Interview of Health Care Leader Lori Raulerson NUR/492 April 30, 2012 Berthenya Dunbar Interview of Health Care Leader In today’s rapid changing world, leaders are very pertinent, especially in the field of nursing. Good nursing leaders have the ability to provide direction, facilitate structure to reach goals, and cohesiveness throughout team members. Leader by definition is
1. The privilege of working with highly influential individuals, and having the opportunity to be continually challenged, are boons to one’s career; consequently, success accompanies failure, and growth as a leader begins. Positive behaviors are reinforced by prompt open recognition, while adverse behaviors are addressed privately and are a cause for self-reflection. Learning from these incidents has shaped the leader I’ve become. Leadership as a definition continually evolves in my world. Notwithstanding, there are elements that remain permanently anchored in this definition, such as respect, purpose, collaboration, heart, trust, and spirit. Carefully managing team synergy, harmonizing their dynamics, and maximizing the advantages of their diversity in order to achieve collective success signifies leadership.
When considering this question, I though deep an hard about the character traits that I actively display. As I thought about my leadership style, my mind constantly began to think about the influential leaders that I respect and view as role models. With my leadership style in mind and the
For many years, I have been told by teachers, family, and friends that I am a good leader. Until fairly recently, I had never truly thought about what it means to be a good leader and just took it as a compliment. Leadership is an intangible concept which cannot be properly outlined in a dictionary, but one which must be formed and explained only through one’s own philosophies and experiences.
It takes a lot to be a leader. It takes experience, communication, positivity, passion, and much more to be an effective leader. Communication, positivity, and passion are the three most important characteristics to me. I represent all three of these with great pride. I communicate effectively whether it be in the classroom, on
Being a leader allows you to inspire those around you it allows you to not only grow as a person, but, also allows you to grow as a mentor that can help others become better versions of themselves. An important leadership trait I possess is my emphasis on quality; I’ve never been the type of person that has
Coworker Perspective If I was faced with this situation and my charge nurse approached me and asked me to help, I would start by looking at my acuity of patients and focusing my attention on making sure I would be able to still provide safe, effective, and efficient care to the patients I have now, on top of adding another patient to my workload. I think we are all on the same page because the main goal is to make sure we all provide safe and effective care at all times. During the staff meeting, I would step up and help the charge nurse motivate everyone to help solve the issue, I would do this by doing the following: asking my co-workers questions, such as how can we solve this; what type of patients they are caring for already; volunteering to share a patient with another co-worker; explaining to everyone that we can do this (communication and encouragement is the key to solving problems in my eyes); can we divide up workload to switch things around for everyone (maybe someone has worked with the patient before and knows how to care for them safely and efficiently); and the list could go on.
As a leader I think I am good with communicating with coworkers and patients. I am good at making sure coworkers understand clearly what needs to be done on a daily basis. I relate my vision to the team in order for us to reach the same goal. There is an open door for my team to be able to talk to me and discuss their concerns with the company or ideas on how to solve a certain situation. Having my team trust me is very important to me because they help the company grow and if they’re happy they give the best customer service. I make sure there is a positive energy even in tough situations. Even if the system is down or there is an angry patient, making sure my coworkers do not see me overwhelmed is key in a leader. Panicking well not help
Spent several years as a Charge Nurse in Long-Term Care. Responsible for implementing change for improvements related to Joint Commission Survey Readiness. Changes included improvement for Fall Risk, Skin Assessments and MDS Compliance. I’m currently working in a leadership position as a Charge Nurse on Rehab/Medicare Unit at Overland Park Nursing. Prior preceptor experience at Truman Medical Center on a busy Medical Surge Unit. Responsible for training new grads and students on a Registered Nurse
Having a strong leadership quality is an exceedingly important component for not only NHS, but in life in general. Being a leader is something that comes
My parents always stressed the importance of being a well-rounded person. Besides being a good student, I am an avid bicycler, regular bowling tournament participant, and a recreational carpenter. More importantly, attempting to be well-rounded has taught me to be prepared to get my hands dirty. A good leader is willing to perform even the least appealing tasks; only then will he or she learn the importance of such tasks. This quality will be of great importance to me as it will certainly make me less arrogant and respectful of all people, whether they are patients or fellow colleagues. As a result, I will be able to respect my community and do my part in serving it.
Brandt continues to learn more about department issues during his rounds, meetings and also from patient input. He will need to ensure to collaborate with Charge Nurse consistently to unsure all aspects of operations are covered and reviewed. This important collaboration will improve his assessment on identifying root
An emerging leader is more likely to be an “I” leader as opposed to a more established leader who embodies the qualities of a “We” leader. One of the reasons an emerging leader is prone to be an “I” leader is due in part to society’s focus on personal accomplishments
The Career Leadership Academy (CLA) undoubtedly provides practical, real-world knowledge that can be applied to an extensive range of circumstances. Implementing the lessons taught in the class can enable students to successfully build and strengthen relationships in the classroom, on the job, and with friends and family. Not one of
Over the course of this semester, I have learned about the theoretical foundation of leadership and management. From various leadership styles to numerous learning tools have all aided in shaping me to become an effective leader not only in the health care profession, but everyday life as well. Through utilizing these tools, I have managed to put them into actions through working individually and in teams which has helped me to learn more about myself and the type of leader I am. Throughout this action plan I will reflect on my definition of leadership, what I’ve learned about myself in the capacity to demonstrate leadership, my leadership strengths and weaknesses and three action steps that will help me to develop my leadership in the future.