Orientation program for new nurse managers Management as defined by Merriam and Webster is “: The act or art of managing: the conducting or supervising of something (as a business)”. From this definition we can see that the basics of what our new nurse manager's duties might sound simple. They are tasked with the stewardship of one of our hospital's departments. But this is a job that not everyone is capable of doing. Our managers are chosen based on a specific skill set and talent. This means that the jobs that they will be doing will require a specific touch that as we have seen, only they are able to provide. This program is designed to prepare our new nurse managers and set their expectations of the duties they will be tasked with and the responsibilities they will have to meet. On that note, these are the topics that the program will be discussing: 1. Management overview 2. Effective Communication 3. Employee counseling and problem solving 4. Motivation 5. Team Building 6. Incentive management 7. Crisis Management 8. Introduction to Resource Management 9. Delegation of duties 10. Conclusion Management overview As a nurse manager, you will be tasked with several duties, and will be allocated certain resources and means of performing these duties. The main duty you are tasked with is heading your department and its resources, but as the need may arise, you may also be tasked with assisting the management in assessing and hiring new nurses for your department and, providing training and training materials for newly hired nurses. Effective communication As will communicating with patients, different employees respond to different types of communication. Some prefer direct communication and instruction while others respond better to subtitle instruction and motivation. Your job as a nurse manager is to understand the different needs of your subordinates and communicate with them effectively in order to boost productivity, increase morale, avoid conflict in the workplace and avoid demotivation. A paper by managementskillsadvisor.com states “effective communication in the workplace is an essential part of any organization.” This is a statement that our new managers must live by. Employee counseling and problem solving As with any managerial post. There will be times when your subordinates come across problems that need your expert advice, or they may need someone to speak with on a professional level. You are tasked with the first line of supervisory problem solving and employee communication and counseling. Depending on your managerial style, as well as the preferred communication style of the employee, you may want to follow an as-needed basis or, you may also want to do a regular, scheduled manager-subordinate performance review for counseling, as well as for problem solving. Your experience counts for a lot when being the first line of managers to assist with problem solving; having been in some of the situations your subordinates may go through. Your quick wit and good judgment are essential in these situations. Motivation “A motivated employee is a valuable asset which delivers immense value to the organization” according to http://www.masterstudies.net in their article, Employee Motivating in Private Organization. This is a statement that holds true, especially for our hospital. As you are well aware, the jobs your subordinates
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Orientation program for new nurse managers Name of submitter Name of class Name of professor Date to be submitted Abstract This guide was made for new incoming nurse managers in order to properly set expectations on what they are expected to do and accomplish through out their tenure at the hospital…
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