Custom designed, hospital controlled expense model

Interim compensation and expenses paid directly to the employee by the hospital and a monthly interim management fee paid to KBA.

  • Interim leader is employed by the hospital as a temporary W2 employee, straight salary and receiving no benefits.
  • Housing is provided for and paid for by the hospital and travel expenses are reimbursed to the interim by the hospital.
  • A monthly interim management fee is payable to KBA for each month of the engagement beginning on day one of the interim’s engagement.

Both the Hospital Employee Model and the Full Service Model provide you the client with:

  • The opportunity for a guaranteed 13 week interim engagement with automatic renewal until terminated by either party with 30 days’ notice.
  • An easy and cost effective option to convert the interim to a permanent employee.

What can a hospital client expect when engaging a KBA interim?

  • We take the time to thoroughly understand both your organization, and the position, so that we can deliver the best interim solution unique to you.
  • We establish mutually agreed upon deliverables prior to the beginning of the engagement.
  • We match candidates with clients using an extensive database of exceptionally qualified nurse leaders.
  • We carefully screen and interview all interim candidates and provide a comprehensive presentation of their qualifications and references so that you interview only the best possible candidates.
  • We provide continued communication and continued engagement support to both the client and to the interim nurse leader to ensure that deliverables are on track and that the hospital agenda is supported.
  • We provide communication regularly with the client key leader on a planned regular schedule ensuring that the client is satisfied and the engagement is on track to a successful completion.
  • We provide a team of former CNOs and COOS behind the scenes ready to do anything and everything needed to ensure a successful engagement.

If you are considering an interim for your organization, please contact us at (610) 667-1800 x315 or email Doris Sinkevich, Executive Vice President Interim Services, at