What Clients Need to Know

Our ultimate goal is to help organizations deliver high quality, cost-effective patient care by shaping exceptional nursing teams one leader at a time. Our interim nurse leaders are prepared to “hit the ground running” and provide value-added services from day one. They are adept at implementing difficult changes and assisting organizations prepare for a new leader. They typically remain on board until a project is completed, or a permanent placement is hired. They assist in orienting the permanent placement, or they can play a vital role in developing and coaching internal candidates for permanent placement.

Highlights of what you can expect from Kirby Bates Associates are as follows:

  • We take the time to understand your organization and the position so that we can properly address your needs.
  • We develop mutually agreed upon deliverables for each engagement.
  • We match candidates with clients using an extensive database of exceptionally qualified nurse leaders.
  • We carefully screen all interim candidates and provide a comprehensive presentation of their qualifications and references.
  • We provide continuous monitoring and support to the interim nurse leader to ensure successful completion of each assignment.
  • Our interim leaders are hired and paid directly by your organization as either a temporary employee or as an independent contractor.
  • Our fee for placing an interim nurse leader is typically $10,000 to $12,000 per quarter, paid at the beginning of each quarter.
  • We provide continuous monitoring and support of the interim nurse leader to ensure successful completion of each assignment.
  • Our interim nurse leaders salaries are based on the candidates’ qualifications, experience and typical salaries for the position and geographic region, PLUS an additional 20 to 25 percent premium for not receiving benefits associated with full time employment.
  • We strive to place interim nurse leaders who live relatively close to your location, but often that is not possible. Interim nurse leaders who need to travel require expense reimbursement for housing, travel to and from their home every two weeks, local transportation, and incidental expenses. These expenses are paid directly by your organization.
  • Our interim nurse leaders expect a minimum engagement of three months with automatic renewal on a monthly basis unless terminated by either party with 30 days notice.
    If you are considering an interim nurse leader for your organization, please contact us at 610-667-1800 for additional information.

Kirby Bates Associates, LLC drives healthcare organizations to achieve high quality, cost-effective patient care with our comprehensive portfolio of proven leadership services including Executive SearchInterim LeadershipLeadership Coaching, and Operations Consulting. As successful COOs and CNOs, our effective approaches achieve sustainable solutions for our clients’ greatest leadership challenges.