I must work closely with clinical lead nurse, nursing staff and management team. My responsibilities include: * To be fully conversant with base values and residents rights. * To develop effective teamwork with staff group. * Implementing the care home’s policies and procedures relating to standards of care and carry out those procedures competently e.g. filling in accident book and administering medication.
This standardized procedure was developed and approved following the steps as described in the Standardized Procedure Guidelines as specified in Title 16, CCR Section 1474 on the Board of Registered Nursing’s website. B. The following committees have also been involved in the development of this standardized procedure: a. Professional Staff Committees, as appropriate b. Hospital Board of Directors c. Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC) d. Nursing Management C. Any changes or addendums to this standardized procedure will be reviewed by the IDPC, Nursing Management and Hospital Board of Directors.
(See Chapter 14, page 238–239 of your text for the reasons.) Medical records are an important part of the patient/Doctor relationship. The medical record has all of the medical notes, findings, test results, medications, and diagnoses of the patient that the Doctor uses treat the patient. They are the stepping stones that the physician has used to get to the heart of the health issue the patient has been experiencing. Medical records are the written history of the care and treatment given to the patient by the current physician and can be accessed by any future physicians (Adams, 2013).
Nightingale is accredited with Joint Commission accreditation. Along with this accreditation comes the responsibility to comply with the standards that Joint Commission has detailed in their requirements. Joint Commission’s role is to assist healthcare organizations to measure, assess, and improve their performance. These standards concentrate on the facility’s safety, quality service, and patient care. Joint Commission has laid out a strategic and detailed set of expectations that hospitals and other healthcare organizations can use to ensure they are in compliance with health laws.
Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection. Health & social practitioners should be in attendance at any training days on offer relating to infection prevention and control. If any cases of possible infection risks are identified they should be reports immediately to your employer. 1.2. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that all laws and legal regulations concerning infection prevention and control are followed by employees.
The Joint Commission is one such agency that provides assistance and support to health care facilities to ensure that certain standards are met, education for implementing new standards and feedback of current healthcare practices as part of the accreditation process. According to Facts about Hospital Accreditation (2014), the “Joint Commission standards address the hospital’s performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care is provided in a safe manner and in a secure environment (p. 1).” This agency uses a Priority Focus Process methodology to identify areas within healthcare organizations which have a significant impact on patient safety and quality of care. One of these areas that Nightingale Community Hospital would like to focus on is communication. According the O’Daniel and Rosenstein (2008), “Lack of communication creates situations where medical errors can occur. These errors have the potential to cause severe injury or unexpected patient death…More specifically, the Joint Commission cites communication failures as the leading root cause for medication
I will also discuss how open communication among the high performance team, and healthcare organization can reduce risks of errors. A high-performance team are constructed of members who exhibit the characteristics needed for proper analysis and constructive teamwork. All team members must display competence, efficiency, knowledge, and education on the matter at hand. This is of vital importance because the slightest misjudgment could lead to inaccurate analysis. The team constructed for this incident will consist of the Head Registered Nurse, Department Head of Orthopedics, and an administrative assistant.
LAW AND Law and Ethics 2012 Law and Ethics in the Medical Office. Antonia Broadbent Code of ethics is a set of principles of conduct within the medical organization that guides decision making and behaviors. The purpose of the code is providing members and other interested person with guidelines for making ethical choices in the conduction of their work. As we know professional integrity is the cornerstone of many employees credibility. As we know a code of ethics is a formal document rather than merely an environment, an understanding, a consensus, an unwritten rule or just.
The Importance of Proper Chart Documentation Introduction One of the most important things you will do in your job in the healthcare profession is charting. Charting is the way healthcare professionals communicate a patient’s weight, height, condition, medication, and past medical history. As soon as you walk in a doctor’s office, hospital, or any medical facility charting begins from the moment you sign in. Only healthcare professionals that are certified, licensed, or registered to chart should do so. There are three reasons proper chart documentations are important: to avoid lawsuits, keep accurate medical information for patient, and to maintain proper communication from one professional to another.
A job description to fill a position for a Medical and Health Services Manager must be geared toward finding the very best for the position, but also to find the very best that will help achieve and maintain the organization’s goals. Human Resource Management (HRM), in developing a job description, must go through the strategic HR planning which enables HRM to analyze an organization’s external and internal environments (Youseff, 2012). This leads HRM to the job analysis and job design. According to Youssef (2012), “Job analysis and job design are critical for the success of subsequent Human HRM stages.” Once HRM has collected the data, the data is then analyzed, which leads into the job description. The job to be performed in terms of tasks, duties, and responsibilities to be fulfilled are the characteristics a job description identifies (Youssef, 2012).