Flexible Interim Consultants Make Efficient Interim Consultants
Aaron Barton | posted January 18, 2012 |
I once worked with a woman with 10 years as director of nursing—she was one of the best and had decided to try traveling as a new career path and adventure. We found her a great placement and all was well until she called, concerned because her company had asked her to be the unit manager for 30 days. What should she do, she asked?
I took the opportunity to talk to her about flexibility, that most wonderful trait of travelers. A facility many times needs executive level support in different specific areas in the skilled nursing facility. Also, the facility may already have a DNS on record and need the ADNS role filled to help with survey prep.
In this case, the latter was true and the woman served a vital role for those 30 days and earned rave reviews for her performance as unit manager.
Whenever these types of situations arise, I tell my travelers not to look at the request as a demotion or a hit to his or her ego. It’s an opportunity to be a team player. After all, the more flexible interims are, the more useful and efficient they are as interim travelers.
You never know what a facility is in need for; however, a high-level nurse has been through many different scenarios. The experience will be needed in many different ways, not just to manage an entire facility.
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