Featured Candidates – Executive

Mission Search provides interim leadership professionals to meet your needs for short-term or long-term assignments. Our interim professionals are proven, talented, interim leaders who will effectively manage a period of transition, crisis, or change within your organization.

Mission Search’s Interim Leadership provides outstanding value to our clients in the following ways:

  • Return on InvestmentInterim Leaders add value by using their skills and expertise to help deliver an outcome, solution, service, or mitigate a risk that provides a meaningful “ROI” to our clients.
  • Rapid ResponseInterim Leaders can be in place within days as opposed to weeks or months and become effective quickly upon joining a client organization.
  • Expertise Interim Leaders typically operate at a departmental leadership level in the client organization. Having worked at various facilities, they possess portable skills beyond the scope of the assignment they take on and bring added experience. They are productive and impart a positive impact on the department and the organization.
  • Objectivity By adding a fresh perspective and not being encumbered by company politics or culture, Interim Leaders are able to concentrate on what is best for the client.
  • AccountabilityInterim Leaders take responsibility and manage a department or project with the expectation that they will be held accountable for results and for being instrumental in a successful delivery of the assignment objectives.

Interim assignments vary in scope and requirements, encompassing change management, ‘gap’ assignments, project management, and turnaround management. They function as consultants and project managers with an ultimate goal of delivering a fitting solution as desired by the client.


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The list below includes our current
INTERIM LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES.
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Interim Director of Emergency Dept or Critical Care available immediately. 20 years experience as Director of ED, Trauma, ICU, & Critical Care. MBA & BSN. Multi-state RN licensed including California & Florida. Certifications include CEN, TNCC Instructor, NRP Instructor, Advanced Stroke Life Support, Advance Burn Life Support, BLS/PALS/ACLS Instructor. Contact Trace Whetzel (800) 410-2009 ext. 246


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL & PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES:
A Management Consultant with over 40 years of healthcare experience, this clinical leader’s nursing and management experience is diverse and includes operating room, post-anesthesia care, ambulatory care, pre-admission screening, endoscopy and central sterile processing. Health settings experienced at are for-profit, non-profit, academic, government and community based union and teaching facilities. His clinical experience began as an OR Technician US Navy (Veteran) and includes PA Cardiovascular, scrub and circulating duties in all services as a Registered Nurse. Certifications include CNOR, IAHCSMM, Six Sigma and HRO. Masters of Healthcare administration prepared with numerous licenses including compact state along with a BSN- 29554 Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF MED/SURGE / CRITICAL CARE & EMERGENCY SERVICES:
Exceptional Healthcare Professional with more than 20 years of nursing and leadership experience with a reputation for implementing strategic initiatives to improve quality, safety, throughput, and patient satisfaction. Hands-on visible leader, mentor, and coach with high energy and passion for creating turnaround environments. Strong expertise in large settings. Leadership experience and scope includes Healthcare Systems, Multi-site, Acute Care, Academic Medical Center, Critical Access Hospital, Level 3 Trauma Center, Non-profit with Hospital Beds: Up to 650 and with direct report FTEs: Up to 75- MSN & BSN prepared with RN, NRP, CEN, BCLS, ACLS, PALS, AMLS, PEARS as credentials and SCCM, ACCN, AONE, Phi Theta Kappa as affiliations. 29685 Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES:
A robust seasoned Emergency Nurse (25 yrs) with15 yrs of Director Level experience in various size Emergency Departments. She has been a member of the ENA and has been the facilitator for the travel nurse for the National ENA Convention. With a drive to maximize productivity thru an interpersonal style of open door policy, she has extensive experience with union campaigns working in both union and non-union environments. She also has broad tenure dealing with Joint Commissions. Immediately available and holds a MSN and a BSN. 8849Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


Interim Director of Cancer Center & Oncology Service Line–
Solid leadership experience with blended strategic insight and operational acuity- An inspirational transitional healthcare executive with 18 years of experience in complex healthcare, payor and medical device arenas, including a national insurance carrier, research, community and teaching hospitals, as well as multi-specialty medical groups. Experienced in physician incentive models, ACO, compensation contracting, operations, strategy, finance/P&L, foundations and multiple service lines. A published author with a MBA and a Masters in Public Health degrees- Effective influencer and change agent. Skilled developer of relationships and partnerships. Successful in physician relations and improving patient satisfaction – (31186) Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


Interim Director Maternal Child Services experienced in all aspects of Perinatal Services including: Labor/Delivery, NICU, PICU, PEDS, and GYN. Excellent reputation for improving Physician Relations, Staff Engagement, and Metrics. MBA/BSN prepared. (31425) Contact Nick Accocella (800) 410-2009, ext 239


Interim Director of Surgical Services and Perioperative Services: Excellent interim/transitional leader with comprehensive management experience and expertise in Perioperative, Surgical, and PACU Services within Hospital, In-patient, & Out-patient settings. Stellar performance reviews as a Mission Search interim leader with a history of successful interim assignments. Master’s in Health Administration. Licensed RN in California.
Contact Trace Whetzel (813) 405-3780


INTERIM CEO: High level transitional leader, has worked both as a COO and a CEO. Has his MBA and B.S in Health Administration. Responsible for $500 million net revenue independent health system, including a 435 hospital. Led successful community engagement initiatives including partnerships with regional employers, the veteran community, and NFP agencies. A true leader in Healthcare. Contact Lois McCormick at 813-872-0195


Interim Director of Behavioral Health Services– Extensive experience in Behavioral Health leadership including Nursing, Operations, Clinical, and Case Management. She has been serving in various Interim Director of Nursing roles. She resides in New Mexico and Idaho is a desirable geographic location. 13 years as an RN & Leader in various clinical specialties including Behavioral Health, Psychiatric, Chemical Dependency, and Case Management settings. BSN prepared with strengths of: Team building; Strategic Planning; Compliance/Regulatory Standards; Developing community partnerships; Process improvements; Staff Education; Staff Mentoring, and Policy/Procedure development. Excellent presentation skills and public speaking. Previous Case Management experience provides expertise in cost efficiencies and resource management. (52355) Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF STERILE PROCESSING: Twenty two years of versatile experience in Hospital Administration, Sterile Processing management and consulting, materials management and distribution, computer implementation, product evaluations, contracts negotiation, Joint Commission and CMS preparation, and distribution management. Active committee member with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), and currently sit on four standards committees. Instructor of certification classes for Sterile Processing certification. Expert writer and collaborator of articulating questions for the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution. Exceptional computer skills inclusive of Lawson, PeopleSoft, KRONOS, Microsoft Office, MedTech, Pisces, Epic, SPM, Censitrac, Impress, SAP, Rosebud, and iGreenTree- MHA, CSPDM, CSPDS, CSPDT trained and educated. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM CNO / VP OF PATIENT CARE: With twenty-seven years of experience in healthcare and experience at large tertiary, multiple-health systems to small rural hospitals, this Chief Nursing Executive is multi-state licensed and available for her new role as a transitional CNE. In-depth experience with for-profit, non-for profit, union and non-union organizations and a visionary leader / change agent great at creating a culture that enables organizations to fulfill their mission & vision by exceeding established goals and expectations. Acumen of direct oversight for daily operations, budgets and financials, focusing on the growth and development of staff and leaders, in addition to improving existing and future service lines. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


Interim Manager of Critical Care MSN,BSN, RN– over 22 year’s experience. Strong background in ICU and Step Down units with Large facility organizations. Proven track record regarding improvements for patient satisfaction in the outpatient Ambulatory Surgery Press Ganey surveys and CAHPS . Contact Joe Thomas 813-872-6968


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF WOMEN SERVICES: Comprehensive leadership experience in all phases of Women’s/Children’s Services, OB/GYN, and Pediatrics: Over 25 years as a Maternal Health/Mother-Baby, Labor & Delivery, OB/GYN, NICU, PICU, Ante-Partum, Postpartum and Pediatrics leader. 15 years in maternal-child nursing direct leadership acumen in various healthcare settings including for-profit, not-for-profit, faith-based, academic medical centers as well as community hospital settings. Extensive know-how working with unions both in the state of NY as well as in CA. Solid great team builder, whose strength lies in raising the level of care and professionalism in nursing with a focused effort on Service Excellence Expertise in all Women’s & Children’s clinical service delivery, operations, and Management in both small and large organizations, ranging from 1300 births to 6000 births/year. An MSN, BSN, RN prepared professional with Member Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, American Nurses Association, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and International Council of Nurses active memberships. Compact State RN licensed as well as active CA and NY licenses. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF PERIOP & SURGICAL SERVICES: With over 30 years of know-how, serving as a clinical leader at various health care settings, including faith-based health systems, for and not-for-profit medical centers, union and non-union environments along with academic medical centers ranging from bed size of 25 to 700+-, this hands-on, operationally strong leader is just wrapping up her assignment serving at an academic regional health system overseeing 4 facilities’ periop and surgical services departments. With subject matter expertise in all aspects of the OR platform as well as solid acumen in education, transformation of OR, Sterile processing and most importantly JC Readiness, this high-impact Periop Leader is prominent. She is a masters prepared nurse with multiple certifications and pedigrees that are carefully and strategically chosen. She has multiple licenses, including CA and resides in a compact state. Her quality management certification helps her as the perfect process improvement tool in her transitional leadership assessment and is quite useful when she is designing and implementing change. She utilizes lean strategies in creating better processes for efficiencies. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


Interim Director of Emergency Services: 15+ years of experience as an Emergency Services and Trauma leader along with several other significant clinical and administrative leadership roles. Experience with visits that range between about 25000 to 75,000 annually at multiple healthcare settings with solid operational experience Also a working leader, who is hands-on and pragmatic. She holds a BSN, multiple active licenses and an extraordinary work ethic according to her high-level references. Change agent with a track record for improving nursing operations, cost efficiency, patient safety, quality, and patient experience. She could be available within two weeks as she has initiated credentialing. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


Interim Chief Nursing Officer/VP Patient Care Services: DNP prepared with more than 30 years experience in teaching and community environments ranging from critical access to 800 plus beds. Record of achievement that spans all areas of leadership, clinical, quality, operational, administrative and educational endeavors. Proven track record that includes exceeding benchmark standards for clinical excellence, patient satisfaction, and quality. (21911) Contact Nick Accocella (800) 410-2009, ext 239


Interim Director of Critical Care & Med Surge: Adaptable clinical leader with 15+ years extensive nursing background plus 10 additional years in for-profit business sector. Trained in performance improvement methods including Lean and Studer principles; her Areas of expertise include Med Surg, Telemetry, Critical care (not Cath Lab), Administrative, but not clinical oversight of Surgical services, (OR, PACU, Pre-Op, SPD,) actively licensed in CA, FL, MA, and NY, CT, KY, HI, ME, NV, NH, PA, VT and WA. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


Interim Director of Cath Lab, Cardiac, Critical Care, Telemetry, and Cardiovascular Services: Outstanding transitional leader with incredibly diverse management experience & expertise in Cath Lab, all Cardiac service lines, Critical Care, and Telemetry. Stellar performance reviews as a Mission Search interim leader with a history of successful interim assignments in Cath Lab and Critical Care areas. Doctorate in Business Administration complements a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and BSN. California, Multi-state, and Compact RN licensed. Contact Trace Whetzel (813) 405-3780


Interim Director of Accreditation & HIM: 22 years’ experience working as a RN with a great track record of serving at both staff as well as management levels. She has an extensive background working with Joint Commission and has extensive experience with Mock Tracers, EOC, Standard Protocols, Performance Reporting requirement, universal protocols. She is a true mentor and an educator! She holds a B.S in Nursing and a MSA in Health Care Administration. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Business Administration in Healthcare, allowing her to consider interim roles for the next several years. She has over 10 years of managerial experience, working with accreditation teams under quality, innovation, care coordination and risk management departments. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


Interim CFO/Controller: MBA and CMA with significant leadership and hands-on experience in business management, general accounting, financial reporting/analysis, GAAP, tax, and system conversions. Prior experience in STAC, LTAC, SNF, and Behavioral Health facilities. Strengths in ‘non-traditional’ functions such as Property Management, Risk Management, and IT. ( 53339 ) Contact Nick Accocella (800) 410-2009, ext 239


Interim Director of Risk / Quality / Patient Safety Management: A clinical nursing leader at multiple healthcare settings from critical access hospitals to 1150+ bed academic medical centers as well as Union, for-profit, not-for-profit settings. 40 + years extensive experience as a nurse with expertise in Risk Management, quality, accreditation as well as Patient Safety. (30577) Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM CHIEF NURSING OFFICER: Skilled transitional leader has experience with ER, ICU, L&D and Adult Behavioral Health. She is has worked with Joint Commission Accreditation, Chest pain Accreditation , Stroke Certification and Burn Verification She has her Masters in Nursing and working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Knows how to build teams and excellent at mentoring. Contact Lois McCormick at 813-872-0195


Interim Director of Sterile Processing: Over 30 years experience in multitude of healthcare settings including for-profit, not-for-profit, faith-based, academic medical centers, as well as solid experience with union environments. Her leadership proficiency exceeds 16 years; is a true professional interim leader who has managed up to 60 FTEs and has been responsible for assisting up to 21 ORs at multiple campuses as well as at multiple sterile processing departments. She holds all licenses and certifications pertaining to Sterile Processing and stays up to date with the industry trends and education. Her accomplishments in regards to initiatives of the projects she has worked in include very successfully preparing and coaching of various imminent regulatory reviews including CMS and Joint Commissions. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF PICU or NICU: Excellent interim/transitional leader with unique Pediatrics management experience in PICU, NICU, and Pediatric Transplant Inpatient settings. Cath Lab, all Cardiac service lines, Critical Care, and Telemetry. Skilled in Staff Education, Program Development, Team Building, Staff Engagement and EMR systems. MSN, BSN. Multi-state RN licensed.
Contact Trace Whetzel (813) 405-3780


Interim Director Med/Surg, Telemetry, and Cardio: Detail oriented leader with the ability to leverage strategic planning and staff skills to cost-effectively deliver safe high quality patient care. Experienced leading multi-disciplinary units and teams. MSN prepared Doctoral candidate with a major in healthcare management. ( 52427 ) Contact Nick Accocella (800) 410-2009, ext 239


Interim Director of Care Coordination / Case Management: 15+ year tenure of extensive experience in acute care, managed care, and leadership along with experience at all levels of care provision inclusive of health plans, acute care, post-acute care, and home health. Having a diverse background among numerous healthcare settings allows her to make foundation determinations that encompasses consideration of all affected levels of care delivery. Successful operational leadership, informatics and web-based constructs, health information exchange integration, efficacious pilot programming, process improvement, market expansion, corporate budgeting, and population health management expertise. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA: Has a background with Level 1 Trauma. Developed and implemented trauma registry, has a great background developing a team. Has her BSN and has a very hands-on leader. Has worked at small critical access hospitals and large regional hospitals. A true leader who can come in on the ground running. Contact Lois McCormick at 813-872-0195


INTERIM Genetic Counselor: Highly experienced and skilled Clinician in Genetic Counseling. Available for Interim or Consulting assignments nationwide. Clinical specialty is Oncology & Cancer. Outstanding performance reviews as a Mission Search interim clinician with a history of successful interim assignments. Certified Genetic Counselor in multiple states, Master’s in Genetic Counseling. Contact Trace Whetzel (813) 405-3780


Interim Director Surgical Services: California licensed RN leader and circulating nurse with an expertise in building physician relationships, patient satisfaction, and quality improvement. Excels at improving key indicators. Problem solver capable of implementing change with minimal staff disruptions. Clinically up to speed. DNP prepared with accompanying MSN. ( 53378 ) Contact Nick Accocella (800) 410-2009, ext 239


Director of Radiation Oncology & Division Director Oncology Operations: Working in the radiation oncology specialty for 24 years has taught this leader that a department is similar to a machine that requires every component to work to its best capabilities in order to function properly as a whole. During his time of serving in administrative/operational leadership positions, he was successful in being the first director to create a regional model in radiation oncology for a SE Regional Hospital System. His technical skills, ability to install radiation equipment, and knowledge in building cancer programs as well as structuring sound teams, aided his accomplishments as an executive, therefore making him an overall capable and accomplished leader. Ability to onboard new physicians, to serve as a working director, who is hands on being able to work the machines- as well as acumen as an administrative leading the operational flow are some of his strengths. Masters prepared and open to considering permanent as well as transitional opportunities. Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


Interim Executive Director of Care Coordination / Case Management – 15+ year tenure of extensive experience in acute care, managed care, and leadership at all levels of care provision inclusive of health plans, acute care, post-acute care, and home health. Having a diverse background among numerous healthcare settings with successful operational leadership, informatics and web-based constructs, health information exchange integration, efficacious pilot programming, process improvement, market expansion, corporate budgeting, and population health management expertise. A thought leader driving improvement through action planning, shared vision, strategic planning, and quality assurance excellence. With high dexterities in communication & conflict management, she is skilled in increasing employee engagement, job satisfaction & just culture, thereby reducing turnover. Evidenced-based and revenue driven approach to departmental restructuring, creating a succinct balance between cost savings margins and patient safety. Doctoral preparation for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree- actively conducting clinical research through national organizations- MSN prepared leader with active CA, FL, PA RN licenses – (31585) Contact Ozge Denizli “Ozzy” at 813-597-0048


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF Revenue Cycle: Excellent interim/transitional leader with extensive management experience and expertise in Revenue Cycle, Patient Financial Services, Revenue Recovery, Cash Acceleration, HIM and EMR, and Operations oversight. Business Administration degree with Preceptor certification. Contact Trace Whetzel (813) 405-3780


Interim Director of Med/Surg with 20 plus years in acute and post-acute settings. Change agent with a track record for improving nursing operations, cost efficiency, patient safety, quality, and patient experience. LEAN certified. Also, has experience as a Chief Nursing Officer. BSN with an MHA. (21813) Contact Nick Accocella (800) 410-2009, ext 239


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL SERVICES: Has a background with PACU, SPD, OR, has supervised a staff of 211, including managers, RN. SPD techs and 100 providers. Has her Maters in Nursing leadership and her B.S in Nursing. She has her RN license and is a hands-on leader. She has worked for non-profit and for-profit hospitals. Focus areas are costs saving initiatives, FTE utilization, supply utilization and inventory management. High level leader who is ready to go! Contact Lois McCormick at 813-872-0195