Features Of Partnership Working

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Statement: “I believe that the key to a successful Nursing home is quality focus, open and honest communication and partnership working.” – Hannah Parry Introduction I am currently Acting Manager of a 49-bedded nursing home. I manage a team of nurses, carers, domestic staff, kitchen staff, administrator and activities coordinator. Before being promoted to Acting Manager I was a trained Registered General Nurse (Clinical Lead/Deputy Manager) within the home. During this time I have gained experience of partnership working and its benefits for both service users and service providers. This piece of work will be a reflective account on the features of partnership working. I will explain how I work in partnership with colleagues,…show more content…
It takes a lot of people to run an Organisation effectively. Each person has a vital role to play in ensuring that the service user receives the highest level of care. Since working within the home, I have had the opportunity to work in partnership with healthcare professionals, service users and their relatives. Moreover, I have had the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to lead partnership working that ultimately results in improved patient outcomes. The essential members of the MDT I have worked with include: Registered Nurse, Doctor, Speech And Language Therapist, Social worker, Dietician and Pharmacist. I recognise that each professional has their own area of expertise that can be combined to tackle and challenge complex and diverse needs. To achieve this I have had to communicate effectively, ensuring all discussion and interventions are recorded and monitored on a regular basis. Furthermore, creating opportunities for multi-disciplinary members to get together has enhanced collaboration and communication, as research has shown that regular team meetings and joint decision-making has proved to reduce service user admission to hospital. Partnership working with other health care professionals, colleagues, service users and relatives has been successful when I have been flexible and one hundred percent committed to the to partnership.
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