Unexpected Offer Seals Deal For Interim Director of Nursing!

One of MedBest’s clients, a not-for-profit, faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Community in Illinois, found themselves in need of an Interim Director of Nursing for their Skilled Nursing building while they conducted their own search for a permanent one.


Their current Director of Nursing was not a perfect fit for the job.  Therefore, they reached out to Danny Yachouh with MedBest’s Interim team asking for assistance in providing an Interim Director of Nursing for a 3-month contract while they interviewed their own candidates.


Expectations for Interim DON
The Interim Director of Nursing had to be well-versed and experienced in scheduling, staffing, and the management of a clinical team.


Perfect Timing
Danny and the Interim team were already working with an extraordinary Interim Director of Nursing who had just completed an assignment at one of MedBest’s skilled nursing clients in Illinois. This Interim Director of Nursing was looking for her next opportunity in Illinois with the stipulations that the location had to be close to family and compensation be highly competitive. The timing, location, and pay couldn’t have been more perfect, and she accepted the interim assignment.


However, this interim Director of Nursing shared with Danny that she would always have to work interim assignments since she did not have a financially secure future and thus, retirement was out of the question.


Unexpected Offer Seals Deal
MedBest’s Illinois CCRC client, absolucalltoy loved the Interim Director of Nursing. They couldn’t say enough great things about her and wanted to turn the interim assignment into a permanent role.


MedBest’s Interim Director of Nursing was hesitant at first thinking that she would earn more continuing to work as an interim. However, the organization offered her an 11% increase in pay, which is almost unheard of.  Plus, they offered an attractive benefits package that included generous PTO and a 401k retirement plan with employer match. Danny facilitated the offer and was thrilled that it included an opportunity for a secure and sound financial future.


Per Danny, “It was important to her because she was under the assumption that she would have to work the rest of her life because she had no retirement financial plan. It was important to me because I was able to place her somewhere that offered her a nice salary and retirement package. It checked all her boxes, and she would be able to finally retire when the time came.”


MedBest’s Interim Director of Nursing accepted the offer.  Both the facility and their new perm Director of Nursing couldn’t be happier.



MedBest is an award-winning national Executive Search Firm exclusive to the Senior Living Industry. For more than two decades, we have connected senior living organizations with exceptional senior living executive talent for both permanent and interim roles. MedBest was named as one of American’s top companies by Inc.5000 plus we are a Tampa Fast 50 Company!

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