Interim Director of Perioperative Services | MSN, RN-Compact, CNOR, CNE


Last Updated: January 29, 2021 (10 months ago)

Interim Director of Perioperative Services | MSN, RN-Compact, CNOR, CNE
Immediately
Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

Galileo Search is representing an outstanding Interim Surgical Services leader with proven expertise in leading and driving effective change and process improvement within perioperative services. Through interpretation, implementation, and evaluation of hospital and departmental outcomes, she has a track record of change management in areas such as communication, collaborations, philosophy, and policies & procedures. With an ability to effectively manage staff and material resources to optimize therapeutically effective, cost-effective patient care, she is an influential, hands-on leader who promotes professional staff development and exemplary patient care.

REFERENCES & REVIEWS

• “She's able to manage up the ladder as well as down, she's just amazing at developing relationships, even with difficult personalities, and she leads everyone to get things done with a focus on patient safety.”
• “She makes sure that all stakeholders have input on decisions, she's very collaborative in her style. She's willing to listen, but definitely leads the way, and she's great at making the tough decisions when needed.”
• “She is a mentor. She lifts her team and supports them in growing professionally. She is authoritative when necessary, she communicates her expectations clearly, and she follows up. She keeps her door open at all times, and I always felt comfortable in going to her at any time.”
• “She invites everyone to the table to provide their input and opinions before making decisions; she wants to make sure she always makes the best decision for the unit.”
• “She was the voice for the operating room; she knows AORN recommendations, policies and procedures.”
• “She knows how to handle the physicians, and she stays focused on patient safety; She's not shy in challenging staff if policies aren't being followed.”

QUALIFICATIONS

• Oversaw construction projects in Day Surgery, increasing capacity from 18 to 40 beds, and increased Endoscopy suites from 5 to 8, including the addition of state-of-the-art equipment, such as Omega and 190 Olympus scopes
• Directed quality improvement initiatives, including NHSN standards, National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, compliance, and regulatory readiness
• Decreased turn over time from 28 minutes to 20 minutes and cost per case by 25%
• Increased block utilization from < 30% to > 70%
• Daily operations, quality/utilization/practice standards, staffing, payroll, budgets, fiscal management
• Designed and implemented systems, processes, and methods to evaluate and improve patient care
• Highly experienced with survey readiness including a 2018 successful TJC survey for OR and Trauma

RECENT EXPERIENCE

• Executive Director, Perioperative Services | Two Hospital, Nonprofit System | 700+ Beds | 6 Direct Report Managers, 300 FTEs
• OR Nurse Manager | Two Hospital, Nonprofit System | 700+ Beds | 11 ORs | 35 FTEs
• Coordinator, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Services | 500 Bed | Academic Medical Center, Level I Trauma | 18 ORs

EDUCATION

• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
• Registered Nurse (RN) - Compact
• Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR)
• Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

• Patient & Staff Safety
• Labor & Resource Management
• Shared Governance
• Budget Management
• Employee Engagement
• Clinical Excellence
• Professional Development & Leadership
• Patient Assessment
• Care Management
• Conflict Resolution
• Treatment Administration
• Strategic Planning & Execution
• Quality Assurance
• Process Improvement
• Value-Based Purchasing

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Title:

Interim Director of Perioperative Services | MSN, RN-Compact, CNOR, CNE

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

Galileo Search is representing an outstanding Interim Surgical Services leader with proven expertise in leading and driving effective change and process improvement within perioperative services. Through interpretation, implementation, and evaluation of hospital and departmental outcomes, she has a track record of change management in areas such as communication, collaborations, philosophy, and policies & procedures. With an ability to effectively manage staff and material resources to optimize therapeutically effective, cost-effective patient care, she is an influential, hands-on leader who promotes professional staff development and exemplary patient care.

REFERENCES & REVIEWS

• “She's able to manage up the ladder as well as down, she's just amazing at developing relationships, even with difficult personalities, and she leads everyone to get things done with a focus on patient safety.”
• “She makes sure that all stakeholders have input on decisions, she's very collaborative in her style. She's willing to listen, but definitely leads the way, and she's great at making the tough decisions when needed.”
• “She is a mentor. She lifts her team and supports them in growing professionally. She is authoritative when necessary, she communicates her expectations clearly, and she follows up. She keeps her door open at all times, and I always felt comfortable in going to her at any time.”
• “She invites everyone to the table to provide their input and opinions before making decisions; she wants to make sure she always makes the best decision for the unit.”
• “She was the voice for the operating room; she knows AORN recommendations, policies and procedures.”
• “She knows how to handle the physicians, and she stays focused on patient safety; She's not shy in challenging staff if policies aren't being followed.”

QUALIFICATIONS

• Oversaw construction projects in Day Surgery, increasing capacity from 18 to 40 beds, and increased Endoscopy suites from 5 to 8, including the addition of state-of-the-art equipment, such as Omega and 190 Olympus scopes
• Directed quality improvement initiatives, including NHSN standards, National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, compliance, and regulatory readiness
• Decreased turn over time from 28 minutes to 20 minutes and cost per case by 25%
• Increased block utilization from < 30% to > 70%
• Daily operations, quality/utilization/practice standards, staffing, payroll, budgets, fiscal management
• Designed and implemented systems, processes, and methods to evaluate and improve patient care
• Highly experienced with survey readiness including a 2018 successful TJC survey for OR and Trauma

RECENT EXPERIENCE

• Executive Director, Perioperative Services | Two Hospital, Nonprofit System | 700+ Beds | 6 Direct Report Managers, 300 FTEs
• OR Nurse Manager | Two Hospital, Nonprofit System | 700+ Beds | 11 ORs | 35 FTEs
• Coordinator, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Services | 500 Bed | Academic Medical Center, Level I Trauma | 18 ORs

EDUCATION

• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
• Registered Nurse (RN) - Compact
• Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR)
• Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Qualifications & Achievements:

People and Careers Perfectly Aligned

Expertise:

• Patient & Staff Safety
• Labor & Resource Management
• Shared Governance
• Budget Management
• Employee Engagement
• Clinical Excellence
• Professional Development & Leadership
• Patient Assessment
• Care Management
• Conflict Resolution
• Treatment Administration
• Strategic Planning & Execution
• Quality Assurance
• Process Improvement
• Value-Based Purchasing

Experience:

• Executive Director, Perioperative Services | Two Hospital, Nonprofit System | 700+ Beds | 6 Direct Report Managers, 300 FTEs
• OR Nurse Manager | Two Hospital, Nonprofit System | 700+ Beds | 11 ORs | 35 FTEs
• Coordinator, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Services | 500 Bed | Academic Medical Center, Level I Trauma | 18 ORs

Education:

• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
• Registered Nurse (RN) - Compact
• Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR)
• Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

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Testimonials

"She has been perfect for us particularly since we are in our Joint Commission survey window for both our Disease Specific Care certification reviews and our triennial accreditation.  I also believe she is the one that’s helped us identify the root cause of some of our SSI’s.

Thank you for connecting us with [her]."

"[She] is an excellent addition to our team. She was able to hit the ground running, and I am very excited to be working with her. I believe with her positive attitude, we are really going to be able to turn our little home health ship around, and get it running well."

"[She] walked into a very challenging position - technically, politically, and operationally. She inherited a disorganized and unreliable credentialing history, records, and dysfunctional staff. She has a terrific work ethic, very pleasant interpersonal and leadership style, and great fund of knowledge. She has been incredibly reliable, dedicated, focused, and industrious. Thank you for sending her to us."

"[The Galileo Interim] was well received by our hospital staff members. She built relationships and was always in an "appreciative inquiry" mode. She quickly came up to speed on the transition of the retiring Quality Manager, and effectively transferred the necessary information to the new Quality Manager.

Many among our team have said they would like her to stay? We would like to have her come back for specific projects as needed."

"[He] spent an extended time at our hospital and lay the foundation of a strong infection prevention program. He assisted with program development (including training a new IP) and with policy development. He was well-received by everybody. Very adaptable to different audiences, always professional, and approached circumstances with a goal of providing support and guidance. In my experience, he was one of the strongest infection prevention professionals I've worked with, and he has my strongest recommendation."