Nursing Leadership & Management Lab-NURS 490L Nurse Leader Experience
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Nurse Leader Experience
Alexandria Cole was a new pediatrician socialist at the Georgia Regional Hospital Nursing Care. A Paediatrician is a specialist caring for babies until the age of 18. They keenly manage the behavioral, physical, and mental care diagnosing a range of childhood diseases. After orientation, he was immediately assigned by the board to head the new pediatrician department. He noticed admissions and discharge rates were high. The pediatrics department is very important because of its bulkiness and resourcefulness regarding the medical field. Cole called a meeting purposely to highlight the problem of admissions and discharge rates, which brought about computer systems' use towards recognizing efficiency. He did this as a short-term problem-solving strategy as he took the matter further to the board for further scrutiny.
In his supervisory endeavors, he used a Laissez-Faire Leadership style. We enjoyed much freedom with little control. A group decided whereby the leader's activity levels were minimal; hence, he abdicated the responsibilities. The most important aspect about Paediatricians is decision making because of the many medical dilemmas associated with the medical field. In this regard, Laissez-faire leadership encouraged group or teamwork decision-making, which brought about success (Cope & Murray, 2017). Besides the Laissez-Faire Leadership style, he uses transformational leadership because of his encouragement, inspiration, and motivation to other health practitioners on innovation. He creates change with the pursuit of both the mission and the vision of the health facility.
Leadership ability is merited by a person’s level of effectiveness (Marquis & Huston, 2017). However, we have differences between leadership and management. Leaders are based on influenced and shared meaning, while managers are based on authority alone. Leaders assume an informal role while managers assume a formally designated role; hence leaders achieve their position while managers get assigned the position based on promotions or appointments. A leader is an overall manager, while managers have designated responsibilities such as; hiring, budgets, and firing. Critically, leaders require initiative and independent thinking while managers use proposed effective skills.
In the pediatrics department, the leader established a quality improvement strategy purposely for tackling population health initiatives is seriously considered. For example, consumer focus must be based on the care given, experience, and decision-making processes (Whitehead, 2010). Besides consumer focus, we also encourage a strong partnership with our clients and colleagues. Bonding with clients makes them feel satisfied and trustworthy; forming partnerships with other leaders across the system makes a broad human resource. The pediatric department also has a Quality and Improvement culture where we give experts responsibility to improve medical sectors based on experience. Lastly, we share and align metrics or data to come up with long-term solutions.
He also comes up with policies that standardized operational activities. He provided direction when dealing with health and safety, legal liabilities, and regulatory requirements. He also uses the formulated policies to develop specific and broad objectives for the desired outcome (Marquis & Huston, 2017). Further, he used that opportunity to talk to other health practitioners, which help them understand their responsibilities and roles within the health facility. He also reduced the services' costs to clients, encouraging more and more to come for pediatric services.
Constant monitoring, inclusive problem solving, and free inquiry because of good communication between colleagues' safe patient care delivery have been achieved. Additionally, he did incorporate technology that is more efficient for in-service delivery. As a leader, I would incorporate; integrity, courage, initiative, optimism leadership styles into my leadership style because they are core qualities for prosperity.
Cope, V., & Murray, M. (2017). Leadership styles in nursing. Nursing Standard, 31(43).
Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2017). Socializing and educating staff in a learning organization. In Leadership roles and management functions in nursing (pp. 407-449). Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia.
Whitehead, D. K. (2010). Essentials of nursing leadership and management. FA Davis.