Development and Implementation of Self-Directed Work Teams: A Shared Governance Model from the Staff Nurse Perspective

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162825
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Implementation of Self-Directed Work Teams: A Shared Governance Model from the Staff Nurse Perspective
Abstract:
Development and Implementation of Self-Directed Work Teams: A Shared Governance Model from the Staff Nurse Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1996
Author:Crowley, Melanie A., RN, BSN(c), CEN, MICN
The philosophy of the staff of the ED is a shared governance model utilized for empowering the staff and promoting accountability of professional practice within the department. Commencing in 1993, the ED nursing staff began looking at shared governance models. Initially, the shared governance model was reviewed to bring the ED into alliance with national health care changes as well as changes within the institution. Restructuring of management within the hospital resulted in further development of self-directed work teams known as the Unit Based Council (UBC). Bylaws for the UBC were developed by the group and voted on by the ED staff. Initially, members of the UBC were volunteers, charged with representing the staff in clinical and management decisions and prioritizing those decisions which needed to be met first. The department manager strongly supported this model and relinquished responsibilities to the staff. In this self-directed work team model, the department manager took the role of a mentor.

Members are nominated by staff and elected into their position. The members of the UBC are responsible to demonstrate behaviors of leadership within the department. The UBC has evolved into a multidisciplinary group involving all members of the ED team. The UBC has been an overwhelming success with increased accountability among staff members. Both communication and team building skills have improved. Ownership of the Continuous Quality Improvement process through annual goal planning resulted in improved patient satisfaction. Recommendations for the implementation of self-directed work teams include developing participation and trust from the staff by including their view points on all issues. A sincere commitment from management is imperative. A multidisciplinary approach which includes representatives of all members of the department further improves trust and ownership. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment and Implementation of Self-Directed Work Teams: A Shared Governance Model from the Staff Nurse Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162825-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and Implementation of Self-Directed Work Teams: A Shared Governance Model from the Staff Nurse Perspective</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1996</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Crowley, Melanie A., RN, BSN(c), CEN, MICN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The philosophy of the staff of the ED is a shared governance model utilized for empowering the staff and promoting accountability of professional practice within the department. Commencing in 1993, the ED nursing staff began looking at shared governance models. Initially, the shared governance model was reviewed to bring the ED into alliance with national health care changes as well as changes within the institution. Restructuring of management within the hospital resulted in further development of self-directed work teams known as the Unit Based Council (UBC). Bylaws for the UBC were developed by the group and voted on by the ED staff. Initially, members of the UBC were volunteers, charged with representing the staff in clinical and management decisions and prioritizing those decisions which needed to be met first. The department manager strongly supported this model and relinquished responsibilities to the staff. In this self-directed work team model, the department manager took the role of a mentor.<br/><br/>Members are nominated by staff and elected into their position. The members of the UBC are responsible to demonstrate behaviors of leadership within the department. The UBC has evolved into a multidisciplinary group involving all members of the ED team. The UBC has been an overwhelming success with increased accountability among staff members. Both communication and team building skills have improved. Ownership of the Continuous Quality Improvement process through annual goal planning resulted in improved patient satisfaction. Recommendations for the implementation of self-directed work teams include developing participation and trust from the staff by including their view points on all issues. A sincere commitment from management is imperative. A multidisciplinary approach which includes representatives of all members of the department further improves trust and ownership. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:34:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:34:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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