A4 Nurse Leaders Role A nurse leaders role aligns to the roles defined in The

A4 nurse leaders role a nurse leaders role aligns to

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A4 Nurse Leader’s RoleA nurse leader's role aligns to the roles defined in The Essentials of Master's Education inNursing. The roles between the masters prepared nurse and a nurse leader are very similar. I interviewed Denae Winter, who is a nurse leader and she has her MSN in Leadership.Denae Winter is the manager of inpatient behavioral health services and clinical nurse educator. Her IP BH manager position oversees the inpatient behavioral healthcare of patients admitted to the facility for acute mental health treatment. Her CNE position has a larger scope within the organization and touches each of the clinical areas within acute, long-term, and ambulatory care. She also works with Avera Tyler in assisting with their education needs. Denae is responsible for managing, planning, organizing, and directing all department functions and activities in the Behavioral Health Unit. She is responsible for establishing goals, objectives, standards and regulations related to personnel, patients, medical staff, partner organizations, and the public. She has supervisory responsibilities that include interviewing,
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Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience 6hiring, training, planning & assigning work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining,and addressing complaints and resolving problems.Denae also serves as a primary source for clinical skills and education for nursing staff bybeing a key player in developing and implementing competencies and orientation. She assists with the multidisciplinary approach to achieve excellence and continuity of patient care with both formal and informal staff education. She partners with nursing leadership to lead clinical nursing practice. Denae is accountable for collaborating with other members of the leadership/medical team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies.The essentials that Denae exhibits daily are:Essential II: Organizational and Systems Leadership - proven by her leadership skills to not only her team, but to other leaders of the organization.Essential III: Quality Improvement and Safety – proven by her taking on a CNE role and implementing a Resuscitation Quality Improvement program for education.Essential V: Informatics and Healthcare Technologies – uses an EMR daily, e-mail for communication, and has computer skills for things like Powerpoint development.Essential VI: Health Policy and Advocacy – on committees through both the state and region to help better mental health care.Essential VII: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes - continuously working with nurse leaders on projects, ways to better education and orientation for new staff, and service lines to better mental health care.Essential VIII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health – develops care plans for the patients in behavior health unit, collaborates with other
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Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience 7services in the Marshall region to help people that are mentally ill like churches, outpatient counseling, and coordinated care. (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2011)
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