April 1, 2007

OR directors finding opportunity in interim management positions

By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS

One seasoned OR director found herself at a career crossroads a few years ago. "I'd had many roles over the years: staff nurse, manager, director, vice president," she says. "You get to a point where you've done everything and ask yourself, 'What do I do now?'" She knew a chief nurse position wasn't for her, so she took 3 months off to "sit in my garden" and answer that question. Opportunity found her in the form of an interim directorship.

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