Director of Surgical Services | BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA


Last Updated: October 10, 2019 (12 months ago)

Director of Surgical Services | BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA
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Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly experienced Surgical Services professional who focuses on coordinating staff, accreditation readiness, policy and procedure development, and day-to-day operations. She is eager to be a part of a team in an environment that fosters growth, development, collaboration, and a culture of patient safety. She excels in robotics program development and has extensive experience with OR new construction & remodeling as well as functioning as a liaison between construction crews and hospital leadership on construction projects.

References & Reviews

• “She likes to go into struggling organizations to implement best practices and improve bottom line results.”
• “She has an excellent ability to drive physician loyalty and that makes all the difference in her ability to be affective.”
• “She has excellent OR knowledge, she's the best ORSA I've ever known, and she's great at prioritizing.”
• “She was able to get the OR going, she started a DaVinci program and fixed the problems we had with scheduling.”
• “She was able to open communications with physicians and surgeons and get them on the same page, making it much easier for scheduling to become uniform.”

• Pre-Op, OR, PACU, Sterile Processing, Endo and Outpatient Surgery
• TJC / CMS
• Operational Readiness
• Strategic Planning
• Lean Process Improvement
• Cost Reduction

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Director of Surgical Services | BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly experienced Surgical Services professional who focuses on coordinating staff, accreditation readiness, policy and procedure development, and day-to-day operations. She is eager to be a part of a team in an environment that fosters growth, development, collaboration, and a culture of patient safety. She excels in robotics program development and has extensive experience with OR new construction & remodeling as well as functioning as a liaison between construction crews and hospital leadership on construction projects.

References & Reviews

• “She likes to go into struggling organizations to implement best practices and improve bottom line results.”
• “She has an excellent ability to drive physician loyalty and that makes all the difference in her ability to be affective.”
• “She has excellent OR knowledge, she's the best ORSA I've ever known, and she's great at prioritizing.”
• “She was able to get the OR going, she started a DaVinci program and fixed the problems we had with scheduling.”
• “She was able to open communications with physicians and surgeons and get them on the same page, making it much easier for scheduling to become uniform.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Strong leadership skills, experienced in providing oversight of up to 7 Main OR’s, 2 CV Suites, and 75 FTEs
• Expertise in operations of the OR, Pre-op/PACU, Special Procedures, and Sterile Processing
• Restructured the Central Sterile department to operate within CMS standards
• Oversaw construction and the remodel of 2 Cardiac Rooms as well as a new Cardiac Suite
• Attended weekly meetings with the construction crew to ensure a faster and more efficient process
• Assisted with the opening and arrangement of equipment for a new DaVinci suite
• Developed a troubleshooting guide for staff for DaVinci alarms and failures
• Successful DOH, CMS, and TJC survey experience
• Provides comprehensive review and revision of policies and procedures to enhance standards of patient care
• Comfortable interfacing with all staff levels to include nursing, physicians and administration
• Utilizes participative management and inspirational leadership to engage employees in providing high quality patient care

Expertise:

• Pre-Op, OR, PACU, Sterile Processing, Endo and Outpatient Surgery
• TJC / CMS
• Operational Readiness
• Strategic Planning
• Lean Process Improvement
• Cost Reduction

Experience:

• Interim Director of Surgery | 100-bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Director of Surgical Services | 25 Bed Critical Access Hospital
• Interim OR Manager | 250+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim OR Manger | 300+ Bed Acute Care Hospital

Education:

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration (BSN)
• Registered Nurse (RN)
• Certified Nurse in Operating Room (CNOR)
• Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)

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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."