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December 2017
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OR leader job analysis helps sort out roles, responsibilities

A new tool is available to help OR leaders both develop their careers and prepare their successors to take over when they leave. An OR manager job analysis, released in September 2016, provides an evidence-based approach to building the careers of OR leaders, both novice and experienced. “It really helps…

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By: Cynthia Saver
March 16, 2017
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What does an OR manager do?

Here is a list of domains, with accompanying knowledge statements for the OR manager role, based on the job analysis conducted by Prometric, a test development and delivery company based in Baltimore. Examples or definitions for several knowledge statements appear in parentheses. Communication and relationship management -Negotiation techniques (win-win, building…

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By: OR Manager
March 16, 2017
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Impact of role stressors on nurse managers’ health

Editor's Note This Canadian study finds that nurse managers’ coping strategies may be inadequate and could negatively impact their long-term health. Interviews with 23 nurse managers and 1 focus group found that nurse managers have severely high levels of role stressors that include: Working with limited resources (budget and staff).…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 6, 2017
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Joint Commission issues new alert on safety culture

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on March 1 issued a new Sentinel Event Alert on “The essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture.” Leadership’s failure to create an effective safety culture is contributing to adverse events such as wrong-site surgery and delays in treatment, the Joint Commission says.…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 2, 2017
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Study: Emotional intelligence of nurse managers

Editor's Note The level of emotional intelligence among nurse managers depends on years of experience and postgraduate degree, this study finds. Nurse managers with less than 2 years of experience had statistically significant lower “using emotions” branch score and strategic emotional intelligence. Those with masters’ degrees in nursing scored significantly…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 24, 2017
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Building a business case for new technology

OR leaders besieged by surgeons and others clamoring for the latest innovations must ensure that the business case for any new technology makes good sense both for patients and the organization’s bottom line. Building a strong business case requires careful assessment, clear writing, and a strong partnership with the finance…

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By: OR Manager
January 18, 2017
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Collaboration spells success for award winner

The inaugural Best in OR Business Award will be presented at the 2017 OR Business Management Conference in New Orleans on February 1. The award recognizes an individual who demonstrates strong business acumen with the ability to make complex logistical decisions, meet scheduling demands, think strategically, and focus on the bottom line.…

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By: OR Manager
January 18, 2017
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Military leadership principles point way to better patient care

Physicians receive little leadership training in medical school, so they don’t always perform well in leadership roles. At Florida Hospital Orlando, that education gap is being filled through the Physician Leader Development (PLD) program, which applies military leadership principles to the healthcare setting. The innovative course has benefited not only…

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By: OR Manager
December 14, 2016
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Factors in sustaining Magnet designation

Editor's Note Transformational nursing leaders lead high-performing teams and should be in place at all levels as an essential factor of Magnet sustainability, according to this study. Only 10% of Magnet hospitals sustain designation for 12 years or longer. Researchers identified patterns of high-performing behaviors and explored the perspective of…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 11, 2016
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OR Manager of the Year inspires staff to excel

Consistently striving for excellence and creating a climate of continuous improvement are two drivers of success for Patricia Jean Ljubi, MBA, BA, RN, the 2016 OR Manager of the Year. Ljubi is director of clinical and perioperative services at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio. As part of…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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