The informal role, as stated by Mr. Tipler, includes supporting the bedside staff in daily needs. Some examples of these responsibilities include basic HR, rolling out of initiatives, hearing concerns and needs of both the team and the patients. At Children's Hospital & Medical Center nurses are found at all levels of the organization ranging from bedside to executive positions. By having nurses throughout the organization, there is an understanding of the necessity for patient-oriented care while understanding the difficulties that are often faced in health care. Mr. Tipler expresses that, to him, the most crucial part of his position is to help form partnerships between administration and bedside staff as it is vital to identify and implement innovative, evidence-based models of care while ensuring that resources are available to make those models of care successful. Mr. Tipler's position aligns with the Essentials of Master's Education in nursing in multiple ways. He describes the importance of lifelong learning for his employees and steps he takes to ensure that they can continue in their education. Examples of this include making schedule changes to allow for the employee to attend classes, tuition reimbursement, the ability to lower FTE's if needed during busy periods of schooling. Clinical opportunities and the ability to shadow areas of interest are encouraged, and Mr. Tipler coordinates with other departments to ensure that those opportunities are provided. Another example of aligning with the essential of master's education in nursing that is completed by Mr. Tipler's position is being apart of advanced practice committees that look at the ethical practices currently being used and investigating ways to improve those methods to ensure safer patient outcomes. As a leader in the organization, Mr. Tipler collaborates with multiple
interdisciplinary teams to manage and create effective policies, that is ever changing with the technology of the medical community. Mr. Tipler ends the interview by stating that providing the best work environment and partnerships within the organization are essential as they directly impact the nurse’s ability to deliver adequate care and patient outcomes while ensuring a successful business venture for the organization. Nurse Leader Verification Form III B: Characteristics of Organization Strengths At Children's Hospital & Medical Center, nurses are at different levels organization with a common goal to provide holistic, patient-oriented, family-centered care using the most up to date evidence-based practices. Strengths of this organization include: - Clear mission statement - Clear role definitions of clinical care,
-safety and quality - Patient care coordination - Patient satisfaction.
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