In Search of Competency: A Comparison of Northern California Nursing Home Evaluations

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154464
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Presentation
Title:
In Search of Competency: A Comparison of Northern California Nursing Home Evaluations
Abstract:
In Search of Competency: A Comparison of Northern California Nursing Home Evaluations
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Jenkins-Weinrub, Edith, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:St. Paul's Towers
Title:Director of Healht Services
Co-Authors:Marcia Canton, PhD
In order to improve the competency level of employees, managers must create a learning environment. The purpose of our research will be to determine if having a competency program in nursing homes influences the success in meeting regulatory quality standards. From the information gained from the study the investigators plan to develop a model to assist nursing homes with high deficiencies. It is believed that staff competency is a major factor that contributes to an organization's effectiveness. In this research, the results of California state surveyed inspections of small nursing homes (within a fifty miles radius of an urban city) were examined using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) minimum quality requirements. Two investigators identified a total population of 125 nursing homes in the target region. The sample size consisted of 16 nursing homes with fewer than five deficiencies. The investigators plan to examine the competency programs of these 16 nursing homes using Senge's (1990) learning organizations' five criteria: (a) personal mastery, (b) mental models, (c) shared visions, (d) system thinking, and (e) team learning. These same criteria will then be used to examine nursing homes with deficiencies greater than five.. We recognize that organizations learn only through individuals who learn. Thus, we will examine the staff development programs in successful nursing homes and compare them to the unsuccessful nursing homes The following criteria will be examined: Questions: The purpose of this research will be to answer the following questions: 1. What is the relationship between staff competency and organizational effectiveness? 2. What is the relationship between staffing levels and quality care? 3. How is competency developed and maintained? 4. Does the organization possess the five core disciplines as determined by Senge (1990)? 5. What additional factors contribute to the success of each organization?
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIn Search of Competency: A Comparison of Northern California Nursing Home Evaluationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154464-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">In Search of Competency: A Comparison of Northern California Nursing Home Evaluations</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jenkins-Weinrub, Edith, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Paul's Towers</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Healht Services</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jenkins-weinrub@hnu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marcia Canton, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In order to improve the competency level of employees, managers must create a learning environment. The purpose of our research will be to determine if having a competency program in nursing homes influences the success in meeting regulatory quality standards. From the information gained from the study the investigators plan to develop a model to assist nursing homes with high deficiencies. It is believed that staff competency is a major factor that contributes to an organization's effectiveness. In this research, the results of California state surveyed inspections of small nursing homes (within a fifty miles radius of an urban city) were examined using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) minimum quality requirements. Two investigators identified a total population of 125 nursing homes in the target region. The sample size consisted of 16 nursing homes with fewer than five deficiencies. The investigators plan to examine the competency programs of these 16 nursing homes using Senge's (1990) learning organizations' five criteria: (a) personal mastery, (b) mental models, (c) shared visions, (d) system thinking, and (e) team learning. These same criteria will then be used to examine nursing homes with deficiencies greater than five.. We recognize that organizations learn only through individuals who learn. Thus, we will examine the staff development programs in successful nursing homes and compare them to the unsuccessful nursing homes The following criteria will be examined: Questions: The purpose of this research will be to answer the following questions: 1. What is the relationship between staff competency and organizational effectiveness? 2. What is the relationship between staffing levels and quality care? 3. How is competency developed and maintained? 4. Does the organization possess the five core disciplines as determined by Senge (1990)? 5. What additional factors contribute to the success of each organization?</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:01:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:01:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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