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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182724
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategic Placement: Utilizing Individual Strengths to Create a Quality Team
Author(s):
DeRuggiero, Kathy
Author Details:
Kathy DeRuggiero, Johns Hopkins, White Marsh, Maryland, USA, email: kderuggi@jhmi.edu
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Purpose: Staff satisfaction surveys repeatedly revealed low satisfaction in the Adult Emergency Department, scoring below the national average in many categories. Nurse turnover was consistently high at 30-35% for the last four years. The goal of the initiative was to develop a strong leadership team that would aim to create an environment that would improve staff satisfaction and retain quality nurses. We designed a staff and leadership development initiative in our urban, Level 1 Trauma Center and academic medical center. Emergency Department Nurse Leaders participated in a leadership assessment program to analyze their thinking and behavioral preferences. After gaining this insight, these nurse leaders learned to value diversity amongst the group, and appreciate the strengths and limitations that each individual brings to the team. This enhanced interpersonal communications and enabled the team to solve problems creatively, thereby increasing productivity and improving job satisfaction. The nurse leadership group then developed their individual teams utilizing what they had learned as a framework. The Nurse Managers restructured the clinical nursing leadership to focus their roles in specific tracks. Those nurses who expressed a desire to develop and mentor others, and demonstrated the skills to do so, were appointed as Team Leaders for other staff, providing frequent performance feedback and mentoring staff to meet their desired goals. The team members are encouraged to participate in committees and projects that are of interest to them, not dictated to them. The impact of this initiative was evaluated by comparing the NDNQI Data from 2004, 2005 and 2007, which illustrated improvements in 20 out of 22 categories, with greater than 5% increase in 11 out of 22 categories. Specifically, there was more than a 20% increase in Nursing Management scores, and more than an 8% increase in professional development scores. Nurse turnover decreased from more than 30% to 1...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.titleStrategic Placement: Utilizing Individual Strengths to Create a Quality Teamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDeRuggiero, Kathyen_US
dc.author.detailsKathy DeRuggiero, Johns Hopkins, White Marsh, Maryland, USA, email: kderuggi@jhmi.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182724-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Purpose: Staff satisfaction surveys repeatedly revealed low satisfaction in the Adult Emergency Department, scoring below the national average in many categories. Nurse turnover was consistently high at 30-35% for the last four years. The goal of the initiative was to develop a strong leadership team that would aim to create an environment that would improve staff satisfaction and retain quality nurses. We designed a staff and leadership development initiative in our urban, Level 1 Trauma Center and academic medical center. Emergency Department Nurse Leaders participated in a leadership assessment program to analyze their thinking and behavioral preferences. After gaining this insight, these nurse leaders learned to value diversity amongst the group, and appreciate the strengths and limitations that each individual brings to the team. This enhanced interpersonal communications and enabled the team to solve problems creatively, thereby increasing productivity and improving job satisfaction. The nurse leadership group then developed their individual teams utilizing what they had learned as a framework. The Nurse Managers restructured the clinical nursing leadership to focus their roles in specific tracks. Those nurses who expressed a desire to develop and mentor others, and demonstrated the skills to do so, were appointed as Team Leaders for other staff, providing frequent performance feedback and mentoring staff to meet their desired goals. The team members are encouraged to participate in committees and projects that are of interest to them, not dictated to them. The impact of this initiative was evaluated by comparing the NDNQI Data from 2004, 2005 and 2007, which illustrated improvements in 20 out of 22 categories, with greater than 5% increase in 11 out of 22 categories. Specifically, there was more than a 20% increase in Nursing Management scores, and more than an 8% increase in professional development scores. Nurse turnover decreased from more than 30% to 1...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:37:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:37:19Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.en_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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