The Importance of Accountability

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The Importance of Accountability
kammerawn mccwarrington
HCS/475
September 10, 2012
Key Smith

The Importance of Accountability
In the healthcare industry accountability displays responsibility, honesty, and hard work. Employer’s count on employees to display these duties everyday in order to have an productive organization accountability must be instilled within every employee. Throughout the healthcare field there are several patients that need attention employees must be able to provide this as well as take responsibility for their mistakes which often happens when working in healthcare. This paper will discuss a few points about accountability such as the importance of accountability in healthcare, how are employees accountability measured, how does accountability apply to ethical considerations. What does checks and balances look like, how accountability effects the working culture, and how to maintain a working culture.

Importance of Accountability in Healthcare
In the healthcare field a special kind of person is needed there are several jobs to be done and there is no time to place blame on other employees. In the healthcare industry accountability is seen as a person that does not complain to customers or confronts administration or staff while customers are present, attends meetings on time, show up for work on time, does not ignore trash on the floor, can handle problems alone or with little supervision, assist others when work is done, does not use personal position for personal gain, and does not lie cheat or steal. All of these things contribute to a smooth running organization that keeps customers happy and increase profits. When an employee takes accountability for his or her actions this decrease the chances of the organization getting into legal trouble such as negligence, malpractice, and other bigger law suits. In healthcare mistake are made everyday this is why accountability and honesty is so important in healthcare. If an...
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