June 18, 2012
According to businessdictionary.com the definition of organizational structure is the framework in which aligns the line of authority, communications, and allocates the rights and duties of a company. They determine the roles, power, and responsibility; how they are delegated, controlled and coordinated. The structure also shows how the information flows between levels of management.
The organizational structure of the company that I work for leans more toward a hierarchical culture in a functional and decentralized structure. Our organization groups their departments by the functions that they are performing. For example, the departments …show more content…
They identify the needs of the customer and report back to upper level management the needs that are out in the community. The billing department monitors the credit of the customers and how it affects finances of the organization. They report to upper management fully so they can get maximum support from financial institutions when funds are needed.
The human resources department usually has a great deal of authority in the staffing department. They support the line department and are usually the first interaction that a possible employee has with the company. The direct patient care departments are the ones that the patients and families are usually most familiar with. It is this department that has the greatest effect on the company’s reputation. Good patient care is vital in the skilled nursing field and can also be a determining factor as to where a facility will be successful in the field.
We have two units within our organization, the long term care unit and the transitional care unit, which is for short term rehabilitation. These are two different departments but have similar staffing with tailored services in the short term unit that is more adapt to meet the needs of the …show more content…
The organization that I currently work for started with one home and now we have ventured out geographically and purchased two more homes in surrounding counties. This decision came after our marketing department realized that there was a need for more facilities that offered our type of care to the elderly. While there are other nursing homes in our surrounding area, there was specialized needs that the customer base had that none of the homes in our area offered. In order to make our facilities more appealing to the public they decided to make each of the homes have a specialized unit within them that is normally not offered in other homes. In addition to the long term care units in each home they each have a specialized unit as well. For example the home that I work in has the transitional care unit for short term rehab stays; one has a geriatric unit for severely obese patients; and the other has a unit that specializes in patients that has vents, tracheostomy, and other respiratory