Summit Talent Group Initiates Director Perioperative Nursing Search

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has retained Summit Talent Group to conduct a national Director Perioperative Nursing search.

Director Perioperative Nursing Search

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, the Director of Perioperative Nursing Services provides strategic leadership directing overall clinical operations, personnel, and administration of the perioperative environment in the Operating Rooms. This will include the Main OR and the Ambulatory Surgery Center. The Director will work collaboratively with the Director of PACU units, which includes Post Anesthesia Care inpatient and ambulatory and Non OR PACU units.

The Director is responsible for all aspects of patient safety clinical operations, education, customer service, human resources, finance, quality outcome management and regulatory compliance. The Director will also develop and maintain collegial and collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the institution to positively impact patient care outcomes.

Perioperative Services strives to be the safest perioperative environment in the world, to have the highest quality of perioperative outcomes, and to demonstrate the core values in our vision.
Partnered with Anesthesiology and Critical Care, the Division of Nursing and the Division of Surgery, this multidisciplinary team performs more than 18,000 surgical cases each year in more than 30 operating rooms spanning the Main Building and Mays Clinic.

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As a Vice President of Summit Talent Group, Mary Louise focuses on candidate development and management of the full-cycle candidate interview process, including visits to the client site. Mary Louise is an expert in conducting in-depth interviews and soliciting information from key stakeholders to obtain specifics about the position, the organization, and backgrounds and personalities of ideal candidates. She is also responsible for leading the debriefing sessions with hiring executives and interview teams to narrow down the candidate slate. Adept at utilizing the Candidate Assessment Form as well as The McQuaig System ™, Mary Louise is able to effectively summarize feedback about each potential candidate to ensure that clients attract and retain the very best person for the job.