Nursing leaders such as clinical directors
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Nursing leaders such as clinical directors must stay on top of the latest findings to keep their nursing staff up to date with new evidence-based practices. My clinical director is over the Emergency Room and has many roles to keep the ER running. As a leader, she is constantly trying new things for patients and the ER. Clinical Directors are responsible for building and keeping an atmosphere that supports staff (Knickman & Kovner, 2015). My Clinical Director wants employees to be involved in decision making in the ER. Several years ago, she got approval by upper management to start Shared Governance Committee. Shared Governance is designed to involve nurses in their practice to make decisions about their work (Bieber & Joachim, 2015). I did my two-year term and enjoyed helping to better our ER. Employees feel that their opinions are validated. As a committee, we have established new processes for the ER. It is imperative for the clinical director to be a team player. The hospital where I work is a teaching hospital. We are constantly trying new ER processes, such as patient flow and new processes in regard to patients with myocardial infarctions, strokes, and sepsis. Our clinical director advocates for new procedures. She stays current on the latest nursing standards. She is always looking for ways to help nurses to ease stress on their daily workload. Shared Governance structure is set up to repair clinical problems and build leadership skills (Gordon, 2016).
Bieber, P., & Joachim, H. (2016, February 14). Shared Governance: A Success Story. Ebsco, 62-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2015.09.011
Gordon, J. N. (2016). Empowering Oncology Nurses to Lead Change Through Shared Governance Project. Ebsco, 688-690.
Knickman, J. R., & Kovner, A. R. (Eds.). (2015). Health care delivery in the united states (11th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.