5 areas to study before taking work
Staffing – Each unit has a budgeted staffing plan. This organization joins the staff budgeted a system of sharpness? If so, is the Acuity system normally used? Are the budgeted positions filled or left vacant due to difficult local market work, because the unit is an unpleasant place to work or because the organization is trying to save money by not filling positions? A well-managed unit will try to fill positions that scheduling is consistent and planned for weeks in advance, by integrating workers’ vacations and unexpected emergencies.
Planning – It is necessary to know the basic concepts of work, such as rotating shifts, planning the weekend and appealing policies. Find out if planning is done electronically or by staff. Is the schedule generated by a centralized office for the whole department or created in the unit, as in the planning itself? And what does self-programming mean for your new unit? Are self-programmers a small group of staff members who have set the 10-year calendar, where they are unlikely to get a license or relying on a regular schedule that allows new employees to return to school?
Management – Never work without your future responsible interviewer as management styles vary. For example, if you want to work for a paternalistic supervisor or maternalist, you can find managers who treat their employees as animals, distribute prizes, and punish proportional behavior. Some nurses want that. Other managers see their staff as dynamic professionals who, like racing horses, need flexibility and winning opportunities. And if it’s your first job, know that your initial director probably could influence your socialization and how you see yourself as a nurse for a long time, so choose this person as carefully as you can pick your job.
Other managers see their staff as dynamic professionals who, like racing horses, need flexibility and winning opportunities.
Collaborators – It is equally important to influence your personal perception as a nursing professional is the staff around you. If you spend 40 hours a week around enthusiastic colleagues, you feel positive and your career could benefit from these examples. If you are following up with Niles and Nellies Nelly, your career may not have many chances to thrive. Be sure to interview as many staff members of the unit as possible. Some organizations allow a group interview and, as a minimum, must be able to connect through social networks with some people with whom it will work. Find out what the teamwork does and get a cordon in the culture of unity.
Shared Government – Many organizations have or aspire to the accreditation of magnet or roads to the condition of excellence, and you should seek. A requirement for such designations does not have to be called “shared governance” (or shared leadership, decision making, or other combination of actions to be taken as a label), but any program that allows physicians to make meaningful decisions About their practices and resources they support. But shared government that happens.
Unfortunately, there are many hospitals that use shared government etiquette to attract unskilled qualified professionals because there are hospitals that have true cultures and shared government programs. A firm understanding of the common governance is necessary so that you can assess whether it has been successfully applied in the unit and organization in which you are considering a job. You can start your knowledge by attending SharedGovernance.org the Forum website for shared government (complete information, I am the founder).
If you conduct a thorough investigation of these five areas of human capital, you will be informed of a potential consumer for any job you are interviewing for. You will be ready to prepare the second and third interviews, to accept the job offer to come or move on to other prospects. It is good to know a job before taking it, but it is better to know everything about the organization – good and bad – before joining the ranks.