He also decided to continue to schedule them together to try to make them work

He also decided to continue to schedule them together

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lazy” can affect both nurses emotionally and does not instill a team approach. He also decided to continue to schedule them together to try to “make them” work together, which I also did not agree on. Perhaps coaching and counseling would have been more beneficial because there were feelings of resentment and unwillingness to help one another, which affects the quality of care. B.V. oversees the flow of the perioperative unit. His responsibilities involve adequate staffing for the different physicians who have procedures and surgeries scheduled. When administration is scheduling more than one physician to perform procedures concurrently, discharge is significantly prolonged as this is a surgery center that contains 5 pre-op stations and 6 PACU beds. An example of this is when we had 3 doctors scheduled to perform procedures and surgeries in the same day. By ensuring that there was adequate staff to meet the demand, the staff, patients, and physicians were content in the detailed but speedy ease of discharge. This was effective because the patients did not have long waiting times as the staff did not experience burnout. Nursing staff could take appropriate breaks and work collectively together to ensure safety and quality of care. Another example that displays B.V.’s responsibility is ensuring the
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5 Organizational Analysis of the Nurse Leader staff is well trained in the perioperative unit and assigned online courses relevant to practice. A nurse with more experience is usually paired with the new employee or new graduate. The new employee shadows the experienced nurse and is supported should any questions or issues arise. Training modules are assigned to all new employees and ongoing courses added to the new hire’s curriculum pertinent to the job duties and responsibilities. Communication Communication is vital in the healthcare field but also the perioperative setting. With so many procedures and surgeries happening on a daily, a mistake can easily be made like the wrong procedure being performed on the wrong limb if communication is not enforced within the facility. Gatekeeping is an important function of leadership. What that involves is “keeping communication channels open, refocusing attention on critical issues, identifying and processing conflict, fostering self-esteem, checking for understanding, actively seeking participation of all group members, and suggesting procedures for discussing group problems” (Sullivan, 2018). Communication upward is initially started with an email and followed by a verbal conversation either by phone or in person. A follows up email summarizing the verbal conversation is sent back upwards. Administration visits the surgery center daily for updates on completed
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