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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164847
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Oncology Town Hall Meetings
Author(s):
Witt, Sarah
Author Details:
Sarah Witt, RN, OCN, Staff Educator, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: wittsara@yahoo.com
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: The two in-patient Oncology units at Northwestern Memorial Hospital currently staff approximately 180 nurses, patient care technicians, and secretaries. The department was recently moved to a building 2 blocks away from the main hospital and leadership offices. A need was identified in the transition to give staff the opportunity to have face to face meetings with leadership staff to discuss issues on the units either directly related to patient care, or staff satisfaction. The Town Hall Meeting was created to bring together all staff members with the Director of Oncology Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Managers, and Clinical Coordinators. The forum is dedicated to making a positive impact on the work environment in the Department of Oncology Nursing. A mission and vision statement was created by the nursing leadership group, as well as selecting a chair and co-chair. The forum meets once a month on one of the two inpatient units over breakfast and all staff members are invited to attend. The minutes from the previous meeting are reviewed by the chair of the committee and approved, and then the floor is opened up to staff members for discussion. The meeting lasts for one hour and minutes are taken and distributed. Any issues requiring a decision or follow up are forwarded on to the appropriate person by the chair. Any resolutions or open topics are then discussed at the next meeting. A survey was put into place before initiating the meeting as well as after 3 months to evaluate the effectiveness of the meetings, and to gather feedback on time, location, duration, etc. We will continue to survey staff members every 6 months to ensure the forum remains an effective outlet for staff. The forum sought to create an environment of open communication and proactive collaboration between front line staff and nursing leadership to improve job satisfaction, promote retention, create a safer work environment and improve patient care. We have had excellent feedback from the staff, and would like to expand the forum to be utilized in other departments throughout the hospital.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOncology Town Hall Meetingsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWitt, Sarahen_US
dc.author.detailsSarah Witt, RN, OCN, Staff Educator, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: wittsara@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164847-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: The two in-patient Oncology units at Northwestern Memorial Hospital currently staff approximately 180 nurses, patient care technicians, and secretaries. The department was recently moved to a building 2 blocks away from the main hospital and leadership offices. A need was identified in the transition to give staff the opportunity to have face to face meetings with leadership staff to discuss issues on the units either directly related to patient care, or staff satisfaction. The Town Hall Meeting was created to bring together all staff members with the Director of Oncology Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Managers, and Clinical Coordinators. The forum is dedicated to making a positive impact on the work environment in the Department of Oncology Nursing. A mission and vision statement was created by the nursing leadership group, as well as selecting a chair and co-chair. The forum meets once a month on one of the two inpatient units over breakfast and all staff members are invited to attend. The minutes from the previous meeting are reviewed by the chair of the committee and approved, and then the floor is opened up to staff members for discussion. The meeting lasts for one hour and minutes are taken and distributed. Any issues requiring a decision or follow up are forwarded on to the appropriate person by the chair. Any resolutions or open topics are then discussed at the next meeting. A survey was put into place before initiating the meeting as well as after 3 months to evaluate the effectiveness of the meetings, and to gather feedback on time, location, duration, etc. We will continue to survey staff members every 6 months to ensure the forum remains an effective outlet for staff. The forum sought to create an environment of open communication and proactive collaboration between front line staff and nursing leadership to improve job satisfaction, promote retention, create a safer work environment and improve patient care. We have had excellent feedback from the staff, and would like to expand the forum to be utilized in other departments throughout the hospital.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:05Z-
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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