Grand Canyon University
Roles and Responsibilities in Leadership
April 26, 2015
Nurse Staffing Ratios
There have been series of changes in the way healthcare professionals carry out their clinical practices in recent years. Some of these changes are because evidenced-based practices based on scientific research is now being used, in clinical practices. These innovations have affected both the patient and the nurse who provides the care. According to Welton, (2007), a primary concern in the nursing workforce is inappropriate staffing. Some reasons for this dilemma is an acute nursing shortage because hospitals now require more nurses as a result of the rise in acuity of patient care and decrease in the …show more content…
A leader can supervise his or her assigned personnel through good interpersonal skills, setting a positive example for sharing the workload and maintaining a positive, professional approach in one’s appearance, and demeanor. Nurse Managers will benefit from applying their skills in leadership to providing quality care, people, and communication. An example of such skill is to lead by example, an essential tool for nurse managers to have. “Quality care skills can be beneficial to gather the necessary data and provide adequate staffing, to promote and improve overall performance. People skills are used to interview new employees and hopefully increase staffing for the hospital. Communicating skills are vital for conducting staff meetings and communicating concerns and issues that the nurses may have”. (Donnelly, 2003). Above all, there is a need for consistency as a manager in order to be effective, and a good manager can give a helping hand when other staff is having difficulty with their assignment. (“Lecture 2,” 2011).
A good leader should embolden their staff towards continuous progression in the upward direction to advance excellent care. Other potentials of a good leader are effective communication of your vision, build trust with others and know yourself. Allowing other staff to build trust in their leader may assist them to open up and communicate their feelings …show more content…
(Stanton, 2004). It will persist to be a topic of debate and discussion in other to find a permanent solution. Both managers and leaders have particular skills that play an important role in the success and growth of the hospital, and also the patient and employee satisfaction. Some of these skills are integrated by both management and leadership. Regardless of whether one is a leader or manager, they must be aware of their role when utilizing their communication skills both within and outside the hospital (“Lecture 2”, 2011). Leaders who have knowledge of their roles, skills, and resources are better able to lead by example, a great skill that makes a successful manager and