The age range of a majority of these residents is 40 to 65. The primary needs include, but not limited to, the prevention and treatment of chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Palmetto Health also offers multiple primary care physician offices, clinics, as well as special screening events free to the community. These events as well as the ability to get a doctor close to home help lower the risk factors before the community reaches the 65+-age category. A4. Nurse Leader’s Role The nurse leader that I interviewed is the nurse manager of a 30-bed general surgery unit. Nurse leaders in today’s healthcare world are more active than in the past. They often serve in multiple different positions to include committee members or leaders, will assist at the bedside when needed, as well as tracking quality measures for his or her unit. An individual whom is well-educated and well-rounded with different field experiences make excellent nurse leaders.
ESSENTIALS OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 4 Kayleigh is a member of several different committees to include quality improvement, patient-centered nursing care, and financial productivity at the unit level. She is responsible for directing her staff to provide safe, high quality nursing care to the patients of their unit. Kayleigh is responsible for all the actions of her staff that are carried out on her unit. She works alongside the staff as well as other nurse managers and administration. She analyzes safety events that are reports and helps conduct the root-cause analysis so future events may be eliminated. Kayleigh is responsible for disciplinary actions among her staff. The nurse leader also is responsible for reporting to the Operations Nurse Manager (ONM) about things that are going on with the unit and staff. A5. Organizational Characteristics All healthcare organizations have good and bad qualities. In addition to the pros and cons of a facility, they are also “graded” on their professional affiliations as well as if they are implementing evidence-based findings into the care they are providing to the patients. This allows the administration to make educated decisions about new policies that need to be created as well as care improvements for the patients. Palmetto Health’s employees are expected to uphold the organization’s vision. The vision states “ To be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves” (Palmetto Health, 2017). The employees are given this vision during new employee orientation when they are hired on with the organization. All employees are expected to learn and follow the vision. Having “good behavior” amongst the organization leads to higher patient satisfaction survey scores as well as employee satisfaction and low turnover.
ESSENTIALS OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 5 In the last few years, Palmetto Health has hired numerous new nurse managers and directors to help push the organization forward to increase efficiency.
- Spring '17
- Nursing, Health care provider, advanced nursing practice, Palmetto Health