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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165533
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Allocation of Assistant Nurse Managers
Author(s):
Nelson, Beverly
Author Details:
Beverly Nelson, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Abstract:
In oncology and other nursing settings, the nurse manager role continues to increase in complexity and range of responsibilities. Staff satisfaction and retention are influenced by staff members' relationships with the manager who, without support in managing multiple demands and priorities, has increasingly less time for staff contact. Our institution had begun to reintroduce, in some areas, the assistant nurse manager (ANM) role phased out for budgetary reasons but had not developed a uniform method to determine which units needed an ANM. The ANM position description was also inconsistent and outdated. A search of the nursing literature on nurse manager span of control yielded few results. From articles reviewed, we developed a survey of key factors cited as being influential to a nurse manager's optimal job performance. The survey was tested with a group of managers and revised based on the results. A second survey was developed to solicit feedback about managers' responsibilities that could be delegated to ANMs and the necessary skills, qualifications, and educational needs of the ANM. We are currently collecting data from the surveys we developed. The next step will be to use the data to develop an algorithm or formula to determine a unit's eligibility for an ANM. The job description for the ANM role will also be revised. The algorithm, job description, and process will be presented to our nursing leadership whom we expect will suggest we implement the process. A consistent methodology for determining resource allocation and a relevant job description provide an objective process for decision making. This process will support nurse managers in their pivotal and challenging roles, allowing them to focus on staff satisfaction and retention, and will provide a means for developing new nursing leaders in our organization.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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.titleAllocation of Assistant Nurse Managersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Beverlyen_US
dc.author.detailsBeverly Nelson, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165533-
dc.description.abstractIn oncology and other nursing settings, the nurse manager role continues to increase in complexity and range of responsibilities. Staff satisfaction and retention are influenced by staff members' relationships with the manager who, without support in managing multiple demands and priorities, has increasingly less time for staff contact. Our institution had begun to reintroduce, in some areas, the assistant nurse manager (ANM) role phased out for budgetary reasons but had not developed a uniform method to determine which units needed an ANM. The ANM position description was also inconsistent and outdated. A search of the nursing literature on nurse manager span of control yielded few results. From articles reviewed, we developed a survey of key factors cited as being influential to a nurse manager's optimal job performance. The survey was tested with a group of managers and revised based on the results. A second survey was developed to solicit feedback about managers' responsibilities that could be delegated to ANMs and the necessary skills, qualifications, and educational needs of the ANM. We are currently collecting data from the surveys we developed. The next step will be to use the data to develop an algorithm or formula to determine a unit's eligibility for an ANM. The job description for the ANM role will also be revised. The algorithm, job description, and process will be presented to our nursing leadership whom we expect will suggest we implement the process. A consistent methodology for determining resource allocation and a relevant job description provide an objective process for decision making. This process will support nurse managers in their pivotal and challenging roles, allowing them to focus on staff satisfaction and retention, and will provide a means for developing new nursing leaders in our organization.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:20:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:20:22Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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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