Qualities of Nursing leader
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Qualities of Nursing leader
Prepare a written report of the interview. Length: 1500 to 1750 words in length. Conduct an interview regarding their professional role in the organization, and a current health care issue that is of interest to you- my health care issue is the culture of safety in the emergency room. The interview is included below.
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Your essay should have at least three scholarly references less than 5 years old.
Interview of an ER MANAGER in Hyannis Massachusetts
Please describe the nursing and inter-professional teams that operate in this facility/on this unit.
Nurses, mds, pa’s, np’s, ER techs, diagnostic techs, radiology techs, security, unit clerks, registration, social work, psych nps (APRN) leadership team
Can you provide an example of a nursing practice that has been changed in the last year based on current best evidence?
New implementation of sepsis bundle to treat and recognize early sepsis. IVF, antibiotics, labs- lactic acid and repeat, blood cultures asap
Please identify the impact of change within your organization and your role as leader/manager in this change process
Education of staff, metrics, follow up on Pt outcomes and nursing challenges for inability to obtain predetermined metrics.
Retention of staff is key to patient care. Staff received significant raises to reflect inflation last year. No benefits were cut or changed. Facilities including ours is challenged with lack of nurses. Some leaving because of covid, some retiring early for the same reason and many leaving to travel to chase the Covid money. Relying on travelers year round not just summer surge months.
What do you consider your biggest challenge as a leader/manager?
Biggest challenge is ensuring highest quality care to each patient and their family while keeping staff and patients safe.
How has technology affected your emergency room? The use of Ipad for communication for patients and families has been instrumental during Covud.
What do you love most about your job
Love making positive changes, watching employees grow professionally and individually and hearing and seeing positive outcomes.
Why did you choose this job?
Wanted to make a difference, wanted a challenge and wanted to ensure best possible care for our community.
What other kinds of nursing/other job did you ever do?
Tele dialysis surgical nurse, 18 years in ER, manager, educator, nursing supervisor, clinical leader
How would you describe your company’s culture?
Company strives to grow within. Many opportunities for growth.
How would you describe your role in admission and staffing decisions?
Spend hours on staffing and recruiting to fill positions daily. Making deals with nurses trading one shift for another
What is your leadership style?
Situational leadership- flexible and modify with the needs of the department and staff.