Nurse Management And The Healthcare System

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Nurse Manager Nurse Managers have an important role in healthcare delivery system. They are responsible for managing the staff nurses, overseeing patient care and making sure quality care is delivered at lowest possible cost. “The effective management of nursing resources is essential” (Chitty & Black, 2007, p.363). There are budgets established by the companies, as a nurse manager you have to ensure the department has all available nursing resources and remains within the budget limit. Following this concept will help prevent the issue of cost contamination. The model nurse manager I choose to interview is Nurse Justin. I will describe Justin’s role in the healthcare system, including his responsibilities and roles with accountability. I will also discuss Nurse Justin opinion regarding nurse cost contamination. Nurse Managers are the frontline of the healthcare delivery system, while making sure the company mission concerning finance is accomplished. Role in Healthcare System “The broadening of the span of control has changed the nurse manager 's role from planning, organizing, controlling, and motivating to setting goals, creating a vision, empowering staff, managing change, and building a team” (Counsell, Gilbert, & McCain, 2001, p. 54). Nurse Justin developed these necessary skills and incorporates them into his job function as a nurse manager. He has to set realistic goals for his unit to accomplish. For example, Justin reports “the company objective for
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