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4 Things to Expect from Your First Placement as an Interim Healthcare Leader

by CoreMedical Group


By now, you’ve probably heard about interim healthcare management and know a little bit about what a temporary leadership position in the medical field might look like.

More and more people are leaving the traditional workforce, opting for positions that grant them the freedom to live their life the way they choose and the reward of working a job that provides fulfillment at the end of the day rather than unending stress. 

But what can you truly expect from this growing career path?

4 Benefits You Can Expect as an Interim Healthcare Leader

#1: Finding the Flexibility You’ve Been Looking for in Your Healthcare Career

As you climb the corporate ladder, the more you can feel tied down to your job. Whether it’s constantly being on call, problem solving at all hours of the day, or feeling like there’s never a good time to take a vacation, a career in healthcare management is unrelenting.

That is, unless you are an interim healthcare professional.

Serving as an interim healthcare leader could finally give you just the flexibility and upward mobility you’ve been looking for. When you pursue interim leadership positions, you get to decide what you want out of the job – apply for roles that align with your interests and in the locations you want to visit across the country. Interim gives you the flexibility to bring your family with you, or to take an extended break between contracts to spend more time with the ones you love.

Not only does an interim role give you the flexibility you desire, but it gives a hospital or healthcare system the time and flexibility they need to search for a permanent replacement for their directorial and c-suite level vacancies. It’s a win-win for both parties!

#2: Thriving in a Fast-Paced Healthcare Environment

If you’re considering a pivot to a career in interim healthcare management, you’re most likely a seasoned professional. You’ve been around the block a time or two – familiar with the fast-paced environment of the medical system and experienced leading a team.

This is perfect because you’re getting ready to thrive with this next career move!

Healthcare systems are searching for leaders who can jump in quickly, acclimate on their own, and keep a department running seamlessly until a permanent replacement is hired. If you’re the kind of person who dives right in, hits the ground running, and isn’t afraid to be bold in new situations, interim healthcare management is for you!

#3: Finding Satisfaction as an Experienced Healthcare Professional

The interim role you’re stepping into could be vacant for many reasons. From retirement, internal promotion, or family leave, to termination, short-term medical leave, or restructuring a troubled department, you’re either filling the shoes of a leader who will be returning or setting a newly hired manager up for success.

Even as a temporary placement, your position is critical to the current and future success of the healthcare facility. With that level of organizational significance comes rewarding work.

You get the opportunity to be a set of fresh eyes, spotting room for improvement in processes and procedures. You may also be the force that’s needed to turn a department around or the mentor that’s been desperately needed for staff on a struggling hospital floor. As an interim leader, you’re being charged with not only keeping it together, but leaving it better than you found it – and with that comes the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference.

#4: Feeling Supported by a Leading Medical Staffing Agency

When you decide to entrust CoreMedical with your interim healthcare management career, we can guarantee you’ll feel taken care of every step of the way. Our expert recruiters will find positions that match your expertise and interests. We’ll negotiate competitive pay on your behalf and help you with any additional licensures that are necessary to accept your ideal placements.

Beyond the nuts and bolts of landing the interim position, you’ll receive industry-leading benefits from day one of placement, including healthcare insurance, housing assistance, and even enrollment into our loyalty program, Club CoreMed, where you can earn vacations!

Take the First Step Toward a Career in Interim Management

Are you wondering if you could transition to a career as an interim healthcare leader? Does interim management sound like a refreshing change of pace for you?

Discover how to get started today!


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