School of Health Care Professions
Department of Nursing
Graduate School Program
Theoretical Foundation – Role Development
Interview of a Nursing Administrator – Chief Nurse
MS. TERESITA V. BERENGUER
Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center
Ms. Carmelita C. Alesna, RN, BSN, MAN
Ma. Trina J. Dagatan
Venus F. Montederamos
Irwin Wayne D. Ortega
Leslie Ann V. Rebato
I. Qualification of Chief Nurse III
1. Education: Masters Degree in Nursing
2. Training and Experience:
A minimum of five (5) years of nursing experience, three (3) years of which have been in a supervisory and / or Assistant Chief Nurse Level. Demonstrated professional competence in clinical nursing and administration. Completed Chief Nurse Training Course Masters Degree in Nursing required. 3. Job Knowledge
* Broad knowledge and understanding of principles of nursing practice based on physical, biological and social sciences and their application to nursing care for the solution of nursing problem * Adequate knowledge and understanding of the principles of supervision, administration and research. * Through knowledge of the organizational structure of nursing service, as well as organization, functions, policies, regulations and procedures of hospital. * Knowledge and experience in reconciling needs and goals of nursing practitioners with the objective of nursing service and hospital as whole.
II. Job Description
The Chief Nurse is the executive of the Nursing Service and under direction she: * Carries full administrative responsibility and authority for the entire nursing service of the hospital * Participates in formulating hospital policies, in developing and evaluating programs and services * Assumes full authority and responsibility for development of nursing services policies * Organizes, directs, coordinates, evaluates activities of the Nursing Services Staff which allow for satisfaction and professional growth * Provides means and methods by which nursing personnel can interpret the goals and policies of hospital and nursing services to the patient and to the public * Initiate and directs studies, evaluates procedures for the improvement of nursing in relation to the total care of patients * Directs planning and implementation of the staff development programs for different categories of nursing personnel * Directs nursing personnel in functions related to the clinical training program of nursing students and other affiliates * Prepares with her supervisory staff budget proposal for the nursing personnel * Defines job description for each category of nursing personnel. * Recruits and recommends personnel for appointment, promotion or dismissal depending on staffing needs of the services.
III. Organizational; Framework
The Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) is the Regional Teaching Training Hospital of Region VIII with a total bed capacity of three hundred fifty (350). It found it’s humble beginning as the Leyte Provincial Hospital which started its operation on July 16, 1916 starting with only sixteen (16) beds. Through the years under different administrators it gradually increased to one hundred (100) beds after the past was period. By virtue of RA 6527 IT WAS DESIGNATED AS THE Regional Teaching Training Hospital in 1973 with an authorized bed capacity of two hundred fifty (250).
At present it receives affiliations from two medical schools of the region namely the UP School of Health Sciences and the Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation. Likewise Nursing affiliates of six (6) Nursing Schools and colleges in the region had their RLE in the center. The hospital is also a Philhealth Accredited with certificates for safety as its first level of...