Interim Director Perioperative Services presents with 26 years of nursing experience in the operating room with over 11 of interim leadership spanning ORs encompassing from three to 19 surgical suites and covering all perioperative services in both unionized and non-union settings.
She describes her personal clinical strength as founded in orthopaedics and the trauma team in the OR. She mentioned good, applicable personal knowledge of OR operations in all areas except open hearts. She commented that her administrative skills include good budgeting, staffing plans, construction and remodeling management, operational assessment and compliance with accreditation and best practices.
The candidate visualized her management style as an inverted triangle, with her at the bottom, supporting staff and other who provide patient care. She described herself as a “servant leader”. She spoke about being visible, approachable and fair and as someone who identifies staff strengths and builds on them through mentoring and coaching. She said key words defining her were systematic, process-oriented and consistent with regard to approach and application.