Organizational Systems & Quality Leadership|
RKOT Task 1|
By: Myrtle Howard, RN|
B. Leadership Strategies:
Leadership is a very important role as a nurse. One strategy that enables a nurse on an interdisciplinary team to exert leadership without occupying a formal leadership position is being a problem solver. Effective problem solving is indispensable to leadership. Problems arise from every aspect of healthcare such as patients, staff, and other medical personnel. Identifying and resolving problems ensures quality care and outcomes. Being a problem solver also gains the trust of the staff, colleagues, and patients, providing knowledgeable information and resources. Another strategy that enables a nurse on an interdisciplinary team to exert leadership without occupying a formal leadership position is being a delegator. To delegate, the nurse need to be knowledgeable of each one of the staff’s role and job description, ensuring patient safety. Being a delegator is a huge responsibility and requires leadership. Setting priorities and goals to ensure a quality and safe outcome, is important within an interdisciplinary team. As a delegator, the nurse plan and evaluate the outcomes, providing briefings and updates on patient’s status and problems. Moreover, there are formal and informal positions in leadership. As a nurse, leadership is a major role within an interdisciplinary team, providing knowledge and accomplishing goals. C. Active Involvement:
It is important for the nurse to be involved with an interdisciplinary team. The nurses are at the forefront of patient care, being advocates. As an advocate, the nurse is the patient’s voice, corresponding with other medical personnel, such as the physicians, case managers, social workers to ensure patient needs are being addressed. Being actively involved with an interdisciplinary team ensures patient safety and quality outcomes. Within an interdisciplinary team, every individual...
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