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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164806
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Voice for Oncology Mid-Level Providers
Author(s):
Sirilla, Janet; Kaldor, Phyllis
Author Details:
Janet Sirilla, RN, MSN, OCN, Nursing Director, OSU James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: Jan.Sirilla@osumc.edu; Phyllis Kaldor, MS, RN, OCN
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: A newly designed shared governance model is in its fourth year at this NCI Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The model uses the councilor shared decision-making approach with staff at all levels participating. As this model has found its momentum, there was a dramatic increase in the number of mid-level practitioners (MLP) at this organization. The current model did not meet the unique needs of the oncology MLP. A task force was formed to develop a proposal for a MLP Council. The proposal outlined the council authority and accountability; membership; meeting time; responsibilities; and hospital committees with a liaison from this council. Recommended membership included ten MLPs representing both inpatient and ambulatory service groups, the CNO, two to three directors and/or managers, a nurse educator, and a physician. Although most of the MLPs are nurse practitioners, the proposal stated that a minimum number of physician assistants and direct care CNSs serve as members. Since only 10% of the MLPs are hired with oncology experience, the responsibilities of the council include coordinating an orientation plan specific to oncology; defining competencies for initial credentialing and additional privileges; assessing the educational needs of the MLPs; and providing CE programs specific to oncology. Other responsibilities include monitoring the state Nurse Practice Act and formularies for changes; promoting professional development; developing initiatives to promote continuity of care and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration that will enhance the care of the oncology patient. The proposal was shared with senior nursing leadership, the MLPs, and the physicians to solicit feedback. After minor changes, the initiation of the council was approved. The MLPs submitted membership applications after seeking approval from their manager and attending physician(s). Twice as many applications were submitted as needed so areas selected their representative by ballot. Meetings will be evaluated monthly and also annually with a written annual report. As oncology care becomes more dependent on MLPs, institutions need to identify ways to meet the needs of these practitioners. A mid-level council may be one way to meet these needs while promoting shared decision making and quality patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Voice for Oncology Mid-Level Providersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSirilla, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.authorKaldor, Phyllisen_US
dc.author.detailsJanet Sirilla, RN, MSN, OCN, Nursing Director, OSU James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: Jan.Sirilla@osumc.edu; Phyllis Kaldor, MS, RN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164806-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: A newly designed shared governance model is in its fourth year at this NCI Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The model uses the councilor shared decision-making approach with staff at all levels participating. As this model has found its momentum, there was a dramatic increase in the number of mid-level practitioners (MLP) at this organization. The current model did not meet the unique needs of the oncology MLP. A task force was formed to develop a proposal for a MLP Council. The proposal outlined the council authority and accountability; membership; meeting time; responsibilities; and hospital committees with a liaison from this council. Recommended membership included ten MLPs representing both inpatient and ambulatory service groups, the CNO, two to three directors and/or managers, a nurse educator, and a physician. Although most of the MLPs are nurse practitioners, the proposal stated that a minimum number of physician assistants and direct care CNSs serve as members. Since only 10% of the MLPs are hired with oncology experience, the responsibilities of the council include coordinating an orientation plan specific to oncology; defining competencies for initial credentialing and additional privileges; assessing the educational needs of the MLPs; and providing CE programs specific to oncology. Other responsibilities include monitoring the state Nurse Practice Act and formularies for changes; promoting professional development; developing initiatives to promote continuity of care and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration that will enhance the care of the oncology patient. The proposal was shared with senior nursing leadership, the MLPs, and the physicians to solicit feedback. After minor changes, the initiation of the council was approved. The MLPs submitted membership applications after seeking approval from their manager and attending physician(s). Twice as many applications were submitted as needed so areas selected their representative by ballot. Meetings will be evaluated monthly and also annually with a written annual report. As oncology care becomes more dependent on MLPs, institutions need to identify ways to meet the needs of these practitioners. A mid-level council may be one way to meet these needs while promoting shared decision making and quality patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:20Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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