TELECOMMUTING FOR NURSES: DEVELOPING A MODEL FOR THE OUTPATIENT ONCOLOGY NURSE

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165087
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
TELECOMMUTING FOR NURSES: DEVELOPING A MODEL FOR THE OUTPATIENT ONCOLOGY NURSE
Author(s):
Paolilli, Diane; Mertens, Kim; Wickersham, Catherine; Rodriguez, Elizabeth
Author Details:
Diane Paolilli, RN MSN AOCN, CNS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: paolilld@mskcc.org; Kim Mertens, MSN, RN, AOCNS; Catherine Wickersham, BSN, RN, OCN; Elizabeth Rodriguez, MA, RN
Abstract:
The current nursing shortage has stressed efforts to recruit and retain oncology nurses in the outpatient setting. Providing opportunities for flexible work environments could address some of these challenges. Telecommuting is defined as an employee who uses telecommunication equipment to work from home or a secure remote location. Although workers have been telecommuting for over 20 years, there is limited literature and use of telecommuting within nursing. This presentation will discuss an innovative approach to developing a telecommuting proposal for the outpatient office practice nurse. The thoracic oncology nurses at this NCI designated comprehensive cancer center explored the use of telecommuting in the outpatient office practice setting. The purpose of this project was to develop and present a proposal for telecommuting. Based on a review of the literature and consultation with the human resources department, written guidelines and a proposal for presentation were developed. This proposal outlined criteria for staff selection, responsibilities of the staff, and timeframe of the pilot. Human resources provided information on the existing institutional policy and current statistics on hospital staff who telecommute. Security concerns, equipment, and technical support issues were addressed. The proposal was presented to the nursing leadership group for consideration, and later presented to a nursing council as part of their inquiry to consider telecommuting as a retention strategy. The proposal was well received by all groups. This presentation will review the process for developing a telecommuting proposal and discuss the benefits of telecommuting in health care as demonstrated in the literature. The creation of this proposal is an example of how nurses can apply a novel idea into practice. Further development of this project would include piloting the telecommuting proposal and assessing the impact on nurse recruitment and retention.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleTELECOMMUTING FOR NURSES: DEVELOPING A MODEL FOR THE OUTPATIENT ONCOLOGY NURSEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPaolilli, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMertens, Kimen_US
dc.contributor.authorWickersham, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Elizabethen_US
dc.author.detailsDiane Paolilli, RN MSN AOCN, CNS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: paolilld@mskcc.org; Kim Mertens, MSN, RN, AOCNS; Catherine Wickersham, BSN, RN, OCN; Elizabeth Rodriguez, MA, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165087-
dc.description.abstractThe current nursing shortage has stressed efforts to recruit and retain oncology nurses in the outpatient setting. Providing opportunities for flexible work environments could address some of these challenges. Telecommuting is defined as an employee who uses telecommunication equipment to work from home or a secure remote location. Although workers have been telecommuting for over 20 years, there is limited literature and use of telecommuting within nursing. This presentation will discuss an innovative approach to developing a telecommuting proposal for the outpatient office practice nurse. The thoracic oncology nurses at this NCI designated comprehensive cancer center explored the use of telecommuting in the outpatient office practice setting. The purpose of this project was to develop and present a proposal for telecommuting. Based on a review of the literature and consultation with the human resources department, written guidelines and a proposal for presentation were developed. This proposal outlined criteria for staff selection, responsibilities of the staff, and timeframe of the pilot. Human resources provided information on the existing institutional policy and current statistics on hospital staff who telecommute. Security concerns, equipment, and technical support issues were addressed. The proposal was presented to the nursing leadership group for consideration, and later presented to a nursing council as part of their inquiry to consider telecommuting as a retention strategy. The proposal was well received by all groups. This presentation will review the process for developing a telecommuting proposal and discuss the benefits of telecommuting in health care as demonstrated in the literature. The creation of this proposal is an example of how nurses can apply a novel idea into practice. Further development of this project would include piloting the telecommuting proposal and assessing the impact on nurse recruitment and retention.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:18Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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