Implementation of a competency assessment tool for agency nurses working in an acute paediatric setting.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136377
Title:
Implementation of a competency assessment tool for agency nurses working in an acute paediatric setting.
Authors:
Hennerby, Cathy; Joyce, Pauline
Affiliation:
St Paul's Services, Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Implementation of a competency assessment tool for agency nurses working in an acute paediatric setting. 2011, 19 (2):237-45 J Nurs Manag
Journal:
Journal of nursing management
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136377
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01223.x
PubMed ID:
21375627
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21375627
Abstract:
This paper reports on the implementation of a competency assessment tool for registered general agency nurses working in an acute paediatric setting, using a change management framework.; The increased number of registered general agency nurses working in an acute children's hospital alerted concerns around their competency in working with children. These concerns were initially raised via informal complaints about 'near misses', parental dissatisfaction, perceived competency weaknesses and rising cost associated with their use.; [Young's (2009) Journal of Organisational Change, 22, 524-548] nine-stage change framework was used to guide the implementation of the competency assessment tool within a paediatric acute care setting.; The ongoing success of the initiative, from a nurse manager's perspective, relies on structured communication with the agency provider before employing competent agency nurses. Sustainability of the change will depend on nurse managers' persistence in attending the concerns of those resisting the change while simultaneously supporting those championing the change. These key communication and supporting roles highlight the pivotal role held by nurse managers, as gate keepers, in safe-guarding children while in hospital. Leadership qualities of nurse managers will also be challenged in continuing to manage and drive the change where resistance might prevail.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Acute Disease; Clinical Competence; Contract Services; Focus Groups; Health Care Surveys; Hospitals, Pediatric; Humans; Leadership; Nursing Evaluation Research; Nursing, Supervisory; Pediatric Nursing
ISSN:
1365-2834

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHennerby, Cathyen
dc.contributor.authorJoyce, Paulineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-20T10:10:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-20T10:10:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationImplementation of a competency assessment tool for agency nurses working in an acute paediatric setting. 2011, 19 (2):237-45 J Nurs Managen
dc.identifier.issn1365-2834-
dc.identifier.pmid21375627-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01223.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136377-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on the implementation of a competency assessment tool for registered general agency nurses working in an acute paediatric setting, using a change management framework.-
dc.description.abstractThe increased number of registered general agency nurses working in an acute children's hospital alerted concerns around their competency in working with children. These concerns were initially raised via informal complaints about 'near misses', parental dissatisfaction, perceived competency weaknesses and rising cost associated with their use.-
dc.description.abstract[Young's (2009) Journal of Organisational Change, 22, 524-548] nine-stage change framework was used to guide the implementation of the competency assessment tool within a paediatric acute care setting.-
dc.description.abstractThe ongoing success of the initiative, from a nurse manager's perspective, relies on structured communication with the agency provider before employing competent agency nurses. Sustainability of the change will depend on nurse managers' persistence in attending the concerns of those resisting the change while simultaneously supporting those championing the change. These key communication and supporting roles highlight the pivotal role held by nurse managers, as gate keepers, in safe-guarding children while in hospital. Leadership qualities of nurse managers will also be challenged in continuing to manage and drive the change where resistance might prevail.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21375627en
dc.subject.meshAcute Disease-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshContract Services-
dc.subject.meshFocus Groups-
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveys-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Pediatric-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLeadership-
dc.subject.meshNursing Evaluation Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing, Supervisory-
dc.subject.meshPediatric Nursing-
dc.titleImplementation of a competency assessment tool for agency nurses working in an acute paediatric setting.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSt Paul's Services, Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of nursing managementen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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