1. What information do you need to develop your sourcing strategy? Information is required to develop the sourcing strategy for custom clinical hip and knee packs. The understanding phase of the strategic sourcing cycle is where all sourcing initiatives originate, either as a result of ongoing internal analysis or as a response to an end user or external request. The senior management teams of all four hospitals identified this as a great opportunity to reduce cost, increase OR efficiencies and standardize product/equipment by developing custom clinical hip and knee packs.
A health care manager is many different things all in one, and is normally the go to person. According to Lombardi & Schermerhorn, “A manager is anyone in an organization who supports and is responsible for the work performance of one or more other persons” (p.). Managers in the health care field have a large amount of tasks to complete. Some of the tasks managers in the health care field have to complete are plan meetings, make work schedules, clarify goals, recruit team members, train team members, and many other things. Health Care Manager Functions According to Lombardi & Schermerhorn, “On a daily basis, health care managers must recognize performance problems and opportunities, make good decisions, and take appropriate action” (p. 16).
| 1. How would you describe your role in your current position and your educational preparation for this role?My position as director is to oversee the medical surgical unit, orthopedic and spinal unit, case managers, social workers, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. My role is the be a leader, mentor and support my staff. Also to direct my staff for better patient care and implement evidence based practice. Being the manager of all these specialties is time consuming and requires that I am organized.
Some potential career paths include physician office or clinic assisting, hospital setting medical assisting, optometry assisting, and chiropractic assisting. This career field has numerous daily hand on patient care requirements such as recording patient history, medication lists, taking vitals, performing EKG’s, administering vaccines, and drawing blood. There are also numerous front office requirements such as “scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purpose” (O-Net). The actual daily requirements on the job will be determined by the position held and the type of specialty that the office specialized in, but all of the skills are essential to know to be gainfully employable in this field. It is predicted by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation that an increase of 14% will occur over the next ten years in the demand of medical assisting positions.
Effective communication in the health care field is crucial for health care professionals, patients and the hospital or establishment providing the care. Each individual involved in the health care settings is representative of communication. Even if the communication is verbal or non-verbal, a great number of messages are being communicated daily in the healthcare industry. A requirement for effective communication is the ability to understand and to be understood. In most of the cases part of communication is listening and responding to the needs or desires of the person one is
Human Resource plays an important role in a health care organization. Human Resources in a health care organization cover everything from safety to performance management. They ensure health care delivery services and facilitate the best possible results for patients. Human Resource’s role is to design an organizational structure in the company that will help the company to achieve its goals effectively (Mejia Balkin & Cardy, 2010). HR manages every aspect of the organization that is related to personnel.
Lastly, they may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Berry comments in his article, “Nurses consider quality care to include meeting patients’ physical and psychosocial needs” (22). Although these duties sound challenging, I look forward to a job where I would be learning new things every day and helping a lot of people. In addition, Registered Nurses can work in a broad variety of practice settings. Two-thirds of all nurses work in hospitals.
Through the formulation of three goals, I looked forward to achieve the desired competencies, among the several: “ Define professional and essential responsibilities of the charge nurse to ensure prompt, safe and effective care of the surgical patient in a open-heart surgery setting”. Several variables were to be considered due to the nature of the operating room, such as cancelled cases, add-on cases, emergencies, and crisis situations. Time was the main issue. It was a perpetual dilemma in conflict with the planned organizational and technical aspects of the mentorship session. My mentor and I had to employ several times, the alternative options with appropriate solutions in order to accomplish the desired tasks.This experience, as a whole, has not only enriched my skills as perioperative nurse and deepen the perception of discipline and organizational management, but it has also made me more self-empowered and confident to provide safe, quality nursing care while engage in leadership duties.
Leaders, as well as managers need to be organized, careful planners and effective communicator. They do posses the ability to relate to people and form relationships, but they need to be able express what needs to accomplish in a way that appeals individuals. Taking all this information into consideration I chose to interview, DM, who currently is the Assistant Nursing Director for a Medical Surgical Unit. She has been a nurse for 15 years and assumed the role in management 4years ago. Before this she used to work in the same unit as a staff nurse.
Roles and Functions of Health Care Managers Rechanda Primas HCS 325 December 12, 2011 Stephanie McCrary Roles and Functions of Health Care Managers In today’s lifestyle, health care managers are very important to ensure that each office runs effectively, efficiently, and productively. The most important role and function that a health care manager should possess is the ability to plan. According to the reading, “planning is the process of setting performance objectives and determining what action should be taken to accomplish them. Through planning, a manager is able to identify desired work results, make decisions, and lay the path for others to achieve the results” (Lombardi, eBooks Collections) Planning is crucial because it allows the overall team to be prepared in the event that changes need to occur. If the health care manager has the ability to plan, then the changes won’t come as a drastic occurrence that would otherwise lead to bigger problems.