“To Hire an Interim or Not Hire an Interim”, That is the Question

Have you experienced a sudden staffing crisis? Transplant programs, more than ever before, are experiencing staff vacancies, either due to staff turnover, retirement, mergers, or regulatory sanctions.  In many cases, a succession plan is not in place and the need is immediate.  The most obvious and cost-effective solution is for hospital leaders is to place an existing staff member in the role.   However, this can lead to a myriad of other issues, such as being stretched too thin, unfamiliarity with transplant regulations, and the lack of readiness to be in a leadership role.

Knowledgeable and experienced transplant personnel are especially critical in the continuance of excellent patient care, so an interim transplant professional is a great solution.  In fact, there are many benefits to hiring an interim leader or provider:

  • An interim leader can hit the ground running. They have the knowledge and experience to quickly assess the organization’s culture and pressing issues and how to solve them.
  • They can bring a sense of calm to an anxious and over-worked staff. Their credibility is evident, and stability is restored.
  • An interim professional can bring fresh ideas and ways of operating that might have an immediate positive impact.
  • They can buy an organization time to either assess the need and role or the time needed to make the right hiring decision.

Our team at Transplant Leadership Institute is the leader in interim transplant staffing solutions.  We assess the need and place individuals who are the right fit for your organization.